All-Exclusive Food + Another Birthday
Another birthday comes around…this girl’s gettin’ older!
Hey, I never said more mature 😉
Yep, today I turn the big 2-6
It’s kind of an odd birthday today, though. What with just getting back from Punta Cana early Saturday morning and having such a full plate of things to come back to, today’s birthday seems kinda squished in there! Additionally, I just received some discouraging news about the health of a close family member…so it’s been a weird state of being…
Shane and I have plans of going shopping and getting dinner from my fav restaurant tonight to celebrate. I’m pretty excited about that:) Two words: bread. pudding. Oh yeah 😛
Despite yesterday’s jam packed to-do list, it was so nice getting back to the routine. While adjusting is sometimes hard, I’m finding that the adjustment period after our trip this time around isn’t bad! And I made a pretty decent sized dent in my to-do’s, only stopping just as the sun was setting:
The only thing I’m scoffing at is the big mountain of laundry staring at me in the face 😛 Oh laundry, don’t be so arrogant. You’re going dowwwn. Aaaand I just smack talked my laundry. haha….Moving on!
What’s the one chore you dislike most about getting back from being away on a trip? It’s DEFINITELY laundry for me. I feel like I have to wash everything in my suitcase – even if I never wore it!
However, the best part about getting back home from an all inclusive resort is being able to go back to eating normal food!
After my 10 miler yesterday (which was on the treadmill…and felt much longer than the 96 minutes I spent on it! But…no pain! ) my car automatically went directly to Fresh Market, where I stocked up on produce, produce, and more produce.
My crispers went from looking like this:
Don’t mind the dirty drawers (not my drawers, the refrigerator drawers, ha!) 😉
My mom also brought me some produce and groceries to help me out. Thanks mom
I promptly turned the fruit and veggies into juice!
And then I made a huge gigantic salad.
Baby greens, chopped tomato, broccoli, black beans, guryre cheese + a little EVOO mixed with s&p + balsamic vinegar. I usually crave smoothies or bread after a long run, but instead, all I wanted was fresh organic veggies! It was just what I needed, washed down with a glorious can of coconut water. From the vacation traveling and the long run, I was a bit dehydrated, so it helped tonso!
Shane & I were even more excited to order from our favorite pizza place here in town, Monicals:
Monicals has the best veggie pizza and the best sauce.
Ahhh…good American food. How I love thee. Definitely preferring the All-Exclusive food right now, haha
Don’t get me wrong, I
loved liked the food at the resort, but I’m always a bit leery. I plan on doing a post on resort food soon here too It’s just good to have food that you know where it came from, and that there probably weren’t any flies on it before consuming 😉
In fact, when Shane asked me to go to a birthday breakfast today, I politely declined, and told him we’ve eaten too many breakfasts other people have cooked lately. So instead, I got oats
Well even though I tried my best to get everything done yesterday, there’s still a bit of leftovers for this morning. I ended up hanging out with my parents yesterday – they had a couple birthday presents for me, as well as delivered the bad news about a family member – so with that, the to-do’s could wait until today.
With that, I’m off to finish some paper work and then have a nice, relaxing day.
Before I go, I wanted to tell you guys about a book I’m reading. I finished MockingJay on the trip (and it ended up being awesome, actually) and started a new one.
Little Bee. It’s so incredibly captivating. Strange, because you have no idea what the book’s about, but you just have to keep reading. Captivating I tell ya.
Well I hope you guys are having a lovely Sunday morning. Have a great rest of the weekend:)