Clothes Are Overrated

Don’t judge.  I didn’t get dressed until 6pm today.  They weren’t my real pajamas but they may as well have been.  We’ll call them “yoga pants” because that sounds like more appropriate Friday afternoon attire.   And I did do yoga in them, a lovely and lively 45 minute practice from exercise tv.

Have you heard that not eating breakfast makes you more hungry?  I did eat breakfast today but it wasn’t until 2 hours after I got up (I just wasn’t hungry and I was busy chatting over coffee with my mother-in-law) and I proceeded to be hungry for the rest of the morning until I filled up on a hearty and early lunch.

Homemade canned garden vegetable soup from that day of domestic madness back in August with 1/2 a cup of mung beans and some sharp cheddar thrown in for protein.

All I want to eat these days is soup!  Must be because of the time of year… I made soup for dinner too but more on that later.  I love that I ate lunch outside in the sunshine and it’s almost Thanksgiving!  I think Virginia and I are going to be compatible in the weather department.

At 5 o’clock Tate and I jumped in the car to catch the last rays of sunshine with a walk on the Monticello Trail.  This trail is a series of boardwalks through the woods and is absolutely gorgeous.  I was glad to see that last week’s rain didn’t take down all of the leaves and the colors are still stunning in places.

I brought my 5# hand-weights with me and did dozens of biceps curls, overhead presses, and triceps on our 30 minute walk.  It was nearly dark by the time we made it back to the parking lot but we had moonshadows!  Must be almost full…

And then came the getting dressed, for real, as in appropriate for dinner with friends.  These friends probably would have welcomed me into their house in my pajamas yoga attire though.  Matt and Kath are those kind of friends.

Dinner was SO GOOD.

I made pumpkin soup, garnished with yogurt, maple syrup, and pumpkin seeds.

It was a total experiment and I think it turned out pretty well, the predominant seasonings were curry powder and garam masala.

Kath made a wheat berry salad that was spot on for texture combinations, with chewy grains, meaty garbanzos, crisp cucumbers, and juicy pomegranate seeds.

Matt stole the show though, hands down.

Oat bran. Flax seeds.  Walnuts.  Honey.  Pure goodness.

We sat down the minute this doughy delectable emerged from the oven.  Now that’s fresh baked.

There was also a bottle of wine and maybe some chocolate involved in the evening.  And lots of talk of bugs.  Yep, just another Friday night in Cville.

Tate and I are going to catch up on How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family and then off to bed.  I work all day tomorrow.  I am so tired and hungry (and it’s dark!) after work that it’s better to get my workout in the morning.

Good night!


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