I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!! (you’ll have to read this post first and find out at the end as to why!)
First of all, thank you all so much for money raising ideas! The baking idea is very interesting and one I would love to do except for the fact that it seriously costs $30 to ship any food anywhere because you don’t want it to go out in regular mail. I came across that problem when I shipped out the bread for Meghann’s first Team in Training bake-sale. You would have to jack up the prices of the baked goods alarmingly high to actually make money and not lose money. Such is the problem 🙁 I’d totally be willing to go into mass blondie, cookie and cake making mode next week to sell to everyone but I can’t see how I would actually make money from it! Wah
Anyways, back to my eats; this afternoon I snacked on a crack homemade granola bar:
I can’t get enough of these! My stash is almost gone….I’ll have to make more next week!
I ran some errands and then went to my parent’s house for dinner, where we had sushi-takeout—my fave!
We split these four rolls between the three of us and they all were awesome. My favorite being the “tuna fresh roll”, which was the last picture. It consists of spicy tuna and cucumber wrapped up in rice paper with spicy sauce on top! I love it.
With pellegrino to drink 🙂
When I got home, I was stuffed but still needed something sweet to end my night (of course)!
Enter my last raw snack of the Raw Challenge!
Could you even ask for more? I think not.
I only ate one of these cookies with a cup of tea because, like I said, I’m stuffed but it was amazing! Everything about it made me think of Christmas and I loved the spiciness. I don’t know if I’ve ever made it publicly known that gingerbread cookies are my favorite kind of cookie but they are. I just adore them. This was awesome!
Now on to my *fun* news!
So, since my brother died a month ago I really haven’t been very excited about anything and anyone. I know that’s pretty typical. Its like I can’t shake the sadness….its too much, too big. I’ve had the overwhelming feeling that I just need to “get out of town” and clear my head for a few days but the opportunity never really arose that I should go anywhere. Until…………
I talked to my best friend, Christie, today on the phone who just last week moved to Charleston after graduating law school. Christie is the type of best friend that every girl needs. She is there for me at the drop of a pin, no matter what. When I called her screaming my head off in the hospital last month and she was in the middle of her final exams for law school in New Orleans, she didn’t even go home. She left from her school’s library and drove all night long just to sit with my mom and I right when John died. We were talking about a time when I could come for the weekend and show her around (you know I went to college there!) and couldn’t really figure out a good time; we thought maybe after the 4th of July.
So we hung up and I got to thinking. Why don’t I just go, like, TOMORROW? So I am. 🙂
I’m leaving at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, driving up the coast (its a 6 hour drive) and will be spending the weekend with Christie in her new place right next to my alma mater. And then I’ll drive back home early Sunday morning. I’m SO excited because, honestly, I just feel like I’m suffocating here. Everything reminds me of my brother and I almost had a panic attack in the mall today when I saw his favorite surf shop. I know a weekend away won’t bring him back or fix my problems but at least it will be a FUN girls weekend with my best friend in my favorite city. I couldn’t ask for more. Well actually I could—on Friday morning I made a tentative plan to go to a power yoga class at my old yoga studio while Christie is in her bar exam study course. There, now perfect. 🙂
And no one should fret because she just got her new apartment suited for wireless internet so the blog shall go on!
We don’t have really anything planned for our weekend except for relaxing. Lots of long walks and the occasional glass of vino I’m sure. 😉 I’m listening to The Reader audiobook during my long drive tomorrow. Yay!
I’m off to fold laundry and PACK! It’ll be a very early post tomorrow so heads up 🙂