Catch-Up

by Holly on March 1, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,lunch

Every once in awhile, there is this game I play. It’s not really fun or entertaining.  There is no real reward at the end of the game, and quite frankly, no one ever wins.  In fact, it’s a game that is almost always played solo.  And let’s be real…what’s the fun in that, right?

What is this game you ask?

Catch-up.

When I woke up this morning and had to run errands BEFORE work, I knew it was going to be a doozy of a day.  While eating a fabulous bowl of Classic Banana Oats this morning, I was also simultaneously packing my lunch, checking my e-mail and doing dishes.  In other words, it was the grand return of Mary Effin’ Multi-tasker.

1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1 egg (whisked in)
pinch of salt
1 smashed banana
NuNaturals vanilla stevia drops
cinnamon
drizzle of maple syrup
drizzle of almond butter

Literally, I did not read one blog, celebrity gossip, online newspaper or anything today.  That never happens.  In fact, I should receive some kind of award for that.  Oh wait…I guess I kind of already do.  It’s called my salary.

Even though my co-worker Natalie’s birthday was two weeks ago, we finally got all of our schedules to match and went out to lunch to celebrate the glorious day of her birth.  Since we are classy and swanky like that, we headed to the Capitol Chophouse downtown for lunch.

Starting with a mini-chop salad

…proceeding to the Cranberry Sage Flatbread (crispy flatbread, cranberry goat cheese, butternut squash + caramelized onion)…

…and tastes of each of everyone else’s dishes (ancho mole chicken tacos, philly cheesesteak sammie, chicken panini + a strawberry cheesecake to share)…

…and of course, a birthday dessert for the birthday girl!

Twas’ a fun, revealing lunch. Let’s just say we shared our rebellious high school pasts, and it was hilarious.  I had no idea I worked with such insubordinates (myself included).

The rest of the afternoon revolved around beaching myself at my desk and catching-up.  Lunch was ridonkulously filling, and even after I got home from work at 6:30pm, I was not hungry.  However, my healthy self knew it best to eat something, so I whipped up a lil’ Berry Banana Smoothie, which I am currently sipping on…

1/2 cup organic skim milk
1/2 cup POM juice
3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 banana
2 cups baby spinach

Because it tastes so good when it hits your lips.

Now, I am contemplating baking up some cheetahs while I get to work a monster to-do list, consisting of:

  • tarea para la clase de espanol (ahem, Spanish homework)
  • e-mails…lots of them
  • edit my sister’s scholarship apps
  • edit my other sister’s resume
  • put away my laundry
  • start freelance writing project
  • dishes
  • unpack my weekend bags
  • finish Away We Go (which I have been trying to do for more than a week…)

Goober.

With that, I’m outta here.

What is your favorite board game to play? LIFE, Sorry and Double Trouble top my list.

What is the most rebellious thing you have ever done? In high school, my friends and I had a vandalism group called L.M.B.B., a.k.a. Lick My Butt Bandits.  We vandalized people’s cars, yards and what not.  The best part?  We were all pretty good kids, so no one suspected us at all.  Mu ha ha!