Happy Hump Day, everyone! How’s your Wednesday going so far? Thanks to yesterday’s flu shot, my arm kept me awake most of the night, so I didn’t sleep that well. Staring at the clock that read 4 a.m., I considered getting out of bed, but I ultimately decided to lie there for another two hours. Right now, the thought of pulling, pumping, or even just moving my arm sounds painful, so I’m grateful today is a scheduled rest day.
On a brighter note, for the #HolidayaDay Instagram Challenge, I posted a picture of my #cozy morning routine. I never document pre-breakfast happenings, so here’s how I start each and every day.
This is why I’m a morning person: Coffee with almond milk, sheep jammies, fleece socks, and warm slippers. The pj’s and socks rotate, obviously, but the coffee and slippers are permanent fixtures.
Haven’t seen this meal in a while—hello, overnight oats!
To me, winter means the end of cold morning meals–which is why I’ve been eating a lot of breakfast sandwiches and “oatless” oatmeal–but it’s unseasonably warm in New York City: Think 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This relative heat wave makes overnight oats fair game.
After eating, I headed to the Union Square Holiday Market for some Christmas shopping.
Can I say holy Christmas?!
With more than 150 merchants, the space makes for an all-inclusive one-stop holiday shop. I actually went there this past weekend, but everything—from the vibrant scarves, chocolate-covered pretzels, one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments—slammed my senses, so I totally forgot to take pictures. I was also pretty overwhelmed, too. Can you blame me?
Between these two trips, I’ve spent about three hours browsing, and thanks to my type-A/OCD tendencies Christmas list, I’ve completed a good chunk of my shopping.
Oh, and don’t tell Zelda, but I plan on getting her some doggie treats for her stocking.
The sushi package on the bottom is my favorite. There was also people food for sale, so maybe I can get my fellow foodie Gabby to join me in a sampling session.
Like swimming, shopping makes me hungry (strange?), so I reheated last night’s Hawaiian pizza and added some carrot sticks on the side.
I also ate an apple for dessert and a few spoonfuls of almond butter.
Have you started you holiday shopping yet? What’s the best gift you’ve given?