tuesday lunch

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monday to thursday - semester six, week three

my week can be summed up as productive, but only for classes i actually like. tried and still haven’t finished that damn report, but i consoled myself in reading woolf’s to the lighthouse and looking more into my lit classes, and the linguistics one. next week’s load of work is supposed to be lighter, thanks gosh because i need this family time in the countryside i’m suppose to have as of tomorrow. 

[Drawing of a stick-figure girl napping on a couch, drooling and holding a turkey leg. Above her is the word, “THANKSGIVING,” and below her, “The one day of the year spoonies can blame their need for a nap on turkey.”]

Happy Thanksgiving, my (American) POTSie peeps! I hope the holiday hasn’t been too rough on you, and I wish you many spoons for the upcoming season! 🦃

politico.com
Ryan struggles to sell tax reform plan to fellow Republicans
GOP senators are wary of a pillar of the speaker's proposal, an ominous sign for one of Donald Trump's top agenda items. By RACHAEL BADE, BURGESS EVERETT and ELIANA JOHNSON

Paul Ryan showed up to Senate Republicans’ weekly lunch on Tuesday hoping to salvage a controversial pillar of his tax reform plan that would change how imports and exports are taxed. “Keep your powder dry,” the House speaker pleaded.

The next day, Sen. Tom Cotton took to the Senate floor to slam Ryan’s so-called border adjustment tax, saying “some ideas are so stupid only an intellectual could believe them.”

“Many other senators share these concerns and we most certainly will not ‘keep our powder dry,’” Cotton went on, without naming the speaker in his speech.

The sequence was an ominous sign for a linchpin of Ryan’s tax plan — and perhaps for the prospects of tax reform happening at all. The border adjustment tax would generate more than a trillion dollars over a decade; there’s no obvious way to replace that money, which is needed to help pay for a steep cut in corporate and income taxes.

In meetings with administration officials and Senate leaders, Ryan has framed his proposal as a compromise between a tariff, which the president wants, and conservative orthodoxy against border taxes. He has suggested it’s in keeping with President Donald Trump’s “America first” mantra, since it would reward American manufacturers that make products here and sell it abroad.

But the idea is sharply dividing Republicans — even within the White House.

Read more here

I desperately wish I liked eggs because cooking for one would become so much easier but I just don’t.

I’m trying to because I’m about to have a radical change in my schedule with the addition of two new visit schools on Tuesday and Friday. I will b tired, and I don’t want t push my current exhaustion further in April by cooking every night, then hopping into bed at 10 only to wake up at 5:20. So…Here’s the idea:

Sunday: Cook lunch and dinner; cook for Monday’s lunch and dinner, Tuesday’s lunch (dish focus: donburi, soup/stew, pasta)

Monday: cook Tuesday lunch if necessary

Tuesday: buy dinner and Wednesday lunch in Nihonmatsu (dish focus: healthy, but quick)

Wednesday: cook dinner and Thursday lunch (dish focus: heavy focuses on veggies)

Thursday: cook dinner and Friday lunch   (dish focus: heavy focuses on veggies; stir-fry Thursdays sounds really good!)

Friday: eat out or buy food to take home (anything goes!)

Saturday: cook lunch and dinner (western foods)

My goal is to only cook, at most only on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It allows me a break on myself, especially since it’ll be an adjustment to have to travel two hours round trip twice a week. Four days of cooking is more than enough to scratch my itch for being in the kitchen, but also keeps the dishes down, my energy up, and kind of forms bookends for how I rest and work.

Sunday will typically be a big pot dish: soup where all I have to do is drop in wonton or dumplings at the time of eating -largely so things like soups won’t get a build up of starch and start to become unpalatable- or pasta like ramen or spaghetti, and even rice dishes like donburi where I make my rice while I sleep, wake up and put it in the bento with meat, negi, and whatever other topings I want. 

