Need Mr. Sunshine

Hey, hey!

Hope your Friday is going well. It’s so gloomy outside and its making me sleepy! I did get a rental car though and that makes me happy because now I can go to yoga tonight for “Zen & Zin” (an hour power yoga class followed by a wine tasting!). Midmorning I snacked on an apple and ran a bunch of errands on foot. Lunch was a big salad with lentils, avocado, hummus and flat bread with a grapefruit on the side:


Love me some juicy grapefruit!!!
I actually did lay down for 45 minutes to rest my brain, so to speak. When I got up I made some peanut butter toast and got back to work:

I’m going to write for another two hours and then head to the studio! Hope y’all are having a good day!

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  • Kathleen
    March 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    So glad you got some transportation again! So sorry about the car… I hope everything worked out ๐Ÿ™‚

    and since I didn’t say it in other posts (even when I don’t comment, I always look forward to seeing your posts in my Reader…congrats on ur news about Europe!!! How exciting!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Yum, spinach and hummus. Great you finally got a car–hope the tab is being picked up by woman’s insurance co. Posted an AMAZING black olive Provencale tart recipe, and pix of Posh Spice..she is an amazing biz woman.
    Great weekend!

  • Evan Thomas
    March 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Lentils sound so good right about now. I should make a big pot next time I’m home just to keep around

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 5, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    That grapefruit looks soo delish.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    March 5, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I’ve been totally living off hummus in Australia. So good for any meal — salad, sandwich, even pasta! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Gabriela
    March 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Delicious eats!
    Iยดm happy you rented a car ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great Friday, Jenna!
    Brazilian XOXOยดs,

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    March 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    glad that you were able to rent a car. Your future plans seem very exciting. I’m glad that you will be closer to your family…that is a must!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    March 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Wish I lived in CA- our grapefruits are never that red and juicy in the winter!

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    March 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Yoga and wine – perfect.

  • Steph: Exercise Physiologist & Artist!
    March 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    I read in your last post that you were going to move back to the south (FL I suppose) Maybe we can finally meet up. I tried to meet up with you when you lived in orlando but you were always in Tampa (my home town!) when I was free. I have been to San Fran once and loved it but I definitely thought I would miss the hot sunny florida weather and beaches ๐Ÿ™‚ you just cant beat the way the bright sunshine makes you feel.
    You and Kath inspired me to start a blog. I’d be honored for you to check it out:
    If you have the time between the million things you do let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Steph: Exercise Physiologist & Artist!
    March 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    test test test ๐Ÿ™
    Are my comments not posting again??

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    March 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    what a pretty meal – love the color!

  • Kelly
    March 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Um I’m sorry, did you say yoga FOLLOWED BY wine tasting? That sounds like legit heaven. That could make me move to California alone!

  • John
    March 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    You should have been here today. It was a bright,sunny 5C! Hopefully Mother Nature isn’t playing with us and spring is on the way.

  • christie, honoring health
    March 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Glad you got a rental car!

    Enjoy the yoga and wine tasting, that sounds perfect!

  • Kati @ Living Well
    March 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Your pb&j bread always looks so decadent ;> We are certainly enjoying the SUNSHINE in TX after so much rain! Have fun at yoga; that sounds nice.!

  • Lindsay
    March 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    It looks like the book is REALLY coming along and I cannot wait till it is published so that I can buy a copy.
    Also, I cant wait to continue following your blog once you move to France!! I hope that you keep it up!!
    Finally, are you going to quit your winery job soon??

  • eatmovelove
    March 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    When do you plan to leave for the “Summer” – june?
    Glad you got a car. And enjoy the wine ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Are those the TJ’s lentils? I love those things. Throw them in anything salads, stews, soups, etc. So easy to incorporate in meals. Your salads have looked amazing lately (but they always do, come to think of it).

    Enjoy Zen and Zin, sounds like fun!

  • Jil
    March 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Yay for a rental car! It was a crummy day in Boston, too. Blah. Spring needs to get here ASAP.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    That sounds like such a fun class – only in Healdsburg, CA would you find such a thing. Enjoy : )

    March 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    that flatbread looks so fluffy! is it TJs?

