Well I’m sure everyone is waiting on pins and needles to hear how my preliminary phone interview went with Murphy-Goode! I thought it went great! We talked for exactly thirty minutes and, in my mind at least, it was a really good conversation. I got to say everything I wanted and didn’t blurt anything silly out. They said I wouldn’t hear back for a few weeks as they decide their top 50 so let’s all keep our fingers (and toes!) crossed because it would be SO cool to “report live” from the vineyards, no?!
To backtrack a bit though, around 2:00 I went outside for a 40 minute walk to clear my head. I’ve really been sort of blah all day but like yoga, the walk did help. I also got a beautiful gift from a good friend in the mail and it brought a ray of sunshine to my morning. I guess when you suffer a great loss, you have good days and you have bad days. I think I’ve been doing pretty well for the most part, dealing with John’s death the best I can— but there are still definitely days when I am down, down, down. I think I should just snap out of it and then I remember that wow, my brother only died three weeks ago! I might be a little too hard on myself. So I comfort myself. I make tea, do yoga and take walks. All the while just taking one day at a time because its the only thing you can do.
After my walk I thought about juice but I’m out of celery and my favorite combo (beet, apple, ginger, celery) is just not as good without that crucial element! So I had an apple with a serving of raw milk cheese instead—
And drank a cup of peppermint tea while on the phone to calm any jitters. Have I mentioned how much I love peppermint tea?! 😉
After I got off the phone I headed over to my parent’s house to have dinner with my mom and dad since Ryan will be out late at the baseball game tonight. My mom, being the wonderful mom she is, took the liberty of picking up more Murphy-Goode wine for us to “sample”!
I had a glass of the sauvingon blanc while chatting to my dad—-
And loved it! It was very light and citrusy. In general, I’m a big fan of sauvingon blancs and pinot grigios. I love the zestiness!
While we chatted, my mom made dinner. On the menu tonight was delicious whole wheat pasta with chicken and olive tomato cream sauce with fresh organic bread.
I swear, just the smallest whisk of cream in this recipe makes all the difference in the world and the result is a rich, velvety sauce. I love this recipe!
I had a small splash of Liar’s Dice with my meal—
And then, for dessert, an Adora disk (love me some calcium!) + Celestial Seasonings sleepytime tea
I was going to dig in my purse and eat half a chocolate bar before I remembered that I had these awesome Adora disks! I got my chocolate AND calcium fix this way!
I’m pretty tired tonight and already starting to feel sore from this morning’s yoga so I may just soak in a bubble bath and hit the sack early. Tomorrow is Raw Wednesday! What do you have planned?! I yanked out the dehydrator for this one….you’ll see in the morning! 😉
In the meantime, these little guys have become inseparable!