Un-Frickin-Believable Day! Every single minute of this day has rocked my socks (and some of my best friends will be here in mere minutes!)!
I had plans of getting up for a run this morning but I’ve had a really hard time falling asleep this week and I ended up sleeping way in (the lack of exercise was the only un-awsome thing today). When I did finally get up it was time to do so I scurried out the door and ate another train breakfast.
Lara bars are just so good, Coconut Cream Pie is one of my favorite flavors.
I don’t know whether the universe decided to finally cut me a break or what but today was my best day all year. Every single class was quiet for 2 straight periods and 95% of my students read the entire story, answered every question, and volunteered to share out. If I had been grading today I would have legitimatly given almost every single student a 95-100%. I was seriously so happy all day. I have no idea what worked so well, my lesson was on folktales (we just finished a few weeks on fairy tales). We took notes on key elements, I did a short read aloud, and then the kids read a (longish!) folk tale on their own and analyzed it. I think part of what helped is that most people stop teaching in June so they were taken off gaurd by the fact that I am still full-force doing lessons.
For lunch I did another museli, this one was much more pleasing than the last.
Nonfat plain Fage, chopped nectarine, 1/4C oats.
I also added a dollop of Stonewall Kitchen Triple Berry Preserves. I had a bunch of kids in my room at lunch and they were very curious about what I was eating – museli is beyond strange to them!
I stayed after school a little bit to work with students and then headed to the train with some coworker friends. Somehow I ended up talking two of them into getting a drink with me even though we all had to hurry to other plans. We stopped at a place in the Slope and I got the best strawberry mojito I’ve ever tasted. I also ate some communal chips and salsa. Sorry for no photos – my camera stays home some school days.
I didn’t have much time to relax by the time I got home but I did send some e-mails and eat a few of these Chocorooms.
Then A and I freshened up and headed into the city. We’ve been planning this date for weeks and I was very excited. I love going to the Upper East Side, even the subways are fancy!
Our final destination?
Candle Cafe. An organic, vegan, spot that serves mostly local food. I don’t know how I managed to drag my husband here but he ended up loving it! A got the potato cauliflower soup as an appetizer.
I had a few bites and it was great. At this point they dimmed the lights and my pictures go steadily downhill. I was excited most about this:
I took a flash picture so you could catch the true oranginess.
Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie. Holey frick; sweet potato, vanilla help milk, cinnamon, and maple syrup. This was too delicious, I couldn’t stop raving about it.
For dinner I ordered the Indian Plate.
It was basically a sampler – potato cauliflower curry, black-eye pea marsala, yellow basmati rice, date raisin chutney, cabbage sald and parata bread.
It was fabulous! This was my first major foray into Indian and I am hooked (Brooklyn blogger gals, I am so excited for next week!). The bread was out of this world, my favorite thing was the curry. I left all of the rice untouched but I basically licked the rest of the plate clean 🙂
A and I were pretty stuffed at this point but we were on a roll so we got dessert. I ordered the cherry chocolate cheesecake.
I thought it was pretty good but A fell in loooove and made me switch after a few bites. I ended up with his chocolate mousse.
Which I actually liked better, love how that works out! All total I ate about 1/3 of each desserts. We brought the rest home for my friends who are coming in tonight.
Stuffed to the gills, but in a healthy feeling way, we headed back home. Now we are waiting for my girlfriends to get in, their flights were delayed so we decided a cab was a better idea than meeting them at the airport. I’m not sure what my blogging will look like over this weekend, but I will try to at least do a big recap. I am so excited!