For the last three months or so, I’ve been having a staple breakfast of egg whites (and the occasional whole egg on the weekends) and turkey sausages. That meant giving up my weekend pancake treat, or any other breakfast other than that. The good news is that I have lost more than 15 lbs which I can’t be happier about. Luckily, I’m the type of person who can have the same thing day in and day out, like I used to have tapa everyday, or tilapia stuffed with veggies from the Jollyjeeps in Makati way back when. There are times, though, when I crave something different. A friend is boasting of making a mean french toast, and it’s been ages since I had that for breakfast. I must say I make a good crunchy french toast which I picked up from one of our stays at a Marriott more than a decade ago, but it would be nice to be treated to someone else making breakfast, though. (One reason I love hotel stays, because I get to eat something I didn’t prepare!)
My mornings are a concert date with the Jesuit Music Ministry via JMM Covers on Youtube which is like my morning prayer ritual now. (That’s something that has stuck with me after the brief stint with the Jesuits in law school ages ago..) I used to stick to just three songs and a solemn recital of the Serenity Prayer, but my early morning wake up calls now give me room to play an actual playlist I put together on my GothamChick Youtube account aptly titled ‘Prayers‘. They’re songs that are easy on the ears, and light on the heart.
Below is one of the gems I discovered, a jazzy and more soulful version of “Sa ‘Yo Lamang” which you won’t hear at mass but would love listening to on a beautiful Saturday morning like today.
I’m going to try and do an Art Journal Every Day update in the other blog if only I could get my blurring app to work (!).. that means a few minutes to actually continue a layout, and maybe paint more towards the end. I’m trying to be more concise with my entries, but brevity has never been one of my stronger suits. (This blog being proof of that… Ha!)
Fortunately, there isn’t a ton of homework to worry about, and other than missing a performance at the Lincoln Center I was hoping to take Angelo to tomorrow, my weekend is looking good. (I had vacillated about buying or not buying the tickets and of course it sold out before I made up my mind..) I was hoping to take him to his favorite spot in Central Park, but weather permitting, we might actually do that on Tuesday when school’s out for Veteran’s Day.
Here’s to a good weekend with the sun shining brightly today..