if only…

Posted: July 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm

If only…Mondays didn’t come so fast, we would all have more time to enjoy the weekend. Or in my case enjoy having an extra pair of hands at home.

If only…the energy I feel for the 30 minutes or so following my workouts lasted longer. I went to spin class this morning and felt great afterwards. As usual though, I hit a wall by 2 pm.

If only…every day could include getting together with a good friend. Em & I met up for a fun morning and early afternoon. We hit up a Greenway walking trail close to both of us mid-morning for some strolling and talking. Around 3 miles later, hunger (and preggo bladders) could be heard calling our names on the breeze. Time for lunch!

If only…going to lunch didn’t cost money, then I could validate coming to the sandwich shop Which ‘Wich every day for lunch. Which ‘Wich is a national chain but with more sporadic locations. I’m very thankful to have one close by. The restaurant works by choosing your basic sandwich (50 options!) and then checking off all your toppings on your own personal sandwich bag.


I went with the chicken salad (basically chicken with a bit of mayo and relish) with deli mustard, horseradish, red onions, lettuce, tomato, olives, mushrooms, and red pepper on wheat. Those flavors had a little party in my mouth.

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I cannot wait to go back and try some other concoctions. I believe the hummus or BLT are next on my list.

If only…my daughter understood how vital her naps are to mommy. She was a little doll baby the last 20 minutes or so of our walk with Emily. Look at her sleeping in her stroller!


Don’t let her fool you! After we got home she snoozed for a grand total of an hour. She typically gets 3 hours worth of naps through the day. As you can imagine, I wanted to scream into a pillow. Or just scream since the pillow would not have done anything with her already being awake. I love my daughter and spending time with her, but naps make or break a mother’s sanity most days.

If only…I didn’t have to cook tonight and could instead get saucy with some on-screen drama. Oh wait, I can! Peter is cooking up some blue cheese (for me) and feta (for him) meatballs with baked potatoes and green beans. I will be eating his effort in the kitchen and watching Bachelorette madness. Very, very nice.

  • Give me your “if only…”
  • Favorite sandwich?

25 Comments to “if only…”
  1. if only money wasn’t necessary to live in a house, then i could leave my job and pursue my dreams full time effective immediately 🙂

  2. If only my commute weren’t so long… I’d have more time to get everything done than occasionally get overwhelmed as soon as I walk into my apartment!

    And if only that sandwich shop existed in my neck of the woods… I’d be there every day.

  3. If only bacon weren’t so full of fat, I could eat it all day long… 🙂

  4. If only I didn’t have to work I could spend more time doing the things I really love doing.

    If only I didn’t live an hour from my family I could spend more time with them (this goes back to the if only I didn’t have to have a job part ultimately).

  5. Mellissa says:

    If only I could win the lottery and spend my life traveling, enjoy amazing food and wine and just enjoy the life

    If only I could find a 20 hour a week job so I could pursue more passions

    Favorite sandwich: Ham, Cheddar, Spinach, Hummus, Tomato and Sprouts on an everything bagel.

  6. If only every day were my anniversary! Ha! I thoroughly enjoyed taking extra time today to savor my relationship with my husband. 🙂

  7. Kait says:

    if only I could stay in college forever, it went by wayyy to fast 🙁
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, its so great to meet other Atlantans! And I agree with your Which Wich “if only” I went there on Saturday and had the most delicious hummus/veggie sandwich, yum!

  8. Katie says:

    Awww, I love babies sleeping! 🙂 I’m sure you like it as well for many reasons! 🙂 Ahhh peace!
    My favorite sandwich is a wrap toasted with turkey and tons of veggies!

  9. Me-Linh says:

    If only rent wasn’t so high and college wasn’t so expensive…then I would travel + eat food not from cans 🙂

  10. if only my hubs didnt have to travel for work. if only we could just always all be together 🙂

  11. if only tomorrow could be August 1st and I could move into my apartment. (need to be patient)

  12. Vicky says:

    If only we were the end of August so i could hold my baby instead of lugging this stomach around in 100 degree weather …

    My sandwich-obsession for the moment is mustard, gouda cheese and spinach between two whole grain slices of bread. Simple but delicious!

  13. Jennifer says:

    I definitely agree with you on the make or break you based on your kid’s naps. I babysit my friends nearly 1 and 3 year olds once a week from 8-6p.m. and I depend on that baby to take at least 2 naps! my if only is, If only I would go to bed earlier instead of staying up late with my husband, then I could actually get up in the morning without a big struggle. 🙂

  14. Shannon says:

    I love that sandwich place! I wish there were one near me.

    My if only??? If only I lived close enough that I could take pregnant women walks with you and Em!

  15. Ameena says:

    If only Maya would stop asking me what is for breakfast…lunch….dinner…snack. If only I could get a question free morning for once.

    Such a cute picture! I used to love it when Maya slept in her stroller, she looked adorable.

  16. If only the roof in the baby’s room would stop leaking so the roofer could get to the house to look at it, I’d feel much better!

  17. Nichole says:

    If only my body wasn’t so pooped still from the weekends.

    I love a panini. Something about squished hot bread:)

    Your little munchkin is owning that nap!

  18. I’m with you on the Mondays… Let’s see

    If only I didn’t have to spend 32 hours a week in a cube – just think of what else I could be doing! LOL

    so cute of her taking a nap -great pic!

    My favorite sammy is caprese!!

  19. If only there was a Which Wich in my city. 🙂

    If only my husband had a rockin’ job all lined up after graduation.

    If only I had a job I truly enjoyed.

    If only it were Friday. 🙂

  20. I love Which Wich….awesome sandwich shop!!

    If only my knee didn’t hurt I wouldn’t feel so lost about what road to go down….sigh!

  21. If only..chocolate had all the vitamins and minerals of spinach with the same calories per 100g

    If only..I had 8 weeks of vacation a year and enough money to travel the world during that time

    If only..I had a 2 hour lunch during an 8 hour day so I get a long workout in without having to split it into 2 sessions

    If only..I felt as good during along run as I do afterwards

    Btw your daughter is adorable!!!!

  22. homecookedem says:

    If only I could have go on a walk and have lunch with my sweet friend Tina everyday! 🙂 Thanks for hanging out with me yesterday!! I had such a great time!! 🙂

  23. Maren says:

    what is which ‘wich and why don’t I have one?

  24. Lindsay says:

    If only I’ll get that job I applied for today then I can do meet-ups with you and Em! 🙂 My recent favorite sandwich has been turkey with homemade cranberry sauce. I couldn’t get over how great it was!

  25. If only I could fall asleep an hour earlier then I might feel more spunk this afternoon.

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