I tried that this week with a carbonara I made Sunday: it was still good today, and I finished it tonight. I have baked chicken katsu for tomorrow, and will buy ramen -two packs at 7-11- for dinner and lunch Thursday, and will beef them up with some veggies, corn, and other things to make it a bit more filling. ggies are key: I need batteries to keep going and green, green, green will he;p me make it from Sunday to Saturday and back again.

I’m going to definitely satart also relying on my basic ability to put rice on timer to cook. Waking up in the morning to a big part of my meal -one that can be remixed in a lot of ways- being done will also make things incredibly easy.  Aledy, writing this post, I feel at ease. I’ll make it: I’m tough stuff.

Now, done with food, and off to bed, self: we’ve got another great day of living in Fukushima ahead!

We don’t know anything about him but I hope Sakusa has even less chill than Hinata but just in a very low key way .

“Sakusa how long have you been in here practicing you look terrible”

“ //stares off with dead eyes// few hours …all night …. Hmmm. What time is it ..?”

“ sa-Sakusa you can’t just do this , have you even eaten ?!”

“ don’t be ridiculous you shared your melon bread with me”

“ Sakusa that was at lunch on Tuesday ”

“ ah well –”

“ it’s Thursday //night///”

Enchilada Casserole

I absolutely love Mexican food! There’s just one issue- the dishes contain so. many. carbs.! This casserole is a delicious, LCHF alternative to one of my favorites: enchiladas. Bonus: it tastes great as a leftover!


Macronutrients (per serving)

Calories:               250
Fat:                       14g
Protein:                19g
Carbohydrates:    7g

 *please note that macros per serving will vary dependent on ingredients used*



Prep Time   15 minutes
Cook Time   35 minutes
Servings        6


Ingredients

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • ½ medium white onion, chopped
  • 1/4c heavy cream
  • 4oz cream cheese
  • 1c red enchilada sauce
  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cooked and shredded
  • 2-3 low carb tortillas
  • 1c shredded pepper jack cheese (sliced also works in a pinch)
  • sour cream and fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • assorted peppers as preferred for taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Add olive oil, onion, and peppers to a large skillet and sauté for ~5 minutes over medium-high heat
  3. Add the cream cheese and heavy cream, stirring until it all melts together
  4. Incorporate the enchilada sauce and shredded chicken
  5. Place the tortillas at the bottom of a greased baking dish
  6. Layer the chicken mixture into the pan, and top with shredded cheese and more peppers as desired
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake again until the cheese is melted and slightly browned
  8. Garnish with sour cream and fresh cilantro

My 365 Blog.
Day 61: Thrift Shopping.
After staying overnight in Indy, we hit the road again. It rained most of the day. We stayed with friends in Louisville, KY on Tuesday.
We had lunch at a BBQ place, then spent the afternoon thrift shopping. That evening we ate dinner at a good Mexican restaurant.

One super easy act of self-care a day for a week:

Monday: Start your day with a glass of water. 

Tuesday: When you pack lunch, pack one additional piece of fruit. 

Wednesday: Sing along to your favorite song. 

Thursday: Take a five-minute walk. 

Friday: Write down one thing you’re amazing at. 

Saturday: Google for pictures of your favorite dog breed. 

Sunday: Journal for five minutes

anonymous asked:

I'm doing really good, thanks for asking ☺ my girlfriend and I celebrated Valentine's day cause we'll both be busy Tuesday. We got lunch and got fancy hot chocolates!! And we actually held hands in public which doesn't happen often! 😁☺😄

That sounds like a perfect day!! I’m glad y'all made time for each other and had a good time :)

I’ve had 5 therapy appointments so far. They charged me $160 up front while we waited to hear from insurance. Insurance says I only owe a $75 copay. So the $160 covered the first 2 and then some… I called last Wednesday and paid up my account in full. I specifically told them not to authorize anymore payments without my ok, because I want to start paying for a full month in advance with a check starting next week.

I budget VERY carefully. I had $20 in my bank account to last me until Thursday, payday, more than enough to cover some food for lunch Tuesday and Wednesday, and a lil gas for my car (it’s ¾ full already).

