this is a weird one, but syrian bread. there’s this local bakery called george’s and they make it and sell it at our local stop & shop. but for months and months, they mysteriously no longer carried it. this was pretty upsetting, since i lived off this stuff. so we had to make an emergency grocery trip tonight and GUESS WHAT? it’s back!!! dave found it for me and he comes waltzing over and held it up and i basically burst into happy tears and did a dance of joy in the middle of the ice cream aisle.
Even though I’m terrible at keeping up with my daily three good things list; It helps me stay in the moment and take note of important things that make me feel good each day. Yes, I’m actually putting “Three Good Things” list making as one of my things.
I have to say that I’m still high off last night. I just feel good. I haven’t had a night out like that in a long time. Sometimes it’s nice to just throw all of your problems out the window and let go for a few hours. I don’t have the money to go out all the time, but sometimes it’s worth the splurge to meet up with good friends.
Guys, I’m grateful for Netflix. It’s nice to sit at home and watch some trashy TV and just have a total Frasier Day*.
*A couple of years ago, I had pneumonia and I could barely move, because I had a high fever and was very weak. So most days were spent on the couch watching Frasier on Netflix. So when I’m feeling off and I just need to regroup, I have a Frasier Day and just marathon TV shows.
playing hearthstone with friends — so what started off as a Nightbanes online card addiction moved into Magic and now I’m playing Hearthstone. I’m really sorry for boring all of my friends talking about cards.
drinks and pizza with omar — it’s been far too long since we’ve seen each other. so it was nice to catch up and make silly jokes together.
snapchat — I love seeing my friends everyday. you can make a storyline of what you did in a day differently than say spamming your twitter feed or making multiple foodie instagrams. I don’t think as hard about what I put on snapchat as opposed to what I share on other social media. Sometimes I just want “everyone” to see my dinner without EVERYONE seeing my dinner.
I’ve been mentally off the last couple of days. Staying up till 3am crying will do that to you. I ate way too much food today. Probably not as much as I think I did, but enough to go over my calorie limit for the day. I’m not so carefully counting calories. I did exercise the last two days and I took today off, so I’ll most likely avoid exercising all weekend. (Except that I’m walking at least 3 miles tomorrow!) I imagine I’ll spend Sunday in a brain fog, but it’s go time and I gotta get my act together! COME ON SELF! YOU CAN DO IT!
I realized that a lot of the good things about my days are the food I’m eating and not a lot about what I’m doing. Basically, what I’m saying is that I’m a total shut-in, but I still like eating awesome food!
When I bake, I break all the rules. I know that baking is supposed to be this precise art, but fuck it. I adapted that recipe and made my own “healthy” cookies. I didn’t have jam, I just had two bananas I needed to eat, peanut butter and oatmeal and voila! I added a dash of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon & a splash of almond and vanilla extract! The only peanut butter we have in the house is Peanut Butter & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. Whatever comes out of that oven is bound to be tasty! I mean I hope so. *fingers crossed*