Today’s Happy Note: Hard to pick one thing! I’m going to have to go with walking/running through two parks today that were stunningly, verdantly green! There was yellow and lime and forest and bright jade and chartreuse and pear and bud green and a million other tones. It had just rained and everything simply felt so wonderfully alive!
Oh happy Sunday! Most wonderful day full of most wonderful things. I want to make a list since it was all so refreshing:
1. Brunch with my contemporary civilization class (there’s only 8 of us) at my professor’s apartment! I have never dined with a professor before and thought it might be intimidating, but it was actually really relaxing! She had the most adorable two year old son and cats. I played with both, of course! 🙂 Her son was obsessed with lox, it was so cute. It was a very New York brunch with bagels, cream cheese, lox, frittata, and banana nut muffins. I didn’t take any pictures, but I have good news: I wasn’t afriad of any of the food! I told myself, “this is a fun event with a professor that doesn’t happen everyday, with delicious (free) food; just relax.” And I did! And had fun! I snagged a leftover muffin and had half with pb as an afternoon snack:
2. Movies with friends: It’s nice to see B-grade comedy movies sometimes and just laugh and smile. I really do feel healthier after laughing; I think there is soemthing healing about it. That reminds me. My steaz cap today:
I munched on my own trail mix at the movie. I don’t believe in exhorbitant movie theater prices and the options generally aren’t the healthiest. This baggie had cashews, dried cherries, and kashi goLean crunch honey almond flax cereal.
A good cap for the day, I think! After brunch there was plenty of relaxing, reading (school) books in bed, and just generally having a nice indoor-afternoon on a rainy day.
4. Run! I got my friend Jonathon to go with me again today! I was planning on doing five miles with him and then adding another two or three on at the end. But we saw an awesome playground in the middle and he wanted to stop. At first I was like “No way! I can’t interrupt my run!” but I eventually conceded and I am SO glad I did! We played on the swings, climbed the jungle gyms, did push-ups on the benches (even though I am push-up challenged), jumped around and went on the see-saw! It was honestly the most fun with a friend I have had in a while, and I really needed that. I needed to restore confidence in my human relationships and my ability to just let go and have fun and this adventure did that. It is amazing what one little afternoon of feeling free can do for your spirit. Thanks Jonathon 🙂
5. Evening: Dinner/homework time (blech — to the homework, not the dinner).
My stomach was feeling a wee bit off before eating this, but now it’s hurting a lot! I have two hypotheses: too much fiber (that is one giant salad with romaine, spinach, asparagus, and cucumbers) or the animal protein. Every once in a while meat seems to make my tummy a little crampy. It only happens once in a while though, so I’m not sure what that means. I don’t plan on ever being a vegetarian or even vegan though. I just need to do a better job on balancing my meat/fish/dairy consumption, I think…
I guess it was a pretty spectacular day, looking back. Sometimes it just takes one really nice day with friends to get me out of a funk, ya know?
What made your day special? What makes you happy?