Sunday, June 1, 2008
The New Girl's Weekend
This week has blazed by really fast. Work is going pretty decently, I feel like I have grasped what is expected of me well so far, the Doctors, Nurses, and my boss are all very nice and make me feel secure, which I really appreciate. The only thing I cant wait for is my "New Girl" status to end in the front office, which just requires patience and continued pleasantness on my part. I am pretty good-natured, so I just hope that it will pass soon enough and stay optimistic. I am sure anyone who has worked in an office knows it can be intimidating to be the newest and youngest one there. Also, everyone was under the impression that I was like 19, so once it came out that I am pushing 30, a lot of things changed for the better for me!
Anyways, enough about that, this blog isn't for me to dwell on work, especially now that I have landed it! I took the weekend to relax with Casey and catch up on some time in the kitchen. Last night we had fun with my brother in law and his girlfriend, we played video games all night and barbecued. Then, today Casey and I just hung out at home and I spent the afternoon baking in the kitchen, something that I haven't done in awhile.
I made some Soy Strawberry Flax Seed Cornbread Muffins so we can have breakfast on the go this week, they are really yummy and have orange zest in them. I will put the recipe in the comments section later. I really wanted to make some of Spitting Ink's Muffins, but I made these on a whim with what I had on hand.
And then I made some Matcha Pinwheel Cookies, because it has just been too long since I have had any matcha baked goodies!
For lunch we had these egg salad and Canadian bacon sandwiches, which were a nice little treat:
And then dinner was outside because Portland has been fairly cold this week, with little surprise sunbreaks, and there was one right before sunset. We had grilled Mahi Mahi Tuna Steaks, with brown rice and broccoli. SOOOO good and refreshing, it was nice to have dinner on the porch and watch the sunset together. Made me feel rested and prepared for the week ahead!
Here is my bento for tomorrow. it is brown rice w/yellow curry sauce and a little ham. For snacks I have a hard boiled egg and fruit.
My bentos really cheer me up during my lunch, I have a little spot in the hospital park I eat my lunch at, and I really enjoy the bento breaks.
It was nice to get some much needed baking done today, for some reason if I don't bake for awhile I get itchy and restless, I really do think it is good for my soul!
Hope everyone who reads this has a great week!!!!