Failed Run + Hanging Worms

The Working World Travel

I’m on spring break yall! Not that it means that much when you work part time, but still, it’s nice to have next week off and no babysitting because the family is traveling. Matt still has classes and it’s not like we’re rolling n dough, so we’re not vacationing or anything. But, we are going to Charlottesville to drink wine and hang out with Kath and Kanz! But first, a lovely Thursday night dinner on a beautiful spring night. I had sweet potatoes on my mind this afternoon and simply had to have them for dinner. Roasted pillows over rice and black beans with shredded fontina, jalapenos, and tequila lime salsa. Dinner bowls are the best!

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I was super productive at work today. Working a third day this week helped tremendously. Now if they’d only hire me for that third day, I could get sooo much accomplished. I still can’t believe I haven’t even been working for 3 months and I’ve nearly completed ten evaluations. Crazy! Last year I did 13 in an entire year and I was full time. I guess the point is that I was quite tired after work (what’s new). But the weather was so nice that I knew I wanted to exercise outside. So I went for a run on the Washington Duke trail. And it lasted 12 minutes. So sad. Greek yogurt is my absolute favorite afternoon snack because it’s fun to eat and keeps me full, but it’s not good right before bouncing your stomach up and down. Oh well, the hills were too hard anyway. I ended up walking the 3 mile loop and just enjoyed the ride.

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Speaking of being outside, hanging worms are everywhere! Matt commented last night that he had three people pick them off him on his walk from school to the parking lot. He was quite upset, saying that people always “flick them” instead of gently removing them and putting them back in nature. It seems the worms heard that Matt was standing up for them, because I found this one on his pillow just now.

I’m off to bed so I’ll be rested for vineyards tomorrow. Have a fantastic weekend!

  • Michelle
    March 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

    How funny that you call them “hanging worms”! I’ve never heard that before. Where I live they are caterpillars. In the town I grew up in, they would do the same thing as where you are: hang from trees, fall on everyone, get crunched up on the sidewalks, yuck! Luckily it doesn’t last forever.

  • Katie Norwood
    March 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Don’t worry about the “failed run”… it was hot and itchy and those worms are seriously gross! That trail is hard – walking it is hard enough! Enjoy Charlottesville… I love the vinyards there!

  • Life's a Bowl
    March 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    This teacher has one thing on her mind… spring break! 2 more hours and then I’ll be free for a week 😀 Enjoy the vineyards!

    P.S. I ran yesterday for the first time in months and it was all hills and I’m regretting it this morning- just think of that Greek yogurt as saving you from the same experience 😛

  • Mom
    March 30, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, those must be Durham hanging worms/caterpillars. Don’t have them all over our clothes up in Hillsborough right now. See, there is something redeeming about your home town!

  • Mildly Entertained
    March 31, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    The potatoes look to die for! i love when they are blackened a little. Even worse than Greek yogurt before a run is peanut butter! So heavy.

  • Marlow
    April 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

    The first time my husband and I went to the WaDuke Trail we were flabbergasted by the hills! I swear one of them is a straight 80 degree incline! We ran what we could and huffed and puffed up the hills. We were WORN out by the end!

    • Laura
      April 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Glad someone else agrees that it’s hard!!

  • Charise
    April 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    That worm is giving me the creepy crawlies just looking at the picutres! I can’t imagine them just regularly hanging off me!