Lovely Leftovers

Today was another absolutely perfect day. It’s so sad but I have honestly really forgotten what it feels like to be happy. I’ve gotten so used to being either miserable or just satisfied that being genuinely happy and relaxed is amazing. I’ve definitely put off some schoolwork that needs to get done but after being so blah for so long I think I deserve to really take a vacation (mentally as well as literally) so I’m just going to keep procrastinating guilt-free!


I woke up at 9:00 this morning after going to bed at 11!! I can’t believe how much sleep I’ve been getting–I guess my body really needs it. At school I just can’t sleep in past 7:30 or 8 no matter what time I go to bed, so it’s amazing what being so comfortable at home can do for me. I love feeling so refreshed and alive!

I was not hungry in the least bit after my feast yesterday so I just got up and started my day with a nice and sweaty workout. I still wasn’t hungry after I showered so I sipped some coffee and watched a little TV (something else I miss while at school–no television!)

My family sat down to lunch around 12 and I was finally starting to get an appetite. We had leftover appetizers from yesterday and I also added a delicious honeycrisp apple because I feel like I’ve been lacking in the fruit department lately, and they are just oh-so amazing.


After lunch my dad and I headed down to Phipps Conservatory for the afternoon. It’s like a giant greenhouse with lots of different rooms featuring plants and flowers from different regions around the world. They just started the winter show so there were lots of gorgeous Christmas trees up. Here’s my favorite picture of the day:


When we were pulling into our driveway we saw a bunch of TURKEYS hanging out in our tree! These guys got lucky this year ; )



Last night I got the strangest desire to color! How weird is that!? We didn’t have any supplies in the house and we were all too drunk tired to go buy anything, but today when we were out we picked up a coloring book and spent the remainder of the afternoon coloring. I’ll have to post some pictures of our masterpieces! Hehe, we are such dorks–I love it. It was actually really relaxing and fun, and I haven’t done it for ages so it brought back some fond memories.

Around 4:00 I was really hungry from using so much creative energy that I made a little snack of a clementine, pita chips, and a bit of cheese. Mmm.



We rented “Smart People” with Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Quaid, and Ellen Page and watched it before dinner. I really liked it! It had a great humor to it and took place in PITTSBURGH! YAY! It was actually filmed here too so I recognized a lot of the places. Ellen Page is such a great actress.

Dinner was obviously leftovers from last night. They were just as good today!


I had to end the meal with a little something sweet so I grabbed a tiny piece of fudge. Perfect.


Now I’m off to hang out with some friends from high school. I love how we all go so long without seeing each other during the semester but everything is always the same when we get together over breaks. I’ve been friends with these kids since kindergarten and it’s always great to see them.

Have a great night!


6 Responses to “Lovely Leftovers”

  1. 1 ksgoodeats Friday, November 28, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Have fun reuniting with your friends! Great eats as always and I know the urge to color – it’s fun to act like a kid sometime 🙂

    ENJOY the rest of your break, you DO deserve it!

  2. 2 Sharon Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Glad you are enjoying your time – Great eats!

  3. 4 Melissa S. Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    you sound like me! i slept in till 9.30 today and didn’t get out of bed till 10, then had no appetite till at least after noon!!!

  4. 5 eatingbender Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 2:46 am

    I’m so happy to hear that home makes you so happy. I’m totally with you on the procrastination – although I can’t do it too much longer because I have two finals and a problem set due the day after I get back. YEESH!

    The Conservatory sounds like a lot of fun! Beautiful picture of the purple flower 🙂 And wow, look at those turkeys!!

    I agree with you on Ellen Page – and the leftovers look great! Hope you had a great time with your high school friends!

  5. 6 seeleelive Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful purple flowers—-

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