Have you ever had an off-day? That’s kind of a silly question. Of course—haven’t we all had off-days here and there? Well, today, it was my turn.
For starters, I woke up g-r-u-m-p-y with a capital “G.” No reason, other then I just felt as if the entire world was out to get me. In fact, I was so cranky that I even got mad about the fact that I forgot to add cinnamon and nutmeg to my breakfast cookie. Silly, I know, but bare with me here. 😉
I was so grumpy that I knew it was a good thing my parents were spending the day away at the mall. If I’m going to be cranky, it’s better if nobody has to deal with my mood. 😉
I decided that if there was any chance I was going to clear up the morning funk, a run was my best shot. I smeared a bit of almond butter on a toast, and dressed up for a brisk, winter trot.
Speaking of winter running, did you know that running in wool socks can actually be quite comfy and warm? 😀 I was hesitant to try it, because I was afraid my sneakers would become too tight. But after a few runs of having the wind go right through the ventilators, I decided to throw them on top of my running socks, and not care if I was a fashion faux pas. 😉 I did have to loosen my sneaks a little, but this is just another step towards becoming fully comfortable and prepared for winter runs. 😀
Well, the 5-mile run did the trick for the grumpiness. I came back, realizing how silly I was to take such a gorgeous day for granted. I came to the conclusion that it was much too nice of a day to be a grump. And that was that!
This chickpea garden salad was thrown together in between blow-drying my hair. I have a funny feeling that the black olive, avocado and cilantro mix is just never going to get old. Neither are whole wheat annie bunnies. 😉
+ an orange
I found two fun reads at the bookstore today—The Road and Mindless Eating. Can’t wait to dig in to this goodness! 😀
+ listening to Josh Goban Christmas music
+ a Starbucks soy misto with cinnamon
= bliss 😀
When I came home, I grabbed a handful of almonds and got supper on the stove.
Thank goodness for frozen leftovers sometimes, you know? 😀 These lentil tacos were conveniently frozen for a weeknight meal, and I threw them in a pot to reheat them. Then I sprinkled the wrap with some chopped cilantro and served with some raw veggie sticks on the side.
Something about a wrap—it’s so satisfying! 😀
When my parents arrived home, we had a bit of a wine sampling. I don’t know much about types of wines or what to look for, but I do know my own individual taste preferences. 😉 I really liked the Pinot Noir. It was subtly sweet and fruity…mmm…
I also took a sip of the merlot, but wasn’t in the mood for a full glass so just went with a small sampling of the pinot noir.
For a snack tonight, I was craving yogurt. I heated 1/2 c. frozen wild blueberries for 20 seconds, mixed with some plain yogurt and topped the parfait with 2 T. pumpkin flax granola. It hit the spot. 😀
Has anyone been counting down the days until Christmas?
4 Days!! 😀
I think it’s finally going to hit me tomorrow as I’m decorating Christmas cookies with Nicole at her apartment…can’t wait! 😀