As I’ve mentioned, my Everythingtarian life has been a bit hectic lately.
You see, in my line of work, it is what one might call “busy season” right now. Like really, really busy season. I can’t really tell you more than that, because some things need to stay private. And as much as I would absolutely adore a cute, 20-something resembling Jake Gyllenhaal stalking me 24/7 at my place of employment, my stalker would probably end up looking more like this guy.
That means in addition to speaking in extremely vague terms in this post, I am also getting really good at multitasking. Last Thursday, you could have found me speedwalking to work while eating The Sandwich That Changed My Life, talking to Mama E on the phone and writing a to-do list all the same time.
Portable breakfasts have been key in ensuring I can multitask, eat the most important meal of the day and get the energy I need to last me throughout the day.
1 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
1 diced apple
drizzle of agave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
handful Hint of Honey Galaxy Granola
spoonful of almond butter
The key to this Apple Crisp Yog Mess is the stewed apple compote: 1 diced apple, drizzle of agave, cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger microwaved for 1 1/2 minutes.
It’s hot; the yogurt’s cold; I say yes; and nobody says no.
Lunch has tended to be more difficult.
If I was a responsible Everythingtarian, I would cook meals on the weekend, and then store the leftovers in containers to grab n’ go during the week. Unfortunately, with the craziness of work + life right now, that has not been happening. Like, at all.
What makes it even worse is that I am traveling multiple days a week as of late across the great state of Wisconsin, and well, needless to say, sometimes I find myself in places I never knew existed at restaurants like this…
Local mom and pop diners.
Generally, these places aren’t known for having a plethora of healthy options. This place was no exception. However, Anne’s did redeem themselves by featuring over-the-top, gaudy decor to match the upcoming holiday commonly known as Halloween…
I don’t know about you, but I appreciate a side of skeleton alongside my Tabasco.
For several minutes, I deeply debated whether or not to order the Chubbie Delight…
That choice would have been made solely on the fact I may never have another chance in my life to order and devour a meal called “Chubbie Delight.” This thought was merely a passing one, however; I soon came to my senses and ordered this instead…
A Turkey Rueben (although I am pretty sure it’s actually spelled “reuben”).
My salad came out, and I had to keep from laughing audibly at a pathetic bowl of greens.
But as Mama E would say, beggars can’t be choosers.
The “Rueben” was decent, and I devoured it with regular ol’ potato chips.
Luckily for me, this meal was the swift kick in the arse I needed to haul my own arse to the grocery store, buy fresh fruits & veggies, make some healthy, filling meals this weekend and pack them in Tupperware containers.
Done and done.
I also took some time this weekend to do something I’ve been looking forward to (and practicing lots of restraint to accomplish) for almost a month. It involved fingernails, fingernail polish and a whole host of Asian ladies who I assume were probably making fun of me behind my back for having such short nails.
How about three clues?
No matter if it’s busy season or not, I’ve decided my schedule will never EVER be too jam-packed for a manicure and a swipe of OPI nail polish in “Can You Tapas This?”
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