$30 Week — day 7

So, it’s the final day of this. And I’ll be honest, I’m sick of the project. I’m sick of not being able to eat greens, or really any fruits or vegetables. I met with folks for lunch, and Derrick got pumpkin soup, and I was really sad I couldn’t get some too. Instead, I had the rest of the bean mix stew I’ve been going through all week.

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$30 Week — days 5 & 6

Once again, the power of rehearsals killed me! Also, I had a couple of upper management visit my office today, so whatever steam I had last night after my rehearsal ended up being funneled into finding a nice business outfit for today instead of updating the blog.

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$30 week — days 3 & 4

So as to explain not only my lack of posting yesterday, but also why I end up eating out so much normally, my life is really very busy most of the time. Yesterday was a good example. After being out at a performance of Princess Ida (starring some of my friends) until about midnight the night before, I had to be at a rehearsal for RCC at 10am. Then I had to leave that around 11am to get to my first rehearsal for Bellini’s Norma.. which lasted until 3pm. Then I came home, cleaned up around the house, worked on food preparations, and then departed for another performance of Princess Ida (second cast, still starring some of my friends) where I was also ushering, so call time at 7pm. Again I was out late with that, only this time there was an added trip to Rock Bottom with said friends in the cast until nearly 2am. No, I did not eat or drink, I embarrassedly ordered water and apologized profusely to the waitstaff for being there.

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$30 week — Day 1

So, last night I prepped some of the food. Necessary because I don’t really have much time for cooking between work and rehearsals. I cooked up 2 cups (dry) of rice, and a cup each of navy beans and lentils. I am soaking some black beans as well, which I’m hoping to cook up after this post is done. I also made some sauce with the tomatoes, some of the canned spinach, and a handful of rosemary, sage, and basil from the garden. I also hard-boiled 6 eggs (and lost 2 other eggs in the process, sigh).

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