This Tuesday I experienced a small tragedy.
My car was killed.
I was driving home from work. There was a variety store on the corner. Two cars up from me, the driver decided last minute to turn into the parking lot of said store. He stopped fairly quickly, as did the van behind him, as did I behind the van. We were all good.
The guy in the rusty brute of a Dodge Ram behind me, however, seemed to temporarily forget the location of his brake pedal. Screeching tires and my brother’s swearing tipped me off just early enough to glance into my rear view mirror to see his front barrelling forward before making contact with my bumper. I slammed on my brakes to just barely avoiding hitting the van in front of me as my entire car was jolted forward.
The whole back end was pushed in so that even the back car door couldn’t be opened. Luckily the car was still driveable so we took it to the garage down the road of a guy my dad knows. They took a look underneath.
The entire underframe was bent. In other words, not fixable. In other words, “Your car is done.”
So, I had to bid a sorrow goodbye to my precious pimpmobile, my little thunderbolt with its luscious burgundy interiors and flame decals on the side.
RIP my wee 93 Mercury Topaz. We had a good run. I won’t forget you!
I hardly had time to be upset about the fact that I no longer had a car though, as the garage guy immediately informed me of one he had for sale at an amazing deal that I basically couldn’t afford not to accept. So dead car one day, new car practically the next. I have now advanced eight years to a 2001 Black Nissan Sentra. I picked it up yesterday. I think I’m in love.
Alright, enough car banter for the moment. I’ve been all over the place this week and thus so have my meals. Many more than usual have been eaten out and therefore many are MIA. When I have been at home though I’ve been eating the same old shiz.
Random salads loaded with leftovers and cabbage slaw bowls
Dates topped with… rice pudding! Oh yeah.
Overnight oats (soaked overnight in almond milk, water, plain yogurt, pineapple, banana and flax, splashed with almond milk in the morning) alongside plenty o’ cafe.
Raw veggers (especially baby carrots in mass consumption) and rice crackers + wilted spinach mixed with salsa and topped with nutritional yeast.
Pumpkin mixed with PB2 and rice pudding. Double oh yeah.
Green Blended Oats – quick oats cooked with banana, almond milk and spinach then Bulleted to smooth breakfast perfection.
Dreams of Dark Chocolate filling the bodies of banana and date.
Egg white wrap with salsa and ricotta
One baking venture this week resulted in Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread! Fresh bread that requires no yeast and only 20 minutes of baking time? My perfect loaf. I wouldn’t use it for sandwiches but as a snack bread topped with jam, nut butters or even just on it’s own? Definitely. I’ve made quite a dent in this baby this week.
Bread for breakfast, with grapes and liquid greens (my most green tasting smoothie yet as this was more water and spinach than banana and almond milk. A little less delicious than usual but still pretty tasty).
A plate of fried stir with a side of more quick bread obviously.
Which brings me to this morning – Oats. With almond milk + water, banana, flax and PB2 stirred right in (GOOD idea). A bit of homemade jelly (mystery flavour – the stuff has been in the fridge for a while) to top it off. Combo delicioso.
I have a day of maybe some shopping but definitely some car cleaning ahead of me. My new ride is a bit of a filth rag at the moment. It’ll be squeaky gorgeous by the end of the day though.
Have a superb weekend :)