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farewell to my table...


My hubb and I have been fans of 1950's danish modern furniture for awhile kinda comes with the architecture degree.  We've been searching for a modern, round, wood, vintage dining table for quite some time and finally found one on eBay...just in time for our birthdays next month.  It arrived today and we couldn't wait to put it together after work tonight.  Its beautiful, exactly what we wanted, but I'm feeling a little sad right now.  Our new addition means that we have dismantled our old dining table...the beloved table that has served as the backdrop for my photos since day one of this blog. I'll get over it, soon I'm sure, because our new table really does look so much better in our space.  And the new backdrop is lovely - warm and rich - just different from my old table.  Let me know what you think (breakfast, lunch and snack photos were taken on the old table, dinner photos on the new).  I hope you like it.

Breakfast:  banana, wheatberry, date + almond butter oatmeal

[320 calories]


This yummy bowl contained:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup water, pinch of salt

  • 1 tsp real maple syrup

  • 1 small banana, mashed (about 1/4 cup)

  • 1 tbsp wheatberries

  • 1/2 medjool date, chopped

  • 1 tsp almond butter

I tried Maranatha Almond Butter for the first time!  It is SO good.  But SO expensive!  My hubb did the grocery shopping this week, and bought me a small jar because the big, normal sized jar was $19!!!!  Holy moly.  I'm actually glad that he got me the small jar though because that means I can keep trying new flavors of nut butters when I run out!  There are so many great options out there that I haven't tried yet.

Speaking of, Heather and Mark over at HangryPants have an almond butter give-away!  Check out their blog for details...


Morning Snack:  3 dried apricots and 3 walnut halves (leftover from my road food snack this weekend).  My breakfast only hung with me for about 3 hours, I was really glad that I had these in my bag.

[104 calories]

Lunch:  salad!  Oh how I missed thee...  And a pink lady apple.

[358 calories]


  • 2 cups spinach

  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper

  • 1/2 cup cucumber

  • 1/2 cup brussels sprouts

  • 1/4 cup wheatberries

  • 4 tbsp roasted garlic hummus

This combo was REALLY yummy.  I love putting hummus on a salad in place of dressing, and the brussels sprouts were so tasty!


Afternoon Snack:  5 dried apricots and 3 walnut halves.  Again, a light lunch today, so I was glad I had these.

[137 calories]

Dinner:  two tiny slivers of carmelized onion, blue cheese + bacon pizza ( I didn't eat the crust...just not a fan of the dough!), a spinach salad and a glass of cabernet.  It was a salad kind of day!  The cabernet isn't very good, I really doubt I'll finish it but I've counted its calories just in case.  If I decide to ditch it I've already got a snackie dessert bowl forming in my head...  :)

[570 calories]



My salad consisted of:

  • 1-1/2 cups spinach

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper

  • 1/4 carrot

  • 1/2 cup cucumber

  • 1/4 cup wheatberries

  • 1 tbsp light ranch dressing


I'm really kicking myself for not getting out of bed this morning for a run.  The weather was lovely, its getting light earlier, but I got to bed so late last night that I just couldn't get up.  And now?  Rain.  And later tonight?  Snow.  I'm really starting to dislike Virginia in the winter.  How we could go from a high of 62* yesterday, high of 59* today, and snow by midnight tonight is beyond me!!!  Argh.  Oh well, I am planning on going to yoga tomorrow night at my favorite studio with my favorite instructor...nothing beats 90 minutes of yoga.  Nothing.  And rain and snow can't stop me!  :)

I hope you all have a great night!