Howdy, Hola, Hello! What a day it has been! Before I describe the extreme awesomeness of today (get ready!), I’m going to discuss the not-so-awesomeness of yesterday.
I did nothingyesterday. Zip, nada, zilch. By 8 A managed to drag me out for a walk and an impromptu dinner but daylight hours were a wash. From 9am-7pm I did no work, and worse had no fun. For some reason I woke up with a headache and a bad mood that I couldn’t shake. It was a beautiful day and A was dying to go outside all day and I just couldn’t make myself move. I don’t mind procrastinating or not doing work (if you are a regular reader this is obvious!), but procrastinating and not having fun? Not cool. I didn’t even watch tv, and I would have loved to watch to tv. I thought I was doing ok with school, and I am, and I’m doing ten bazillion times better than last year, but days like yesterday really make me think about how these two years of teaching have affected who I am. I don’t know what I will end up doing next year (I don’t even know what state I’ll be living in until A hears back from grad programs), but I do know that I can’t go back to my school. Does anyone else ever experience days like this?
On a happier, healthier note, today was fantabulous. We had gorgeous spring weather and A and I took advantage by taking the mother of all walks through our ‘hood. I love love love walks and we actually went so long today my feet started to hurt! I’ll go back to the beginning and walk you through, hehe.
When we woke up we decided that there was no sense in even trying to work with the first day of 70+ weather outside our window. We started by walking to the farmers’ market to look around. We planned on eating breakfast at the market so we bought a goat cheese, basil, cranberry loaf thing.
We split most of this but did throw away most of the toppingless edges. So good.
From the farmers’ market we walked 20+ blocks to the movie theatre. We thoroughly enjoyed the spring flowers along the way.
After buying our tickets we actually did some more walking before the movie started. Park Slopers have you explored the area around the park (13th-19thish)? Very neat. We saw “17 Again” and thought it was pretty great. A is much more into chick flicks than I am and he loved it! I mostly loved the serving of Soda Pop Jelly Bellys I packed.
From the movie we decided to go down the 7th Ave and then go home. But then! We are nerds, so when we spotted these chalked lines on the sidewalk we had to follow them.
After a long long long treck we came to this:
Lame. Since our fruitless treasure hunt lead us to 5th Ave we decided to walk around there. There are some wonderful looking places we hadn’t seen before, particularly a beer emporium we will be visiting soon! After more walking A and I convinced ourselves it was necessary to go back to the Mexican place we went to dinner at yesterday for a late lunch. Worth it!
2) They give you free chips with amazing salsa.
I didn’t eat many chips today, because my oh so healthy lunch choice was Chicken Nachos.
YUM! I demolished this. The flavors were amazing, but that didn’t stop me from adding plenty of chalulu.
Hands on our bellies, A and I were very happy when we got home.
I would like to say that I was full, but I totally made a sundae an hour later!
This was a 1/2C So Delicious chocolate (coconut milk) ice-cream topped with 2t melted pb and 1t unsweetened shredded coconut.
I got in my missing tv time from yesterday while I ate my sundae, House rocks my socks.
Dinner tonight came in the mail yesterday, Buitoni Wild Mushroom Agnolotti ravioli.
First we had salads.
This was a romaine base topped with lemon poppysead dressing, blue cheese crumbles, and dried raspberries. The berries are from Nuts Online that my parents gave me in my Easter basket.
For the pasta we completely ignored the directions to boil and sauteed them in 1T Smart Balance instead.
So good! I ended up basically eating my serving with my fingers (and enjoying them greatly).
For antioxidants we broke our a bottle of our favorite wine.
A poured me a small glass to enjoy with our dinner.
And now we are cuddling and watching our Netflix (Hot Shots Part Deux). I (per usual) squandered all of my work time so I have a busy busy day tomorrow before we head back to school. I wouldn’t have done things any differently!
When do you ignore directions?