Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

100 Days Project -- Day 24

It's What's for Breakfast

I love breakfast. And right now, this is what I'm making each morning. It's from the April issue of Cooking Light, and it's dee-lish.


2/3 cup fresh orange juice (I throw the pulp in there, too)
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats (I use old-fashioned)
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Green yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

Serves 2
Calories 228
Fat 3.9g
Protein 8g
Carbohydrate 43g
Fiber 4g
Cholesterol 4mg
Iron 1mg
Sodium 24mg
Calcium 66mg

Monday, April 21, 2014

100 Days Project -- Day 23


College students put in a lot of hours. During the semester, they are very likely to have very few days when they aren't doing some kind of school work -- reading, writing, gathering materials for reading and writing, and reading and writing some more.

This is a given, yes? And the majority of our students at Fresno State also work at least part-time AND many of them already have families.

That means they don't get a lot of down time while they're students.

This is kind of a bummer, but it's for a good cause, right? And there's an end in sight...when they graduate, though they'll still be busy, if they get the decent careers they're aiming for, they'll get time off. Actual days where they don't have to do their "career work" OR school work.

While they're in college, though, perhaps because they have to work so much, and get so little time off...they think their professors should also be working on the weekends and over vacations.

But what they don't seem to realize is that

this is my career.

I'm in it for 20+ years.

And I'm still working well into the evening on many weekdays. And more often than not, put in time on weekends and vacations, too. Yes, I know I have summers off, but you should see the list of things at work that I need to catch up on over summer.

Something's wrong here.

I believe I'm overdue to graduate.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

100 Days Project -- Day 22


Bob and I were in SaveMart this afternoon, picking up some things to cook for a very casual Easter dinner -- Happy Easter, by the way!

This is the same SaveMart I've been shopping in since 2008. I started shopping there while I was renting a room from Katie, the year I returned to Fresno State after taking a leave of absence for a year to be a roving reporter in Colorado. But I digress....

The point I'm trying to make is that I've been shopping at this SaveMart every week for quite a few years. And after all these years, who did I finally run into?

Jenny Cain! Well, it's not Cain now, but that's what it was when we looked like this, back in the late 80s and early!

Needless to say, she doesn't look like this any more, nor do I. We exchanged phone numbers so maybe I'll post an updated pic soon. But ya gotta admit, we were something, yes?

This was back in the BUMCO days. Good times.

How on earth did we afford all that hairspray?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

100 Days Project -- Day 21


We ate at one of our favorite local restaurants tonight, Pismo's. We usually eat at the bar, as the wait for tables is super long, and the bartenders always treat us well. Tonight, as we were eating, a dad had to bring his preschooler by us a few times on his way to the lobby, as the little guy was having some pretty loud temper tantrums. It wasn't overwhelming, as it's loud in there anyway, but our bartender noticed it, and mentioned to us in passing, "I think I want kids, and then I see that, and have doubts." She was kidding, but it reminded me of this commercial from Europe, which of course, I pulled up to show her.

Gotta love European commercials.

Friday, April 18, 2014

100 Days Project -- Day 20


Dad's been gone 4 1/2 years now, and still, every once in awhile, I come across an old photo that I didn't realize I had.

Like this one.

Dad and Wimp at Rhino's.

So thankful we had him as long as we did. So aware of his influence in my life, still, every day.

Kinda fun to think that, maybe, he and Wimp get together every day up there, at 4:00, to have a cold one.

Just like they used to at Rhino's.

Thursday, April 17, 2014