Breakfast/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

My Brain (and car) is Fried

Hi guys, sorry for my late post!

You are never going to believe what happened to me today…….I was SO tired that I accidentally left my car in drive and just yanked the keys out of the ignition at my house before going inside……the next thing I know, my car has rolled backwards FAST out into the street and crashed into the neighbor across the street’s brick wall. Needless to say, her wall is smashed and my car has a HUGE gaping hole in the bumper but thank God nothing more than that happened. My car landed one inch from smashing into a huge van! Now THAT would have been a disaster.

Getting back to the start of my day though for a second, I started strong with a naner + pb:


And then my typical blueberry chocolate oatmeal for breakkie:


Yall will have to excuse me because I actually got so upset about my car that I forgot to photograph my lunch! I had a sunflower flax whole wheat roll from work, cottage cheese and a plum—it was quite good but sadly not very much enjoyed because of the circumstances. I did take a reenactment though once I had calmed down. I got some new cottage cheese from work the other day and was excited to finally give it a try—-


It was good! I still like whipped cottage cheese the best just ’cause its soooo creamy, but this was interesting and I liked the cute little yogurt sized cup it was in!

I don’t have a picture of my roll because I only bought one 🙁 It was yummy though and full of nuts, seeds and good grains! Here is my plum though. It was perfectly ripe and delicious.


After I ate and recovered my composure a bit, I headed down to Starbucks to actually meet my pastor for coffee (or, in my case, a tall iced nonfat vanilla rooibos latte)! Apparently, he found out through the church grapevine that I am a bread baker and he just happened to be in the middle of planning his series of messages for Lent, called “Bread for the Journey”. Bread will be very symbolic throughout the messages in a life giving sense as he preaches about spiritual gifts and discipline. And that’s where I will come in! I’m going to be helping him out for the month of March….doing all the “bread stuff”. I think one Sunday he is going to “interview” me in front of the congregation on what actually goes into baking bread and maybe have me kneading bread or something. And then another Sunday I think I’ll actually be baking bread at church in the kitchen and handing it out during the service. Interesting, no?

Around 2:30, I met Sarah for about a 35 minute walk. I could NOT sleep last night for the life of me (I’m blaming it on the excess caffeine in the excedrin migraine) and didn’t fall asleep until probably 9:45…..and then I woke up (and stayed up) at 2:40. I was going to do yoga but needed some girl time! We walked pretty briskly and I felt a lot better afterwards.

And then for dinner, I kept it classy with a simple favorite of mine and had Tandoori Chef’s Vegetable Pad Thai and a salad with woodstock dressing. Oh how I just adore this frozen entree. It seriously tastes EXACTLY like Thai take out and makes me think I’m being really trashy when its not all that bad for you! However, my dad borrowed my camera today and it seems like some sizes of the photos were messed with and WordPress won’t let me upload right now! I have no idea why or how, but my brain is just fried right now so I’m going to let it go and just be back tomorrow when I’m in a better state. I hope yall understand!

See you tomorrow! Please forgive me for the blah-ish post!! 🙁

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  • VeggieGirl
    February 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    My brain has been fried all week so far – hang in there!!

  • junghwa
    February 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I’m really sorry about what happened with your car! Hope you feel better soon!!!

    Your oatmeal always look very delicious. i’m going to try that combo tomorrow 😉

    I wish i could have a taste of your delicious bread!!!

  • Kaneil, Balance is Best
    February 11, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    What a crummy day! Hang in there and know that tomorrow will be better. 🙂

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  • Becca
    February 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Oh no! Hope the damage won’t cost too much to fix. Glad you got to enjoy your dinner and walk at least!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Hope your day gets brighter! Sorry about your car!!! Hope you have a good night’s sleep too =)

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 11, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry about the day and the car! I really hope tomorrow is a million times better! Congrats on being the bread girl though! Have a good night’s rest!

  • Amy
    February 11, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Oh Jenna…those are some terrible happenings-I send you great sleep vibes for tonight.

    Take Care

  • Jen
    February 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a terrible day! I’m so sorry! On days like that I “admit defeat to the day” and just go to bed early– sometimes HOURS early. Even if you just lay there and read for a few hours, it will start to make you feel better! Hope tomorrow is a LOT better ;~)

  • Natalie
    February 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    The people around me right now must think I’m really wierd, because I gasped so loudly reading about your car! I’m really sorry about your day! Hang in there. 🙂

  • Jenny
    February 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    So sorry about your car Jenna, hope you get some serious rest and relaxation tonight! 🙂

  • Nicole
    February 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Oh my gosh! I am sorry about your car 🙁 I hope tomorrow is better!!

  • K
    February 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Aw – sorry to hear about the car!! Get lots of rest tonight!

