When Push Comes To Shove

This morning I packed up my things and vacated the premises. There was water everywhere and, frankly, it was starting to smell. I felt bad for leaving Dexter behind but it was every man for himself (herself?)!

While the plumber worked, I took up a temporary office in Starbucks:


Chugged some SuperFood (and tea):


And ate the lunch I had packed for myself!



Gina is obsessed with this millet bread so I thought I would give it a try. I like things with a Fitnessista stamp of approval 🙂 I made a yummy almond butter and jelly sandwich on it and really liked it! The bread is pretty small…but dense! And very filling. Sort of sweet too (it is fruit juice sweetened) and was really yummy toasted.

I’m off to get a few more pages done before I have to be at the studio at 4:00…then I’m taking a 90 minute power class at 6:00. See you later!

Keep on posting your tea entries….I will pick a winner in the morning!!

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  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    January 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    You are very disciplined to bring your own lunch to Starbucks! Good for you for saving money and calories 😉

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I need to try that bread! It sounds great!

  • Ameena
    January 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I hope your plumber gets things working again! You are really patient with the whole thing. I’d be pretty frustrated!

  • Katharine
    January 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I hope all the plumbing gets fixed soon – what a drag!

  • christie, honoring health
    January 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Hope it is all fixed by the time you get home!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    That bread sounds awesome. I really love sweet bread. I recently found whole wheat honey bread. To die for.

  • Jil
    January 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    There are definitely worse ways to spend your afternoon than in a Starbucks writing :). Hope you get to go home to a dry apartment!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Is the millet bread available in most grocery stores? It sounds good!

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I couldn’t resist the hot beverages at Starbucks! You have such willpower!! 😀

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I’m so glad you brought a lunch to Starbucks. My husband is on the road all day, so he usually eats in the car. I keep telling him it’s OK to eat in Starbucks if he orders a drink. I’ll have to let him know he won’t be the only one!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 20, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    i love anything fitnessista tried-and-true too 🙂

    hope you have a fun class tonight!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    January 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    mmm the bread sounds great! love your spot there in starbies 🙂

  • rori
    January 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Ugh! Sorry about the drainage issues, that is not fun!

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    January 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Jeez I hope everything gets fixed asap! 🙂

  • Lindsay
    January 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    When did you get the new MacBook Pro?! We have the same one, now!

    • jenna
      January 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm


      Errr yesterday!!! My dinosaur macbook finally hit the dust and I upgraded. I felt like I both won and lost at the same time leaving the apple store. Le sigh.

  • Ashley
    January 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I always bring my own lunch to Starbucks too, even though the look good I can’t justify paying almost six dollars for one of their tiny sandwich’s. : ( Hope the plumbing gets fixed for you!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life)
    January 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    So sorry about your drain 🙁 Hope the plumber was able to fix it for you!

    That bread does sound good. I love a dense bread!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I usually work better away from home anyway…sorry about your wet apartment!

  • Karla
    January 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I can’t seem to get much work done in coffee shops. I always seem to drift off and people watch 🙂
    I keep seeing that millet bread on her blog! Where did you get it?

  • trailmomma
    January 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    That Millet Bread is celiac gluten free lovers dream! It is very yummy.
    Can I ask what you mix your superfood with? I have the chocolate kind coming (I’m a Grass Head) and cannot wait!

  • Kristi
    January 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I love that millet bread!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I always enjoying working on my laptop at The Bucks. Is there one in Healdsburg or do you have to go to Santa Rosa?

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    January 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve tried Millet bread before! It was delicious 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I’ve started bringing my own meals everywhere and just buying a cheap cup of coffee — saves money and is the healthiest option! 😀

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    January 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Jenna, I clogged my sink tonight and my landlord had to come out and fix it. I cried, and then I laughed and thought, I’m havin’ a Jenna kind of day. 🙂

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    January 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I would be crying in a fetal position right now if I had stench in my apt. 🙁 Hope it all works out. BTW I NEVER bring food into another food/drink establishment cause I get embarrassed. Kudos for being healthy and ballsy. 🙂

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health
    January 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try millet since I saw it on Gina’s page too. When I saw it in the store, though, it looked small like you said. I think I may have to give it a try anyway =) I definitely don’t discriminate when it comes to BREAD, haha!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Get out of dodge when it starts to stink. Sorry you’ve been dealing with the back up.

    But your little office at starbucks looks like it was efficient.

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    January 20, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Lurrrrrve Millet bread!! You’re right – it’s the best toasted, but with some Earth Balance too. Yummmtopia.

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    January 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    that bread looks great! What brand is it?

  • Jenna
    January 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Bread looks great!

  • Donna Porter
    January 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Adapt and overcome! That’s our family motto!! I hope everything works out soon!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I want to try that millet bread! Especially now that you’ve said that it’s slightly sweet….I love sweeter breads, especially with pb&j. (or ab&j, as the case may be 🙂 )

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    January 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    That bread looks really good 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I love millet bread too – so filling!

  • gina (fitnessista)
    January 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    thanks for the shout out, friend- so glad you liked the millet bread! as soon as i saw the pic i KNEW what it was 🙂 i’m in LOVE with it.. you’re right about it being small (twss?), but it’s so dense and tasty
    my friend jeni was in your neighborhood for the wine fest last weekend- i was so jealous!
    hope you’re doing well <3

  • Megan
    January 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    OOOhhh, I LOVE that millet bread. It is sweet like you said and oh so tasty when combines with nut butters. I totally agree that it is dense and filling. The company that makes that bread makes other breads with a few different grains and they are pretty good too, well, at least as good as gluten free bread can be. 🙂

  • Alyssa
    January 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    My favorite right now is huckleberry tea!

  • Marissa
    January 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I didn’t know it was ok to bring in outside food into Starbucks! Good to know!

  • eatmovelove
    January 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Okay…I hope you get water soon! I KNOW what that’s like…and it is soooo not cool 🙁
    Second, I love that you eat bread. So many bloggies avoid it like the plaque…and uh it’s bread. It’s good. Don’t overthink it. (and personally nothing pairs better with nut butters…).

  • Stacey
    January 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    My favorite tea is African red bush – I love the flavor and the memories it brings up for me!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    January 21, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I was going to ask about your computer too! It’s beautiful but sorry your old one bit the dust. Yikes. Thank goodness for flash drives? I would love to try that millet bread, what brand is it? I may head over to Gina’s to find out. 🙂

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 21, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Ugh! That plumbing situation sounds like a nightmare. I hope it gets figured out soon!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 21, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I hope they get that crap fixed up soon! That sucks!

    Enjoy your day away from home! haha

  • Jane
    January 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I think it’s L’As du Fallafel…I actually just ate there.

  • Jane
    January 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Whoops, I meant to post that on the Chickpea post. That is such good falafel!