I come from a family that is big on holidays throughout the year.
We get together for the main ones like Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Japanese New Year (ie regular New Year) but with my job, I’m normally away for most of them. It makes it hard to get through them without my family but luckily I have friends wherever I go that offer up their home and families to help fill the hole I feel every time I miss an event!
But, enough about my wallowing: What kind of plans do you have for Easter? Does your family have any traditions on the day? Do you color eggs or hunt for the plastic ones? Or do you play games with family and friends?
Normally my family makes the hard boiled eggs the day before and we color them to our heart’s content and end up dying our fingers in the process. We also work on making Easter Baskets for my little cousins and such and fill plastic eggs with CANDY and MONEY. Well, not a lot, but some. I definitely like those the $$$ ones the most!
Anyhow, I spent the afternoon running errands and applying for A TON OF JOBS and am keeping my fingers crossed for a call back soon. Things aren’t going as fast as I’ve experienced in the past with my field applications…but every season is different!
I suppose you could say I had some healthy snacks throughout the afternoon like dried edamame and peanut butter pretzel nuggets…but might have made them not so healthy because they were COVERED IN CHOCOLATE. Oh whoa is me I can never stop eating things covered in chocolate…even when my belly screams otherwise.
And how do I not learn from this when I know that even 2+ hrs later and I go for a 4.8 mile run, my belly is most definitely going to be upset from those foods? Will I ever learn? Obviously NOT; geezzzzz…It was still a good run because I ran the second half at a much faster pace than the first and felt good (other than my belly) in my legs and energy.
Pishah! Finishing up I showered and shot back out the door to head over to the new Publix that just opened! I totally stocked up on fresh fruits and greek yogurt of course…I just need to spruce up how I use them!
I was craving savory and vegetables when I got home, and because I was lazy, settled on a veggie sandwich. I’m so boring. I was looking forward to the fried rice I talked about earlier because I got a fun ingredient in a care package today, but simply had no time…since we got back and I was eating at like, 8.45!
Your typical veggie hummus sandwich. I’m just a bucket full of sunshine!
The first package I got in the mail today was a free sample from Kashi! I had yet to try their new GoLean Crisp with the toasted berry crumbles!
I can’t wait to have this in my yogurt tomorrow! What fruit do you think I should use? I have a choice between bananas, strawberries and pears!
Next up was the sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetest package from the sweeeeeeeeeeeeetest blogger:
She saw me ranting on Twitter about not having a Trader Joe’s in Florida and was kind enough to offer up sending me a package with some of my favorite items! This girl knows a way to my foodie heart!
I am a huge fan of TJ’s Granola and was excited that she was able to get me my favorite kind: Lowfat Granola with Almonds. Tasty tasty! She also included a jar of their Organic Creamy PB to boot! Can you believe I’VE NEVER HAD A TJ’S NUT BUTTER!? What a tragedy…until now!
She also included not just one, but THREE BOXES of my now favorite Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix! The ones made by Jello never work and thicken up with the Almond Breeze I use, but this one…oh man! It’s a party in my mouth for my tastebuds…I swoon.
I also got a sweet stash of bread and muffin mixes to try out! I feel like such a TJ’s newbie because I’ve never tried these things! I guess I’m always a sucker for their frozen goods and chocolates…;) I can’t wait to try these as soon as I get a chance to bake!
She was also sweet enough to get me one of TJ’s greatest Trail Mixes on the planet, their Sweet, Savory and Tart Trek Mix. Who can pass up a trail mix with pb chips in it?!?!?!?!
And last but not least she included some items to reflect the Asain side of my foodie self:
I got the package before my run and dinner and was stocked for the mix on the left because it goes in fried rice! Too bad that didn’t work out for today…definitely some time this week! And the Pocky, but with chocolate and almonds!? Give Me Now! I don’t know I’ve seen these and I’ve seen a lot of varieties of them…so I’m excited it try!
Alright, I’ve got a field day to prep for tomorrow…Hopefully I’ll have something fun to report from out adventures!
Ohhhh! But I forgot to tell you all I have a sweet video post I’m working on to show you the fun we had Gator Spotting last Thursday night! I don’t have a video maker program or anything and am looking for a free one that might be online…anyone use one? I’m up for suggestions!
Good night lovelies!