Good-morning all, and happy Wednesday! I’m sitting next to my sweet mama in Ventura, writing daily eats while she sleeps. She woke up about 30 minutes ago in pain and was concerned about taking more medicine because she didn’t want to fall asleep again.
She’s like me (or I’m like her) – she likes to “get things done.” It feels good for her. Out of her sleep today she told me “I need to do my taxes.” I told her that’s the last thing she should have to be worried about right now. So, my friend Kayla and I are going to do them for her next week.
She’s back asleep for now… the house is quiet and peaceful, she looks comforted, and I’m sipping coffee right next to her. Nowhere I’d rather be. This year has been a huge change for her in having to ask for help versus constantly giving it. A lesson for all of us to ask for help more.
Update and prayer request: Mama is in a lot of pain. Hospice has been incredible. They’re so loving, and so helpful. They’re not with her 24/7 (our family is) but they visit pretty much ever other day, sometimes daily. Pray for comfort: spiritual, physical, and emotional. For her, and us.
Today, I have yesterdays eats to share with you. Monday and Tuesday were such great days this week. Mama Dot had a fun morning on Monday. She got to sit outside in her wheelchair and catch some sun rays and visit with friends. This made us all so happy.
Yesterday, I called Simi while I was at the gym, and we realized that we’re BOTH going to be in San Francisco next week at the same time. Like, how did we not know this?! I’m dying of excitement, because I’ll get to see Sim TWICE in two months (going to see her in March, too!).
Before we dive in to eats, I want to remind us all that the purpose of sharing my eats with you is not for comparison, rather, it’s to share food inspiration and to be an example of what it can look like to eat intuitively, without dieting, and feel good in your body. To have total PEACE with food.
Breakfast on Tuesday morning was two over medium eggs with sourdough toast, jelly, and a cup of coffee. After breakfast, Marco and I drove out to Newbury Park for a quick meeting.
Once the meeting was finished, we drove a little bit further down to Westlake to meet my friend Kayla for coffee/lunch. Starbucks and the Habit were right next to each other, so the Habit it was! I told myself that I loved their turkey burgers, but the guy said they’ve never had turkey.
Can anyone else vouch for me that they’ve totally had a turkey burger before!? I swear, I love the Habits turkey burgers! Haha! Instead, I got a regular cheeseburger with all the toppings and french fries, along with my blonde roast coffee.
After lunch, we drove back to Ventura and hit the gym. It was so nice to have a little planned afternoon out with Marco within our Ventura visit.
We came back to the house after the gym, and in the late afternoon I made fruit/green smoothies for us all. Though, the blueberries kept this one purple! Inside: strawberries, blueberries, banana, spinach, flaxseed, and milk. Yum!
You guys… My moms neighbor GAVE me her Vitamix. I’ve ALWAYS wanted one, and she gave it to me. I’ve been on cloud 9 since Monday because of this. I’ve used it so many times already – smoothies, coconut oil coffee, you name it!
Around six we had dinner. Dad had made Chinese food – noodles and fried rice. It was SO good. The noodles were full of bell peppers, onions, kale, peas, soybeans, mushrooms, allll of it. I topped my noodles with Sambal Oelek chili paste. Yum, spice! Can’t wait to have this again today.
After dinner, we cleaned up the house, got mama all tucked in, gave hugs, and headed down to Marco’s grandparents house to visit and stay the night. We watched a movie, had a pomegranate margarita (in a martini glass, just like grandpa knows I like it), and relaxed.
I got back to moms at six this morning, am doing a bit of work while she sleeps. Marco will be up for breakfast soon, and then we’ll hit the gym. We’ll be headed back to SLO this evening for a few workdays, and then head back out on vacation next week. Mammoth and SF, here we come!
I hope you all have a wonderful day today. Hug your loved ones tight, appreciate them, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
I’ll end with one of my most favorite verses, which is encouraging me today: This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24