Sunny Sunday Monday

We had a high of 57* today, wheeeeeee!  And tomorrow promises to be in the 50’s as well.  I’m hoping to take the dog on a glorious long walk.

Today’s exam was thing 1-of-6 on the “big things left in the semester” list.  So that’s where I’ve been.

Yesterday I was actually busy being sick.  I woke up with a cough and a constantly running nose and even my boss said I looked terrible.  I didn’t have it in me to make or eat food before my shift at noon.  When I got home at 5, I had some spicy avocado inari.


So flipping good; I love how the tofu skin is a little bit sweet.

I also ate the best dipping plate I’ve had all year.


A sliced green dragon apple.


This apple variety – a hybrid cross between a Japanese Orin and a Golden Delicious was new to me and I loved it.  Perfectly sweet!  I have another one in the fridge and I can’t wait to eat it.

2 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter melted with 1 Tbsp Biscoff for dipping.  Plus a spoonful straight from the jar.


The pb-Biscoff combo cannot be beat!

This plate was supposed to be dinner.


The roasted green beans were divine per usual,


but I was not a fan of the Tofurky Pepperoni Pizza.  The “meat” was way too soft and the “cheese” did not melt.


I could only eat two bites of pizza before calling uncle.  It is worth noting that Adam clearly thought it was fine because he ate the rest of the pizza!

I ended up supplementing my green beans with Chinese take-out.


Crab rangoon was the perfect one-handed dish for study-eating.

Soon after dinner, I realized that the only way I could study was if I had a constant stream of food going.


I also ate a bowl of baby carrots and these sugar-plum candies from Wegman’s bulk bins.



The sugar plums were quite good, I recommend buying some if you spot them at your store.  There really was plum flavor, not just one note of sweetness.

Studying went about as well as could be expected when trying to cram with a sudden cold.  But it was what it was.

P.S. Adam decorated the house for the holidays while I was at work because he is the best.


And then he decorated the dog.



Too awesome.

I got myself up at 6 this morning and {hallelujah!} discovered that I wasn’t actually sick any more.  I don’t know where my cold went but I hope it stays there! {knock on wood}

I drank a mug of hot chocolate while I did some clear-headed studying.


And then I was off to take my exam.  It didn’t go as well as I could have liked (do they ever?!) but it certainly could have gone worse.  Phew!

After my classes I did something amazing…


I worked out!  60 minutes of hot yoga was heavenly.  And the session was nowhere near as hard as I’d worried it would be after more than a month of no exercise.  <– yikes!

I have a 2-month unlimited pass that expires soon so I had to go to yoga today, looming finals or not.  I probably will only go once or twice more in the next two weeks though because I really do have to study.  But as soon as break begins I am looking forward to making the most of my pass!

A Stinger honey waffle was consumed on the walk to yoga.


And a juicy apple was consumed on the walk to work.


My six+ hour shift went well, though I did have to deal with a bleeding lip since my body waited until the warmest day of the winter to rebel against the cold.  I got a Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade Refresher while I was out buying emergency Chap Stick.


Finally home, I did eggs for a quick dinner.


– – Cooked 8 oz package chopped seitan in 1 Tbsp Earth Balance until crispy, set half aside for tomorrow.  Add ~ 1 cup frozen spinach, chopped cilantro, 1 tsp evoo, 1/2 tsp sugar, salt,  and a few dashes of Sriracha.  Scramble in 2 large eggs and 1 egg white plus 2.5 oz Cabot’s 50% Reduced Sharp Cheddar. – –


I couldn’t get a single good picture, but this meal was out of control good!  I adore eggs.

With a microwave chocolate chip cookie for dessert.


It was much tastier than it looks.

I didn’t get to study today (I needed a day to recover from my exam anyway) but I did put away a load of laundry, do the dishes, and organize my study materials.  Now I’m off to read a book in bed!

Did your area get hit with unseasonably (fabulously) warm weather this week?

3 thoughts on “Sunny Sunday Monday

  1. Wasn’t the weather awesome the last couple days?! I took the dog for so many walks both our kegs were shaking today. I wish that was as cold as it got in the winter. Have you ever tried peanut butter heated up in the microwave til warm with a little graham cracker crumbs mixed in? I live on it. Sometimes I drop some chocolate chips in-delish!

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