I worked from home yesterday and totally not effective. hahah… I can do minimum necessary, mostly responding emails, joining meetings that I don’t need to think/talk much, but can’t focus on deep work. I get distracted too easily. The upside is I get to eat a warm bowl of “oatmeal”, my kind of comfort food.
Since January 1, I am trying to eat low carb plant based to see if I can find a sustainable way of eating that is blood sugar friendly. I’ve had chia pudding for a while. Although it’s okay, I still miss my oatmeal in the morning. After a lot of experimentation I’ve found The perfect recipe that I look forward every morning.
Low carb oatmeal
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 2 Tb flaxmeal
- 2 Tb coconut flour
- 2 Tb almond flour
- 2 Tb protein powder
- 1 cup or so plant based milk (my favorite is combination of coconut milk and soy milk, the richer the better)
Dump everything on the pot, stir until reaching the consistency of oatmeal, top with a lot of almond butter.
Pure bliss. 😀
I did have a productive call during my morning walk. A friend of mine is on maternity leave and with covid. She asked for a quick chat and we ended up talking 45 min. Her boss asked her to go back to work at 3 months mark instead of 4.5 months (which is the maternity leave she has). I was furious with her manager. How can you ask someone to cut it short the most precious moment they have with a new and first born. I told her… think about how your decision will be judged in 5 years? Does it matter even if your manager gets upset if you decline the request?
Same framework works for many of my uncomfortable feelings and decisions. It’s not easy when I am in the middle of debating with myself, but it was a good reminder as I told my friend.
I was happy to take the girls for a walk, third time in a row, after dinner. It was so nice to see them running around, being each others best friends, and saluting street cats. We even tackled about the high inequality in some countries and what to do about it. Sofia came up with different ideas but soon realized they wouldn’t work. We didn’t find the solution but it was nice to get them start thinking about these issues. We also did math problems during the walk, both found it fun and wanted more. They are so lucky to have each other. I might do a streak with this evening walk with the girls! let’s see how long can we go.