Hello there! I hope your week is going great so far! I’m linking up for What I Ate Wednesday today to talk about my incessant appetite during moving these last few days. Make sure to check out the rest of the party too!
Most of my eats have either been out, or out of tupperware or plastic bowls and plates lately. Such is life with moving. After advice from some of you guys and just accepting that life is going to be hectic through this move, I’ve totally come to terms with this temporary lifestyle. It’s actually quite freeing – you don’t think about any of your meals and you just eat what’s in front of you.
I really have no idea where certain things are, and it would be a scavenger hunt to try and find things. So now, we’re just eating what we find when we find it. It’s sustainable for the short term.
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Smoothie bowl made with spinach, protein powder, frozen banana, frozen blueberries, flax, and topped with hemp seeds, cocoa nibs (affiliate link), Nikki’s Cake Batter Coconut Butter (I AM ADDICTED), banana and granola. Luckily, I kept all my breakfast essentials in one bag for easy toppings like this.
After loading the car, getting my sweat on and burning through that fuel, it was time for my morning snack, a little earlier than usual.
Toast, PB, banana, hemp seeds, more cocoa nibs <– because they are full of antioxidants, fiber and healthy fat.
And shortly later, snack #2 on one of the car rides over – a peach I grabbed from a hotel a couple nights ago and a Coconut Square Bar I found in my car that was half melted. It was there for a reason, right?
After a few hours of unloading and organizing, I took a break for lunch. Actually, Ed so kindly brought lunch to me. There’s a great salad bar grocery store nearby, so he graciously decorated it similarly to how I would have myself (chicken, three types of beans, beats, tomatoes), alongside a Ginger Kombucha. Awesome husband points awarded.
Eventually, I declared my work was done for the day (the carpets were being cleaned so I couldn’t walk on them anyway). Just chillin’ on our back porch (which I am IN LOVE with). Be still, my heart. Dinner parties coming!
I asked Ed if he wanted to grab a nice cold beer, seeing as I was dripping in sweat and that’s what sounded good to me on a sunny Monday at 5pm. So, we headed to Bad Daddy’s because shocking, I was once again starving. In my opinion, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar has some of the best sweet potato fries around, so I got those as a side to my turkey burger. Topped the turkey burger with feta, avocado, grilled onions and mushrooms. Match made in heaven. Ed opted for the tots over the fries and I told him he was missing out.
We then went on a fun scavenger hunt. We are the most clueless homeowners. We tried to find curtains. Let me inform you that I have no idea about decor or anything curtains. If there was a House Hunters or Decorating Show for Clueless Home Buyers, we would be their prime target.
We did buy some curtains, which I literally have no idea if they will even fit the measurements (or if I even did the measurements right). It’s a 50/50 shot. I’ll send updates. We also were on a mission to find couches. We got to one store at 8:02pm after they closed at 8, and then raced across town to another store. Not having much luck there (this is 8:46 pm), we sought out another store nearby that closed at 9, slipped on in, and kept searching. Alas, no luck. We plan on ordering from Wayfair, but we were trying to get a low down on the material and color we like!
I also feel like this time with Ed helped me stay sane throughout the process, especially making the couch searching into a fun game or scavenger hunt. My advice to those looking to move: Make it fun. That may sound crazy, but there are a lot of things that are obviously going to be out of your hands and out of your control. You can either internally resist them or roll with the punches and lean in. I opted for the second one, and despite my type A personality, I don’t think I would have survived with the former.
The most logical thing to do when we got home for our last night in our current home was to eat a makeshift dessert out of a plastic cup. I needed something to quench the sweet tooth, so I had a couple cups of cereal with milk before calling it a night because that’s all I could find. But, I went to bed with a happy heart and happy belly, and while I still have slight anxiety about all the unpacking there is to do, keeping my snacks consistent and blood sugar stable has really helped me remain sane and on task!
Sidenote – I’m always a hungry kid, but dangggg, moving had me hungry out of my mind. Can you relate?
Have you had any luck couch shopping?
Would you order sweet potato fries or tots?