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OK, procrastination is my middle name. Yes, that's right, Erika Procrastination Klus.
It's time to blog!
Starting with Friday. I started the day with the remainder of my Urban Fare apricot lentil soup. This is soon to become a staple in my diet. It's quick, it's blood-type compliant, and it's yummy.
Had some white tea later in the morning then went to my chiropractor's office. Man I love those guys! I'm starting to refer pharmacy patients there for migraines. The one I got on Sunday was definitely period-related but chiropractic care has kept me from getting a lot more of them!
Stopped by INtelligent nutrients. First I drank a shot of wheatgrass. I'm getting really sad. Uptown used to be hippie paradise, but is slowly becoming a pretentious yuppie utopia. Hence, INtelligent nutrients is moving to NE Minneapolis near its Aveda-based headquarters. I'm really going to miss its location. Hopefully something of healthy use will move in its place and not some crap chain food factory.
While there I had a rice milk with soy protein shake with three key ingredients: maple, walnut, and fig. Wow, that was really sweet. It would have been a good after dinner choice, but foreshadowing that the pharmacy staff would get me cake to celebrate my b-day during my evening shift, it was not the best timing.
Since I was all sugared out, I decided to walk over to Tonic, that new bar. I wanted something small without carbs since I just loaded up on them in that shake. They have something very FUN on the
menu. Do it yourself sizzly plates! So, I was given some sushi-grade salmon w/lingonberry sauce and a triangular iron hot plate and watched the meat cook at the bar before my eyes! The meal also came with a bed of salad greens.
The bartender asked what I wanted to drink. I told him nothing. He was perplexed.
"Not even water?"
"No, not with a meal; it dilutes stomach enzymes and inhibits proper digestion."
Unfortunately, the nerdy pharmacist does not leave her brain at the pharmacy counter when she's out on the town. Yeah,perhaps I should lighten up, but this is my only body God gave me so I'm gonna
attempt to treat it right.
Well, he felt so bad that I wasn't drinking anything so I went for a nice jasmine peach green tea at the end of the meal. I slipped some gentian in for good measure though. Hey, better late than never!
Got to work and within an hour, I was presented with a gorgeous turle cake fromnext door! Wow!
Didn't eat it right away because I was still full from lunch, but boy when I did, it was worth it.
Next day, hmmm...what did I eat besides two pieces of cake during my 9 hour shift? I'll have to get back to you on that. Saturday was my birthday and it was a bad day. I found out that my nine hour Saturday shift will soon become a TEN hour Saturday shift starting next week. This was a district-wide decision with obviously no input from the employees it directly affects! It's bad enough working nine
days in a row. I'm not even going to start with how I feel about this ten hour with no official break crap or I'll go on a rampage. This is insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Question: would you like me to fill your prescriptions after I've been working on my feet ten hours straight? Would you feel safe? If the answer is no, don't support this business decision. Don't come up with a new prescription at the last minute of the shift. It's dangerous and inconsiderate. Go to a 24 hour pharmacy if you need something at or after closing time. That's why they're opened 24 hours. OK, I'll stop now.
Luckily, in coming home, Grubster had sent me roses since he couldn't be with me on my birthday. Thank you Grubster!
Sunday. A day of extreme misunderstanding. The intern, "unofficial" senior tech, and I made plans to go out for dinner and drinks after our shift for my b-day. The intern then realized that she promised a friend early on that she'd cook him dinner for HIS birthday. We changed our plans to a Sunday breakfast before work. The tech and I met in the parking lot and drove to where we thought we w
ere supposed to meet: the uptown GRILL. The intern said the Uptown DINER. The locations were only four blocks apart but this misunderstanding made for a very rough start to the morning! The intern thought we ditched her! We only wonder how many other people have gone through this same confusion with two restaurants with such similar names and locations!
But anyway, the I had a mediocre omelet with red onions, broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, and hmmmm. Don't remember. All BTD compliant though. Also had coffee. Took the leftovers for lunch.
Sunday night. Amaranth snackers by Nu-world. Jennifer, I initially forgot the name, but that's what they're called! The flavor is French Onion btw. (responding to her blog). They are like croutons. They rock.
Had some mache with a creamy onion cilantro dressing.
And sardines. Yes, the sardines. Drenched in olive oil. I bought them a while back but for months they were sitting on my shelf. I decided that Sunday was the day to crack open the sardines! Someday, if and when I'm pregnant, I bet I'll crave them!
Headache began that night. Didn't take anything for it and just went to bed. Whatdoyaknow? It was right there again when I got up.
Went to work on Monday and drank a Vanilla Almond soy shake from one of those bottled juice companies. (Odwalla I think?) Headache was light, manageable. By afternoon, with the phones, the noise, the stress of a Monday in the healthcare business, it got worse. I took 25 milligrams of Imitrex. Nothing. Went outside to eat lunch. Had insalata caprese. Had a choclate truffle from that Vermont chocolate company. Sunlight. Ugh. Made migraine worse.
Took 25 mg more. Still nothing. By the time my shift was over, I was asking an assistant manager to drive a big stick through my left temple to ease the pain. My vision was blurry and I was ready to leave!
Went to Dr. Stussy and he adjusted me. Some instant relief. He took the edge off. Stopped by Fresco for wheatgrass shot and juice: beet, ginger, and grapefruit. Then went to Back Rub for an emergency 60 min. shiatsu. Jen George is the therapist and she is amazing. She has a wonderful command of the meridians! My headache was gone by the end of the massage!
We'll stop here today (do I sound like a shrink?) and I'll give you time to absorb this blog. I'm going to attempt a daily blog so readers don't have to shut out the world to read these, but somehow these marathon typing sessions keep cropping up! Good thing I type fast!
Note to self for next blog: chino, mpls cafe, and birchwood.