THAT Kind of Week, part ii

by Holly on July 16, 2011

in breakfast,gluten-free,life,rambling

It’s been THAT kind of week.

You know, the kind when you wake up early on a Saturday morning (because there’s no sleeping in for you today – hello, bridal shower!) and in the midst of your A.M. grogginess, you discover you have only three things left in your fridge: kale, sweet potato tater tots and eggs.

The kind of week where you reluctantly make do with these three ingredients only to burn the kale chips inedible, undercook the tots and drown you morning breakfast sorrows in Sriracha mayo (1 T mayo: 3 squirts Sriracha) and coffee.

The kind of week where you realize you have to move apartments in two weeks and are completely unprepared to do so.

The kind of week where there’s no time to cook and even less time to blog about the non-existent food you never cooked. I swear I had good intentions for Curried Coconut Red Lentil Chili + Cornmeal Quinoa Black Bean Patties (<- recipe to come, if I ever get around to it).

The kind of week that ends with a nasty heat wave, sending your apartment thermometer to a soul-crushing 90 degrees. And apparently, the heat wave hasn’t even started yet?

The kind of week where you pay $1200 for car repairs, get pooped on, spend all your weeknights furiously working to make a freelance writing deadline, realize one of your best friends is moving and get diagnosed with a sinus infection and remedy those things by buying 10 copies of Mama Pea’s new cookbook + scheduling an hour-long massage.

The kind of week where you realize it’s time for you to take your own financial advice.

The kind of week where you yearn for next week. A new beginning. A fresh start. Another week to make it right.

The kind of week where the only thing to do is drink a beer, eat some ice cream and forge on.

Pass the beer and ice cream.

I’m forging.

part i


sofia July 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

oh deary lady, this does not sound like the best of weeks. but ice cream and booze cures all. they’ve done studies on these things. yep.

Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 16, 2011 at 10:36 am

Poor you! Things can only get better – they have to be bad at times so you appreciate the good more.

Katie July 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

I just want to give you a bit hug!! And then take you out for a drink. Hope you have a relaxing weekend, you need it!

Katie July 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

a *big* hug.

I don’t even know what a “bit hug” would look like.

Erica July 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

bahhhhhhhhhhh! I hope the weekend makes up for it all.

Hillary July 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

Git it, girl. Before you know it, this week will be a distant (and hopefully hilarious) memory. Forge on!

Claire July 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

Lots of Holly love from someone who knows what it’s like to have multiple weeks like that in a row. I recommend a pedicure while drinking beer (and I’m headed that way soon, so it’s like we’re getting them together. Pass the pretzels). Hang in there!

Mama Pea July 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I had a sinus infection too. I wish I would have tried beer and ice cream.

Thanks for the book love!!!!

Mimi (Gingersnaps) July 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm


What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, yeah?

You’re a badass though, so I know you’ll come out on your feet, probably swigging a beer and wearing “don’t make me kick you to death” boots.

Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) July 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Just think of how awesome next week will seem in comparison to this one!

And there are definitely worse things that could have been in your fridge than kale, eggs and sweet potato tater tots… I’m feeling inspired. :)

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Girl I understand. I was given 2 weeks notice to be out of my home, two weeks ago. I didnt have a place to live and put a roof over my family’s head! And had to find one, pack my entire house for 3 people, and move…in a 14 day time span!!! And in that time span, I had a 4 day whirlwind trip to Mexico City I’d had planned for ages…needless to say, I had that week too.

But it’s done, all is well, and I wish for all to be well for you, too!!! :)

Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport July 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm

If I promise a lovely reprieve from THAT kind of week with a delightful week touring Madrid will you please bring with you some coconut ice cream!? I promise to eat an entire pint with you (please bring one for each) and we can forget all about THAT week. Just the mention of ice cream these days has me dreaming of Coconut Bliss.

Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats July 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Ahh! Hang in there, Holly! It can only get better from here. ^_^

Meister @ The Nervous Cook July 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm

This week truly has been wretched, hasn’t it? For me, too. Let’s make a deal: You hang in there & I’ll hang in there, & we can both drink beers.

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather July 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Sorry you had such a poopy week! Ever tried a beer float? I haven’t but totally want to.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm

yesssss – it’s been qutie a week over here too. Here’s to next week!!!

Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland July 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Hugs to you my friend!! I hope you are feeling better. If it makes you feel any better about your week, I am working on a Saturday night for my day job…and clearly being rather productive since I’m reading this post! ha! Once life settles down, let’s set a date for me to come to Madison and visit. I need to go to Graze like my life depends on it.

Lauren July 16, 2011 at 11:49 pm

You are so adorable…. I’m sorry you have had one of “those” weeks. I’ve been having one of those types of months…. ice cream and cider (no beer for me (GF girl)) has gotten be through. Well, that and wine :) Looking forward to your recipes.

My blog is suffering from under-cooking too but we must forge on!!!! ***HUGS***

Uncle Tommie Timbertoes July 17, 2011 at 5:59 am

The kinda week where I gotta remind you that the Mike-B Thai Chi-ezehead Baseball Tour is gunna be in Madtown Aug 11. As you can see it’s an Asian theme this year too so get ready for us to release the dragon.

Concerning your chaotic week, here’s a story from Fr. Anthony de Mello:

I am in desperate need of help–or I’ll go crazy. We’re living in a single room–my wife, my children and my in-laws. So our nerves are on edge, we yell and scream at one another. The room is a hell. Do you promise to do whatever I tell you? said the Master gravely. I swear I shall do anything. Very well. how many animals do you have? A cow, a goat and six chickens. Take them all into the room with you. Then come back after a week. The disciple was appalled. But he had promised to obey! So he took the animas in. A week later he came back, a pitiable figure, moaning, I’m a nervous wreck. The dirt! The stench! The noise! We’re all on the verge of madness! Go back, said the Master, and put the animals out. The man ran all the way home. And came back the following day, his eyes sparkling with joy. how sweet life is! The animals are out. The home is a Paradise–so quiet and clean and roomy!

Alison July 17, 2011 at 6:35 am

Sweet potato tater tots?? Really? I don’t spend enough time in the freezer section!

I hope you do get make coconut curried lentils! It makes everything better. Really.

We all have those kinds of weeks. Really.

(And there was beer and ice cream at my house last night too. Really.)

Here’s to Monday! (Really?)

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