I haven’t vanished from the blog world, I promise!

These past few days I’ve been packing to move back to school.  Speaking of which, I’m flying into NYC tonight, and I’m slightly scared – you know, there’s a hurricane coming or something? Ha.  Part of me thinks the city is overreacting a bit, that the storm won’t be as bad as they say.  I have no way of knowing what it will be like, as I’ve never been through a storm like this before.

Traveling in general makes me anxious, especially moving back and forth, which is why I did not post last night.  I had a whole plan to write about my last market day (will come later), but scrapped it in a fit of panic.  I hoped to get to writing when I finished with everything, but last night was one of those times where I just couldn’t manage to calm my nerves so I went to sleep.  Now that it’s a new day and all of my stuff is pretty much together, I’m calmer, but I still don’t have my typical Friday discovery post for you.

Instead, here are some of my ‘lasts’ in Chicago before I head out:

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Last big smoothie - before I get my Magic Bullet! blackberries, banana, sun warrior, maca, almond milk with buckwheat and cacao nibs

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last salad beast in chicago!

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Last home cooked dinner: homemade (delicious, clean) turkey burgers, market portobellos and market purple beans!

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with a side of salad with market peppers, tomatoes and lemon cucumbers

last culinary creation: a modified version of my berry crumble for two!

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suitcase and the doggy. I'm just going to miss this one.

Follow me on twitter if you’re interested in knowing what happens with the Irene in NYC. I’ll be posting tomorrow as well, assuming I have power and internet.  Wish me luck!

Any storm preparation tips (other than stocking up on food, which I’ve already done)?

What do you do to calm yourself down in stressful situations?


5 thoughts on “Frenzied

  1. Eek! Stay safe girlie 😦 My thoughts and prayers are with everyone on the East coast. Our weather is usually pretty mild here, so I’ve never had to prepare for any storms and don’t have much to offer in the way of advice, but I’m really, really hoping that it’s not going to be too bad 😦 Just watching it on TV is really stressing me out, and I can’t imagine being in the middle of it.

  2. i’m getting ready for this storm too!! I can’t help but think it’s not going to be that bad… but the supermarket was comparable to thanksgiving day. Crazy! i’m charging up EVERYTHING, getting out the scrabble and bananagrams and boggle (word nerd), and collecting all the books and magazines I want to read!

  3. Good luck with packing as you head back to school. It’s exciting, but a stressful affair too. Safe travels with impending storms!

  4. Stay safe! We’re also in the path of the storm. I think people are overreacting a little but who knows with weather! It can take a turn for the worst at any time. Whenever I’m stressed out I just try to do something I enjoy, going out for a walk, getting away by reading. Something to take my mind off of what’s bothering me!

  5. Oh my gosh stay safe!!! My thoughts are really with you guys in the US atm.
    I usually go for a brisk walk to de-stress but if I can’t, a few nice deep breaths really do help (cheesy as it sounds!!) Aw packing always makes me a bit stressed too because there’s ‘change’ but it is good change:)

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