Or at least that WAS the case until my therapist’s office charged another appointment to my card without my permission on Friday and it over drafted my bank account by $54.16 and screwed up my budget for the whole month, my savings account, and ALMOST got me charged $25 in over draw fees and $25 in “additional transfer fees”.

Luckily it didn’t but my therapist’s billing people got a message on their answering machine and an email basically saying, “Ummm I asked you not to, can you not?????”

Sigh.

jock cal - part seven

it’s Tuesday and lunch, and all you can think about is Calum.
he surprised you yesterday, back at his place. he wasn’t at all like you thought he’d be. you sat on the kitchen counter, him showing you his favourite songs while quietly singing along as he made food. he explained to you that he was the best at grilled cheese sandwiches, and that you needed to try one. you liked his voice, he was really good at singing. you were surprised, you didn’t know he could cook or sing. but he was great at both.
“hey”
you look up, facing Calum. “hi”
“where’s your friends?” he asks, searching the cafeteria for Luke and Heather. “I don’t want to get in trouble for talking with you again”
“field trip” you say. “so don’t worry”
“good” he says, sitting down next to you and placing a book in front of you. “here”
“what’s this?” you ask, picking up the book. it’s old, and it seems like it’s been read about a thousands of times.
“that’s my favourite book” he says, taking a sip of the water bottle in his hand. “the one I told you about last night”
“oh” you say, turning it around so that you can read the back of it.
“you said you wanted to read it” he says, putting the bottle on the table. “so there you go”
“thank you” you say, looking at him. “so since I’m reading your favourite book, while you read mine?”
“of course!” he smiles. “what is it called?”
“it’s very cliché” you say, standing up and putting Calum’s book in your backpack. “so don’t laugh at me”
“I won’t” he promises. “what are you doing?”
“I’ve seen it in the library” you say, hesitating before giving him your hand to grab. “c'mon”
he takes it with a smile, standing up. “alright”
-
you’re walking down the aisles, searching for the book with Calum following close behind.
“will you tell me what book it is?” he asks.
“hold on” you say, stopping to search for the blue book. “there it is!”
Calum arrives by your side. “which one”
“the blue one” you say, leaning on your tip toes, trying to grab it.
Calum chuckles from behind. “do you need some help?”
“it’s not my fault that I’m short” you protest as you watch Calum’s fingers grabbing the book. you turn around, leaning against the bookshelf while studying Calum.
“the fault in our stars, huh?” he asks, looking up at you.
“yeah” you say, your eyes travelling to his bruised cheek. it’s dark blue now, spreading across his cheek bone. you raise your hand to poke at his skin. “does it still hurt?”
“yeah” he breaths, his eyes focused on your concentrated face. “a little bit”
you run your thumb over it before lowering your hand, taking a quick glance on the clock on the wall next to you. “I’ve got class”
“wait” Calum says, grabbing your arm when you’re about to leave. “can I just.. can I do something quick before you go?”
you nod. “okay”
he smiles quickly, taking a small step forward before cupping your face, bringing his lips to yours.

Well, I’d say yesterday was successful.

We spent our entire time at Student Council yesterday making the Valentines Grams and let me just tell you, these kids know how to decorate some paper hearts. We still have some to go, but between everyone’s study halls, we should be completely finished today. 

So! Tell your students that starting tomorrow, at each lunch period there will be a table set up outside of the cafeteria that students can come purchase their grams, whether it be for their sweethearts, their besties, or hell, even their enemies, I don’t know. The basic grams will be $1, and the more elaborate ones will be $3. We will be collecting them throughout the rest of the week, Saturday night at the dance, and through lunch on Tuesday. Tuesday afternoon, our “cupids” will be coming around and handing them out!

