Did I drop off the face of the earth? No, teachers are back in school. I've been busy. During the day. I've been taking it easy otherwise. I dropped a can of coke on my foot a few days ago and there's still a bump. The dog sliced her leg open somehow the other night and bled all over the place. She's better now, but she was hobgobbling around for a few days. School has been good. My grade level and subject will take an end-of-course test this year, which is a change. Much higher rigor. Kind of scary, but a good kind of scary. Bring it on.
We're broke. Not an unusual circumstance. Not a permanent circumstance, but there nonetheless. It's frustrating and embarrassing, but God has been putting that into perspective for me. It's temporary. Scott got paid this week, I get paid next week and Scott gets paid again the next, so things will improve, but we're both healthy and we have jobs, so we'll get through it. I'm bringing my lunch and making my own protein bars and snacks. And cooking on the cheap, which is healthier anyway. Here's the recipe for the protein bars:
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup TVP (textured vegetable protein)
1/2 cup fiber twig cereal (Fiber One)
2 TBSP no sugar added applesauce
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
4 scoops protein powder
2 egg whites
4 TBSP peanut butter
1/4 cup sugar-free syrup
1/4 cup splenda
3 shakes cinnamon
Heat oven to 350. Combine ingredients. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Spread in pan evenly and bake for 20 mins.
I cut it into slices and freeze them. They aren't Adkins bars, but they're fine. Sometimes I put sugar free chocolate chips, but there are lots of ways to change it up.