wait until the sun comes up…

Four little things that make my job easier:

First up is the cafeteria.

Twelve hour work days can be mentally and physically taxing. Nurses require both stamina and strength, but more importantly nutrition.  If I don’t have time or forget to pack my lunch I know a mixed green salad is just a few floors away. If I get hungry at 4:00 in the afternoon and can’t wait another four hours to eat again, I’ll head to the cafeteria and buy a healthy snack. A piece of fruit, veggie sticks, soymilk, or a kashi bar are my usual suspects.

On a normal day I prefer to eat breakfast before work but this morning I wasn’t very hungry. I have no problem eating dinner when it’s dark outside but when it came to today’s breakfast I assumed wait until the sun comes up.  I’m having a hard time eating at 6:00 AM, when everyone is sleeping and the sun hasn’t risen. Spring can’t come soon enough!   Once I got hungry around 9:00 and was able to sneak away for a few minutes I hit up the yogurt/oatmeal bar.

One side of the yogurt bar.

Second half of the yogurt bar.

Lots and lots of oatmeal.

Topping galore

 Second is the gift shop.

If my day gets a little hectic and I find myself in need of some retail therapy I can escape to the gift shop during a lunch break. I’ve found some really nice  pieces of inexpensive jewelry, hand bags and home décor at ours. The gift shop is also full of information; they carry a wide collection of magazines like Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, Glamour, Self and Real Simple.

Of course you can’t forget People and US weekly, hey; I have to get my pop culture and fashion news in somehow.   Do you have a favorite nonsense mag?

Third is the endless supply of cheese and crackers.

Last but not least are the wonderful people I work with.

What makes your work week easier?

 

This breakfast kept me full and satisfied until 2:00 PM

My bowl and rawther large cup of hot hot coffee.

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • scoop of vanilla yogurt
  • sprinkle of granola
  • spoonful of mixed berries
  • three strawberries
  • 1/2 small banana (from home)
  • peanut butter

I brought my own plastic silver ware and napkin from home, that I tucked into my new lunchbox. The lunchbox was a Valentines Day gift from my mother-in-law, so cute!

The weekend is almost here!

I have a long run, yoga session, and a special dinner planned. I need to catch up with all my blog buddies and see what their up to.

See ya, when I see ya 🙂

Maria