This past week was a busy but accomplished week. I finished the work I planned to do on Thursday so Friday at work was pretty low key. I met with a friend for lunch and did some research on pension. I thought I was the only one among my friends who didn’t think about pension nor did any planning for that. It turned out that I was actually the first one who did research on that topic. All of them just put some extra $$ into the saving and called it pension planning. Sigh… I read a book, attended two seminars, read all the FAQ, materials about available options for us, a non-american non resident no-tax payer, a special group of people indeed.
Food-wise, I continued with macro dinners. My body enjoys simple food these days. Meat sounds gross to me so I didn’t force.
brown rice, tofu, cabbage-wakeme, seaweed salad, tahini-lemon sauce
lunch at Le Pain Quotidien: french lentil salad with chickpeas and avocado
Saturday: instead of pancake I made waffles
made with 1/4 cup buckwheat pancake mix, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 egg + 1 egg white, 1/4 cup almond milk. PB2 sauce and maple syrup.
Groceries haul from Tj’s and WF:
- organic kale x2 (obsessed with kale!)
- organic collard greens
- organic pear
- organic zucchini
- organic cherry tomato
- organic eggs
- coconut creamer
- soy yogurt
- organic romaine
- almond milk
New product: Whole Rye Bread. I haven’t bought bread for a long time. I saw this bread a while ago and really wanted to try it. It’s a rather dense, rich, chewy bread, very filling.
We went shopping and got a swim suit for Sofia. I have an upcoming training and I will bring mom and Sofia with me. The hotel has a heated pool, so Sofia will be entertained.
5:45 am Morning pumping session still in place. As much as I enjoy providing milk for Sofia, I don’t enjoy getting up so early EVERY SINGLE DAY!
maybe I should drop this pumping session because I’m still in surplus, at least 8 oz. per day. There’s not enough space in the mini freezers to store them anymore! Sigh… I should be grateful and not “complaining”. But you know… somedays you really want to sleep-in.
A savory breakfast: new bread toasted + poached egg + LC + mashed avocado
pilling up more avocado
Made baby food #1: aduki bean + banana
#2: kabocha + avocado + baby oatmeal
Made a dessert for me: aduki coconut mousse
the usual suspect for lunch
followed by a decaf cappuchino with almond milk while someone was playing by her own
then I fed her with golden liquid
no more milk-comma but still a bit sleepy
but wakes up right away when I put her down onto the new mat
I got her soft tiles to form this gigantic play mat
she’s really happy playing on it with all her toys!
A low-key weekend but enjoyable nonetheless.