One of my top priorities for finding a new place to live (both city, neighborhood and house) was walkability to shops, restaurants, and particularly coffee shops. As we were house hunting for our rental here in Cville, I refused to look at houses more than a mile from downtown, which I deemed the turning point from walking to biking.
But then we found our house. And it just so happened that it’s a bit further from downtown than I wanted. Still walkable if you have an hour, but much more bike friendly.
However, I realized after we moved in how close we are to UVA and that the strip of collegey places is only about a 30 minute walk away. Definitely doable!
So today I walked to a coffee shop to work!!!! <— Totally one of those things that sounds really fun but I never do!
The walk was just lovely. A bit cold, but lovely.
And it ended with a Grande Vanilla Roobios Soy Misto.
[I think I am finally figuring out what I like at Starbux!]
I found a little study room upstairs and got my type on.
And would you believe someone walked in and sat down next to me with an ice cream of gooey brownie. I joked that she wasn’t allowed to sit next to me while eating it, and she responded with "I read your blog!" HILARIOUS!
The walk home was COLD. Very cold. So cold that I decided to turn on Pandora "Peaceful Holidays" when I got home.
And then I got yelled at by Matt
I forgave him though because he was already working on dinner!
I heart bok choy!! So crunchy and leafy all in one!
We turned broccoli, green pep, garden peas and bok choy into a stir fry
Seasoned with theses in unrememberable proportions (just dash them in to taste, heavy on the soy!)
With a side of golden Twin Oaks tofu
And a small pot of brown rice in the back.
With a splash of tea Karen brought over
We ate our dinner while watching the movie SILK, which I liked a lot. Very beautifully made!
And because pumpkin is just as good for dessert as it is for breakfast…
A bedtime snack for post-movie hunger of pumpkin, alliebar and PB coconut. Yum!