I don’t know about you, but a long weekend sounds like a perfect pancake weekend! I’ve got a batch of mocha protein pancakes for you to whip up for your weekend brunch. They are low carb, grain free, egg free, vegan and clean to help you keep on track during your weekend.
Here is the latest odd conversation I have had lately. (Seems to happen a lot huh? haha)
I walk into the pre-operative area early in the morning to check on my patient before the time-out. (Short chat with the patient and everyone who will be in the operating room to re-confirm procedure, side, patient etc.) My upper level is sitting there close to the room and this is how our first words of the day played out.
Him: “You look sad today.”
Me: “Oh? Well maybe I am.”
Him: “I had a strange dream last night.” with a pointed look at me.
Me: Slightly alarmed since my intuitive nature sensed that it might have something to do with me gave him a one eyebrow’ed raised “Oh did you? What was it about?”
Him: “You died. You just..”
Me: Now for sure alarmed, “Wait, what? I died in your dream?!” Why was I in his dream and worse yet, why in the world did I die?
Him: “…of metastatic melanoma. You were here on this rotation in this hospital and then you just died. I think you had it and just didn’t tell anyone about it and then..you just one day died.” While shaking his head in concern.
Me: “Well gosh maybe this is why I look sad today! Because I’m just going to up and die.” Lol
That was the end of the conversation because it was time-out time. But, it had me perturbed all day. I don’t know about you, but I find dreams to be fascinating. Fact is, I’ve had several that have turned out to have actually happened. (Scary…eerie…I know) and perhaps this is why I’m that wary of it. Especially in the light of recent events, the fact that I just wrote a post recently about melanoma, the fact that I’ve had a family member die of melanoma and the fact that when I was last in the ICU I took care of a guy younger than I was who was soon going to die of metastatic melanoma really just rattled me a bit.
Honestly, I’m hoping that it’s just because we make such a great team (well at least I think so) and he’s subconsciously sad that I’m leaving for my next rotation hehe 😉
Speaking of leaving, I’m heading out on vacation in a few days so I’ll be MIA for a bit. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to you right after, but I start back on a rough rotation and a brutal call schedule. I’m desperately hoping I’ll have time, but it’s been really hard to keep up lately, but I’ll try my best! As long as I make it back from vacation and don’t end up meeting my fate haha. Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to pack my sunscreen 😉
What do you guys think about dreams?
Have you ever had a dream turn into reality?
Mocha Protein Pancakes
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/4 t almond extract
- 1/2 t instant coffee
- dash cinnamon
- 1 T flaxseed, ground
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/4-1/2 c coffee (depending on how absorbent your protein powder is)
Grease and preheat your pan (you want it to sizzle when you toss a bit of water on it)
Mix all of your dry ingredients together in a bowl (I use a measuring cup)
Add your liquid slowly while stirring until pancake consistency (you want it to be a bit runny)
Spoon out your pancakes into what ever size/shape you would prefer
Cook until you see bubbles and flip.
Continue until all the mix is used
Eat and enjoy!
The amount of pancakes you get will depend on the size. I prefer to make silver dollar size so that I can eat A LOT of pancakes 🙂
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