Planets Align

This is pretty rad. (Found via LAist.) Might just be a good excuse to get up early again tomorrow.Today I got up early to go to a 7am meeting and present my friend with a (sugar-free) cake. It was my second time baking a cake, and both times I wasn’t patient enough to wait for the cake to cool adequately before applying the icing, and so it ended up looking pretty bad. But it’s the thought that counts, right?Monday I got up early to go do my tutoring at the middle school down the street from work. It’s really more like being a teacher’s aide/assistant, as I basically just observe the lessons and then help the kids who have questions. It’s fun, and definitely rewarding to see the look on the kids’ faces when they grasp a concept, or realize that they’re smarter than they might think they are. The kids will be doing tests the next couple of weeks, so I guess I’ll have a couple weeks off. I still need to email the teacher and see if/when I should come back next. I think when this school year is out, I might switch it up and sign up for a full-fledged volunteer tutoring program; someone recently told me about one that is geared toward kids staying in homeless shelters, which sounds like it would be pretty rewarding.As for an update on the goals I posted about last week, I’ve been doing pretty well. I haven’t gone for yogurt or ice cream all week. Thursday night I heated up some leftover spaghetti when I got home at 10pm, as I hadn’t had any dinner yet that night. I feel like this was an improvement over what I might would have done the week before, going through a drive-thru at the same hour, but still it’s best to shoot for not eating so late. This week I’m working on planning ahead so as to not end up in that kind of situation.

mangled cake
If I knew you were coming...

As far as desserts go, I ate baklava on Friday night and sampled on some sweets here and there at Unique LA. Aside from that, I’ve been kicking butt! You know, aside from some mangled sugar-free cake today :-p


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