Sunday, August 29, 2010

Helloooo, escuela :-)

Yes.  That's right.  You heard it.  I start school tomorrow.  I'm not at an "official university", but rather @ a community college called Cabrillo College where I'm going for a year or two to get my general education (GE) done with.  I just graduated from high school last June and although (like I've said in earlier posts) I'm so, so SOOOOO angry I couldn't go away to an actual non- junior college university, it's a decision for the better.  And I've learned to except it despite not wanting to for many, many months.

Not to brag or anything, but all four years of high school I went "above and beyond"-- 4.2 GPA student, excellent extracurriculars, awesome SAT scores, took extra classes above and beyond what colleges asked for, etc.... :)  You get the picture!  I DID do that out of the kindness and willingness of my heart, but deep down there was a burning passion to mainly do all that to get into the best college and the ones on my top list: UCLA, Stanford, NYU....

To make a long story short, in the end financially and where I'm at now, my parents and I decided that'd I'd stay around Santa Cruz (my home town) a little while longer and attend Cabrillo College-- The junior college in my area-- to get my GE and AA done with then transfer to where ever I want to!  There is a lot of pros to going to of them is it's just 3-4 minutes from my house so I can bike/ walk there (i'm going to bike majority of the time with my new bike!  Pics to come!).  At first I thought there was just a lot of cons, but not I see the pros.

So tomorrow I start, yes I do.  And although I'd like for summer to NEVER end-- but really, who doesn't?  I need to get on with my life so I can learn, learn, learn more and become an RD and or/ nurse practionior or pediatrician in Adolescent Medicine.  And yes, that's what I want to do in my future career.  A post about that will definitely come; that's a whole other story and post in it's self!

The classes I'm taking....
*Swim Fitness-- I'm SOOOO excited.  Totally love to swim, esp. bright and early @ 8am :) YIKES
*College Success-- Online class (one of the only); Study tips and career and personality tests of how you learn and how you can do better.  Easy units but interesting class.  Can't wait to see what that'll behold.
*English 100 and lab
*Math 152-- Not my favoritest subject, at least it's not Calculus though :)
*Personal Health-- (online) I'm wait listed for this class. So I may not get in; still don't know since it's an online class.

It should be pretty smooth sailing this semester since I took it pretty light-- I got late registration since I'm a freshman so I didn't get all the classes I wanted.  No worries.  Next semester I'll have priority registration and get to register @ the same time as everybody else, yay!

And as for work at the Bakery?  Still doing that, but reducing my hours a lot to focus on school and have a bit more of my life back :).  Still need the mula though!  So gots to balance work and school, hope it works!'s some of my meals in the last couple days...
      I made rainbow coleslaw on my food processor!  I thought you know what, don't got any Broccoli Slaw or shredded cabbage on hand from TJ's or WF (Whole Foods) however I DO have purple and green cabbage and carrots, so i'll shred my own!  It was super easy and super yummy :)!

       Mondo salad made with my whole made cabbage- carrot slaw, black beans, cheddar cheese, homegrown tomatoes (yay!), and avocado.

I know.  Lots of black beans recently, but I made a big pot of them a couple days ago so I'm trying to use them up as best as I can.  So why not a taco salad?
      Snackageee.  Apple with Dark Chocolate Dreams PB; oats with CCV's high- protein chocolate cake (which didn't really turn out...too gooey and I think I added too much pumpkin and protein); cool US vanilla rice milk.

     Oat bran a la almond milk, banana and cinnamon; over- easy egg; granny-smith apple con PB
    Greens with chickpeas, zucc', red bell pepper and PB dressing (rice vinegar, stevia, PB, garlic powder)
    Creamy, luscious oat bran made with banana, rice milk topped with strawberries and almond butter-- "strawberry- banana oaty"
Sorry, it's late and i'm tired...these photos are not in order of bfast, lunch, dinner, snack, etc.  I'm just posting the last few days meals :)

    Mmmm.  Blacky black beans (yes, I FINALLY used the last of um' tonight for dinner), corn, purple cabbage, snap and green beans, mushroom with garlic; creamy Bulgar with Earth Balance.
Thank you to my awesome mom, I am now the proud owner of a new Red Kitchen Aid Immersion Blender; thank you, mom!  I've been wanting to use it to blend my oats, hummus, smoothies and more instead of getting the whole food processor dirty!

    Snack.  Gala apple; soft cashews; "snickerdoodle babies" and US vanilla almond milk

  Bfast before work @ 6 yesterday morning: Pumpkin, banana, almond butter, almond milk smoothie, "Love muffins" with PB; mixed nuts

...Yes, I do, I LOVE my fats-- MUSFA (monounsaturated fatty acids!)...I can't go a meal without them.  They're so good for my brain, cells, and whole body from top to bottom and help me do my day- to day activities.  They friends not foes!

    And some really cute clothes I got @ urban outfitters the other day, you like?
  Up- close- and personal shot of the beauteous skirt from UO-- for only $19.99, such a bargain :)

Goodnight, loves.... i'm off to bed to prepare for my early swim class (we don't swim the first day, but still...)


1 comment:

  1. Aww thank you so much for the sweet shout outs. I'm so honored you've made so many of my recipes! As for the cake, I definitely recommend cutting down the pumpkin... I think it's a diffrence in ovens, because some people email me an say it works great, while others say it's too gooey.