“because you had a bad day…”

You’re taking one down.  You sing a sad song, just to turn it around.

Cheezy song?  You decide.  I actually kind of like it and it really does turn my mood around.  Apparently it doesn’t take a whole lot. 😉

Not that I had a horribly “bad day” per say. 

And it did start out in a wonderfully delicious away.

  • 6-oz. plain yogurt mixed with 2 T. crushed flax
  • 1.5 c. Kashi heart to heart
  • banana
  • peanut butter
  • raisins

I used to eat this breakfast every single morning.  Much like the breakfast cookie.  Every.  Single.  Morning.  It’s crunchy, creamy, delicious.  And quick. 😀

Part of what I do on a “bad” day is to list the top 3 things that I’m appreciative of in that day.  Instant mood lifter!

  1. The sun.  I love rainy days, I do.  They’re cozy, refreshing, and absolutely wonderful.  But there’s nothing like watching the sun come out after 3 days of rain.  I love feeling the kiss of a warm sun on a nice long walk.  Mmm….
  2. Coffee.  Because nothing slows down the morning like sipping on a hot cup of coffee.
  3. My parents.  Not just because of their financial support in helping me achieve my career dreams, but also because of their emotional support.  Always there for me when I’m excited, when I’m grumpy, when I’m happy and when I need to vent. 😉

What are you some of the things that you appreciate today (or every day)?

I didn’t get around to eating my lunch until after the high school orientation, which was somewhere around 3 o’clock.  That would be exactly 8 hours since breakfast.  Needless to say, I was starving. 

  • white bean and black olive soup
  • kashi crackers
  • almonds
  • an apple

I kid you not, nothing has ever tasted so delicious.  😉

My bad day came to a close when I went out for a walk with dad.  I literally felt my stress drifting away into the wind.  Nothing left but a smile on my face, a cob web cleared brain, and a whole new outlook on my day.  Walking and talking is oftentimes the perfect medicine for a lot of things.

Sardines haven’t made an appearance in my house lately.  I need to change that.

I used to be the sardine queen, eating them at least once or twice a week.  They’re (a) cheap, (b) filled with omega 3 fat—the healthy fats that your body needs! and (c) incredibly versatile—sandwiches, melts, “fried” with a bit of whole wheat flour for coating, baked, topping for crackers, etc.  If the sight or thought of a sardine grosses you out, try mashing them up and treating them like tuna.  Such as I did with dinner tonight.  I topped my basic salad with the following:

mix together

  • 1 can of sardines
  • spicy brown mustard (I use Trader Joes)
  • celery
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • 1/4 avocado

Drizzle salad with a bit of olive oil and voila!  Dinner is on.  And for such a little fish, you’re getting a whole lot of nutrition bang for your buck. 😀

I also had another sharp cheddar cheese quesadilla, because—well—I am truly addicted.

I have today “off” from driving anywhere.  *Sigh*  So happy.  And there are plans for icecream tonight.  It’s going to be a glorious weekend. :mrgreen:

Off for a run! 😀

Question: What are some of the things you appreciate today (or every day)?

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11 thoughts on ““because you had a bad day…”

  1. I had a cheese quesadilla last night! Your descriptions had me craving one and I finally had it. It was gloroius!

    I appreciate my husband — the work he does and the support he gives me. He is the best.

  2. Breakfast looks amazing – I love love love fresh bananas and cereal, so simple, yet so satisfying 🙂

    I appreciate being able to wake up to sunshine! Also, blogs and my morning coffee 😉

  3. awww isn’t it fabulous to know that when we have days like this, we are lucky to have a fabulous family to rely on? seriously, i don’t know what i would do without mine.

    so, between you and kath, i think i need to get on this sardine bandwagon. it makes me nervous (i won’t lie to you about that), but i like that you added avocado. and that salad looks gorge – so i may just be willing to give it a shot.

    happy, happy, happy weekend to you!!!

  4. I agree with Holly – first Kath and now you are extolling the virtues of sardines! Even if it is a fad, it seems like a pretty tasty one…time to add to the grocery list! (another cheap protein source is always good 😀 )

  5. I’m so sorry you had a bad day. You’re always so positive though so I love how you can always find something positive in the negative. I had a quesadilla with my salad for lunch yesterday! Yum! I appreciate my twin sis. She’s the most amazing person I know.

  6. I appreciate my mom everyday. She gives me financial and emotional support for my career ambitions and it helps so much.

    Sardines haven’t made an appearance around here lately either. Never tried the “fried” or baked method though.

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