Good morning! How are you today? It’s a blustery day so far here in the city, and I’m happy to say that the air conditioner is no longer running on its automatic circuit. It seems like most of us have mixed feelings about birthdays, but… I think I’ve decided to be less of a grinch and just enjoy seeing my friends and family, as usual. Why not celebrate when you can?
Yesterday was another Fall-inspired breakfast: oats cooked with water and almond milk, topped with a small apple, pumpkin pie mix, and a scoop of peanut butter.
At work, fearing a grumbly tummy (I work in the same room as my boss) I took a water break and ate a Trek Mix bar in the reception area.
My mom and I were able to meet for lunch today, and dined at Baoguette, a chain of Vietnamese sandwich and noodle shops.
I ordered the Bu’n Fish, which was baked in spices and plopped on top a HUGE portion of noodles and pickled vegetables. I ate so much, but still had at least a pound of leftovers to take home!
I went home, made some tea (which I promptly spilled all over myself and the floor), snacked on some chunks, and fell asleep.
I woke up just in time to shower before having to leave to meet my parents. We were going to a play with at 7:00 curtain and weren’t going to eat dinner until it was over, so I made myself a Greek yogurt/ warmed Mangolicious blend/applesauce snack.
The play, called Is Life Worth Living?, was a revival of an Irish play from the 1930s. We all really enjoyed it! The perfect way to kick of birthday season. Ahem.
After the play, we went to John’s Pizzeria for a late dinner. This was a hotspot when I was in elementary and middle school… almost everyone had birthday parties here. I don’t think I’d been for 10 years!
We ordered a spinach salad with apples, blue cheese, walnuts, onions and olives to share:
We also split a large Margherita pizza with basil and onion.
I had two slices.
I haven’t ordered pizza in so long, and it felt so good. It was a really, really nice evening. When I got home, I finished off the last of the coconut milk ice cream and topped it with frozen cherries and homemade almond milk. I love eating straight from the carton… it feels so naughty!
I also dug into some snail mail from a certain buddy who must know I’m obsessed with pugs…
… a special note from Miss Gliding Calm!
This girl sure knows how to brighten a day 🙂
Well, I’m off to go get my license renewed. Don’t you just love the DMV? A certain someone might be coming home today, too… I’ll give you one good guess.
Have a great day!