I Couldn’t Stay Indoors

Posted: October 6, 2011 at 7:17 pm

If I hadn’t had small group at church last night, it would have taken a lot of convincing for me to believe today is already Thursday. And now it’s basically over. This week is zooming right on by. Yowza! I even almost forgot about my weekly Thursday ritual of lunch with Peter. A message from him suddenly popped up asking me when I planned on leaving to meet him for lunch. Uhhh…now???

I scurried around to head out for our weekly lunch date because you know I wouldn’t miss that. Peter even suggested grabbing lunch out this week since his work had bratwurst on the menu, which didn’t appeal greatly to either of us.

We decided to visit a sandwich café that we have wanted to try for awhile.


As it turns out, Cuzi Café is basically a glorified Atlanta Bread Company or Panera Bread, but why should I complain about that? I love both of those places! I love me a good sandwich.

I ended up ordering our sandwiches to go since the weather looked too gorgeous to ignore. We headed to our typical park lunch spot to enjoy our lunch together. And enjoy it, I sure did!

I picked a half and half combo – half of a sandwich and a half-sized salad.


For the sandwich, I chose the Avocado Delight which had thick avocado slices, tomato, cucumber slices, mushrooms, spinach, onion, and roasted red peppers with a dill sauce on nine-grain bread.


That sucker took some skill to eat. All the avocado wanted to slip out with every bite. Don’t worry. I handled it. I wasn’t going to let a bite go to waste.

For my salad, I went with my all time favorite combo of spinach, pecans, dried cranberries, apple slices, blue cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette.


I truly don’t think any other salad combination can compare.

It ended up making the perfect lunch to enjoy outdoors. Smile

Later in the afternoon, I had to make up my run from the morning. I usually hit up the treadmill for some interval action on Thursday mornings, but couldn’t make it this morning since Braedon caught whatever bug Makenzie had earlier in the week. I considered going to the gym to try a new treadmill interval workout this afternoon…but one look outside convinced me otherwise in about .2 seconds flat.


That is prime outdoor running weather right there! Anything from low 50s to high 70s feels fabulous to me and makes me want to run all day. Or four miles. Whatever.

Since I had a killer speedy run a couple days ago, I decided to just run this run care-free style. I picked a familiar route so I could leave the Garmin at home. I ran sans music. I la-di-dah-ed my way through the run and soaked up the glorious fall day. It was perfect. Until I tripped hardcore and gave myself a black eye walking back to my car.


Kidding!!! Although I know you wouldn’t put it past me after this week, huh? It’s just purple eye shadow because I felt like being a dork. I completely freaked Peter out and had him going. It was awesome.

Alright my friends, it’s about time for me to catch up with some TV shows and snuggle time with Peter. Night!

  • Do you prefer dining outdoors or indoors?
  • What are you up to tonight?

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27 Comments to “I Couldn’t Stay Indoors”
  1. Well played with the black eye!!! I always enjoy playing a good trick on the husband.

    It’s cold here (it snowed for a bit at work!! and it’s all crazy snowy in the mountains) so I am curled up on the couch with some tea 🙂

  2. I love dining outside – just being outside period. I think that’s how I finally fell in love with running, being outside. And I love that salad combo (sub feta for me though).

  3. Nice work with the black eye! It looks so real! 🙂

  4. Lee says:

    The black eye totally looks really. I actually had a fake out black eye today too. There was something in my eye and it was itching so I was rubbing it and got mascara all underneath.

  5. You totally had me convinced you tripped and I was thinking jeez, can her week get any crazier!? haha good one 😉

  6. Haha that actually scared me for asecond! It was soo nice out today! I love eating outside 😀

  7. Black eye looks totally real. Have a great night!

  8. hahah I was going to say you are FAR more clumsy than me if you could give yourself that big of a black eye! You’re too funny! 🙂 <3 you!

  9. I love dining outdoors in the fall. I love that u and Peter have weekly lunch dates.

  10. Courtney says:

    I am new to your blog 🙂 But, I have to say, that eye looks SO REAL! And I prefer outdoors 🙂 Unless there are smokers. EWWWW.

  11. Ahhh you totally had me!! I saw the pic, and I was like, OMG!!

    That would be a good April Fool’s Trick too 😉

  12. Ok, I seriously laughed out loud from the “black eye!” Hee. Glad you are OK – and you had a great run!!

  13. I totally thought it was real! You are too funny!

  14. That is my favorite salad combo, too!!! I like peaches in place of apples when they are in season.

  15. Hilary says:

    You are too funny with your fake black eye shenanigans! I love dining outside if I can…and your lunch looks perfect for a picnic, although I can imagine how messy that sandwich would be! Tonight I am watching election results on tv as there is an election in Ontario today. 🙂

  16. Love the work with the eye shadow! I am watching VH1 and Rocky Horror tonight, and blogging about being a hipster.

  17. Diana says:

    Oh my gosh girl, you have mad skills! I was all worried – you totally got me!! I wish I could say I was just using make up on my hands and knee from an embarrassing fall I had last week, but alas, I actually face planted, so…

  18. I totally believed you! I was like, there goes that klutz again!! Also, probably because I am so clumsy and could see myself doing that! Glad you really didn’t get a black eye though! I’m thinking I need to play that prank on my husband..

  19. That sounds like a fantastic salad and the sandwich looks tasty too. Avacados make everything taste better!

    Dude, that black eye looks so real!

  20. Khushboo says:

    Woah- that black eye looks totally believable…I was so ready to roll out the sympathy! I love dining at fresco when the weather is right! That sandwich looks great, nothing beats thick avocado slices!

  21. Oh my goodness, I totally thought that black eye was real. Too funny. That sandwich looks amazing! Now I want to go out to lunch! Hope you had fun cathcing up on your TV shows.

  22. Poor Baby!! That looks painful! The Cafe and sandwich look yummy! We’re going to be in Atlanta next fall, I’ll have to get some restaurant suggestions from you. Hope your eye heals QUICKLY!!

  23. […] should never joke about having a black eye. Karma will get ya. On Wednesday, I somehow opened my car door right into my face and busted my […]

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