Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Trying to De-Stress... January 13th

Ok, so after having nearly a nervous breakdown yesterday (complete with a splitting headache), I slept a lot last night and basically went to bed around 7. So this morning I was up bright and early at 5 a.m.!!! Which was good, because I had a lot of work to do with apartment hunting (which is a true nightmare unless you are a millionaire in this city). We've got only about 2 weeks left to pack and move, so you can see why my stress level is so high now!! I did manage to contact an old broker that we knew from 3 years ago, who got us our first Manhattan apartment, and surprisingly he really remembered me-- my name and everything! So he is helping us now, which is good news. I couldn't keep anything down again last night, so today I wanted to really fill up on some healthy food. And I can't think of a better place to go for that than Wild Ginger! It's one of the only restaurants where you leave feeling much better than when you came in because the food is so healthy and energizing! I had my usual lunch...

Spring rolls...

Steamed veggie dumplings...

And my favorite, their pineapple fried rice (which truly amazes me every time!).

Afterwards I went over to my favorite Whole Foods (which is on the lower east side on Houston St.). I managed to pick up a few groceries for the first time in weeks! I finished off my vegan lunch with a Whole Food's vegan chocolate chip cookie! :)

And today my little Peanut turns 10 months old! That means, that in just TWO months he'll be celebrating his First Birthday already! Where is the time going?!

He's been up to his usual bathroom tricks (where ever we move it must have a very nice bathroom, as it is Peanut's favorite room! lol). He loves drinking from the water faucet in the sink. It is the ONLY way he drinks water btw! A dish is simply not good enough for Peanuts! :)

Studying the water stream...

Drinking... note the cute little orange patch on his chin! :)

Satisfied with his drink.

Back to chasing his tail on the toilet tank!

Don't you wish your life was as complicated as Peanut's?! I know I do... every single day! You know, I bet a lot of you are thinking, why Manhattan if it's so stressful?! But despite the craziness, I really love this city. It's my home now. I've lived here for 3 years and have no intentions on leaving. I used to be the person who had to ask for directions, and now people come up to me! I know my way around backwards and forwards (even all the tricky ins and outs of Soho and the Village!). It's a great place to live because there is so much to see and do everyday. There are SO many great vegetarian restaurants and places to shop for veggies! (As you can see on my blog!) I feel like everyone and everything is right here at my finger tips. The moving is a challenge, but sadly it is a part of life here, as finding a good apartment is damn near impossible! But regardless, it's the greatest city in the world, and I'm lucky to be here.

That's all for now... will update when I can!


lynn @ the actors diet said...

whole foods makes such terrific vegan cookies!!!

best of luck with the hunt....i know it can be very stressful.

Diana said...

Ack, sorry to hear about apt. troubles--i know it's a nightmare! Good luck :)

Katie said...

Happy birthday, Peanut!

Keep on trucking with the apartment search... it's not fun, but you'll find something!