Good morning, friends!
I have some bad news… I’m officially sick. I felt less than stellar all day yesterday (mostly my stomach), but I figured I was still just a little off from the unusually raucous weekend. Well, last night I discovered I also had a fever, and still do this morning. Not exactly great timing since we have our first biochem test on Thursday. Fail.
Luckily I’ve already been studying some already, though — every Monday I’ve been staying after class to study with classmates before an afternoon biochem review session held by our TA. It’s been working well so far!
We sat outside and enjoyed this view of the school and the Carolina blue sky while we studied. It was SO nice out yesterday — and warm!
I also had a presentation yesterday morning in one of my classes — it was a continuation of the D.C. policy class field trip from right after new years and consisted of a round table discussion about a fictional scenario. In the fictional scenario, Durham County Public Schools was considering participating in a Farm-to-School initiative. We were each assigned a “role” in the discussion and had to argue our point. For example, some people were budget office representatives, food service reps from the school, county board commissioners, etc. So we had to all research our roles and come up with a stance. I was assigned the role of a school Principal who was against the initiative, which was hard, since I’m clearly very for it (although our arguments did bring up a lot of points as to why it would be hard to implement in some areas — mostly because of lack of storage space, funding, and food service staff training). I decided it would be fun to get dressed up for the role and wore my best Principal attire!
I actually had black pumps on, too, but forgot to put them back on for the photo. The roundtable discussion was pretty fun — I always like more creative classes like that. The other half of our class participated in one last week that was arguing either for or against implementing a soda tax. Those who weren’t actively in the roundtable watched and then were given an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the discussions, from the viewpoint of someone who lived in that county/city. Good times.
Anyway, I’m sorry I don’t have anything more exciting to share with you guys today! I had big plans to whip up a new healthy recipe last night, but given how I felt, that clearly didn’t happen. I’ve already decided to skip my first class (nutrition epidemiology) today… we’ll see about my other class (biochem). Maybe I’ll miraculously feel better? I have a TON of work to get done this week, yikes.
Hope your Tuesday is going better than mine!