Not an Old Maid

July to December I’m an older woman to A but now he’s finally caught up to me at 23, happy birthday honey!  It wasn’t much of a festive day, it’s been pouring rain, but he’s a good sport.  Husband’s dessert request was a smores pie, both of our favorite, but we won’t have to for baking until the weekend.

I had to hurry to school this morning to do some grading (the school mandated these test prep workbooks that I can’t carry home) so I snacked on a Yogurt Honey Peanut Balance Bar on the train.


Yum!  I usually don’t like “protein bars” but this was delish.  Flavor and texture were spot on; I will definitely try some of the other Balance varieties if I see them.  While I ate/rode I also finished my book, and I have to give a shout out, it was fabulous.  The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Greene, by Joshua Braff – read it!  Brother to Zach Braff (my favorite actor/director), Joshua’s writing skills are on par with his brother’s acting talent; this is one hellva liberal arts family!  It was funny, funny, funny, but still touching and I highly recommend it.

For lunch I packed a lemon Columbo yogurt with two small clementines,


and a Kashi Pumpkin Spice Bar with some TJ’s dried mangosteen.


I’m so glad clementines are back in season – I had them for the first time last winter and I fell in love!

I also stuck one of these acai Emergen-C packs in a bottle of water during class.  I’ve decided to take a total offensive towards winter colds, I bought a box of these and plan on having two a day.


It was a better day at school; the kids are still going crazy, but I’m making a point of focusing on the many sweet moments I get to have amongst the bitter ones.  I had a ton of work to do when I got home though.  I am buying all of my students a book for Christmas (probably New Years because I don’t think they’ll get here) so I spent forever on the Scholastic web site.  Between books my mommy mailed me and using points, I only spent $157 – not bad at all!  I also have a bookmark to stick in each book.

I was ravneous during my biblio-spree so I ate a spoonful of natural peanut butter.


A choose Miracle Grill, his favorite restaurant in our neighborhood, for dinner.  I’ll apologize in advance for the blurry pics, it was looow-lighting.  I ordered from the Pre-Fixe menu so I had three courses.  Some raw veggie spring rolls for an appetizer.


These were yummy.  They are raw raw, so they are the yummy spring roll ingredients without the typical fry-age.  Plus they sprinkle them with cayenne so they have a Kick!

And the smokey chicken chili for dinner.


This was delish but ginormous!  I literally barely made a dent in it, I have 3/4 leftover to eat for lunch this weekend.  I did not eat the chips on the side, they seemed a little odd to me; if I wanted nachos I would have ordered them.

For dessert I got the toasted coconut flan.


A wasn’t a huge fan, but I was, so I ate most of this myself.  I love flan.  When we go to Miami over break we are going to visit a Cuban restaurant from college that has the best flan I’ve ever had!

Speaking of exciting things – we are going to see The Nutcracker Ballet tomorrow evening!  For my birthday my aunt gave me $ to see a show and I’m finally getting to go.  I danced as a kid, and always wished I could have kept going (not a lot of ballet in the islands) so I really enjoy any sort of dance presentation.  I’m so excited!!!


4 Responses to Not an Old Maid

  1. carolinebee says:

    ballet!? SO fun, that will be great…I love those balance bars they taste like candy! AND omg aren’t u so stoked Scrubs is coming back!?? Not that u have time to watch, but anyway, i’ll have to pick up that book.

  2. Sharon says:

    Wow, have a great time tomorrow at the Nutcracker Ballet. I love watching Ballet!

  3. VeggieGirl says:

    Aww, happy birthday to your husband!! 🙂

    I LOVE THE NUTCRACKER!!! Have a wonderful time!!

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    Thanks again!
    Miracle Grill

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