6.22.2009

off to a good start


Today is my first day back to work after the move. I'm so excited about working again--I've really missed sewing. And knitting. I spent the entire day yesterday all by myself knitting, and it was heaven. Joe had to work his second overnight shift, so I was home alone. I really enjoyed it because my life has been a whirlwind of social activity since I got here, which is great, but I love being by myself too. The more time I spend alone in this apartment the more I realize how much I love this place. I don't want to ever move out! I feel SO comfortable here. Too bad we're only subleasing...

Anyways, I started my first work day off with such a yummy breakfast, and it really gave me more energy for my day. I hate to admit this, but I usually begin my mornings with a power bar (ew!) and a Red Bull. (Double ew!) And then I crash a little later and have to have a diet Coke. So I'm going to start eating fresh foods and drinking tea instead. I already feel like I have more energy, and I haven't even had any caffeine today. Hopefully it will keep me more focused on a daily basis, and I'll be able to get more work done.

20 comments:

cindy : quaint said...

except for the overnight shift, it all sounds great. i really get a hard time by my husband if i don't eat a 'decent' breakfast. it's usually blamed for any malady i might develop ;). i love your cup.

Soon, Then said...

Good for you for making a new start with breakfast! With ones like that, how can you possibly miss the old routine anyway!?!
So glad you are feeling happy in NY.

Lyn said...

good for you, jenny! if you haven't yet, you should try swiss muesli. it's my fave. you can find all sorts of recipes on the web, but we just buy the bulk muesli at the store and add juice, yogurt and fresh fruit. yummy! ;)

Melissa Crowe said...

Don't look now, but are you becoming a grown up? ;-) I always feel so proper when I start the day with real food. (I'm a bit of a soda-pop-upper in the am gal myself.)

Jennifer said...

Happy you are loving your apartment and feeling inspired :)
Good for you for treating yourself to a nice breakfast-
Stay away from those powerbars, Red Bulls and Diet Cokes!

Thao said...

Your breakfast looks delicious--so glad you're loving your new place. That's the best feeling.

Kristien said...

Jenny, those tomatoes look divine! Happy you are back to work--can't wait to see your new designs! If you are looking for knitting classes in the city, I took a "finishing" course today at Lion Brand and it was really helpful and the instructor was great.

erica said...

i like to stretch out my breakfast into 3 small meals. toast with jam and herbal tea, then granola with soy milk, and finally yogurt with honey an hour before lunch. i probably eat 7 times a day, but try to reserve the energy bar for long errands so i don't spend too much money on eating out.

those tomatoes look so delicious. i'm glad that you're settling in so well now!

Elyse said...

Mmm, your bagel looks delicious! I like putting pesto on mine first and then tomato and fresh mozzarella. =)

rebecca said...

Man, that is one gnarly breakfast routine!

Nice to hear you're loving your new living space and enjoying being back to work.

tini said...

Hej Jenny, I really like your blog and your Wiksten-collection is great! Hope, you had a nice working day... Greetings from Germany!

Creative Cotton said...

You are such a creative designer! I like a lot your work and the blog too for the original stories and beautiful photos.

emedemarta said...

happy first working day!

elisabetha said...

looks like a yummy breakfast. love that cup!

natalie said...

beautiful photos. i love your plate & cup.

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

always ALWAYS start your day off with REAL food! Energy bars are good as snacks - I sometimes bring one in my bag if I'm on the road. Try the z-bars by Clift Bar - they're for kids but they taste way better!

Leila said...

I'm so happy for you that it has turned out that you like your new place so much! It does sound (and look) much nicer than most apartments in New York.

And I can't wait to see what you're working on!

*gemmifer* said...

Jenny, I'm SO very happy that you feel settled into your new NY home. How wonderful that you're already so comfortable that you find yourself wanting to stay forever! I wish you all the best with your life in NYC!

e said...

How long is your sublease for?

This might sound strange but there is a great apartment for rent at Manhattan & Grand ave in williamsburg in my building. :)

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

every morning when i get to work i make green mint tea. mint for the taste and green for the caffeine. i figure if it's just tea it's permissable, right? :)