Made a killer smoothie. Almond milk, frozen banana, mixed berries, chocolate protein powder, and PB2, plugged with a neon green jumbo straw for optimum slurping.
I’ve been on an odd eating schedule lately so this served as a 3 ‘o clock lunch of sorts.
I took a tip my Zen sensei, Leo Babauta, who typically eats only 2 meals a day, skipping breakfast to remember what it feels like to be hungry in the mornings.
I don’t know if this is a spiritual or practical ritual, but I like it. About half of my mornings I eat because I know I should, not because I’m hungry.
So at Leo’s recommendation, I’ve been waiting to eat breakfast until I feel hungry, which sometimes is at 8 and sometimes isn’t until noon.
In other words, I’m listening to my body and I like the way it feels.
This week I also ate meals that mostly fell into the Paleo diet plan, meaning no grains, limited sugar and no high-fat dairy.
I was in runny yolk heaven.
This week I also watched the 1st episode of New Girl with Zooey Deschanel. I liked the show! It was cute and quirky and funny just like its lead star.
My favorite part was when she was clumsily dancing around her boyfriend’s living room and accidentally knocked over a plant and sung, ‘I’ll pick that up late-errrr.”
See the clip here. It’s a riot.
Watching the show even inspired me to bust out my best Zooey D. impression.
Curly hair, bangs, big glasses and all. I followed this here hair tutorial to achieve the waves using my straightening iron. Worked out nicely, eh? Thanks, internet.
I shall be trying it again, although I don’t think Topeka’s ready for such a trend based on the looks I got at the grocery store…awkward.
This week I also finished the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. And can I just say it was fantastic?!
I got sucked in within the first 2 pages and stayed hooked right through ’til the end. I kept going back and forth between Team Peeta and Team Gale but finally found my place by the end.
I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t read it, but I was very pleased with the conclusion.
Yep, it’s official. I will be one of those dorks lined up outside the movie theater in the freezing cold wearing a Hunger Games costume when it’s released next March.
I. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
This week I also downloaded a new app on my phone called Color Touch.
It lets you edit photos with an effects panel and paintbrush tool. It’s pretty rad.
All my friends better watch out because I’m about to snap pictures of them and then COLORTOUCH the poo out of their faces and there’s nothing they can do about it.
This week I also got another job! I got hired at a local coffee shop that’s slated to open around Thanksgiving. It’s going to be awesome for 3 main reasons.
1) They roast their own beans.
2) They buy directly from farmers all over the world whom they have relationships with.
3) They’re trying new brewing methods, bringing a West Coast vibe to the Kansas plains.
I start training in 2 weeks, at which point I’ll be well on my way to barista superstar status.
I don’t know what my schedule will be yet but coupled with my other jobs doing housecleaning and childcare, it should end up keeping me busy full time!
What a blessing. Seriously. I can’t wait to start.
OK, I think that’s it. It was a busy week, could you tell?
Are you reading anything at the moment? Any suggestions now that I’m bookless?
Zooey Deschanel: fan or no? YES. major fan.
Favorite phone app?
ciao babies. xo. dana.