Sigh… I’ve mentioned that I’m an engineer, and as some of you know, my current assignment is more business-related and I’m doing a lot of economic modeling. Lately, I’ve gotten a lot of last minute requests for presentations or slides for management. It’s a great feeling to know you’re adding value, but is stressful because every time I send out a slide that I want to be perfect. And it’s inevitable that there will be errors somewhere in my model/slides. My heart drops when I later find errors, like I did today. I made a mistake in some slides, and I’ve been beating myself up for it and reworking it today. Makes for a not-so-fun Saturday. David says not to be so hard on myself, but it’s really tough not to. I’m glad I have him around to calm me down sometimes. Plus, I plan to look back on this in a few weeks, and hopefully realize it wasn’t that big of a deal.
Last night was a fun cooking & a movie double date with Boudreaux and Mandy. This time it was Mandy’s idea to made Black Bean Burgers with Pineapple Guacamole (which also included jicama & cilantro, mmm), and it was very good. I would have never thought to add pineapple to guacamole, but it was a hit. It’s in the Clean Food cookbook, which I fully admit I have an obsession with. Tonight I’m thinking of cooking her shish-kebabs, maybe with some chicken from Revival Market.
Yes, it morphed into a pretty standard Grain-Green-Bean meal for us – I put some arugula & millet under the burger to make it a complete meal. Then we finished it with a blueberry tart I’d made the day before. I had the leftovers today for lunch, and David made his own arugula-topped burger for lunch, which was pretty adorable for a guy that doesn’t cook:
He loves arugula and was even disappointed when the store-bought arugula didn’t taste as fresh and peppery as our CSA arugula.
We saw Bridesmaids last night which was a pretty good laugh; I’d say a female version of the Hangover. After staying out to watch the movie, we opted to sleep in just a tad (6:30 AM) then go running in the Rice University area. We did 6 miles in a little over an hour, which included quite a bit of walking because of the heat. Now I’m off to do some shopping/errands while David is kiting. PS – for any of you bloggers out there, this was my first time using Live Writer, it’s great! Much faster picture uploading, etc.