hair and here and everywhere

This is going to be a quickie of a post, because I have to get everything ready for tomorrow’s early morning.  I’ll be up at 5:45, potentially running by 6, back by 6:45 and out the door by 7:45. 

The internship starts tomorrow….ahhh!!

Now that I have that out of my system, let’s move on.  This morning was my rest day, which meant I had a little bit of extra time to savor breakfast.  I took advantage of a slow-paced morning and ate my “un”overnight oats outside on the deck. 😀

Sometimes I use “rest days” as a means to have complete, utter rest.  And other times—such as today—I use it as a means to fit in some low-key yoga and a long walk.  I treasure these types of rest days.  I love a morning yoga session, and nothing clears the head like a really long, morning walk. 😀

Post-walk: Snyder’s Organic Whole Wheat & Oats pretzels with a cheesestick

I knew I’d be eating a late lunch since I was heading out for a hair cut, so I snagged an apple to-go.

I’m pretty much in love with my hairdresser.  Just thought I’d throw that out there.

It’s not like I leave looking like Jennifer Aniston, mind you.  But it makes me incredibly happy, that my hairdresser actually listens to what I have to say.  If I tell her that my hair has a tendency to poof on the bottom, she understands.  She thins out my hair so it’s not as thick on the bottom (this is especially important during times of humidity!)  If I tell her that I’m looking for the edgy Katie Holmes look, she pulls out a picture and explains what she’s doing while she’s razoring the ends of my hair.

I’ve overcome my fear of getting my hair cut.  And I always leave happy.  It’s a beautiful thing.

Lunch

There is an overabundance of beet greens available right now, and I’m trying desparately to use them up.  So if you happen to see a boat load of these smoothies within the next week, you’ll know exactly why. 😉

  • 1 c. frozen blueberries
  • 1 c. milk
  • 3 large handfuls of beet leaves
  • topping: Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola and a scoop of PB&Company’s honey roasted peanut butter

So refreshing!  I love sneaking in so many greens in this way. 😀

Afternoon Snack: Trader Joe’s Raisin Bran Cereal with milk

This afternoon’s weather forecast: 94 degrees.  Hot.  Humid.  Sunny.

If this is not the perfect excuse to cook up a batch of black bean burgers (click for recipe,) I honestly don’t know what is.  I followed the recipe to a T, but added in an extra tablespoon of worcestershire sauce and some diced green bell peppers.

On the side, I roasted some sweet potato fries and sauteed a cabbage head (with lots of mustard…trust me, this flavor combo works!)

I’m loving these Trader Joe’s whole wheat rolls.  They’re the perfect size, made with 100% stoneground whole wheat, and have a nice, fluffy texture.  I like having some in the freezer for when I want a quick, impromptu black bean burger fest. 😀

+ post dinner sweetness in the form of Green and Black’s 85% dark. 

I’m so nervous for tomorrow.  Excited, yes.  But nervous too.   Giving a presentation on my own life shouldn’t be as nerve racking as I’m making it out to be, but it kind of is.  Even more so then any of the other presentation  that I’ve ever given.  Strange! 

Anyways, I’m off to make sure I know what I’m wearing tomorrow, while getting myself somewhat organized too.  Hope you guys had a great day…tomorrow is HUMP DAY!

Question: Do you like having your hair cut, or do you dread it?  Are you constantly trying new styles or do you stick to the tried and true?  I go through spurts.  Sometimes I’ll try something completely new, and other times I’ll go for years before switching things up. 😀