Friday, July 8, 2011

Doin' my happy dance!!

Today's news comes as a very stark contrast to yesterday's news. Anyone who has talked to me on the phone since about 3:00 this afternoon has gotten to experience my very loud, very excited voice. It goes something like this, "I got the job!!! This is so exciting!!!" What job? An AmeriCorps position working with YMCA Earth Service Corps ( that I am so excited about I just can't sit still! I'll be working out of the Bellevue Family Y, and responsible for doing youth work with students from 6 different middle and high schools. Basic duties include supporting the clubs at each of those schools, planning service projects, the annual environmental symposium, environmental education retreats, and leadership training. I called my mom 5 times today, shouting in her ear numerous times "I'm so excited!" Aaaand the job doesn't start until September 16, so I have plenty of time to finish out my summer in San Diego!

I'd also like to share with you my favorite drink right now! It took me months to give in and join, but I am now a huge follower of the Green Monster Movement! I was skeptical at first, not believing in the ability of a blender to disguise spinach in a tasty drink, but I've definitely hopped on the bandwagon now! I've been so busy with work that I've pretty much neglected cooking, and I've hardly been eating any veggies. So adding this simple smoothie to my daily routine gives me a good boost of green.

It's super simple! Put 1 cup of milk, a couple of handfuls of spinach, 1/2 of a frozen banana, 1 tablespoon flax meal, and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter into your blender. Blend! Once you have a beautiful green liquid add 2-3 ice cubes (or more!) and blend until they're incorporated.

I drink these things like they're going out of style! I don't taste the spinach, only peanut butter and banana. :)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on being selected for an Americorp position!!! That absolutely fantastic!!! Must have been the letter of recommendation I wrote for you that cinched it. :) Kidding. I'm so happy for you. The timing of this new job with your zoo job couldn't be better. I love your latest pictures. Nice job with your new zoom lens.