Well yesterday was not a great start to the short week, work is still insanely busy and I had to leave early to rush to the Emergency Room for my grandma who had a minor health scare that caused her care home to call in an ambulance. It was a long 6-hour wait in a dull, TV-less ER room before she was finally admitted into the hospital. Even worse was a crappy cell signal that drained my iPhone’s battery and prevented family from contacting me. Spending that much time in the ER was awful, I was worried for her and feeling a little depressed in the sterile and cold environment. I managed to grab a quick dinner in the cafeteria that was awful – a wilted spinach salad from the limited salad bar washed down with fruit juice. Hardly exciting and way overpriced. Thankfully she’s doing better and stable in the hospital now, but what a long day! When I got home late, all I wanted to do was take a glass of wine to a bubble bath.
I debated about purchasing a vegan purse that looks like leather and trust me, I searched high and low for a fair trade vegan purse that looked work appropriate and not like I’m in junior high. But there just doesn’t seem to be many options in the obviously-not-leather-but-professional purses out there. Especially ones large enough to fit all the snacks and tech toys I usually lug. This one is and very sharp looking with high-quality details for hand made. And it has tons of pockets for stuffing my cell phones, car keys, iPod, loose papers with chicken-scratched recipes on them, etc.
And I feel all luxo and high fashion having a purse made in Italy for under $100. :-)
I’m thrilled because my pink pleather purse is out-of-season and looking a little ratty, can’t wait to sport this to work tomorrow.
Another mood lifter was powering through a 3.5 mile run after work today and still having energy to make beautiful salad for dinner using this perfect avocado.
My avocado luck has been spotty lately with my crazy schedule, so I was thrilled find this one in perfect ripeness and turned it into my Avocado Ginger Dressing for a loaded dinner salad.