I don’t know if I overslept (11 hours), overate the last couple days, or am still feeling medication side effects, but I woke up this morning feeling like death!!!
Still, I took a walk so that I wasn’t lying in bed all morning long…
…and nearly got hit on the head (3x!!!) by falling palm fronds!!!
Then, while parking in Westwood, I drove through a SWARM OF BEES. Luckily I realized what they were just in time to roll up my windows. *Whew* (I’m VERY allergic to stings).
Apparently, nothing could keep me from lunch with some blog buddies!!!
We ate at Native Foods, a great vegan chain that I haven’t been to in years. I’m sure there are some great BVSLA possibilities here, but sadly, I was feeling too ill to stomach anything other than a cup of Nuevo Native Chili. It was still a pretty generous size for $4.
“A custom blend of white beans and Native Chili Meat simmered with tomatoes and special spices. Topped with Native Cheese and diced red onions, with a hunk of homemade cornbread.”
Super good. I spiced it up a bit.
Ameena and Deb also shared their salads with us – the Ensalada Azteca and Rockin’ Moroccan Bowl were delicious.
They also brought gifts! Deb gave us each a hot water bottle and vanity bag from her husband’s company MaCher…
…and Ameena hooked me up with some extra pantry faves, including one of the new Larabar flavors I’ve been looking everywhere for!!!
I opened it right away while driving back – I’d say it tastes more like a spice cake than a carrot one, but it was still yummy!
I’m home now, safe and sound, but still feel like crap.
Very grateful to be alive, though!!! 😉