I understand that my posting has been a little touch-and-go these days, with some days or multiple days being post-free. But you’ll have to excuse me over the next couple of weeks, because honestly, it’s going to be a little nutso around here. I’ve been packing like a mad woman, fitting everything I own into 3 large bags and one mucho grande carry-on. Believe me, this has not been an easy feat, and although I’m not quite finished, I have all the confidence that it will get off without a hitch.
I started the day with a workout session with Mons, who is getting fitter by the day. I’m so proud of her. After which I broke the fast (breakfast) with this little number:
|Yogurt, papaya, shredded coconut, almonds and oats. Parfait delight.|
|Rice cake topped with the most delicious peanut butter known to man.|
After that, the rest of my day was spent running around town gathering important documents and getting some last minute errands done.
I was in dire need of lunch when I returned.
|Veggie and fruit platter with cottage cheese. Not pictured: hummus.|
For dinner, I decided that I'd get the family together for one last hoorah before I fly out. It was the last time I’ll see my family for who knows how long. When you see people at least once a week EVERY week for your entire life, not knowing the next time you’ll see them is beyond saddening. I tried really hard not to let myself become impassive and detached, as I have been when the stress gets to me. I did have a really great time though.
|I might be underestimating if I said I ate half a wheel of Brie cheese (it's my ultimate weakness), along with some Cheddar and Swiss.|
|I had already eaten massive amounts of cheese and crackers before consuming this food.|
|Chocolate mousse something-or-other|
I always say that good food always makes people happy, but this time, not amount of delicious covered dishes could stop the tears from flowing.