first of all, I can’t even begin to comprehend what happened in Newtown; my thoughts and prayers go to those affected.
Anyone have exciting plans today? Mine involve laundry and grocery shopping…less than exciting, I’d say. Currently, I am writing this at 7 am on a Saturday morning…ugh. Cannot sleep – I’ll be in need of a nap today.
Mid-day paper writing break yesterday.
The last of the tofu I cooked up earlier this week, sweet potato with butter and cinnamon, and green beans. Sometimes, you can’t beat something simple.
I was looking forward to this all week.
Chinese! We went down the street to Jumbo Dragon – we’ve had it once before and we loved it. This time, I ordered the Happy Family (the first time we went there, I had the Sauteed Double Happiness. Seriously who comes up with this? I love it). which was shrimp, scallops, chicken, pork, beef and veggies in brown sauce with rice on the side. It was delicious! I couldn’t decided which protein I wanted, so having the option of little bits of everything was the way to go, clearly.
We got steamed dumplings on the side:
Steamed dumplings look kind of gross, don’t they? I promise they were delicious.
And we ended up getting a free order of Jar Doo wings:
I’ve never had them before – they weren’t too bad. They came with little chili sauce packets, which made them better. If I’m going to eat wings, I either need a sweet sauce (like honey garlic) or super spicy. Yes, I am the person who orders suicide sauce on things.
The best thing about Chinese food? The portions are massive! Basically, I have lunch for the next few days.
Our neighbour downstairs got a new job, so we were going out with them to celebrate. I poured myself a drink at home:
That is one shot bubblegum vodka, one shot fruit loops vodka, glass filled with Sprite Zero. Seriously delicious. After pouring said drink, I cracked open my fortune cookie to reveal this:
Well, if the fortune cookie says so…
It ended up being a fun night! We went out dancing, then hit up Lonnie’s. Eric ordered poutine, and I ended up partaking even though I wasn’t particularly hungry. One of those alcohol-fueled “it’s there so I’ll eat it.” I’m not going to lie, I’m not feeling particularly happy with myself about that one. And it’s contributing to my sleeplessness a little. Ugh – I guess it’s a reminder that I’m not perfect; I can still get anxiety around food sometimes. Trying to move on.
Jenny’s Christmas Challenge makes me feel better!
It’s a tough one today! I honestly have no idea what the best gift I’ve ever given is. I like to bake a lot, so a lot of people end up getting cookies/Christmas treats. Everybody likes a homemade gift, right?
Have a good day!
<—Favourite drink? (alcoholic or otherwise)
<— Do you like it spicy? Absolutely.