This day can end. Like now.
Just a bursting ray of radiating, luminous sun, aren’t I? I did just get off the phone with Mama Everythingtarian where I proceeded to rant to her regarding various issues, including how: effing cold it is out, the wind feels like death, our health care reform is poo and crabby I am as a result of these (among other things). And yes, now I do feel slightly better.
Key word: slightly.
The day started out with promise however…the promise of a protein-packed Bananakins Oatmeal brekkie!
1/2 cup oats
1 1/2 cups water
1 packed Banana Spirutein protein powder
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 tbsp. sucanat
lots of cinnamon
drizzle of maple syrup
dollop o’ peanut butter
One word: voluminous.
Now, I just wish I could use that word to describe my chest and not my oatmeal.
Work was hectic. Everyone needed to be in four places doing six different things while talking to three different people and in the midst, five people stopped by the office carrying nine things and well, it was crazy. So I ate an apple.
I swear it made me feel so much better.
Especially since soon after, I ate a spinach, green pepper + cilantro pesto hummus wrap for lunch along with some carrots + cilantro pesto hummus. After eating lunch around noon, I couldn’t wait to enjoy my orange. So at about 12:30pm, I finished ‘er off!
P.S. Many of you asked for the cilantro pesto hummus recipe – it’s just 1 cup chickpeas + 1/2 tbsp. tahini + a few glugs of olive oil + 1 tsp. salt + 2 heaping tbsp. prepared cilantro pesto all mixed up in the food processor. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am…the cilantro pesto hummus is served!
P.P.S. Mama Everythingtarian’s brother used to EAT the orange rind growing up – disgusting, no?
I got classy (and happy) late in the afternoon when I enjoyed some Wisconsin Raspberry Bellavitano cheese with some Ak-Maks – which are Armenian stone ground whole wheat crackers with sesame seeds. One word: SOGOOD.
After work, my friend Steph suggested a gym workout, which I wasn’t going to do because of aforementioned crabbiness but went anyways. So glad I did. The 30 minutes on the elliptical (cross-train, level 10) + 15 minutes of stretching definitely felt good.
When I arrived home, I wanted dinner to be ready seven minutes ago. Thanks to a Ghetto Mock Chipotle Bowl, it was.
1 cup brown rice
1/4 diced green pepper
1/4 cup red onion
cumin + garlic powder + s/p
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup salsa
The planned addition of an avocado didn’t quite work out when I opened it up to find it all brown. Damn you fresh produce!
Now, I am sipping tea, attempting to bring my rage level down, eating another orange, munching on a square of dark chocolate, remembering that I have a lot to be thankful for, dreading doing the dishes in my sink, looking forward to the bath I am going to take after I finish posting this, staring longingly at my bed, contemplating having a cup of coffee, trying to shake off the brain freeze from being behind a computer all day and just being.
Who knew someone so crabby could do 11 things at once?
Mary Effin’ Multi-tasker is more like it.