Breakfast/ Dinner

We’ve Got a Situation

Happy Saturday to you!

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Thank you baby Jesus. Just when I thought I couldn’t handle another cold rainy day….the sun shall rise again! I might actually have to turn on the a/c in my apartment for the first time. love love love.

So, yesterday. Sorry that I’m a bad blogger but we had a bit of a situation over here. You see, for the past few days there’s been something iffy going on with the garbage disposal. I know what you’re thinking— I was so excited at having a garbage disposal that I broke it by stuffing too many apple cores down there in the first three weeks. No. Well..maybe. You see, the disposal WORKED fine but the sink wouldn’t drain unless it was going. It was very odd. Then yesterday I reached underneath the sink to get some cat litter and noticed everything was under water.

I kid you not. It was like a pool underneath the sink and I had to throw away five boxes of Kodiak mix and six reusable grocery bags. Plus, it smelled. What’s a girl to do? Go running barefoot to the office and panting WATER. SINK. HOLE IN THE DRAIN. For some reason I never could find the obvious word for the situation—leak?

One hour later + 2 plumbers + large scary vacuum and the situation was under control. Whew.

There were other nicer parts of my day, too, though. For instance, I did The Fitnessista’s Summer Shape Up workout # 1 at my new gym! I’m going to be doing these workouts for the next few weeks so follow along with me over there and as Gina would say— let’s get big, yo.

After my workout, I ate an egg white omelet with string cheese, sriracha sauce, grape tomatoes and blackberries.

Later, a can of TJ’s split pea soup before meeting friends downtown for drinks.

And then much later, I ate a salad with seared tuna at the restaurant (I knew it would be late–that’s why I ate the soup at home!)
This morning had an oatmeal pancake with almond butter and banana—


Saturday morning pancake perfection.

I’m about to go on a run. I found a trail near my apartment and I’m excited to try it out…maybe like 3 or 4 miles. We’ll see. I also really want to start this book:

Preferably while sitting in the sunshine.
Enjoy your day!

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  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 29, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Oh gosh, well done for coping with the sink situation! I probably would have had a mini breakdown if that’d happened to me 😛
    Have a great day and enjoy your run 🙂

  • Sarah (OC2Seattle)
    May 29, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Hooray for the sun! So sorry about your garbage disposal situation – all those boxes of Kodiak mix! We had a similar situation at our house the last two weeks – the PVC pipe had just gradually started sliding off the garbage disposal/drain connection. Luckily, we figured out the problem after only one major leak and I only keep vases (quite handy for a leak) and trash bags under the sink.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 29, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I had the same exact breakfast… delicious!!!
    And wow, the leak thing sounds horrible!!! Nothing worse than some stinky water..

  • Ameena
    May 29, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I loved that book…it was an excellent portrayal of real-life in India. I was so sad when I finished it!

  • Micaela
    May 29, 2010 at 9:25 am

    So, I really really want to make those oatmeal pancakes. I tried them (and failed) a few times last year but I didn’t soak the oats overnight, which I think is the key. The problem is, I’m trying not to eat eggs anymore. Can you think of anything that might work decently to replace the egg whites? Thanks!

    • Emily
      May 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

      You may be able to use a flax egg – not sure how well it would work though.

  • Claire
    May 29, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Wow, what an experience you had with the disposal already! The eats look lovely though, AND the weather!

    Ameena’s comment makes me want to read that book…

  • lo
    May 29, 2010 at 9:36 am

    hi jenna! i just finished reading American Wife – loved it! great recommendation. have you read The Dud Avocado? I think you would like it – about a yound female exploring Paris. have a great day!

  • B
    May 29, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I agree…hooray for the sun. I recently moved from MN to the Sacramento area and I was beginning to feel like the cool midwest weather had followed me here.

