Good evening! How are you all this beautiful Friday evening? I for one could not be happier about being in bed and under the covers at 11:30 on a Friday night, away from the blustery cold and a long day. I’m a little too comfortable… I’ll be very proud of myself if I make it through this whole post without nodding off!
We ended up making rich mugs of hot chocolate last night before we went to sleep (I’m not sure there’s a more perfect nightcap on the market) using Jacques Torres’ hot chocolate.
Ari was in charge of the preparation….
He did a pretty good job.
The chocolate was very thick and filling, almost like a pudding. I topped mine with marshmallows and cinnamon.
It knocked me right out, and I fell asleep almost immediately. Although I’ve been getting less rest than usual this past week, I bounded out of bed as soon as my alarm went off. Must be the pre-work jitters!
I made another rich breakfast, hoping it would hold me well into the morning: 5 grain cereal with ground flax, cinnamon, 1 small banana, warmed frozen berries, almond butter and agave.
I got to the office right on time, ready to start Day 2 of training. Did I mention I have my own office? :-D Around 11:30 my stomach was growling pretty loudly, so I dug around in my purse for a snack. Unfortunately I was a little distracted last night and didn’t have time to pack a lunch or snacks, but luckily I found a Date Heart Thrive hidden away!
We broke for lunch around 1:30 and I dashed out to grab a salad. Hopefully I’ll be able to plan better in the future… I can’t spend $11 every day for a mediocre meal! I had a mixed green salad with marinated mushrooms, tofu, avocado, asparagus, and chili lime vinaigrette. It was pretty blah.
I needed a little pick-me-up, so I visited the fancy coffee machine in the communal pantry.
We’re running low, but there are so many flavors to choose from! Each cup is brewed “to order”, with the push of a button. Pretty cool, hmm?
I spent the rest of the day trying to learn as much as possible from my trainer… I’m on my own starting Monday!
After work, I met my Little Redheaded Friend for dinner. We went to Friend House 2 (I was very sad to discover that the original Friendhouse, one block over, had closed within the last month😦 ) for Japanese.
We started with miso soup:
For my entrée, I strayed from my usual order (sashimi) and ordered a roll combination instead. I must have been craving carbs! By the time I finished my Sweet Potato, California, and Spicy Tuna rolls, I was thoroughly stuffed.
Kalle and I sat and chatted for a little while and let our tums settle before making our way to Whole Foods for dessert. We’d originally wanted to go to a proper coffee or dessert shop, but it was so cold and windy out that we just decided to take refuge in the supermarket. I got a “Caramelita bar”, which tastes like a cross between a Hello Dolly/Magic/7 Layer bar and Pecan Pie.
This was as big as it looks, and then some. I’d broken it in half and had fully planned on saving the rest for later, but we were in the store for almost an hour and I ended up nibbling the whole thing. It was a little too rich for me, but it was still very tasty.
Well, I made it through the post without falling asleep! I’m watching A Christmas Tale while I wait for Ari to get home, but it’s a pretty long movie my chances of finishing it are slim. What are your favorite holiday movies?
Have a great weekend!