Hello Once again, I am sitting in a hotel room, catching up on blogs and emails. I wasn’t lying to you when I said how much I am traveling in the coming weeks! I won’t bore you with the details, but let’s say I’m not even halfway through this travel marathon.
Today I was super hungry for lunch (a 5 mile run will do that to me) and went with what I was craving!
This hash is so easy and so amazing. I use smoked paprika but you could use any spice you wanted to create your own flavor!
A short while later, I wanted something sweet and was not entirely satisfied. Apparently there wasn’t enough carbs in my sweet potato because that is all I wanted!!!
Since I’m not a huge milk fan as it is, I decided to change it up and use the light coconut milk. It isn’t something I’d do every day (it has a lot of fat, still) but it was yummy and definitely satisfied my sweet & carb craving!
I then cooked my dinner to pack for the hotel room and headed out the door to the tailor to get my bridesmaid dress fitted. I ordered it in November when I warned them I would be losing more weight, yet the snooty boutique wouldn’t order it in a size that wasn’t “correct” based on my measurements. Well guess what? That was like 30 lbs ago or something so I am swimming in the dress. $100 in alterations later, I will have a dress that fits in 2 weeks. While leaving the tailor, I found out my babysitting skills were not needed for the day so I got on the road 3 hours early for Richmond.
I snacked on a banana and a 100 calorie pack of natural almonds while I drove
I like the empty hotel room, but will be glad when Harris gets here (we’re sharing a room since we’re both attending the same meeting tomorrow). It has given me the opportunity to take a short nap, do the mountain of paperwork for my meeting tomorrow, and get some writing done for a couple projects. Yay!
I finally busted out my dinner that I cooked earlier…
This pasta was rocking! Along with another recipe by my bff Harris, I will be adding it to my recipes page stat! There are a few I still need to add, but don’t have the written (official) versions with me right now. Another day…
Dessert was necessary (when is it not?) so I brought along the end of my Chocolove Crystallized Ginger bar. I don’t think I’ve detailed my love for this bar adequately. For anyone who has ever eaten sushi with me or read a post in which I ate sushi, you will know that I LOVE ginger and ask for extra. Well this doesn’t change when it is put into chocolate! I think I have a special taste for it since I get motion sick pretty easily and I innately know it is good for me THIS BAR IS FANTASTIC.
And did you know that this bar came with a love poem inside the wrapper??
If you’re a nerd like me, you’ve already Googled the rest of the poem. But from the excerpt, the middle stanza is particularly amazing:
Such life here, through such lengths of hours,
Such miracles performed in play,
Such primal naked forms of flowers,
Such letting nature have her way
While heaven looks from its towers!
And I leave you with that Tomorrow there is an AMAZING guest post lined up, so tune to see the first official guest post that someone wrote for MY blog!!