But of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t stoop to be so cheesy to allow my fellow teachers an opportunity to participate. Luckily for you guys, yours will be free because you’ll have to deal with the fact that I’ll be making these myself. My free period is 8th, so I only ask that you pay if you request that I make an actual fool of myself when delivering your grams. That’s a joke, I have too much pride for that. Rest assured that if you want to send yours anonymously, I will be sworn to secrecy. So, feel free to stop by my classroom, where you will find a Gram Box sitting just inside the door. Happy Love Hunting!

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Body modification#2

Having taken some feedback from others, and discussed further with my wife, I’ve decided to increase her calorie allowance during October, by around 50%. This will allow for an average daily calorie intake of 300.

This will allow for my wife to function better at work, at home, and with childcare responsibilities.

I’m aware that this seems a severe regimen, but please be mindful that this is for one month only. And as such is easily achievable.

I’ve remodelled slightly to ensure that the final meal of the day is completed by 18.30 hrs, and that the early evening meal is the smallest in terms of calorie intake.

New regime:

Mondays
Breakfast: Small banana
Lunch: One pice of toast (dry), half an apple
Dinner: One boiled egg

Tuesdays
Breakfast: small satsuma
Lunch: Carrot, small tin tuna (half)
Dinner: one beetroot (sliced) one tomato, (sliced)

Wednesdays
Fasting day

Thursday
Breakfast: Small banana
Lunch: one Ryevita, half an apple (sliced)
Dinner: small tin tuna (half) and half a cucumber (sliced)

Friday
Breakfast: small pot of natural yoghurt
Lunch: one egg, hard boiled
Dinner: 20g brown rice, small courgette, lemon juice

Saturday
Breakfast: one egg, hard boiled
Lunch: carrot, small pot of humous
Dinner: one tomato (sliced); small pot of natural yoghurt, half an apple

Sunday
Breakfast: one weetabix, skimmed milk
Lunch: grapes
Dinner: plain omelette (one egg)

As before, unlimited amounts of my sperm, as well as water (tap, still or sparkling) are allowed.
Espresso and orange juice is also still allowed.

Each week’s food ration will be placed by me on the top shelf of the fridge in the garage (which will remain locked and accessible only to me for the duration of the month) to ensure nobody else will use the rations allocated to her.

The rations will be placed there no earlier than 10pm each Sunday night.

My wife will be weighed every 48 hours.
If she gains weight over any 48 hour period, I will assume she has cheated, and I will beat her thighs with my belt for a period of 40 minutes. As her bedtimes are set at 22.00 hrs, the beating of her thighs will start at 21.20hrs, after which she will go straight to bed to sleep.

I will only view this experiment as a success, if, when I fuck her at the end of the month, I feel as if I am fucking a different woman.
Everything about her should feel different.

If she becomes unwell, or argues persuasively against its continuation, I will allow her to eat normally again.

If she complains of fatigue, or mental drift, or complete lack of energy, I have told her it will continue. Certain side effects are expected, and can be mitigated to some degree by extra sleep and maintaining good levels of hydration throughout.

I’ve read the Harry Potter series 9 times and am currently on my 10th re read and when people ask me why I keep going back, I tell that that I love the series, not for the action ad adventure (although that part is great) but I keep going back for the day to day life at Hogwarts. I just love the classes and the homework and what they have for lunch that Tuesday after DADA and how many points Snape subtracts for Neville making his potion wrong.


(Tech’s note: literally why HBP is my fave book, it’s mostly filler and I love that)

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Trek Travel Day 3 - Bryce Canyon and the Hoodoos

Tuesday’s ride was short so we slept in and didn’t start until 9:00.  The 32 mile out-and-back included 2,100 ft of climbing, almost all of it in the outbound leg south from the lodge up to Rainbow Point (first picture).  The return leg was mostly downhill, pausing only to check out the Natural Bridge (technically an arch).  

After coasting back to the lodge we enjoyed a Taco Tuesday lunch before regrouping to hike the Queen’s Garden Trail, returning via the Navajo Loop. The unique geologic formations are called Hoodoos - you can read about them here.  

As you can see in the group picture, our fellow riders were all normal people. Like Beth and I they were all adventuresome and fit, but none were pro athletes.