I told myself last night that if I didn’t eat a chocolate bar before bed, because the caffeine keeps me awake, I could eat it for breakfast…so chocolate oatmeal was my jam today! The bananas at work were too green for me to eat, so I gotta give em a few days to ripen up.
I sent my mom a longish text message yesterday explaining a bit more about why I’ve decided to go vegan. She hasn’t responded so I might call her today, not to talk about that, but just to connect. She’ll enjoy that. I wish I could help her with her business more than I do, but I am a bit full right now. I also love my jobs here in Ithaca, and they pay me more than she can. I get it, she’s my mom and I don’t expect her to pay me very much if anything, but if I can make more money here and not have to drive in the snow-rain we have I’ll do that. It was even a trip to get the 2 miles up the hill to Agava yesterday.
I am blessed to work at CTB, which is right near where I park my van.
Last night was pretty slow at work, so we got some cleaning done. I also enjoy the time I have to talk with my coworkers. They are such funny people. I think customer service workers have two different personalities. When you take the time to talk to us, we can be the most fun and entertaining people you’ll meet. Ok, I’m usually like that, not gonna lie, I’m good at people skills. Some of my other coworkers who seem a bit more reserved, actually have a side of them that is really interesting and never fails to make me laugh.
My coworker and probably best work friend Josh and I use the last three hours of our night shift to narrate in an NPR style. We change our voices and discuss different customers or situations in downtown Ithaca that is quite hilarious, to us. I now listen to Fresh Air every morning at breakfast so I can get the voice right, and the show isn’t too bad either.
I have become the female runner who uses male shoes and socks. I love my Saucony KOA and the men’s width is perfect for me. My mom also got me men’s socks…which I don’t know how they are different from women’s, but I’m going for it.
Breakfast: oatmeal with chocolate and sunflower butter
Running: 45 minutes