Happy week, happy Wednesday, happy summmmma!
This week has been been a straight up whirlwind that I’m riding out until the extra long weekend comes on Friday, hayyy! This past weekend I was in Harbor Springs, Michigan on a girl’s trip with my momma, aunt and cousins and it was exactly what I needed. If I don’t get out of the city at least once a month it starts to really wear on me and my patience and tolerance plummets. Ew, I hate that.
So even if it’s just for a day, I NEED it. Thankfully, this past weekend it was 3 whole days. I flew home Thursday evening to surprise my momma who had no idea I was coming and then Friday morning we drove up north. It was so restful, so relaxing and so full of sunshine, I-can’t-get-enough-of-it food and lots of wine of course. Plus being with family just makes my heart explode. I flew in Monday morning on a 6am flight (woof) and then took a taxi straight to class for a midterm. Andddddd it’s been a little nonstop since between my nursing job, Nutshell, and clinical all day. But it’s already Wednesday which means we’re on the downswing, cheers!
I’m actually in the process of creating more margin in my life (which apparently is super hard) and also figuring out what “balance” even is – like what does that look like for me? More on that in a later post, but today we’re onto the eats!
I had a Nutshell client at 7am and then got ready before heading out to clinical. Breakfast yesterday was eaten on my walk to the subway since that was the only semi-chill time I had to eat – and I hate eating when things are rushed or chaotic. Cinnamon raisin English muffin with almond butter and some raspberries (on mega sale at WF!)
Holy learning all day yesterday at clinical – I feel like my learning has been exponential this summer since I’m in a pediatric clinic and kids have so much going on with growth, development, immunizations, and on and on and on. But it’s SO FUN!
Lunch was later and eaten in stages – salad with tomato, pepper, cuc, and avocado with lemon vinaigrette plus hummus + veg + turkey made by my momma in an Ezekiel wrap with cherries and unpictured dark chocolate.
Snacked on carrots + hummus and a chocolate banana cookie on my walk to the train. Got home from clinical around 5:30 and did a quick 20 minute stretch/yoga/pushups thing to release some stress, keep me sane, and clear out my mind and then headed into my nursing job for a couple hours. I took a green smoothie to go because in this heat all I want is COLD THINGS. Frozen banana, 1/2 scoop chocolate Vega One, frozen spinach, almond milk and ice!
After work I met up with Nick for a late dinner – we grabbed Chipotle and took it back to my apartment – burrito bowl with black beans, sofritas, peppers/onions, corn, so much pico and lots of guac. Plus chips, because you always get chips.
Post dinner I dug into several, several bites of this pint of insanity. Oh em gee, I can’t even. I’ll be purchasing much more of this.
And then I crashed into bed a little after ten. If you’re living in a whirlwind this week like me or even if you’re not, have the BEST day. And eat something awesome.
Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says
I’ve been ALL about the cherries lately. Must try the Snickerdoodle flavor of the SoDelicious brand too!! Looks delish 🙂 So happy you were able to get out of the city for a bit too, I have to do that every now and then as well otherwise I turn into a crazy person.
Megan @ A Continual Feast says
I appreciate you continuing to share your life and eats with us despite the busy-ness! Creating more margin is always good, and something I constantly try to evaluate/re-evaluate in my own life. Love all your eats as always, and that snickerdoodle ice cream looks like the perfect summer dessert!
My job has me eating meals in stages too. I don’t prefer it, but it helps me stay alert!
I’m glad you got sometime away with fam. Feels good to drop responsibility for a little bit.
For a second stop and think of your beautiful, sweet-hearted, warm, kind, loving mother–what an awesome ndividual. You are so good hearted because she raised you with intens love. I have the exact relationship with my loving, wonderful daughter/BFF. You look so beautiful and happy standing together n the above picture. This started my day with a big smile and full heart.
I tried that cashew milk snickerdoodle a few weeks ago. Oh my! Danger!!! That stuff is the best! And Michigan is so pretty and has some great wine!
Glad you enjoyed our beautiful state! I always go off the rails food-wise when I’m on vacation…definitely feels good to press the reset button when I get home.
I totally understand your need to get away for a little while. A change of scenery and pace is always needed for me too. That cashew milk ice cream is the bomb! I haven’t tried the Snickerdoodle flavor, but I love the Salted Caramel Cluster one. I’m looking forward to your post about finding balance in the business of life, that’s something I always struggle with too. Hope you have an awesome rest of the week!