Sunday = <3
I love Sundays. (I also love sundaes, but that’s neither here nor there). Many weekends, especially those when Nick is in town, I like to go go go so as to maximize every possible second of my free time. I’ll have a plan of action for every hour of the day, from the time I roll out of bed (usually embarrassingly early) until the time I go to bed (also embarrassingly early).
Then, there are Sundays like the one I had today: blissfully quiet, calm, and relaxing. Some highlights:
Coffee tastes so much better on the weekend, when I can sit on the couch and actually take a minute to enjoy it (as opposed to downing it in gulps at my desk, during homeroom, while trying to control thirty fourteen-year-olds).
An easy, light, refreshing summer breakfast: cottage cheese, blueberries, maple syrup, cinnamon, peanut butter, Kashi Go Lean.
(Use your imagination and pretend this is a picture of me working out, hokay?) While other people use the weekends to take a break from exercise, I find I get my best workouts in on the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are my “balls to the wall” days at the gym. Today, I did fifty minutes of intervals on the treadmill and fifteen minutes of intervals on the elliptical. Then I took my nasty, sweaty self to the grocery store and picked up these beauts:
I promise I subsist on more than produce and dairy (which is apparently all I bought today).
I have eaten this exact smoothie every day for the last week. Don’t mess with perfection, right?
(Frozen berries, Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, and spinach topped with Kashi Go Lean, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. It’s like eating dessert for lunch. In other words, get in my belly).
I spent some time reading these guys today. Most of my time was spent reading The New Meaning of Educational Change. Such is the life of a graduate student, I suppose.
Focus on these two bad boys for a second. Last night, at my birthday dinner, my brother and dad both gifted me cookbooks (which was apparently unplanned). Funk got me Clean Food, which is very Michael Pollan-esque in its concept and recipe base. It’s also broken up by season! Pops got me the Dom DeLuise book, which was actually the first cookbook he ever bought for himself (and which he also says is still his favorite). Expect to see something good come out of these!
After a trip to Target (my second in two days, as usual) and a coffee date with my pops, this happened:
Skype: the best thing to happen to long distance relationships since free night and weekend cell phone plans. ❤
What started out as a craptastic, overcast morning turned into a sunny, breezy afternoon. I took advantage of the pleasant change and went for a little stroll in the ‘hood. And by the ‘hood, I mean my little corner of quiet suburbia.
Did you know that the TV Guide channel runs a Hills “OMG Marathon” every Sunday?
I do. And I’m only mildly ashamed.
Eventually this happened:
Oh, chocolate granola. I will keep making you and convincing myself that you are a health food. Yum.
And with that…
What was your Sunday like?