I Dream of Eating

Today was a long day.  Tomorrow is going to be even longer.  This week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for me at work and just to take my stress to another level, I’m only in the office for three days!  Cripes!

In order to allay some of my stress, I give you this:

My favorite things to daydream about…

Owning real estate on Cape Cod:

Specifically that cottage.  Ok, so it’s actually owned by a hotel but maybe they’ll let me stay there someday. 🙂

Chocolate cakes made to look like trains with Oreo wheels:

Or really a chocolate cake made to look like any shape.  Or just chocolate cake that looks like chocolate cake.  Let’s be honest, sometimes a spoonful of frosting straight from the can does it for me.  I’m low-maintenance like that.

Summer sports from my childhood:

Yes, in case you were wondering, Slip ‘n Slide does count as a sport.  Unless you’re my 3 year old nephew, Ian, and you lay down on the mat and let your Papa (my dad) push you by the butt.  Then it’s just a sweet set up.

Kettle chips:

I think the reasons here are self evident.

And lastly…

Awesome Thai take-out:

Cucumber salad.  There were HOT peppers in this and it made me happy.

Baby egg rolls, veggies, tofu pad thai.

Peanut curry beef, rice and sesame chicken.

Here’s my petite portion:

I must not have been hungry at all. 🙂

I rarely don’t have the energy or desire to cook dinner from scratch (I’m a freak like that) but tonight was one of those nights.  Thank you, Lemongrass, for giving me something spicy and delicious to daydream about!

What’s your go-to when you’re stressed and don’t want to cook?

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Are we there yet?

Some people are taking road trips for the 4th of July holiday, including my sister and brother-in-law and my nephews.

Other people, like me, have decided that it’s a good week to move.  You know- because it’s relaxing.  And makes me feel calm and zen-like.  Mmmmhmm.  Or something.

I started today off with a little Jillian Michaels fix.  I know some people are ambivalent about her no-nonsense, in your face approach but I love it.  I like getting my butt kicked. 🙂  I actually did her Yoga Meltdown DVD (level 1).  Those of you who know me know that I’m hardly a yoga aficionado, but when Jillian is leading the workout I’m more apt to pick it up.

Breakfast this morning is more fruit (I know, it’s shocking):

Ian (the 2 year old) ate about 1/2 of my blackberries.

I also had a plain non-fat Chobani:

I have to say, I don’t ordinarily buy the individual sized greek yogurts because I find the larger tubs to be a lot more economical, but I splurged this week because I’m moving in TWO DAYS.  I’ll be back to my cheap-ness next week.

Topped with a tablespoon or so of Trader Joe’s organic raspberry fruit spread.

I love that stuff.  They don’t use any artificial flavorings or sweetener- it’s sweetened with just grape juice (doesn’t taste like grape though!) and fruit pectin.  Makes me a happy camper.

I also yoinked a piece of turkey bacon from the kids’ breakfast:

Hey, man, fair’s fair.  You steal my blackberries, I’m stealing your bacon. (yup, that’s why I’m an aunt and not a mom at this exact moment in time.  Sometimes I still think I’m a child.  Kiddie table for me on Thanksgiving, please!)

On that note, I’m off to my big kid job.

Peace out, cub scouts.