I hoover relevant information. Always have. Maybe not relative to others, but if it could or does make a difference to me, in it goes.
When i was a student, my brah Chris taught me a valuable lesson. On returning home from the pub one night, instead of picking up a poke of chips, or a 'bab, he made us a fantastic bitter green leaf, bacon and tomato salad, with bread and a red wine vinegar/dijon mustard dressing. You need to look after yourself. It may take an extra 5 or 10 minutes, but if you need food put some decent fuel in - you will reap the rewards!
Take this evo for example. Up at the hospital until 9. Bathed the grommet, got her dry skin olive-oiled and wrapped her up in a sleep suit, then got a few bits and bobs sorted out for trina and headed home. Aware she will have a busy night, whereas i'm heading home to a quiet time. It would be easy to just eat some crap, or pick up a pizza, and click on the interweb or watch a movie. But sometimes you need to make the effort to cook proper, wholesome food for yourself - even if it is *just* you alone.
So it was, i rubbed some chicken thigh fillets in salt & pepper and olive oil. Got them to room temp. Meanwhile, mixed a pot of corn and baked beans and popped them in the microwave. While they vibrated themselves hot, i fried up some red pepper and green onions. In a bowl i whisked up some molasses, chipotle, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard and horseraddish and a dash of olive oil. Combined all the latter and chopped up some romaine leaves. When the thighs were golden on the griddle, i let them sit and dug out some commercial bbq sauce. Sit down: pop beer and eat. Awesome. Spoiling yourself and fuelling yourself at the same time works wonders for the soul.