What do you do…

What do you do when you get home from work? My night usually involves some yummy veggies from Gourmet Park downstairs.

oily veggies What do you do...

What do you do on the weekends? I got brunch with Marina and Bobby at Counter downtown. At the server’s recommendation I got the “hearty” faro porridge, which was really just a small bowl of rice-like grains in milk. Fail. I dumped in some fake vegan butter to save it. Not worth $9 at all.

faro porridge What do you do...

What do you do when food disappoints you? Eat something else of course. Marina ordered goodies for the table and these were actually really good. Also $9, but a slightly better deal.

muffins What do you do...spreads What do you do...

Or you can eat your fiance’s food (only a few bites). (Tofu scramble with hash browns and toast, $13.)

tofu scramble What do you do...

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12 Comments on What do you do…

  1. Kim
    2 March, 2010 at 8:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow, I loved this: “What do you do when someone you love asks you to give something up in order to get better? You listen. You pray. You love back. You face your fears. You let go. You let go of everything that makes you anxious. You let go of something you have clung to for 8 years. You take a leap. Wish me luck.”
    Taking leaps is scary! I wish you luck with whatever leap you are taking!

  2. Marina
    2 March, 2010 at 9:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Had fun at brunch with you, and it was nice meeting Bobby too! Yeah, that porridge thing did look sort of crappy. We should’ve been smart and ordered the tofu scramble like Bobby! lol

    Good luck with whatever you are going through… is it ED related?

  3. Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life
    2 March, 2010 at 9:55 pm (4 years ago)

    wow, good luck with your leap! you’re strong and i know you’ll do great, whatever it is! actually, as i’ve been thinking about my future a bit more recently, i realize that one of my choices is taking a leap and moving to the other side of the world to live with my boyfriend with no job or much money at all. it’s a scary leap, but the other choice is not seeing him for another year or two. so you’ve made me seriously consider taking the leap, through this post. *crosses fingers for you and i*

  4. Kimberly
    2 March, 2010 at 10:54 pm (4 years ago)

    I support your decision and wish you all the very best. Remember we’re all right behind you. :)

  5. clare
    2 March, 2010 at 10:58 pm (4 years ago)

    hi maggie,

    ive been eating lots more earlier in the day to try to balance my intake load. its hard…my body is often very uncomfortable and tummy hurts, so it is a big de-motivator for getting on with my day’s activities. but im trying to be patient and hope that my body will adapt or something. im not sure what it wants anymore.

    blessings on your leaping!

  6. Gaby
    3 March, 2010 at 12:35 am (4 years ago)

    Loved this post! Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to tell us what we need and it’s great that Bobby loves you and can be honest and supportive. I’m behind you 100%! I’ve been making changes as well and I’m here if you need to chat. I’m back from Argentina so I should have better internet access too!
    Too bad the farro was dissapointing, I usually love its texture.
    I thought of you today when I had a snack of cinn raisin toast spread with mashed up avocado with ginger apple butter. OMG so good!
    I hope you’re doing well, my mom is in NY right now and didn’t take me with her, but I wish I could have gone to visit!

  7. Abby
    3 March, 2010 at 8:31 am (4 years ago)

    As long as someone isn’t asking you to give up avocados, squash or showering right? Kidding…not sure what you’re dealing with right now, but I have faith you can get through whatever it is. If you feel comfortable, keep us updated!

    Stay strong.

  8. Stephanie
    3 March, 2010 at 11:51 am (4 years ago)

    Taking a leap is so hard but if you don’t do it, will you regret it? I don’t regret the leap I took of moving to a state 8 hours away by car with my then boyfriend and then moving across the country before we were even engaged. Our parents were not thrilled and his Dad refused to talk to us for a year. 13 years later, we are still together and going on our 10th wedding anniversary this year.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us and good luck.

  9. Janet (Pantry Bites)
    3 March, 2010 at 1:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I change out of my stuffy work clothes, feed my 2 furry little creatures and then plan out what to have for dinner. I try not to watch too much TV- it’s a complete time waster!

  10. caronae
    3 March, 2010 at 3:58 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve never even heard of faro and would love to try it, but sorry it was a fail! :(

    Good luck with whatever you were referring to at the end. You can do it! When food disappoints me I usually try to consciously stop and choose to eat something enjoyable instead. Sometimes I just end up eating both though!

  11. Melissa
    3 March, 2010 at 10:22 pm (4 years ago)

    That porridge looks like grits…and grits and I are not friends haha

    This was such a cute post, Maggie, and in answer to your question on my blog – I make the time to read. It’s hard, but if authors are sending me their books to hear my thoughts, I feel I owe it to them (and I always have at least one book in my purse ;) )