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?
Your days sound like they are filled with really healthy foods! Yum! 🙂
They’re not always so healthy, but as the weather warms up I’m looking forward to eating more and more fresh fruit and vegetables!
Yes! You help me try yo see more beauty in my journey through the day! Plans for the weekend include dribbling to EBB ( Maine!)
I hope to have some shareable photos and explorations to share, and pray that all is well for everyone! Your pictures are always a special peek at your day, which I am happy to see!
I’m still waiting for those photos, ma’am!
What a perfectly lovely day. Thanks for the extra big smile this morning. Happy Friday!
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You’re welcome, Kelly! Hope your week is going well.
Like I mentioned to you yesterday, I wish I could’ve joined you on your sunny Spring day! I love your photos – you always seems to capture more details than what we’d normally notice.
As far as weekend plans, since I’m now fully engulfed in the Marvel universe (thanks, husband and almost-13-year-old) we’re going to see the new Avengers movie this afternoon.
I hope at least the new Avengers movie was entertaining for you, too!
I have been on an oatmeal kick recently! I like to bake sweet potatoes, puree them, and then put some in my oatmeal in the morning It’s delicious and nice to eat so healthily first thing.
Was the sea salt gelato the Talenti brand?
Bushkill Falls is right by my parent’s house!
And that walk to therapy is lovely. I remember that my therapist in San Francisco was somewhat downtown and I had to take two dirty buses to get to her. I would be strung out after because I’m not a public transportation person.
Here, it’s just a gentle drive.
It is *always* Talenti 🙂 I’ve never heard of adding sweet potatoes to oatmeal, but why not?
And I’m working on the Bushkill Falls post, that’s coming next!
Wow. Your day looks much more beautiful than my day around here. Maybe it’s my wishing there was a tad more country. Maybe its that you’re a great photographer. Or that you eat good food while I run out for McDonalds on a quick break. Eitherway, loved the post 🙂
Thanks Farin! I bet if you looked carefully you’d find some beauty. Flowers grow in the city, too 🙂
Good to hear you’re okay Christy! I’ve been out from blogging for a week too since I visited my sister. I had a few posts scheduled though but I haven’t read blogs last week. So good to be back! LOL at the palm tree! You have a lovely neighborhood indeed.
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I’m sorry to hear about your car accident, but it looks like you’ve been up and about, which is a good ting! I love the plates you showed: both the one with somebody’s Kindergarten drawings and the daisy plates. I feel like I’ve seen that pattern somewhere before.
Hope you’re ok and the accident was nothing serious!! Glad you seem to be moving around and about and continuing on with your daily activities. Love that chair btw! 🙂 Mmm Now I want oatmeal 🙁 I’m at work and thankfully there’s a Whole Foods nearby lol may be hitting that up shortly. 🙂 Take Care of yourself Christy and keep us posted on your recovery! -Iva
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