Hola mis amigos! I took Spanish so long ago I can’t even remember whether that’s correct. Oh well! Thank you for all the congrats on and compliments about SnackFace! I was thrilled all day to see new commenters too! It led me to some great blogs. In fact, Tuesday overall was great.
It started with a sunshiney wake-up call at 8:20 a.m. I was eager to post and then head to the gym. To fuel I had half a naner with a smidge of Mighty Maple. The workout itself was glorious. I had sweat dripping off my nose while I ellipticalized and read the latest issue of Vogue. It’s the model issue, which–I know this is shocking– is my favorite issue each year. Some dreams never die, and I can’t help but read the articles about the models’ lives (and closets) longingly. I know this is dangerous territory, but I love the models! Doutzen and Giselle are my faves. How do you feel about high-fashion models?
After the sweatfest, I headed home, showered, dressed and made my first meal of the day. Not technically “breakfast” because it was noon. Needed me some stovetop oats and black coffee:
In the bowl: 1/3 C oats, 3/4 C water, 1/2 banana, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, few frozen bloobs, sprinkle of flax, the very last of my Mighty Maple. This jar lasted almost 5 months. That’s too long for a food blogger, isn’t it? I finished others in the meantime, though…like Dark Chocolate Dreams mmmm. Back to the oats:
Once I finished breakfast I make-upped and threw a load of laundry in the washer. It was painfully gorgeous outside, so I took my homework outside and worked on my porch in the sunshine for a couple hours. A tanfastic way to write.
I had to create four different leads for the barbershop story, which was a tad challenging. I loved that I could sit in the silence of the sun, just writing and thinking. That’s the beauty of writing. You can do it anywhere, anytime. I actually like to think about my leads when I’m on the elliptical, constantly rewording things in my head. You probably don’t care to know that, but I’m sharing anyway.
MamaJ and Popsicle were concerned about my lack of groceries, so MamaJ basically ordered me to get some foodz. Ay ay Cap’n! I didn’t have access to a car to make a big trip to Wal-Mart, but I went to The Farmacy for a few things. Most importantly, CEREAL and other grains:
What I purchased:
-Aladdin’s Large Whole Wheat pitas (super chewy and delicious)
-Puffed Kamut (Shelbs, I couldn’t go long without it!)
-Mother’s Peanut Butter Bumpers
-Bragg Liquid Aminos
-Light Coconut Milk
-Light Vanilla Soy Milk
-Oasis Hommus (I will be typing “hummus” though)
After I dropped my load and put it away, I realized I had to eat a little sunthin’ before meeting with my group for the Ibsen project. WARNING: This is going to get graphic. I had the best snack/ meal-lette of my life. Dramatic, much? Nah, this is worth the hype:
Somehow I had some leftover sweet potato half moons hanging out in my fridge that needed to be consumed. I’m so thankful. I know I try to peer pressure ya’ll into buying and trying different things, but seriously, do the damn thang:
-Toast a piece of whole wheat toast until golden brown
-Heat pre-made sweet potato cheetahs in micro for 15 seconds
-Layer Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese on Toast
-Lovingly place the sweet pots atop the toast
-Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with maple syrup
-Sit by a window in the sunshine and do nothing but eat and enjoy:
I think I’m just going to stare at that pic for just. a second. longer. Mmm.
Euphoria ended when I realized I needed to jet to CVS and the library. On my way uptown I stopped by the barbershop to visit my main man, Alan. He surprised the hell outta me with something I’ll share after dinner. His generosity and kindness made my heart swell.
I met with my group for an hour, picked up a prescription from CVS and was picked up by my roomie and her boyfriend in the middle of the street. They spotted me and saved me from walking on this enormous blister I have on the bottom of my left foot. Evil flip-flops.
MamaJ called and I chatted with her while folding and putting away my laundry. She shared some news about her mom’s health that rattled me, but MamaJ reminded me that Nanny (her mom, my grandma) is 83 and happy as a pig in muck, and her recent diagnosis is nothing to be upset about. Still, Alzheimer’s is nothing I take lightly. By the time I got off the phone, though, MamaJ reassured me that everything will be fine.
I was borderline hangry at this point and got to work on dinner. Oh how I’ve been wanting a salad! I had a huge pile of lettuce with carrots, onion, almond slivers and Bragg’s, and a pita-broccoli-Boca bowl:
Le salad with carrots de neon:
Pita-broccoli-Boca bowl: just broccoli with pasta sauce and a Bruschetta Boca burger thrown in, poured into a pita-lined bowl. So good:
Amazingly, I was still hungry after this and had the other half of the pita with hummus. Then I turned to the incredible gift the barber, Alan, gave to me this afternoon:
We had talked about baking and our favorite things to bake, and Alan had mentioned baking cookies for the barbershop crew and me. First off, I didn’t think he was serious. Secondly, if he did bake, I most certainly was not expecting a whole plate of cookies!
These are the best cookies I’ve ever had. I am a HUGE sucker for anything homemade and baked, and Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chip are my absolute favorites. These are soft, chewy, sweet, buttery, amazing. I don’t even know how many I had– I was just in heaven. I still can’t get over Alan’s kindness! We set up a “date” for Thursday afternoon again 😉
I returned to my homework after dinner. The boob tube was on in the background, of course. An hour or two later I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to break into my new cereal! Hello, Peanut Butter Bumpers. Does anyone else think that name is hilarious? Wanna bump? Bahaha, yes, as a matter of fact I do:
I’d say these are almost as good as Peanut Butter Puffins. Mind you, it’s been, like, 8 months since I’ve had Puffins. The Bumpers may be a bit cornier, and less peanut-buttery, but it’s still there and it’s still a Tasti D Lite.
After SnackFacing I washed the dishes, my face and changed into my jammies. I settled into the couch for a nail-painting session and Housewives, both from New York and New Jersey. Talk about tanfastic.
Wednesday is a duplicate of Monday’s schedule: class 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. (project presentation), 3-5, 5-7 and practice 8:30-10. Funfunfun! Have a Happy Humpday! Or Bumpday! Same thing.
Ciao for now,
P.S. To answer Qs about Garam Masala… It is an Indian spice blend that is fabulous. I’ve added it to just about everything and have yet to find something it’s nasty with. In the blend:
I found mine at Whole Foods and unintentially bought a really expensive jar. I was having a blonde moment and looked at the wrong price tag before buying it. Ya know what, though? This will last a long time, as the spices are rich, and it’s been worth it.
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