Today started off pretty BLEH. I woke up at about 0815 this morning, after a restless night of sleep to find my head pounding (the first headache I have had since becomming vegan-I used to get them every day-every other day) and a giant pool of water in the middle of my kitchen. I texted S to tell her I would not be making our 0900 run at her place and started mopping up the disaster. Around 0900 I finally had all the water mopped up, but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. I decided to crawl back into bed for another couple hours in hopes of starting the day off on a better foot.
I woke up around 1145, and my head was pounding worse than before and I had these horrible dreams, which I can’t even remeber what they were about now. I realized I was probably just dehydrated as I only drank about 4 cups of water yesterday as opposed to my usual 10-12. I pounded back a litre of water, and hopped into the bath tub while checking my email. [I know, I am just WAITING to be electrocuted].
I was getting sick of myself, which really means if I were around people Id probably smack someone….thats how foul my mood was. I decided to walk downtown (20 minute walk) to run some errands, in hope that the fresh air, and unseasonably warm weather would jolt some happiness into my soul today.
I took my DSLR camera with me too-it always cheers me up. I got not even a block away, and only one picture in and it started raining. Awesome. Walked back home, put the camera away, walked to my car in the rain-cleared off all of the ice, warmed it up…and of course, the rain stopped. Anyways, I decided to drive downtown so I wouldn’t get caught in anymore rain, and then walk from whereever I found a parking spot.
When I got downtown, it only took me about 3 minutes to start to cheer up. The fresh air, and the beautiful-ness (yes, I know that isn’t a word) almost always cheer me up. That church above is across from city hall, where I had to pay a parking ticket/electric bill…I always think it is beautiful…so today I took a picture. Finally. =) I also talked to an elderly, quite dapper gentleman while waiting to cross the street. He was wearing a grey buret-type hat, a full suit with overcoat, and the shiniest shoes I have ever seen. He looked GREAT. I asked him if he had somewhere special to be, and he said “Oh no dear, In my 89 years of life I have learned that if you don’t love yourself, no one else will. I dress like this every day because I love to feel good about who I am”. Well said Sir. I wish I had gotten his name. He walked across the street faster than me. Oh to be 89 and in tip-top shape!
Next, I walked over to a restaurant which I know is vegan/organic friendly. Soulieo Foods. I have never EVER had a less than
orgasmic amazing meal there.
While I was waiting for my food to be prepared, I sipped a Soy Pumpkin Spice Latte (you can also get reuglar milk, hemp milk, and almond milk) and instantly was put into a great mood. SO delicous. (I had already sucked back all the pretty foam before I remeber to snap a pic.)
I even picked up some of their pumpkin spice syrup to replicate my latte at home. Its only 10$ and come in a beautiful glass container…and is home made. Way cheaper and yummier than starbucks brand.
I also grabbed some novelty grapefruit sodas….Glass bottle artisan soda is sort of my thing these days. Love.
If the picture is to small, the description reads: Falafel Pita- Pickles, Olives, Cilantro, Sweet Tahini Lemon Sauce. SO. FREAKIN’. GOOD. I don’t even like cilantro normally…and in this, it was the perfect addition. The sweet lemon tahini sauce was out of this world-so creamy and flavorful that I even called back the store to ensure it was INDEED vegan before I continued eating. “Yes, its vegan, I promise.” Talk about annoying customers huh?
So now, I am in this blissful food coma, getting excited to hit the open road again soon for a run, before it drops back to -22C tonight around midnight. Boo. One day of work tomorrow, then off for a couple more. =) So thankful to be seeing pleasure in the simple things again. Take THAT bad mood.