Oh hi. It’s Monday. Not that Monday means much since my son is still off from school.
Listen, I love my little bunny beyond anything but he is ten and too young to get a job therefore he belongs in school as often as possible to learn, socialize, become an upstanding citizen and, well, give me a break. Did you have a nice Easter? While I don’t celebrate Easter you may have caught my “bunny” reference because that has been my son’s nickname since he was a week old.
I adore Easter sales so that I can stock up on random bunny items like the above bowl I found at Home Goods.
Important things to note from my weekend:
1. My hormones were absolutely 100% to blame for last weekend’s race.
Okay, I know we have discussed this over and over but still in the back of mind I questioned it on some level. Until Saturday. Even with a few good runs during the week, I felt so completely normal during my long run on Saturday (13.1 miles, of course I was going to choose that specific distance) that I realized how not normal I was really feeling during the race last weekend.
Sometimes, you just don’t fully realize how off you are until you are on again. Make sense to anyone else?
2. The best thing I ate all weekend occurred in a bowl a few hours after my 13.1 mile run at my favorite diner.
Served with a side of skim milk, the oatmeal is baked up and loaded with various fruits such as apples, pears and/or peaches (depending upon the day) along with toasted walnuts and raisins.
It’s a cross between a bowl of oatmeal and a bowl of a mashed up muffin. You add the milk yourself which leaves you completely in control of how mushy you want your baked oatmeal to become.
The Premiere Diner makes one large batch of baked oatmeal a day and it is only listed in the Sunday breakfast menu but you can ask for it any other day of the week and hope that they have not run out. Stick with me, I know all sorts of restaurant secrets.
It is so beyond delicious that part of you wants to recreate it at home and the other part of you feels like your own version, as good as it may turn out, would never live up to this bowl so you just save it for when you dine out.
3. Everything in the world seems better and brighter after a great haircut and highlight session. I am not the best at these selfies that are trending the internet but when your hair looks good, it makes up for your photography skills.
4. Jewish people rarely have what to do on Christmas or Easter but at least in the Spring we have a few more options since the weather is nicer.
Even though I am a Yankees fan, I have no issue taking my son to a Mets game, especially when it is gorgeous out. I also don’t mind Citifield because it is chock full of fun food options.
I went with the Vegan pizza mainly because it was the only vegetable slice available. If you are wondering why it appears as though there is sauerkraut loaded up on top, it’s no mirage – that is absolutely sauerkraut.
I had a sudden craving for the kraut when we passed the condiments bar and since my son was loading up his hot dog (and side of hand cut special fries with dipping sauces), I couldn’t resist.
Let me say, it was terrific. It may be strange but if you are craving something and honor it, it always works out well.
I wonder if anyone has gone around the country to every ballpark just to have a sundae in a helmet. I think it is on my bucket list.
How cool would it be to seek out and eat all of the stadium sundaes with hot fudge and sprinkles and then have the helmet to show for it?
So far I only have helmets from the Mets, Yankees and Islanders. I really need to take this show on the road.
Oh, and before I go, please look out for me to ensure this never becomes my motto:
I am a mom you know. Just wearing a shirt like this would be semi-inappropriate. It’s like seeing your teacher outside of the school – they aren’t allowed to have an actual life.
Today is the Boston Marathon! Will you be watching? Sending good luck to all of our friends and blog friends running today!
Best thing you ate all weekend?
Strangest but most delicious thing you ever craved and then ate?
What stadiums do you have sundae helmets from?
How many miles did you run this weekend?