Thursday, it was snowing and in the 30s.
Wee.Here are just a few accomplishments from the week. To see what other bloggers have been up to, check out the linkup party over at Meg‘s.
- I taught three lessons. Although Friday was less of a “lesson” and more of a game of Jeopardy. Actually, it was a game of Jeopardy. Literally.
- I had workshop and my literary translation class as usual.
- I went to two spin classes. One of those days, I tried fueling with a ProNourish, the new low-FODMAP nutrition shake that Nestle is distributing in stores in the U.S. I decided to try it, since it’s the first low-FODMAP product I’ve ever seen marketed as such in the U.S.It was awful. Perks of not being a sponsored blog: I can say that! But when your tummy’s really upset and you can’t get anything else down, I can definitely seeing the perks of having a liquid low-FODMAP option with some added protein and nutrition.
- I went to Wednesday night swing dance, including the lesson this week. Haven’t made it to the lesson in a while.
- I finally got a new computer charger and can now use my laptop again as normal. My phone, however, spontaneously refused to turn on for 24 hours, even though it was fully charged. Me and my stuff. We have a difficult relationship sometimes.
- I’ve been trying out a few new recipes from the new low-FODMAP cookbook I ordered, including this green smoothie made with banana and pineapple.I also posted a WIAW about my adventures cooking from the new book.
- I put up a new recipe for low-FODMAP chili con carne–probably my favorite recipe I’ve developed for the blog so far!
- I went to an open mic night called Chicken Riot on Thursday night in downtown Fort Collins.
- Friday, after spin, I also went to a creative writing reading called Forksocket at the same venue.
- I posted a guide to making a low-FODMAP Thanksgiving meal–easier than you might think!
- Saturday, I drove about four hours to my grandpa’s house in western Kansas and stayed the night at his house. We watched the Jayhawk football team win a game! It was the first time I’ve actually seen that in a long time. My grandpa got me mixed up with my mom and made me four cups of coffee on Sunday morning, even though he’s a tea drinker through and through. I’m a tea drinker through and through too, but I was so touched that I filled my travel mug before I hit the road.
- On Sunday, I drove the rest of my way to my parents’ house in eastern Kansas. It was the longest solo drive I’ve done in my life. I stayed awake by drinking the aforementioned coffee, sitting straight upright rather than leaning back into the seat, listening to NPR (they had a really interesting feature about recent TED Talks on food), listening to music and *cough cough* singing along. Honestly, if I just listen to music I get drowsy, but if I sing along I stay away. Don’t judge.
Any readers: how do you stay awake and alert on long car trips?