I am writing from my dining table! We are connected! Let’s just say it was not easy and we are not the biggest fans of Comcast right now. (Lucky for me, my AMAZING husband took the brunt of the annoyance).
Weird morning. I was up until nearly 4am with insomnia and didn’t get moving again until about 10:30 so although it’s just past noon I feel like I am just getting my day started. Considering the lack of sleep and weird hours I am feeling pretty good, just having a hard time focusing. Time for a TO DO list!
- Sign up for the Charlottesville Fall Classic 10K
- Call the Food Bank and make appointment to come in and volunteer (September is National Hunger Month)
- Change address with bank
- Go to BodyAttack at Gold’s
- Reply to e-mails
- Get a job (just a few more days and then I will hit the job trail…)
I really wanted hot oats this morning. With blueberries and walnuts. But, alas, when I opened the oat container there was merely crumbs left. 🙁 (this means that we have eaten a pound of oats since we moved in last Tuesday!) So I settled on fruitful yogurt. Wednesday’s yogurt turned out pretty well, at least for a first batch.
I made the mistake of following the directions and stirring it when it came out of the water-bath. Before stirring the whey was separated and the top was smooth and glassy, just like I like it. Next time, no stirring! And there will be a next time…
I topped a cup of yogurt with some defrosted peach slices, blueberries, strawberries, the oat crumbs, and flax seed. At the last minute I threw on a pinch of unsweetened coconut flakes for good measure (and good fat ;)).
We started our tasting tour of Charlottesville last night. C’ville is a super “foodie” town with LOADS of restaurants, many of which pride themselves on localism and partner with area farms for everything from their meat to the hops for beer. Tate and I have been so busy with the move, not to mention enjoying having OUR OWN kitchen after 8 months, that we hadn’t really been out to eat yet.
Last night we met friends at South Street Brewery. This spot is just off of the downtown mall and it took us less than 15 minutes to walk there from home. I am not in love with our immediate neighborhood but the location within the city is perfect. We can easily walk or bike to all the hot spots in 10-15 minutes!
I drank the Harvest Hops and ate the Ahi Tuna. Both were worth returning for! Especially on a Tuesday when pints are only $2.50 instead of the usual $4. The tuna was two skewers of perfectly seared fish on top of a mountain of spring mix, shredded cabbage, and sauteed super-garlicy mushrooms and covered with a ginger dressing. Should have taken a picture. I am still getting the hang of this blogging thing ;).
To run or not to run? One thing I am growing to LOVE about C’ville is what a huge running community it is. There are ALWAYS people out running and it inspires me to want to be out running with them! So although I have a class planned at the gym for this evening I might head out for a quick jog. Plus, I still have two runs this week to accomplish my Mission Get Moving for the week.
On to the TO DO list!