AMAZING. This is the word I can’t stop saying. The weather? Amazing. The day? Amazing. You? Amazing. I get in word ruts all the time, and that is the word of the week. Or month, maybe. But it so perfectly describes springy days like today.
It started leisurely at 7am with coffee and oats:
In the bowl: 1/3 C oats, 1 C water, 1/2 sliced naner, cinnamon, 1 packet PureVia and a spoon of Dark Chocolate Dreams. I am loving the PureVia because it isn’t overly, shockingly sweet like NuNaturals packets can be. Then again, I could use less NuNaturals per food, thus a NuNaturals supply lasts longer.
Afterward, I put my face on, got dressed and dilly dallied to my last Creative Non-Fiction Writing session. Boohoo! It started with a bang! Two classmates got into a vocal brawl about respect, disrespect, you don’t effing know me, stay the eff on your side and pipe the eff down. That woke me up better than any mug of coffee has.
We got out of class early, so my companions and I took advantage of the brilliant weather and chatted outside:
What I love about that picture are the sad twigs and fall leaves. Green will come soon!
A half-hour of nonsense later, I left the crew and went to my last Magazine Editing class. Watched presentations for two hours and almost peed my pants. The only highlights.
Then, warm weather-induced spontaneity led me to hang out on College Green for a bit with Banana. We both talked about how the Athens population triples in warm weather:
Something I also don’t tend to do is go out for lunch. But on a beautiful blessing of a day, how could I not meet these pretty faces en il pomeriggio:
We caught up on one another’s lives, and while they ate yum sandwiches, I got my green on:
The restaurant didn’t have Greek dressing, and they gave me raspberry vinaigrette randomly. It actually kinda worked.
Not wanting lunch to end, Muffin, Banana and I went for an amazing walk:
It took a half-hour of convincing myself in and out of going to my 3 to 5 class, but I finally caved and was a good girl. I’ll just say this: Capturing the Friedmans = HAUNTING documentary.
Class closed and instead of meeting up with the girls for a brew in the sunshine, we all tended to our work obligations. My main concern was feeding this raging appetite. As soon as I got home, the dinner courses started.
In the bowl: black beans, edamame, corn, hot sauce and nooch. Very delicious, not very filling.
Post cereal snackage, I had an orange. Still not satisfied, I knew I’d eat my kitchen if I didn’t go buy what I really wanted. You gotta roll with the hunger, ya dig? Went to Kroger for five minutes and returned with this glory:
Three-fourths a bag of Newman’s Spelt pretzels with a quarter of Supremely Spicy Sabra was all it took to finally make my stomach content. Also, please excuse the wall of my house in this picture. It’s 100+ years old– it’s allowed to crack.
Today made me crave spring more than anything else, though. I loved the smiling faces, the char of grills wafting toward me as I walked home, the bridge of my nose beading with sweat under my sunglasses, the blissful spontaneity and my musty, sockless feet in canvas shoes. Oh the joys of warm weather!
Now I must tend to my homework— another viewing of Donnie Darko!
Ciao for now,
QUESTIONS: Do you get in word ruts? What have you been saying lately? AND Are you significantly happier in gorgeous weather?
As I said, my main word right now is amazing. Amazing/amaze, adorable, exquisite, lovely. Mostly amazing, though. And I’m INSANELY happy in warm, sunny weather. (Hmmm West Coast…for moi?)
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