What a Finale

Hey ladies (and gents?)! Sorry about the lack of posting yesterday. I had every intention of updating, and then life got a little overwhelming around dinner time, and most of the evening was spent in conversation (some of it teary) with my mother about life, decisions and where everything is going.

Uncertainty is overwhelming, no? And I definitely feel that at this point in my life. Maybe at another point I’ll elaborate on that, but for the sake of keeping this a “non-debbie-downer” post…I will refrain! haha 🙂

Yesterday, even with those conversations, was an amazing day. I got up went to class and came home (you know: the usual)…and for breakfast, I had a BIG glass of Green Goodness and some cheese sticks. hahaha What a combo.

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I decided to try a new and exciting angle of my juice. hahaha 😛

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I ended up falling asleep for a couple of hours, but they weren’t very restful…I kept waking up and thinking that I was late for something? I wasn’t. haha It literally kept happening again and again, til it got to the point where I was just like, “Screw it, I guess I’m not supposed to nap.” haha

I got up, cleaned a little and went out to lunch with my brother. We went to this place called Finale (the one behind the Four Seasons and next to the Park Plaza Hotel). I had seen it before, and honestly, it looks a little bit intimidating from the outside. Plus, it is widely known for its pastries, but they have a great lunch selection, too. Simple, but I think that’s what makes it good!

From the outside, it looks chic and fancy — perfect for its location, sandwiched between two pretty swanky hotels. However, once inside, you realize it’s an “order for yourself, take a number to the table of your choice and they bring you your food” type of place. Refreshing, actually. My brother and I both got the Mix and Match — a cup of soup and a 1/2 sandwich.

I got half of their “California Turkey” sandwich – smoked turkey, avocado and sprouts with chipotle mayo on focaccia. They had three choices of soup for the day – clam chowder, chicken noodle and the beef chili. I got the beef chili – it seemed like the best accompaniment to my sandwich. 🙂  I also got a Cafe au Lait.

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I loved everything I had. It just hit the spot. The sandwich was great — albeit a bit slippery, but they did mash up the avocado so that it was easier to eat. The beef chili was perfect. It wasn’t too thick or too thin. It totally hit the spot on a cold, wiiiiiiindy day in Boston. My Cafe au Lait was so good, too. Seriously, one of the best cups of coffee I’ve had in a while. Plus, I just love cute cups. haha

Great lunch. Great lunch. I would go again in a heartbeat, and boy, I wanted to try their pastries so badly! They looked amazing!!

Anyway, last night I went out to dinner with my mom. (Sorry no pictures…I suck). I got butternut squash cannelloni with cranberry-teryaki chicken. I also had a couple of cocktails – a pomegranate martini and a pink lemonade cocktail. Dinner was delicious, and I had a great time with my mom — but conversation got pretty deep and it did lead to a — not unpleasant evening, but an emotional one, I guess.

Although, I did talk to her about going to the FitBloggin Conference in Baltimore, and she was totally for it. She basically told me I had to go, haha. As she said, about money, “You can’t take it with ya!” So true, so true. So I’m about 95% sure about FitBloggin. I think I would have soo much fun! Plus, after seeing so many pictures of FoodBuzz (like on Ashley, Jenna and Maggie‘s blogs!), I wanna go to a conference!!! haha

Anyway, today is a rainy day and perfect for getting work done — which is hopefully what I’m doing. 🙂 So far, I’ve just been really good at procrastinating. hahaI’m munching on some Kashi Go Lean Crunch – Honey Almond Flax and “watching” television while I blog away.

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Hope everyone is doing well, and has a great weekend!!!

Peace, Love & Munchies

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6 thoughts on “What a Finale

  1. I’d love to go to one of those conferences too, mainly for all the yummy samples!!! I think I’d need a bit more money though because I would most likely want to buy everything in sight 😛

    Hope all is well!

  2. ohh that Kashi honey almond flax cereal is SOO ADDICTINGGGG

    I always love going out with my mom…sounds like you talked about some heavy stuff which at times can be hard, but it sounded like it was all positive things 🙂

    have a great saturday girl!!!
    xo

    • it seriously is addicting!! and yeah it was tough, but it was really good to get stuff out — especially a lot of stuff that i didn’t even know i needed to get out! haha yay for moms being good listeners 🙂 you have a great saturday, too, girl!

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