Some days go smooth, some days are rather rocky. Yesterday was one of the latter. I had two interviews, one in the morning and another in the afternoon which both went brilliant. And then in between (and before and after) I was hectically smoothing out my assistant’s mistakes. I was so annoyed. I know that I am not gifted with leadership skills. I prefer to be a colleague and friend instead of being bossy and a control freak. And when I ask one of them to do something and I am told it’s done I expect it to be done correctly. Because when there are any queries they should have asked, shouldn’t they? Yeah but apparently I have to be more bossy and control their work because especially lately I am working extra hours to compensate.
Maybe I should take a page from Tina Fey’s book 😀 I bet I can learn some leadership skills from her… Meeeeeh!!! I stop whining now! Promise. Because the food was really a silver lining yesterday.
Breakfast was my usual tit bake. I was really really tired in the morning and I needed two cups of coffee right away. Luckily I had some time in the car to wake up before my first interview.
I was so so hungry in the morning that I made my afternoon snack a mid-morning snack.In the moment I love all the carrots. Raw, baked, as part of carrot cake… you get the point.
For lunch I had half of a spaghetti squash with Bolognese sauce. It was a really big baby and I clearly needed no afternoon snack later. This was the last spaghetti squash I had saved and I can’t find anymore around here. I am devastated! Luckily I still have some hokkaidos in my pantry
Later I went to Crossfit. It was one of these workouts where you just have to work hard from minute one until the very end. Even the warm-up and cool down were pretty exhausting and challenging. Today I am insanely stiff.
When I came home I was totally done. Close to breaking down and so I quickly stuffed my face with some hazelnut chocolate slices whilst I prepared dinner.
We had oven baked mixed veggies. Nothing special but I really like it!
At the moment I am cutting down my alcohol intake. But the problem is that I love to sit on the couch with a glass of wine in the evening. I try to trick myself into this feeling with kombucha now. Not totally the same but yesterday it satisfied my wine craving. It didn’t take me long to pass out watching TV.
As always many thanks to Jenn for hosting the food fun!
Now I have to work. And later tonight I am going to my PhD colloquium to see my fellow PhD candidates and my professor after a few month again. It will be a long day… but I am looking forward! I am really motivated at the moment. Let’s see how long that lasts!
Have a great Wednesday! Only two more days to go!