Good morning and happy humpday! Thank you for all of the well-wishes yesterday… I’m feeling a lot better. I really don’t know what happened, but I started feeling strange at work on Monday night and yesterday I was so dizzy that I couldn’t even read on the subway. When I got to work, my boss said I looked “piqued” and sent me home after twenty minutes. Rest must have been just what I needed, because after conking out for four hours I woke up feeling refreshed and well. I have a feeling it was my body’s way of rebelling against the stress I’ve been feeling lately, so I’ll have to find a way to harness it or make some big changes. Hopefully it will be the latter 🙂
Yesterday I wanted a hot, comforting bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I overslept, but luckily had enough time for a nice (if hurried) meal.
- 1/2 cup oats (cooked in water)
- 1/2 banana
- warmed frozen blueberries
- 1 T freshly ground organic peanut butter
The morning was spent going to and from Manhattan and napping. You’d think I wouldn’t have an appetite when I wasn’t feeling so great, but… I’m always a hungry girl! I made a sandwich with a TJ’s Marsala burger, hummus, asiago cheese, mustard, and spinach on Ezekiel. We’re running very low on ingredients, but I’m trying to hold out as long as possible to do a big grocery shop and just buy produce on an as-needed basis.
After I ate, I promptly went back to sleep. I felt better when I woke up, and had a snack: apples dipped in Honey Oikos.
I’d never had flavored Oikos before, and I loved this one! I was expecting the honey to be blended into the yogurt, but it was a little bit separated and the result was heavenly. I’m out of coupons, but I think I’m going to have to pick some up anyway.
Ari’s getting ready to go on tour again, so we decided to have a date night. Unfortunately I left my camera in a different purse (I always forget something when I’m shuffling from bag-to-bag!), and the pictures on Ari’s phone didn’t really turn out. Oh well.
We went to Linn for dinner, where we were promptly served an amuse boûche of seaweed and salmon skin. Ari didn’t want his, so I happily ate both! I also ordered a cup of hot tea, because I didn’t want to fall asleep at the movie we were going to see.
I started with a bowl of miso soup to ward off any lingering sickness…
I also ordered the tuna salad: tuna sashimi served over mixed greens with peanuts and apricots…
… and a cucumber roll, which was served on the same plate as Ari’s parsley and squash rolls. I had one of each of his, too… the squash one was pretty good! Very sweet.
We stopped at Coldstone on the way to the movies. I don’t know why I got ice cream because I wasn’t very hungry and I’m pretty sick of ice cream, but oh well. This was a small cup of sinless sweet cream with peanut butter and chocolate chips.
As the title suggests, we went to see Julie & Julia. It’s strange it’s taken us so long to see it… Ari said he wanted to “watch [me] watch it” because he knew how happy I would be during the film. He was right! I absolutely loved it. I’m in the middle of reading My Life In France right now (which I have a First Edition copy of… muahahaha), and while I didn’t want the movie to spoil the book for me, I thought it was absolutely necessary to see it on the big screen. It’s gotten a lot of criticism in terms of the “Julie” part of the story, and my grandmother thought Meryl Streep “overdid” Julia’s idiosyncrasies a bit. However, the whole time I was watching the film I wanted to 1) be back in France, and 2) cook 524 recipes in 365 days. The fact that Julie was a food blogger also made me very happy.
After the film, we met up with Ari’s sister for a glass of wine. When we came home, we ate an entire bag of baby carrots in bed and watched In Treatment. Oof.
I’m planning on going to a 60-minute Vinyasa Flow class at noon, and then will be spending my evening working in the restaurant. What are you up to today? Enjoy it!