The life. The normal, routinized, grown-up life that I’ve been seeking ever since I departed the comfort, ease, and predictability of myself in Nashville.
It has arrived.
Today was so normal. Honestly, I couldn’t be more pleased.
Based on Cara’s recipe, inspired by Tori’s enthusiasm, and modified by my crazy self, this Pumpkin Protein cake is my go-to when I’m avoiding carbs in the morning (or at snack time) but really want something warm and filling, like oatmeal.
Of course I added applesauce, cottage cheese, cocoa powder, flax meal, and walnuts to the original recipe, because to me more always equals better
Pho Duy is my department’s favorite restaurant, and it assures me that I ended up with good people. I trust folks who like tasty ethnic food. And they all eat tofu and vegetables, despite not (all) being vegetarians! It really makes me happy to be around people who eat like me. Food is such a visceral, emotional, and essential part of my world (I mean, I write a food blog) that finding those who enjoy a similar way of eating is special.
Not that I mind how others eat, seriously, I don’t, but I like it when people are interested in my style, rather than put off by it.
This was pretty tasty. I like my Vietnamese food doused in hot sauce, so a lot of that was added later. (And the cilantro was removed!)
My work photos are about to be super absent from this blog. There’s not much else to photograph, inside or out. It’s not a huge place, and frankly cubes aren’t exciting subjects. I may just have to resort to terribly shallow and girly (and awesome!) things like this.
After work, I drove out to Boulder to catch up with my brother a bit.
I just had a simple salad with greens, pico, beans, corn and tomatillo salsa alongside chips and queso. I saved room for the grand finale.
Yet another trip to Glacier Homemade. Coconut cream pie served upside down with a sugar cone. Now I am a happy camper.
There was nothing special about today, and nothing bad. It was happy enough to be worth living, but mediocre enough to keep me hungry for better. I think that’s okay. I don’t want to stop seeking the life more exciting, the life on the other side of tonight, but every so often, it’s nice to just stop and soak up today.
I hope you all had nice Wednesdays and have even better Thursdays. xoxo