I’m feeling really good today. Well, aside from the headache that came with forgetting one of my medications for two days in a row, and from having crazy insane nightmares for two nights in a row, and from being out of contacts and having to wear my glasses for two days in a row. . . .
This talking about things? It’s good. I had a lovely long talk with my friend today, and feel like we got things ironed out. And I had a lovely long visit with Amethyst today at Spiral. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof! (well, proof of Spiral, anyway, I didn’t take a photo of Amethyst. Just the food.)
Oh, and Elvis. Say hey, Elvis.
Elvis says hey. He doesn’t know why a snake is twisting its way along his head, but he’s going to go along with it and see what happens.
I was seriously thirsty when I got there, and my glass of ice cold tropical sunset rooibos tea vanished before I knew what happened. No need to panic, though. They have plenty.
And what trip to Spiral Diner is complete without some of their incredible delicious cashew cheese?
Certainly not this one! The blue plate special was their Festivus sandwich, which came complete with home fries and the vegan gravy of goodness.
It was so delicious that I started eating before I remembered to take a photo. Amethyst and I split it, and it was seriously good. I may have to go get another one after my two weeks of McDougalling have ended. Not that I’m planning to stop McDougalling, but one must make room for Spiral’s blue plate specials at least once a month. And Izzybella and Lolo couldn’t go with me today, and it is imperative that they have a Festivus sandwich.
What else got done today? Frankly, not enough, and yet I’m really worn out and ready to poop out early tonight. Let’s see–breakfast with Dad, the Monster, and Izzybella. Then a trip to Ross where I splurged on a really pretty grey top and a fun grey hairband. Then off to Spiral for a lovely long lunch with Amethyst. Then off to the mall, where I bought a couple more hairbands at the place whose name escapes me but they have a bunch of cheap and not-so-cheap junk jewelry. I had my eye appointment, and my nice and very good eye doctor gave me contact lenses to tide me over until mine come in next week. I got an air freshener at Bath & Body Works, and then went to see what was playing at the movies. There were a few I want to see, but the timing was off. So I came home. Honestly, I didn’t want to leave the house again this evening, but I have decided to reform and quit shopping on Sundays. So I had to go get some groceries tonight, and since I had to leave the house anyway, why not stop at Half-Price Books? So yeah. But my grocery bill was so much lower than usual (all veggies and fruit except for two bags of brown rice and one bag of dry kidney beans because I didn’t remember if I had any at home and I needed them) (oh, and pita bread) that I felt very virtuous. And I stopped at Sonic for a farewell Dr. Pepper. Mmmm.
The groceries are put away. The beans are soaking. And if my ward building gets struck by lightning tomorrow, it’s because I am going to church. I know what I’m going to wear to church tomorrow, and I even told Lolo that I’m going so that I’m accountable.
What still needs to be accomplished this weekend? Cleaning. Laundry. Putting away of the laundry.
Joe’s coming home tomorrow, too, and the poor guy has worked about 40 hours straight. He’s going to be completely exhausted, which may translate to completely cranky. Scout and Molly will be elated to see him, and I’ve got some relaxation exercises I do with him that help him sleep when he’s this tired. So tomorrow afternoon will probably be quiet around here.
So I may have mentioned that I’m doing the Dr. McDougall 12-day program. Lolo and Jenn are joining me in it. I’m doing the cooking & meal preparation for our lunches. Wanna know what lush wonders we’ll be eating? Well, since I’m starting a day early (eldest child syndrome), tomorrow I’m having beans & brown rice with a nice baked acorn squash. Monday we’ll have pita pizzas for lunch, and more beans & brown rice for dinner. Tuesday’s lunch are stuffed pita sandwiches, and marinara sauce with whole-grain pasta for dinner. Wednesday’s lunch is pasta salad, and Wednesday’s dinner is autumn vegetable stew. Aren’t you drooling at the thought of all this delicious fresh goodness? Want to join us? I found a copy of his book at Half-Price (ah, Half Price, how I love thee!), and he also has a lot of information at his website. Check it out, and thank me later. Or better yet, thank him. Did you know I e-mailed him with a question, and he responded within a day? Considering how many e-mails and questions he must get, I was really pleased. I’ve read his book and cruised through his website and the archives of the newsletters and have accumulated some fantastic recipes. I’m a good enough cook that I know how things will be based on the recipes, and I’m really looking forward to trying these out.
So here’s to getting a whole lot of nothing done today, and enjoying every minute of it, and here’s to making my way to church tomorrow, and here’s to good food and better friends, and here’s to a night full of lovely dreams (and if I dream of Dr. Who again, I would just humbly request that I not wake up too soon, wink wink nudge nudge), and peace and love and happiness. And letting it all hang out. Because that’s what I need to do right now. Free to be me.
Oh, and hey–one last thing–next Saturday we’re going to Cosmic Cafe in Dallas. So if you’re in the area and want to join us, just shoot me an email. If you haven’t been to Cosmic Cafe, you’re really missing out. So okay, I won’t be feasting on the samosas, but dal and naan? Totally works.