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Week in Review: 10 Accomplishments

Doing a very traditional Week in Review this time: a list of accomplishments.

Because Week in Review is about celebrating all that we’ve done, rather than berating ourselves about the things we still need to do (a common graduate student way of going about life).

  1. I got an email about a really cool potential opportunity/job for the summer and fall. I’m keeping it a bit on the DL for now, but I’ll let y’all know more if it becomes more official.
  2. I updated my vehicle registration. It was only 7 months late, and I only needed the slight reminder of a neon green sticker on my windshield telling me my car would be towed if I didn’t update the registration. I’m good at this adulting thing, guys.
  3. I cleaned. At least, I cleaned a little bit. I can only do so much, guys. I’m a graduate student.

    Kitchen table before cleaning. I’ll let you imagine what the rest of the table looked like.

  4. I did two spin classes and a weight lifting class, despite crummy tummy days. On the one hand, exercising in the midst of an IBS flare-up is kinda miserable; on the other hand, it makes me feel so much better afterward.
  5. I’ve been such a good little intuitive eater! I just keep eating and eating and eating, like the Hungry Caterpillar I am. My body must really be needing extra energy and nutrition–I keep eating substantial meals with plenty of carbs, fats, and protein and finding myself hungry within an hour or two. Oops. πŸ˜›

    Loved this low-FODMAP banana pecan French toast from A Little Bit Yummy. Except I used walnuts because that’s what I happened to have. Plus vegan sausage (unpictured).

  6. Experimental and controversial nonfiction writer David Shields came to campus to give a film screening and reading. After the event, I ended up on camera, being interviewed by the school newspaper. I’m famous, guys!
  7. I posted a new recipe to the blog for the world’s easiest, scrumptious, low-FODMAP and gluten-free homemade mac & cheese.
  8. Upon locking myself out of my apartment while taking photos of said mac & cheese, I visited a neighbor and friend, which was good in general, but especially because she’s recovering from surgery.
  9. I gave my students the opportunity to re-submit their papers and correct the comma errors. So now I’m correcting the corrected commas. Wee! (Side note: I’d love to teach a class just about grammar and punctuation some day. #nerd)
  10. I made Kat’s Thai Vegetable Noodle Soup with some of Dianne’s Marinated Baked Tofu on the side. Both turned out seriously so good!

What were some of the top accomplishments from your week?

Anyone else a grammar/punctuation fan?

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  1. Kat says:

    What a great week lady! Sorry about the tummy issues. I’m glad that you liked my soup though! Seriously is it not the most simple, flavorful soup ever? I love it! Sorry you locked yourself out of your apartment – I would totally do something like that. At least you had food with you! πŸ˜‰

    1. Joyce says:

      It’s badass soup, Kat. I still have lots of leftovers in the fridge–looking forward to lots of meals for the week ahead. Lol I did actually totally eat mac & cheese with my fingers standing next to the door because I was seriously that hungry.

  2. Love all of these accomplishments and literally LOL’ed at your vehicle registration, that would be something my husband would do if I didn’t do it for him. And oh gosh I’m terrible with grammar. I’m definitely a numbers person instead.

    1. Joyce says:

      It’s awesome that you’re a numbers person. Also a very important skill!

  3. Commas are crucial; I’m with you on this one.

    Your gluten free Mac & Cheese looks delicious, well worth getting locked out of your apartment, although I’m sorry to hear about the IBS flare up. That stinks. Hopefully it passes quickly.

    I love seeing all the springtime flowers.

    Happy Monday; have a great week.

    1. Joyce says:

      I like your semi-colon. Beautifully executed. The springtime flowers are a real joy. πŸ™‚

  4. … and further proof that we’re the same person [in parts]. #2 and #3 could have totally happened to me, too.
    You’re a sweetheart for visiting your friend. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery!
    Grammar and punctuation. You know about my deep fondness of them. Little known fact: I dislike reading my posts again after publishing because I’m be embarrassed by any mistakes I accidentally made. Rewriting too often doesn’t help matters …
    Oh and obviously I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that job opportunity, too!

    1. Joyce says:

      Thanks for wishing my friend well. A speedy recovery is what I wish for her too. I’m exactly the same way about re-reading my blog posts.

  5. Sounds like a solid list!! Good luck with the job possibility–cant wait to hear about it if it works out! πŸ˜€
    I successfully moved in to my new space which I feel is a huge accomplishment at almost 7 months pregnant!

    1. Joyce says:

      That’s totally badass, Heather! Wow. Hope you get some rest or treat yo’self to something soothing, like a hot bath or yummy yoga class. Thanks so much for the kind words about the job possibility.

  6. Looks like you got a lot done! I once didn’t do my registration for over a year. Oops… I also didn’t put a license plate on my car for SO long because I realized the red light cameras couldn’t give me tickets if a I had a dealership tag. SO BAD. πŸ˜‰

    1. Joyce says:

      Oh no! That must have been a big fine. ? At least it’s good to know we’re not alone in our foibles.

  7. Kaylee says:

    What a neat WIR post. Congrats on the intuitive eating! I wish my mind and body were back to a place of trusting each other but I’m not quite there yet. I can definitely imagine the rest of your “before” mess by looking at my own desk! My entire room feels like a never-ending mess despite how many little cleans I do.

    Did you hear about that lawsuit over the Oxford comma? The powers of punctuation & grammar!

  8. Hannah says:

    Totally with you on “I cleaned a little bit.” As long as my house isn’t a health hazard I think I’m doing ok on that front.

  9. Alyssa says:

    That soup looks yummy! Glad you are killing it with the intuitive eating. Also I love spin classes too πŸ™‚

  10. SO FAMOUS. I am a big fan of grammar, not that you could really tell from my blog. I was in academic writing for forever, so I will always be a stickler for certain things, while on the other hand, I like to let my freak flag fly now that I can!

  11. I’m an English major so I love grammar. I love it. Your soup looks delicious. GO YOU for that intuitive eating!!

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