Does anyone else have extreme airline booking anxiety? I hate it. I always think I’m going to accidentally book the wrong day (or year) or that there’s a better price on some other site or that I’m entering my personal information wrong or that I’m flying into the wrong airport or that a million other things are going to leave me stranded and/or ripped off. I do this until I’ve avoided booking so long that prices double before I get my act together.
Anyway, I’m trying to book flights for a St. Augustine wedding in October and I don’t know if we should fly in to Jacksonville or Orlando, if we should rent a car or find some kind of bus transportation, if we should stay an extra night to cut flight costs (because will the extra night of hotel cancel out the savings?) and so on into insanity. I think I’ve redone my flight search 17 times this morning. Oof.
I’ve eaten piles of delicious things this week (after saying I need to rein in my pizza obsession at least a little bit).
I made these breakfast cookies from this month’s Clean Eating magazine. Print magazines are my favorite personal treat. I feel like you can find the exact same information (and then some) online but I just like the ritual of sitting down and reading a magazine. These cookies were great as an afternoon snack.
This is a cherry lemon smoothie: 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen cherries, juice of 1 lemon, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, optional vanilla protein powder. Topped with coconut flakes and chia seeds. So good.
Current obsession: mango slushies. I just put 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks in the blender with 1 cup coconut water and 1 cup water.
Here I am just drinking a Diet Coke like a loser while everyone else drinks beer.
I ordered my first hot latte of the season. I’ve been on an iced coffee bender since about April but our mornings are feeling a little chilly (60s is chilly in NC right now) so I think I can justify the hot coffee.
La Paz closed after 36 years in Charlotte. I wasn’t a regular but it was one of the first restaurants I ever visited before I had even moved here so Nick and I went to say goodbye on their last night. (You can read about it here.)
Ok so we ate some more pizza. Back at Pizzeria Omaggio and this time we got the famous garlic rolls. Holy crap.
There is no greater joy than a Sonic cherry limeade after a long hike.
Nick insisted on doughnuts from Suarez Bakery yesterday. He always buys twice as many doughnuts as there are people (we got four). PS – I feel pretty strongly that doughnuts > donuts. Spelling out the word “dough” makes them more appealing to me. Anybody? Anybody?
I had a minor procedure last week that involved some stitches on my leg so I’ve been instructed not to work out for the last 9 days. This is causing me to lose my mind. I’m still walking every day and doing some upper body stuff but simply because I’ve been told not to, all I want to do is run and lunge and do squats.
Other things happening…
Went to hang with my brother, sister-in-law and niece last weekend. I came bearing cupcakes so I can be the favorite aunt.
We hiked McDowell Nature Preserve yesterday. It’s a cool park on the banks of Lake Wylie. Charlie was unamused by our antics.
I had back-to-back events Thursday night: the preview of Nouveaux and #instabeerupCLT at Sugar Creek.
Have a lovely week!