…Or so it feels like.
Our trip to Lubbock started later than we were planning, so we ended up grabbing breakfast at the convenience store on our way out of town. Gas stations in Plainview are not known for having good healthy options. A V-8 Fusion and a bag of trail mix was the best I could do.
What to do in the car for an hour? Take pictures!
Our first stop was to David’s Bridal, where I tried on dress options for Greg and Ana’s wedding this June. I’m a bridesmaid!
Which do you prefer?
The actual color I’ll be ordering is “marine,” which is like a dark, foggy blue, but for the purpose of sizing, I tried on whatever was available.
I originally came to try on the first dress, but I decided to try on the second for the heck of it. I’m surprised to say I actually really prefer the black one! It reminds me of Audrey Hepburn! Unfortunately, it doesn’t have quite that Audrey pizzazz in the marine color, but oh well. It ain’t my wedding. ;)
Another thing. I bought my wedding dress at David’s Bridal in a size 14, and it was a tad snug. This dress is a size 8! WAHOO!
After playing dress up, Edgar and I visited Office Depot and Best Buy to look at laptops and see if we could find an international voltage converter/power adaptor, and I had NO LUCK finding the latter! Uggghhh.
Lunch followed at Rockfish. It was sort of our early Valentine’s dinner, but at lunch. We’re playing it cool this V-day, especially since I don’t really get to see him at all tomorrow.
Bring on the Grilled Rainbow Trout with Pontchartrain sauce, grilled asparagus, and sweet potatoes.
I DEVOURED it. I would have eaten the rice, too, if I hadn’t already promised it to Edgar before we ordered.
I swiftly worked off lunch with a THREE HOUR grocery trip in Sun Harvest. Edgar spent the majority of the time napping in the car while I flittered around the store. It was actually sort of unenjoyable because I had to go to the bathroom a short while after getting there, and I didn’ t have my phone on me, so I couldn’t call Edgar in to stand with the cart. Ahh!
But nevertheless, here be my loot. I didn’t even get everything I needed!
- Organic tomato paste
- Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (NO SALT ADDED!!!)
- Organic arugula
- Spaghetti squash
- Butternut squash
- Dried, unsweetened, unsulfured mango (a snack for my 36 hours of travel just getting to Germany)
- Frozen organic mixed mushrooms
- Bulk quinoa
- Bulk wild/brown rice mix
- Organic red kale
- Organic low-sodium chicken broth
- Organic low-sodium beef broth
- Kashi GoLean Crunch! cereal
- Organic leeks
- Red bell peppers
- Bulk pistachios
- Bulk nutritional yeast (Edgar asked, “what is this?!” I said it was fish food)
- Applegate Farms nitrate/nitrite-free organic bacon (this was REALLY AMAZING in a quiche I made for dinner last night!!)
- Organic rainbow chard
- Llano Chardonnay
- Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (almond milk)
- Organic black lentils
- Unsalted black beans
- Unsalted garbanzo beans
- SIGGI’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Now I don’t have to travel 7 hours away to get my fix! And to mix things up, I got a vanilla flavor instead of my usual Orange & Ginger. And to make things better, they’re cheaper at Sun Harvest than Central Market or Whole Foods! Instead of $2.50 each, they’re $2/each!)
- Organic European-style nonfat plain yogurt
- Organic half-and-half
- Organic baby carrots (they’re thin-cut!)
- Organic 70% dark chocolate
- Sardines in tomato sauce (I can hear the collective, “eeeeewww!” Trust me, it’s good in place of beef in ragu. Plus it tastes better than most canned tuna)
- Larabars (also for my travels)
- Pure bar
- High fiber/high protein wheat wraps
- Local raw honey
We got home right before 6pm, just minutes before people started showing up for our Saturday night dinner. We played it down and had a Leek, Bacon, and Gruyere quiche in a whole wheat crust with a side of arugula. Yummmmmmmm!