It started off innocently enough – with a classic breakfast that I hadn’t enjoyed in quite some time: a chocolate cherry Smoothie In a Bowl.
A banana, cocoa powder, frozen cherries, almond milk and ice cubes topped with the remnants of a Kashi cereal told nothing of the day that was to come.
I quickly packed my lunch – leftovers from Azteca, the Mexican restaurant I visited over the weekend.
A veggie enchilada and vegetarian beans made the perfectly portioned midday meal, and better yet, one that required no effort to assemble!
This chick was in heaven by 11:30. Yes, I really do eat lunch that early. I also eat breakfast fairly early, so my stomach is ready for more deliciousness before noon even rolls around – and who I am to tell it no?
Unfortunately, after leaving work, I came home to a sick puppy. While The Sick Puppies may be a great band, being the mommy of a literal sick puppy…not so fantastic. Suffice it to say…I don’t think her belly appreciated her breakfast as much as mine appreciated the smoothie.
The real scare happened, however, after Haley had been taken care of and I ran to the store to address the precariously empty black hole that was my refrigerator.
Unfortunately, unlike most Northerners who have actually become accustomed to driving in the rain, most Floridians completely choke behind the wheel during a downpour. Rainstorms are quite common for Spring in Central Florida, so the inability to focus with the windshield wipers on completely blows my mind.
Just as I had pulled onto my exit from the interstate, a car in the lane next to me decided to pull over into my lane, completely oblivious to my car. I honked yet he continued to slide over, and I swerved my wheel to avoid being hit. At that point, my wheel locked up and the tires began to skid across the slippery road. My car spun in three complete circles as I helplessly tried to straighten out the steering. I had never experienced this, so I gripped the wheel as tightly as possible and held on with a death grip, hoping that the absence of oncoming traffic would continue until I was able to regain control of my vehicle.
What surely couldn’t have been more than twenty seconds seemed like an eternity to me as I prayed not to end up in the ditch – or worse, in an accident. Thankfully the road was relatively empty and I was able to get the car back in my lane (and facing the correct direction!) before another car slammed into mine.
Thank you, God, for guardian angels who can fly as fast as I can drive!
I’m ready for a nice uneventful Tuesday…fingers crossed that I have a less heart-pounding experience to share in tomorrow’s post!
When was the last time you had a major scare (of any kind?) And what time do you eat lunch?
Good morning guys! Whaddup?
I’m psyched that it’s getting closer and closer to the weekend! I’ll be seeing The Coach, the Forever Roomie, her sister and another old college friend. I also plan to see a lot of the beach, the contents of my refrigerator and the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Oh wait. It’s only Thursday! Time to reset my brain back to workweek matters, such as:
Alarm Settings – (7 AM. How is it that when I commuted for an hour, I woke up at 7, and now that I live less than a mile from my work, I still wake up at 7? Not fair, I tell ya!)
Skype Settings – Since it’s not practical to drive to Lakeland during the week to visit with my old friends, I finally succumbed to the hype and set up a Skype account for workweek chats.
I had no idea that I was taking the first shot. That was pure accident as I was trying to figure out my computer’s settings. The latter, on the other hand, was the result of pure boredom (perhaps mixed with a bit of vanity from my blow-out?) as I waited for The Coach to get his keester online.
Stovetop Settings – As with most mornings, my mind was very clearly set on what I wanted for breakfast. Steel-cut oats with soy milk, peaches, cinnamon and Sunbutter? Don’t mind if I do!
Camera Settings – Every time lunch rolls around, I hope and pray I can pull off a sneak photo-attack at my desk without my coworkers noticing that I’m going all Annie Lebovitz on my chow. Typically, I only take one shot, cross my fingers, and hope for the best.
Nobody noticed as I snapped yesterday’s oh-so-satisfying combo of brown rice, kidney beans, garlic powder and hot sauce:
I’d love to not make each lunch photo shoot a covert op! Surely there has to be a way to eliminate the shutter noise?
iPod (Erm…Blackberry) Settings – I don’t have an iPod. Instead, I’ve loaded my ‘tunes onto the crackberry’s SD card for instances that call for portable music. My walks to work recently have featured quite a bit of the following:
- Amber Pacific – Fall Back Into my Life
- A Day to Remember – NJ Legion Iced Tea
- The Bravery – Believe
- Yellowcard – Fighting
- Flobots – Handlebars (Can you say THROWBACK?)
Speaking of walking to work, off I go!
What are some of the “settings” in your life that you’ve noticed recently?