day in the life: sister date + blogging
I wanted to share this Monday with ya!
8:20 am: Woke up. Sunday I started feeling a little sick so I didn’t set an alarm for Monday morning. My body woke me up at this time. I fed Maggie, washed my face and stuff, grabbed my computer and biked over to Kraftsman Cafe to get some work done. I SO love living within biking distance of a coffee shop. Houston is the least walkable/bike-able city (possibly ever), so it still surprises me biking to a coffee shop is an option.
9:15 am: For breakfast I ordered an egg + cheese breakfast taco + a vanilla latte. I like breakfast tacos at Kraftsman because there are at least 3 eggs on one taco! There are some places in Houston (hello, Tout Suite) that TOTALLY skimp you on the eggs on your taco. One time I got like half an egg worth of eggs on my taco and was super annoyed. Kraftsman does a great job though.
9:30-noon: work on the blog/course.
noon: Biked back home. Had a banana.
1:00 pm: Met my sister for lunch at North Italia. Layne is heading to Maryland soon to be with her husband. He got a job up there recently and she is finishing P.A. school in Houston until August 2017, but they will be spending Christmas in Maryland so we had a goodbye lunch.
I’d been wanting to try North Italia ever since I saw them post this salad on IG. Layne and I split a prosciutto pizza + that salad. Salad was filled with butternut squash, brussels, cauliflower, kale, radicchio, percorino, farro, pistachio, date and creamy white balsamic vinaigrette. I’d recommend both! The pizza came topped with a sweet fig sauce that I really liked…such a sweet + savory combo.
We’ll miss you for Christmas, Layne & Marco!
3:30 pm: Came home to a package…Cake in a Crate. This was a ‘thank you’ gift from Bob’s Red Mill for doing work together this past year.
I was sent the ingredients for Tieghan’s Maple Coconut Caramel Macaroons.
3:45-6:45 pm: Blog work. Respond to emails. Course work. Chocolate covered pretzel snack.
6:45 pm: Needed a stretching break, so rolled out my yoga mat and did this stretch. No idea what it’s called, but we’ve been doing it in a lot of the yoga classes I’ve gone to lately and it feels amazing to me. You place a block or foam roller right at your bra line and just lay there. I have terrible posture all hunched over all day…so this counter stretch feels excellent.
Maggie joined in for some more stretching…
7:30 pm: Dinner. Veggies sauteed in sesame oil + chicken potstickers. I wasn’t feeling the broccoli or snap peas much. So I just ate the potstickers and all the carrots :)
8:00 pm: Gilmore Girls watching. I’m honestly not enjoying it very much. I liked the ‘winter’ show…but ‘spring’ and ‘summer’ have just been okay. I was never a Gilmore Girls mega fan though.
9:00 pm: Oreo ball snack.
9:00-10:30 pm: More Gilmore + hanging out with Andrew.
10:30 pm: bed
11:30 pm: Can’t sleep. Got up. Felt hungry. Had a chocolate covered pretzels dipped in peanut butter.
midnight: Finally fell asleep. I think sleeping in this day messed with my sleep!
That was my day!