Lunch was out. of. this. world.:
I had 1/2 grapefruit; 1/2 thinly sliced apple, part of which got cinnamon and part of which went into this:
Looking at that picture right now kind of makes me want to eat my computer. I had an open-faced sandwich on 1/3 toasted sun-dried tomato bagel with cheddar and jack cheese slices, thin apple slices, and a toasted Morningstar black bean burger (I found the lone burger at the bottom of the freezer when I was cleaning it, and I swear angels started to sing). Once assembled, I broiled the whole sandwich for 3 minutes so it could melt together. Ahhhhh, give me another one right now!
Dessert was a small handful of chopped grapes (I’ve been grape-crazy lately … prob because they’re so cheap right now!) with healthy cream cheese icing, a crumbled graham stick, cinnamon, and an Earl Grey Biscotti Bite:
I needed a snack around 3:30, so I had soymilky Tazo chai:
And the other half of my grapefruit with a heaping tsp of peanut butter:
My friend Ting was headed back to Providence this afternoon, so I met her for a little pre-drive snack around 4:45 at Bar Toto. She ordered a Margherita pizza, so I had a slice of that:
The pizza was decent, but it looked prettier than it tasted. See the grill marks?
We were both feeling anxious about returning to real life, so we decided a stroll through CVS was in order. For the past eight and a half years that I’ve lived in New York, CVS has always made me feel better when I’m stressed or homesick. I can walk into any CVS, and it just feels so familiar! Do you have places like that? I used an ExtraCare coupon for shampoo, and that helped as well. Because I know CVS really does care extra :-).
Ting set off for good ol’ RI, and I set off for my apartment. I’m kind of appetite-less, which is weird — again, maybe the end-of-weekend-caused stress — so I made a quick little mess for my official dinner:
The mess had 1 cup pumpkin, 1/4 cup soymilk, 1/4 kashi golean crunch, 1 chopped prune, 1 chopped date, 1 tsp peanut butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon:
It was good, but my tastebuds are tired or something. Weird, I know! I guess I’m just feeling mopey because I’ve had such a lovely weekend full of perfect friends, things checked off my to-do list, healthy and unhealthy delicious food, good workouts … and I don’t want it to end! So I’m going to go put on cozy pjs, make up a mug of sugar cookie tea, and read (for pleasure!) in bed — something I haven’t done in ages! Maybe it will make me feel more ready for tomorrow …
12 thoughts on “High to lowwwwww”
Grapes are not lasting long in my house. Everytime I walk by the bowl I have to have one or two!
I love those black bean burgers!
a cup of sugar cookie tea sounds really good right now – i think i may do the same!
You ever had frozen grapes?! OMG!
I want your lunch. I love melty goodness like that. Mmm.
Good luck returning to real life. I always hate doing it.
morningstar burgers are the best, and the black bean burger is no exception. delicious food!
your making me hungry 🙂
YUM. i love making “mess” out of pumpkin! Now looking at your pictures makes me crave for pumpkin ;]
Are you a vegetarian?
Now I want to eat my computer too, that lunch looks DECADENT!
I feel you on the weekend coming to an end…I think I’m gonna get in bed and read for fun too!
I have always loved the apple/cheese combo!! Yum!
Let me know if you don’t get your Country Bob’s – I sent them an e-mail the same day I posted that you won – you should get it soon!
That pizza looks so good, too bad it didn’t taste as good as it looks. It’s making my mouth water.
And that bean burger looks so delicious!
I ran 4 laps on my own yesterday, whoo hoo! I also was sorry to see the weekend end, esp as there are no 3 day weekends now for awhile!