Today was dark and cold and rainy and windy, but I didn’t really mind because I had pumpkin pancakes for breakfast
and I got to go to a fun lunch lecture on creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth! The speaker was very powerful and her talk focused on ways for straight practitioners to provide nonjudgemental support to LGBTQ youth. I know I definitely need to do a better job of using neutral language because it’s so easy to assume students are heterosexual when inquiring about romantic relationships.
Despite the weather, I made it to CVS for a flu shot! I could barely feel the needle, but my arm is starting to get quite sore. The pharmacist told me people are reporting extra sorness this year, possibly because the H1N1 and seasonal shot have been combined into one.
I also spent some time on the expresso bike after work. I actually find it easier to make it to the gym on gross days because I know it will be warm and dry inside.
After getting cozy in a sweatshirt, I made dinner for one. Leftover pulled chicken on a sandwich and a cranberry, pecan, apple, and blue cheese salad.