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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

When It Rains It Pours!

P1: After feeling pretty discouraged about finding either paid or volunteer work for the spring, all of a sudden things have sprung up!

My ob/gyn's assistant called and rescheduled our phone meeting for this Friday at 10am. Of course, I know an emergency could interfere again, but at least we have the meeting rescheduled and hopefully a volunteer opportunity will come out of it.

A corporate fitness company I applied to emailed me back to ask if I would be interested in doing wellness seminars and/or teaching some fitness classes for them. Unfortunately, many of their locations are in the "GTA" rather than downtown, so it would likely require quite a bit of driving. But it sounds very interesting and perhaps just what I need.

I had an interview today for a position at the gym where I already teach spinning. They are looking for someone to coordinate the fitness classes and special events. It was previously a full-time position, which would not be ideal for me at this point, but they may be splitting the position into two part-time positions. I know they already interviewed a few people and I think they may have other people in mind, but it was good to do the interview anyways. Little A had to come with me again and she happily played on the floor of the office during the interview and then had one of her explosive poos. The second one of the day (we're on outfit #3 already!). I also spoke to a good friend of mine who works at a school in the community centre and does the nutrition counselling as part of a multidisciplinary program the gym is offering. She is going to offer up my volunteer counselling services to her clients who are enrolled in this program. Wow, all of a sudden things are looking up!

P2: Little A had a good breakfast but ate only watermelon and a few small bites of cheese for lunch. With all of these huge poos, I fear she is losing weight. I've left a message for her doctor to find out if we should discontinue her iron supplement. She has had a short, unsettled afternoon nap and is crying for me already after less than an hour. Frustrating because I woke up at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep until 5am, at which point she woke me for a feeding and that was it for me. So I'm TIRED.

F1: I still have no appetite and mild nausea so I'm not sure I'll be making the spinach and chickpea curry I planned tonight. But here is the recipe anyways.

Spinach and Chickpea Curry

1 tsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbls fresh ginger, minced or chopped
1 tsp cumin seed
4 tbls good quality curry powder
1/4 cup cider vinegar or lemon juice
500 grams fresh or frozen/defrosted spinach, chopped finely
1 can tomato paste
1 large can chickpeas, drained

Saute onion, garlic and ginger and cumin in oil over medium heat about 5-6 minutes. Add curry powder and cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add vinegar or lemon juice and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Add spinach, tomato paste and chickpeas and let simmer another 15-20 minutes. Add water if it gets too dry. Serve over brown rice.


F2: I skipped my workout again today as I'm still not fully recovered and didn't sleep well. I crawled out of bed just before 7am again, which for me, is a major "sleep in".