I’ve been absent for over a week now. Sometimes big things happen that lead to me stepping away from that which gives me the greatest fulfillment: I was involved in a car accident last Tuesday (more on that soon) and since then, I haven’t blogged or been to the gym. Yikes. That changes now! Today inspired me, and I’m sure it’s due in large part to the gorgeous weather.
How would you like to see a day in the life of Christy?
A Day in the Life, Spring Edition
Over the winter, we ate nonstop oatmeal for breakfast with delicious mix-ins like dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg, and peanut butter. But lately I’ve had some serious oatmeal fatigue. Time for a change, I say! Andy serves anything from fried eggs with baked beans to pancakes to yogurt and granola.
This is an older photo, from a festival two years ago, but it’s pretty accurate: granola and yogurt or some kind of milk with bananas and fresh berries. If we’re at home I add in lots of other stuff like roasted pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, crushed walnuts, and maple syrup.
It was a bit chilly this morning, but we’ve eaten breakfast outside on the patio a few times so far this year. I sit in our comfy new armchair every chance I get:
I went to therapy right after breakfast, which went well and paved the way for a more relaxed day than I’ve had recently. I never really mind going to my doctor or therapist because they are both only a few blocks from our house, and what lovely scenery along the way:
Lunch was a simple affair: an avocado, spinach and havarti cheese melt on quinoa multigrain bread, plus some mixed nuts and Hawthorne Valley ginger carrots (& cabbage):
I baby-sat for four hours today and the baby and I strolled through town, just enjoying the sun and blue sky. We stopped into The Second Show, our cheapest thrift store, and I couldn’t pass up these adorable sandwich-size plates (daisies are my favorite) for just $0.75:
Hudson has a lovely tea shop called Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, and they make all sorts of treats and refreshing hot and cold beverages. I chose a chocolate chip cookie, lemon tart, and the can’t-miss lavender lemonade.
Flowering trees + great architecture = some nice window views.
Some more flowers, set against the blue sky:
And you never know what you’re going to find on Hudson’s sidewalk chalkboards:
I hung out with Juno in the yard for a while before sitting down to blog:
And now Andy and I are probably heading to the gym. We’re thinking of having grilled zucchini with garlicky spinach and eggy rice for dinner later, with sea salt caramel gelato for dessert (yum)!
No more blogging break for me, I’ve got a few posts in the works: one about skydiving, one about our day trip to Bushkill Falls last weekend, and several featuring parts of Seattle that I haven’t shared with you yet.
How is your day going? What’s on the menu for dinner at your house? Do you have any interesting weekend plans?