You ever have a day when after all is said and done you think, "today was really great"? Today was one of those days. These days don't come around too often. But today was a winner!
It started out (pretty un-special) with a bowl of oats.
I've been trying to make my oatmeal more watery all week and finally succeeded today. Overdid it a little, actually. This batch had pear butter and a bit of honey peanut butter. Yum!
Then Bryan and I headed out to a festival in Rochester called Canal Days. It was your typical scene --lots of vendors selling art, jewelry, trinkets, decorations, etc., and of course an abundance of unhealthy food-- but we had a blast. The weather was beautiful and we had so much fun checking everything out.
Lunch was a bit of a challenge since festival food is mostly all greasy and/or fried, but I was happy to see a vendor that sold wraps.
I chose the veggie wrap, which wound up being basically bagged salad drenched in vinaigrette. Boring. It left me very unsatisfied (and jealous of Bryan's Dinosaur BBQ pulled pork sammy) and I knew I needed something else in my belly.
So we bought some sweet potato fries to munch on.
I knew they'd be fried obviously, but I was still bummed to see greasy they were, not to mention they were cold!! Ah well, ya win some ya lose some.
In happier news, I met up with my mom at one point and she bought me this beautiful bracelet.
And the funds from it are donated to a wonderful cause.
As we walking to the car about to conclude our lovely little day, I thought I heard one of my favorite Christian songs, but I was convinced my mind was playing tricks on me. Finally I gave in and followed the sound of "high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory..." and we found ourselves in front of a local Christian band!
I felt like this was God's way of tapping me on the shoulder and saying "hey, remember me?" What a great way to remind me of how awesome He is. I really needed that. The band, Soul Surrendered, turned out to be really great and played tons of my favorites so we stayed and listened to the rest of their set. It was the highlight of my afternoon!
(Much) later on we met up with my parents for dinner (we didn't eat until 9!) at a place called North Shore Grill. It was a great find -- it's only about ten minutes from us and had really good food!
I started with the Portobello stuffed mushroom appetizer.
This was very good, but I was hoping it wasn't going to be smothered in melted cheese. I also had a bite of everyone else's apps...seared teriyaki tuna, crab cakes, and mussels...which were all absolutely delicious.
Next up was a salad.
I was impressed with everything the salad was topped with, but stuck to the healthier stuff and ignored the olives and croutons. I used a tiny bit of the crumbled blue and balsamic.
I had blackened tuna for my entree.
Amazing! My meal came with sauteed veggies and wild rice. I only ate a bit of the rice, but devoured the vegetables and the fish.
Great meal. The best part? Between my mom and Bryan we took home lots of leftovers!!
I was full when we got home, but a new flavor of "light" ice cream was calling my name from the freezer. Earlier today Bryan and I bought a low calorie version of Moose Tracks and I couldn't resist having some. I didn't overdo it, but I certainly enjoyed myself :)
Hope your Saturday was as awesome as mine!