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Green Weekend

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Oh man, I hope you all had a wonderfully green St Paddy’s weekend- And whether green meant Green Monster Smoothies, time spent outside, or green beer- who cares, as long as it was fun?

Mine was EXACTLY what the doctor (not yoga instructor) prescribed. A much needed break from YTT. 

Friday night the husband and I headed downtown for a much anticipated dinner at “one of the top new restaurants in the West”. This is always a sign, my friends, that you’re in for a sub par, overpriced, obscenely small-portioned snotty dining experience. I should have known better. And while my husband reminds me that I’m a restaurant snob to the 100th degree, even he squinted at his portion of food…. “Isn’t there supposed to be…. stuff on the plate?” he asked. 

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“Roots and Leaves”- charred root vegetables, green garlic custard and spring greens

I blame my attitude on my mother and the rest of my family. I come from a long line of cooks who have a fine palate and embrace culinary adventure. That’s not to say that food needs to be expensive- quite the contrary- I grew up believing that food should be simple, tasty and affordable. 

Well, on Friday night, we definately got simple and tasty. To a fault. It was almost boring. (But quite pretty, as you can see!). And the bill was enough to make my mouth drop onto my $27 dollar plate of vegetables. 

But alas, I recovered from sticker shock. 

Saturday, I awoke to an uncharacteristically damp and rainy Colorado Day. The husband and I took care of some household chores, grabbed a much tastier and affordable lunch, and checked into a showing of “Oz: The Great and Powerful”- meh, another “don’t waste your time and money” experience. It will be a good rental. ‘Nuff Said.

I also sent the following text to my BFF- we were already dreaming of Sunday FunDay.

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So Sunday, instead of crawling out of bed and sinking into my yoga mat, the husband and I made a Green Smoothie for a healthy Irish Breakfast, and met our friends for a gorgeous hike near Boulder. 

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While it was relaxing to roll out of bed and not have a plan, I would be lying if I said that, despite my complaints about YTT thus far, I did not miss my weekend yoga practice. In fact, it felt like something was missing, and just wasn’t quite “right”- in my body and in my soul. 

But it was lovely to soak up the spring sunshine, go for a hike and stuff our faces with nachos and Pinot Grigio (I’d like to say we consumed potatoes and green beer, but that didn’t happen) for lunch. 

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If anything, this weekend helped me hit the “reset button”. It was a reminder that YTT will come to an end, sooner than later, and to enjoy all that I’m learning while I can. Because before I know it, it will be summer and the only thing on my schedule will be hiking and lunch with friends. And maybe planning a trip to Tuscany. Ah, life is good.

 

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Author: vitadventure

30-something psychotherapist, yoga teacher, wife, shelter dog "Mom", yogi, traveler, wine and food lover

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