Today’s Happy Note: Lots of time talking with an awesome friend tonight. 🙂 Sometimes that is exactly what you need!
Looooonnnngggggg day. Started at 8:00 AM and ended at 10:00 pm. In and out of the apartment, at the store, at the office, on the phone, frantically emailing, on the bus, to another store, picking up bagels, on the computer, entering data into spreadsheets, organizing last day of classes for second job, crazy, crazy, crazy.
Mental Health Note: I practically didn’t have time to breathe. But I have learned something really valuable about myself in the last year or so: when I have days or moments like this, frantically, overwhelmingly busy, I tend to wind up sad, anxious, and depressed. I tend to get riled up and never get un-riled. So I like to plan out something nice for myself in advance! okay, so I didn’t really plan today. But it worked out, because I got to spend some quality time with two great friends. Talking and giggling and wondering and smiling and just knowing each other. I love that.
No time for a workout today! I thought about getting up at 6 to run but I wasn’t in bed until 2. I slept in until 8 instead, which was definitely the better choice. I was on my feet all day though; definitely walked several miles. And lugged around several pounds of juice and bagels all over the city. This is what my job entails.
I made a most excellent food discovery today! You all know I love my OIAJ. Well, introducing…
Stir Fry In A Jar!
Last night I wanted something easy to make and portable to take. I had an almost-empty Mighty Maple pb jar in the fridge. The cogs in my head started moving…I love maple and peanuts in a stir fry. I had everything I needed on hand: tofu, salt, EVOO, lemon pepper, green bell pepper, carrots and rice. I sauteed everything together and steamed the rice then combined.
Holy moly this was wonderful! Like, maybe life-changing-wonderful.
I would do this with regular PB or perhaps even AB as well. I want to try it with pad thai next. Yum yum yum, nom nom nom.
Also eaten in a jar: dessert.
A bit of coconut gelato and various chocolate pieces.
I shall have to experiment with eating more things in jars! Ideas? Thoughts? Do you like food in jars?
Goodnight friends. Happy Friday!