Inspiration is a funny thing.
You never find it when you’re actually looking for it. Or praying for it, in my case.
It’s kinda like those rare moments when I go to the mall with a wad of cash I’ve saved up for months to spend. I NEVER find anything cute. However, when I’m strapped for the Benjamins, Anthropologie always manages to be having the most amazing sale ever. Why oh why God must you do that to me?
Even worse, it’s like men. When I go out looking for Mr. Tall-dark-and-handsome-with-an-amazing-sense-of-humor-and-blue-eyes-to-boot, I’m more likely to find a Jackie Chan wannabe kung fu instructor who jumps up in the middle of a busy bar to teach me self-defense moves.
Plus, who needs self defense when you have the power to nag a potential kidnapper to death?
In other words, what I’m trying to say is that I’ve been uninspired lately.
Since getting back from vacay with Susan, I’ve spent 95% of my time doing three things: sleeping, working and eating. Throw in a couple workouts and some hours spent reading novels in bed, and you’ve got my life in a nutshell this past week.
Breakfast have consisted of bowls of cereal, PB+B toast and the occasional yog mess…
1 cup Fage 0% plain Greek yog
3/4 cup strawberries
1 crumbled Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Cookie
handful Optimum Banana Nut Cereal
dollop of peanut butter
My daily snacks have been courtesy of a new find I discovered grocery shopping this past weekend visiting Mama + Daddy Everythingtarian…
OMG…these things are AH-MAY-ZING! Sugared up with stevia (our fave natural sweetener), I’ve been popping these almonds like they’re candy, which they practically are.
Lunches have been quintessentially random but have always contained lots of greens, carbage and a lil’ something sweet…
And dinner has almost always involved one of these buns…
This is the second package of three I received from Nature’s Pride (in conjunction with Foodbuzz), and I am not going to lie: every once in awhile, nothing tastes better than empty white carbohydrates.
In case you didn’t catch it from the above picture, six of those eight buns are already gone from the package. Exactly six of those eight buns have also been eaten slathered with peanut butter + jelly.
Like so, so good. Sometimes I forget how good PB+J on plain ol’ white bread is.
Tonight however, I thought I would change it up. How’s about some asparagus (sauteed in EVOO + garlic) alongside a toasted bun, yellow mustard + Sunshine Breakfast Burger?
Plus, one camera shy Spotted Cow beer. Quite frankly, after I ran 3 miles in the stifling heat, nothing sounded better than downing this meal with a crisp, cool Wisconsin brew.
There you have it: the first full day of eats I’ve documented in awhile.
In case you were one of the several people who commented + e-mailed me to see if I was okay after not blogging for 3 days, I am indeed okay. I’ve just been taking a breather from technology and blogs to enjoy the simple things and relax, something I am admittedly bad at.
So, until next time…
Have you bought your copy of the 55 Knives cookbook yet?
Did you recite your new mantra 10 times in front of the mirror yet? Walk the walk!
Have you wished Brandi a very happy birthday?