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Good afternoon!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sundays.

Mine is being sorta funny in that I want to be lazy, but I want to be busy, too.  With school starting tomorrow and me being anxious as heck, I can’t sit still — I’m full of restless and anxious energy, but at the same time, part of me is saying, “Take it easy today because tomorrow, you won’t get the chance to breathe.”

I pottered around outside after breakfast, trying to tackle some yard work, but after about five minutes, my stomach informed me that it was about to digest itself and if I didn’t get food in there, stat, things could get ugly.

Funny how hunger sneaks up on you like that, ne?  By the time I sat down with my huge salad beast, my hands were shaking so much that it was hard to snap a photo.

Call Guinness, guys: this is the World's Largest Salad!

I threw in an entire large head of romaine, a couple servings of broccoli and cauliflower, a half a large tomato, a large mushroom, a cup of peas, and a heaping half cup-ish of chickpeas.

I threw on about a quarter to a third of a cup of hummus (didn’t measure, just eyeballed it) and a generous splash of hot sauce.  Or two or three.

I rounded off my lunch with a perfectly ripe pear.  (Yes, sister.  This time an actual pear, not a mislabeled plum.)

Wonderfully ripe and juicy Bartlett pear.

And since my lunch was light in the fat department, I stuffed two dates with a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and shoved another spoonful into my mouth.

Love dates.  Seriously better than any candy.

That huge two pound tub of them that I got from Costco?  Nearly empty.  Le sigh.  I dread the day I run out.

Oh, and speaking of large tubs from Costco, since Amor bought those epic jars of peanut butter for me a couple weeks ago, I’ve already decimated one 28 oz jar (by myself!) and am steadily working my way through the other.

Clearly dates + peanut butter are an addictive combination.

Can't stop myself, and I don't wanna!

I tried to go back outside to finish up my chores, but alas, the poor hedge trimmer had died.  It’s currently on the charger now, but I’m feeling lazy.

I attacked some of the larger weeds with the oversized scissors designated for that particular chore, but they were dull and I have no idea how to sharpen them.

So I came back inside, and now here I am, vegging on the couch.

Almost out of these, too.

I ate this lemonhead, and now I’m trying to brainstorm on how I’m going to do this whole packed-lunch business.

My first class is at 11:30, and from there, I have three back-to-back classes until about 4:30.

I have a ten minute break between classes, but during each one of those breaks, I’m going to be hauling behind to the next class across campus.

I’m trying to figure out how I’m doing to do this lunch thing.  I’ll be getting up early enough that I can enjoy a large, healthy breakfast, but I get hungry very quickly, and will be starving before my first class.  I don’t know if I could eat in class, and besides, I think snacking down on large, stinky salads would be frowned upon.

What do you pack for meals when you’ll be out and about all day? I can’t eat sandwiches (no gluten, and GF bread is too expensive to eat every day) and I’ve ran out of bars.  What should I pack?

I’ll be at school until late into the evening as well, so I’ll have to pack enough to last me about eight hours or so.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for reading!

❤ Kaz

Afternoon!

(Why, yes, Kaz, it is!  How so very observant of you!)

I am a Knight Errand.

I rove the countryside in search of adventures, slay dangerous windmills, and — with a pure and noble heart — I valiantly complete chores from my never-ending to-do list.

And I do it all before lunchtime.

Then again, I ate lunch at four o’clock today, but who’s counting?

If you love cashews and honey, you'll love these.

Before I set off to seek justice and right wrongs, however, I needed a snack.

I enjoyed a Cashew-Almond Boomi Bar before heading out.  They’re very sweet, almost too sweet (and you’re talking to the girl who licked honey off her spoon this morning while making her French toast) but they’re also very delicious and held me over nicely.

Another epic salad. Yum.

The first order of business was the bank.

After depositing my paychecks, I headed out to Walgreens to pick up some essentials, and of course, some more chocolate.

Of course.

The last of the mango-avocado salsa made the perfect salad topper. Delish!

Then, from there, we drove around town on a very special mission.

Our success would have a pivotal impact on my future, my life, my happiness.

Failure?  Not an option.

Why do I suddenly love salads so dang much? Am I turning into a greens-noshing sideshow freak?

This mission…was to find fireworks.

I’d like to say we were successful.

Don’t you agree?

Oso saw me open the blinds and drag out the chair and had to investigate. Silly beast.

And yes, Oso tossed me a very cross look when he discovered it wasn’t food in the chair, but a large, cellophane-wrapped package.

Didn’t stop him from investigating, though.

I’m looking forward to enjoying these later tonight.  I have the camera on charge and I’m absurdly excited.

One of my favorite candies, ever.

While I was at Walgreens, I found these Lemonheads and had to buy them.

These are probably my favorite hard candy, and I rarely ever get to enjoy them because I hardly ever find the large ones in the stores.

Fact: the last time I had them, I burnt my tongue off from all the sour acid and was in pain for two days.  The time before that?  I broke my tooth and had to take an emergency trip to the dentist to have it filed down.

Still doesn’t stop me.

What’s your favorite hard candy? Next to Lemonheads, I love those strawberry bonbons and cinnamon discs.  Oh, and horehound.  Yum!

Thanks for reading!

❤ Kaz