  • Jenny
    May 29, 2010 at 9:56 am

    You always manage to eat the most delicious food!! So jealous:)

  • Katherine
    May 29, 2010 at 10:24 am

    wonderful news about your great weekend; no comments other than jealousy 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 29, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I feel your pain. My friend had their pipes freeze and explode all over their house while they were on vacation. They ended up staying in my apartment for 3 days and a hotel for another 2 weeks while the insurance had the mess cleaned up and their ruined floors fixed. It was nuts.

  • Karen
    May 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

    word of warning, found out the hard way……….DO NOT put onion peels down the disposal, I found this out on Christmas morning with tons of company coming and greasy water all over my kitchen floor…I always love to stuff as much as I can but then pay the price, perhaps apple skins are the same?

  • kristin
    May 29, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I got a little disposal happy and clogged my garbage disposal as well! To many veggie cores, skins, seeds can mess a disposal UP!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    May 29, 2010 at 11:05 am

    LOL…never a dull moment, right?! Glad you got the sink situation under control. Enjoy the book!

  • Natalie (The Sweets Life)
    May 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

    YAY! I’m so glad you checked out that book—can’t wait to hear what you think:)

  • Camille
    May 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

    The seared tuna looks incredible!
    Hope everything works out with the plumbing situation!

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    May 29, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Aww that’s sad about the Kodiak mix! But at least you’ve got a pretty big stash (I’m hoping that didn’t wipe them all out!) That tuna looks awesome though – so pretty, too.

  • anne
    May 29, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I’ve heard that book is amazing! Let us know your thoughts…

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    May 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    5 boxes of Kodiak mix down the drain (so to speak)? Say it ain’t so! I know that sort of a loss would cause me much grief. I hope you find solace in the glorious sun and beautiful California weather! 🙂

  • Lisa
    May 29, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Okay~ my hubby used to “test” our garbage disposal! Of course, we’re on our second one now! When I once said in front of guests that it broke because he put whole fruit down it he just replied “no, I don’t do that anymore.” Lesson learned.
    Love hearing about your new workouts!

  • eatmovelove
    May 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve got to check out these books you’ve been blogging about. Sun and a book – what else is there? 🙂

  • Ali
    May 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I’m reading the Space Between Us right now and absolutely love it! I find it to be a combination of The Help and Kite Runner and hope you like it as much as I am!

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    May 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Whoa, I’ve had similar “situations”. Once our toilet clogged and ran for hours over night. We awoke to the “waterfall” that was flowing from 2nd floor to 1st. That was fun. Glad your situation got taken care of quickly!! Enjoy the sun and book, perfect!

  • Lori
    May 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I think I’ve seen the same picture of your pancakes with oats on top about t a dozen times.

  • Andrea
    May 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Gina’s Summer Shape Up is awesome! Just finished week 1 and I feel great! Looking forward to reading your feedback.

  • Alyssa
    May 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    um, you threw away your reusable grocery bags just because they got wet and nasty? Just run them through the washing machine and they’ll be good as new. Man, leaks stink so bad- my heart goes out to you!

  • Lisa
    May 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Ick! The smell of wet, rotting wood is the worst. Hope it gets better for you!!

  • Nicole
    May 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Oh man! Sink leakage: not cool. Glad it all got cleaned up, though, and I think everyone will be pretty forgiving about not blogging. Your pancakes look amazing, mashed banana on top? You’re genius! Happy weekend!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    May 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I hate those situations where I’m running to the office or making a phone call… Especially the water-related ones!

  • runnerforever
    May 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I love trail runs, hope it turned out nice is the gorgeous weather!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I’ve heard good things about that book…can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! 😀

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    May 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I just drove into Sonoma County for the holiday weekend. Couldn’t help but think of you when I saw the vineyards and farm fresh veggie box road signs. Enjoy your warm weekend : )

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    May 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    sad about the kodiak cakes! Sounds like you had quite the insane day yesterday!!! Unfortunately, life happens like this sometimes. I hope your day today was a bit less hetic! Looks like you started it well with those cakes!