How is it that it is now 11:30pm, I am still awake, and I don’t feel the slightest bit tired? Seriously, what’s going on here? Who’s taking over my granny-self?
Hey, whatever the reason, I’ll take advantage of this opportunity to show you what I chowed on today…
As I mentioned earlier, Jay and I were heading out to spend the day with some good friends and family. A little later in the evening, Jay and I went with our friends, Joe & Kate, for dinner at a local place called Swifty’s Pub.
There’s always plenty of good laughs when the four of us get together…obviously.
Swifty’s had quite the extensive menu, and the four of us were pretty hungry, so we decided to quickly order some Buffalo Chicken Dip.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a total baby when it comes to spicy foods. After about two attempts at the dip, I threw in the towel…my poor taste buds just couldn’t handle the heat! That doesn’t mean, however, that I didn’t do my fair share of damage with the homemade chips.
Then, dinner came. Can ya check out those sweet potato fries my friends? Tell me that is not one serious pile. A little sandwich with those fries??
I ordered the Tuscan Chicken Sandwich, which was a grilled chicken breast, topped with roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, and pesto mayo (which I got on the side, but was quite tasty).
Tonight’s dinner tasted great going down, but has left me feeling a little blah. I ate probably 95% of what you see above on that plate there…fries and all. In fact, there was not one food that I ate from home today; well, unless we count the few licks of leftover frosting this afternoon…
Ughh, I’m a mess.
I realize that my eating habits as of late have become much more lax. Things like sweet potato fries have been no stranger these days, and unfortunately, not only are my pants starting to feel it, but my body is starting to feel it too. However, these past couple weeks, a lot of it, actually, can be attributed to stress eating.
Many of you have noticed that I’ve been posting a lot more from home during the week days and have asked whether or not I’m on vacation or if I’m still working (you guys sure are observant…I like it). While it’s not something that I want to dwell on here, the fact is, I’m not working. As it turns out, my job loss came sooner than expected, and I am no longer teaching.
It’s been an extremely hard and emotional couple weeks for me, which I’ve tried hard to keep under wraps. I’ve alluded to some “down” moments a few times, but haven’t been quite ready to talk about it. To be honest, it’s been hard. Really hard. I miss my students terribly. I miss the daily routine. I miss a lot.
And how do I cope? I eat. You know how when some people get really stressed out they don’t eat or can’t eat? Yup, well, I’m just the opposite. I go to town. And hey, since I’m being really honest here…
Remember how I gave up sweets after dinner for Lent? Well, that went right out the window the day I got the news that I was losing my job within the next three days. I feel awful about it, but at the time, it was one of the last things on my mind. Sure I didn’t have to tell you guys…who would have known, right? But it would be worse to lie about it, rather than not committing to it at all, you know?
So, wow. There it is. I guess maybe this is why I’m still up at this late hour? To finally let a load off and fill you guys in on the real deal. I’m not quite sure what’s ahead for me, but I do know that it’s no excuse to keep goin’ balls to the walls with my sweet potato fries…that’s for sure!
I’ve got to get my life in order, figure out where I’m meant to be and what I’m meant to do. There is a plan for me…I know it. There’s a reason I’ve been placed in this situation. Now I just have to figure out why and what to do with it.
And to think…I thought this post was just going to be about a day with good friends and a big ‘ol plate of sweet potato fries.
As always, thanks for
listening reading, my friends.