    Mmmm nuts in bread is the best 🙂

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    February 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Oh my gosh, that’s awful! 🙁 I’m praying for ya. Praise God no one was hurt though! What’s money anyway, besides just a tool of God’s? 🙂

    That series at your church sounds so interesting! Do they do any online broadcasts or anything?

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 11, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Holy Mackers, that is nuts about the car! I had a terrible, very similar situation happen to me once, and it ended a lot worse than yours, so thank goodness you are okay!

  • Ash
    February 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Gosh that’s terrible! Thankfully no one was hurt, I hope the damage won’t cost too much to repair. 🙁 You poor thing!

  • LisaR
    February 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Ahh! You seem to have about the same amount of luck I have with my car! At least you’re safe! Helping your pastor out seems like it will be a blast! How neat! Once he starts his series let us know how it goes. It sounds really interesting!

  • Marissa
    February 11, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Sorry about your accident 🙁

    That’s exciting about the bread news!!!

  • LT
    February 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    You poor thing! What a rough day. You’re such a genuinely good-hearted and inspirational person that I just had to comment (I’m normally just a lurker). I really hope you get a good night of rest and wake up feeling better!

  • Weekly Bite
    February 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Sorry you had such a rough day! I hate days like that.
    Hang in there!!

  • Erin
    February 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Oh, that is awful! I’m so sorry! I hope things get better. You have a very positive attitude though about keeping things in perspective! I’d probably be a basket case. I’m inspired!

  • alicia
    February 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Feel better soon, Jenna. 🙂 I would be pissed and a wreck if something happened to my car. It’s just a dampener. No worries, just look to the Lord for comfort. Most importantly, no one got hurt.

  • Sharon
    February 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, so sorry to hear about your accident! Hang in there!

  • sandy
    February 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I’m so sorry Jenna about your Car..but so glad that you’re ok!! Hope the cost isn’t too much..
    Praying you get some good sleep tonight!!
    Making Bread at the Church sound’s awesome..what a cool thing to do..You’re such a blessing! and what a fun Church you have!!
    Thank’s for the suggestion on another Francine Rivers book..I will be getting
    “And the Shofar Blew” next!!
    Have a better night!!

  • Becca A
    February 11, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I like that flavor of cottage cheese…the roasted red pepper is blah though.

    So glad noone was hurt in the accident! Thats what really matters!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Oh Jenna, I am so sorry about the car mishap, but so grateful no one was hurt.

    Get some rest tonight my friend and hang in there. Tomorrow will be a new day. 🙂

    How awesome that you get to bake bread for your church. I look forward to hearing more about your experience…especially speaking to the congregation about what goes into baking bread. So cool!

  • Shelby
    February 11, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Rest Up Jenna!!!

  • polly
    February 11, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    oh honey!!!!!!!!

    Crazy car… so glad you are safe and WOW about the bread church thing! That is so wonderful! XOXOXOXO

  • LaughingLindsay
    February 11, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Awww noooo. This is crazy! I accidently reversed a little too much and tapped (understatement) a car today getting out of a tiny space. That makes two of us. We’ll stick together in our bad day.
    Not to mention, couldn’t sleep last night due to huge headache that won’t go away still.
    This just means tomorrow will be that much better.
    Huge hugs.

  • kristi
    February 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    So sorry about your car incident! I would have freaked!

    On the plus side, your eats look yummy as usual. 🙂

  • Jaimejoy
    February 11, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Jenna, you poor thing! Not the best day, but I think things can only get better from here…….
    If it makes you feel any better, 5 hours of sleep sounds like pure luxury to me. I average 3-4 hours a night, always have. I guess i’m just used to it by now, perpetual insomnia 🙂
    I also wanted to give you a little tip on those Rachel’s cottage cheeses; I had the sun dried tomato pesto flavor the other day and I do NOT reccomend! I was very excited to try it, and then…blah. Haven’t had any of the other flavors yet, but there was definitley something not quite right about the sun dried pesto one……just an FYI!

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    February 11, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    How dare you not take a picture of your bread?!! I’m so offended, I am leaving you hate mail. Dexter sucks. You shouldn’t run. You haven’t gone to Dlites since Saturday, and that is bad too. HATE! Um…that’s all I have. 🙂

    Love, S

  • michelle
    February 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Yikes i am so sorry about your car!!! That is scary but I am so glad you weren’t in the car while it was doing its thing!!!!

    Good luck in the 5K by the way!!!

  • Katie
    February 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    That’s really scary about your car. Glad to hear it wasn’t any worse.

    The “bread stuff” at church sounds really interesting. What a beautiful way to share your faith and your craft at the same time.

  • Jess.
    February 11, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I hope tomorrow is a better day!

  • Amelia
    February 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Aww hope you feel better tomorrow! That car stuff sounds scary, but at least you’re ok!