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    You are a writing machine!!! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shells
    March 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Nothing beats peanut butter toast. Best of luck with writing and hope you had a wonderful yoga + wine adventure (Maybe beats peanut butter toast? Tough call!).

  • Maggie
    March 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Your life of writing sounds so hard and so great at the same time! I’ve been reading your blog for a little while, but I’ve never read about the subject of the book you’re writing? What’s it about?

  • Lauren Watson
    March 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Woo hoo for a car! And yay for writing! Those brain rest breaks do a body good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Erica
    March 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Did you read that article in the New York Times about a month ago, titled “When Chocolate and Chakras Collide” ? It explored the new yogi trend of appreciating fine food along with the practice. Sounds like Cali has caught the trend!

  • Lori
    March 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    It’s amazing how much better sunshine can make a person feel. I hope you get it soon. We’ve had a couple days of it, and it’s been so nice.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    great shot of the grapefruit! hope zen & zin is a blast!

  • Adam
    March 5, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I’m always hungry after seeing your AB and J breads!

  • Tara
    March 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    That pbj looks like sloppy goodness

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    How fun! I just did a post about studios that are combining food and yoga together, mostly in California. Seems to be a cool little event for yogis and foodies alike!

    Hope you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, and if you find the sunshine, send some to Paris too!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 6, 2010 at 12:26 am

    What a relief you got a car! I couldn’t live without my car, I live in the stix and I would GO MAD if I couldn’t get anywhere!

  • Frogs and Men@ Paris Food Blog
    March 6, 2010 at 2:18 am

    i feel so healthy just reading this post (says the hungover girl with the makeup still on from last night, currently grappling for her cigarette and coffee. oops)

  • Julia
    March 6, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Just reading this and your second last post and wanna say this:

    I admire you a lot! You’ve taken a risk and gone to California and had a great time. But you also listened to your heart and decided to go back in a while. That’s great and I’m so glad you’re living your life to the fullest and listening to yourself at the same time!
    And a trip to Europe is great, you will be close to me!:)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Andrea
    March 6, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Thanks for sharing your plans, Jenna. I think you’re doing what’s best for you and that’s all that matters. Have a wonderful day!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    March 6, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Zen and Zin sounds like paradise! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katherine
    March 6, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Haha Zen an Zin…I love it! That is sooo “California” ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristina @MendonPondMusings
    March 6, 2010 at 7:33 am

    love the idea of Zen & Zin! I need to get my studio here to do it.

  • ellen eats beets
    March 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I love simple salads. They are just so necessary sometimes! The sun is FINALLY shining here on the east coast!! yayyyyyy

  • andrea lieberg
    March 6, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Hey Jenna!

    We are big fans and just happen to be in Healdsburg on a wine road trip from Bend, OR. I know it’s last minute, but if you are around this weekend (working at the winery?) we’d love to meet you for coffee/or a glass of vino. We too are en route moving to the East Coast after several years out West.


    Andrea and Taylor

  • Anneline
    March 6, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I really wish we had a TJ’s around here… but of course, living in France, that’s more or less impossible. They really don’t know what’s good around here, hehe. Just kidding! We do have some delicious food and good shops, but I really miss things like PBJ sandwiches, show that to a Franch guy, you’re sure to have a blast just looking at his face! (actually, just showing him the peanut butter jar would do that).
    Anyway, where exactly are you going in Europe? If you can, go to Amsterdam, it’s one of my favorite cities in the world ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good lukc with your book, I can’t wait for you to finish it so I can read it!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward
    March 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Zen and Zin sounds amazing! What a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Jenna! I just saw that you’re moving back to Charleston (possibly, nothing set in stone, right?)!!! I’m SO jealous…I miss that city so much some days, it makes my heart hurt. Some of my writer friends from grad school live there now, so let me know if you want me to hook you up with them– they’re CofC creative writing alums as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love pink grapefruit!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    March 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Your yoga sesh sounds amazing tonight! Can’t wait to hear about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    March 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Glad you got a car! Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. It is pretty dreary down south today.

  • Alexandra
    March 6, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Rain is always needed, but I agree.. it’s time for the sun to come out again! It has been gloomy on and off for far to long!