That’s what I was today. I spent my entire day on the couch, reading and lazing about.
I was up around 8:30 and sat around a bit before throwing my breakfast together:
Brewed another cup of tea today. Vanilla currant blend:
After breakfast, I spent some time surfing the Internet and reading Gone Girl, which is picking up a little bit. Time crawled by but it wasn’t all bad. It was nice to sit with the TV off in a quiet house. I was enjoying it quite a bit.
I took a shower and put on yoga pants. I read my book curled up on the couch with some strawberry lemonade. I had no plans and no obligations.
I threw together a longer lunch because I could.
After lunch I read a little bit more and threw together this snack:
Plain yogurt, cocoa powder and sugar, inspired by a suggestion from Megan. SO GOOD. I loved the tang from the yogurt paired with the sweetness. I crumbled some chocolate chip meringue cookies on top for some interesting texture.
then Allen came over in the late afternoon. We watched some Jeopardy! and some more West Wing. My stomach started feeling funny, so I decided to try and remedy it with some food.
First step: ginger ale.
Then I popped some rice into the rice cooker. This summer, I got really into Japanese food (as my family can tell you) so I kind of got turned onto the idea of rice as a comfort food. I tend to choose it when my stomach hurts. So I threw this together:
White rice, little sweet pickles, Trader Joe’s smoked trout (mostly for protein) and an umeboshi plum. I know it probably looks crazy, but it really made me feel better! Pickles can really make an upset stomach better.
Tonight Nashville comes back, so I’m pretty excited. I’ve got some plans for tomorrow, so I’ll be out of the house again.