  • Meg
    February 11, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your car! I hope you get some rest.

    I need to try that frozen meal. I would love anything that tastes like take out Thai!

    Just a note that I changed my blog address:

  • kim
    February 11, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    i’m just so glad nobody got hurt. it’s ok if you need to vent. hope your car insurance will cover some of the damages. I had a hit and run also and it was so painful to pay for the repairement. But like I said, luckily nobody got hurt.

  • the Clean Veggie
    February 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    wow that sounds so scary! im glad your okay 🙂
    delicious eats – i haven’t seen that cottage cheese, but it sounds great!

  • Kath
    February 11, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    OMG that’s horrible!!

    On another note, I’ve got to find that cottage cheese!

  • Meghan
    February 11, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Oh no Jenna, I am SO sorry to hear about your car! Hang in there..I hope you get some much needed rest tonight! Have you been taking that melotonin? I tried it and found I need to take at least two in order for it to help me sleep..and I dont know if that’s okay?

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    February 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I am So sorry to hear about your car! I hope you get more sleep tonight! Positive thoughts going out to you!

  • Victoria
    February 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    That stinks! I’m sorry about your junky day. Hope you’re able to get some sleep tonight and start tomorrow off on the right foot!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    February 11, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    oh no about the car! but at least no one was hurt 🙂 It sounds like March will be a fun month for you with all of the bread messages!

  • Runeatrepeat
    February 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I’m sorry about your accident today 🙁 At least you’re okay. I think it is so cool your pastor is going to use you in the message.

  • brandi
    February 12, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Thank goodness you’re okay and no one got hurt!

    I hope today is better 🙂

    The bread stuff sounds cool!

  • Emily
    February 12, 2009 at 7:52 am

    So sorry to hear about your car! These things happen to everyone though and you’re right, its good that no one was hurt! Things will be back to normal before you know it!

    Hope you have a better day today! 🙂

  • Lauren
    February 12, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I’m so sorry about your car! I’m glad that the damage was not worse, and that no one was hurt. We all have had a car mishap or two–certainly upsetting, but very common! You are not alone!

  • Anne P
    February 12, 2009 at 8:14 am

    oh gosh you poor thing!! i hope today is going better so far 🙂

  • Danielle
    February 12, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Oh baby girl, hang in there! Sounds like you had a really tough day and you definitely didn’t deserve it. I hope tomorrow brings brighter things 🙂 if you need anything let me know!

  • Danielle
    February 12, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Oh Jenna I’m really sorry about the car! I had a very similiar thing happen to me once.
    My parents came to meet me at work for lunch, I was running late getting to the restaurant so I quickly parked and walked inside, at the table I kept hearing the waiters asking other people if they had a red vw jetta, I figured it’s a common car it probably isn’t mine, when the waiter finally asked me I said yes and he asked me if I could repark it because I was “kind of parked on an angle.” I walked out and there was my car in the middle of the parking lot blocking people from coming in or out!!! I drove a stick shift and apparently in my rush I forgot to put the e-brake on when I got out. It was so embarrassing, and I was so lucky it didn’t hit another car or go through the glass of the place.
    I hope that makes you feel better, it’s a mistake that can happen to any of us!

  • Jenny
    February 12, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Hey Jenna –
    I noticed that you get migraines quite a lot … I also remember reading in a post that you suffer from IBS. Have you ever been tested for food allergies/sensitivites??

  • Janie
    February 12, 2009 at 8:54 am

    So sorry to hear about your car! Hope you were able to get some sleep last night:)

  • Jen, a priorfatgirl
    February 12, 2009 at 8:57 am

    holy comments Jenna!!

    Sorry to hear about your car – thankfully you weren’t in it! Keep smiling, cuz it’s all we can do to make it through the crappy days!

  • Elina (Healthy and Sane)
    February 12, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Oh no, that’s horrible about your car! Thank god everyone is ok, though!
    Hope today is better for you! 🙂

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    February 12, 2009 at 9:21 am

    omg, what a mess with the car!! i’m so glad i don’t have a car sometimes because i’m sure i’d end up doing the same thing. at least you took the keys out of the ignition … and the damage sounds manageable enough!
    that is hands down the most beautiful plum i have ever seen …

  • Brooke
    February 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I am so sorry about the car Jenna! Hang in there! You’re in my thoughts and prayers! Believe me, it happens to us all when our brains get frazzled and we are tired! Hope your day today is way better!
    Hugs from SC!

  • Fancy
    February 12, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Jenna, I am so sorry about your car. So scary! At least nobody was hurt….I hope you are having a better day, today!

  • Melissa
    February 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    OH NO!! How horrible 🙁 But yes, luckily no one was hurt!

    That’s awesome about the bread!!