Good-morning and happy Tuesday!
It’s been a GREAT week friends! Good things have come and good things are coming. I can feel it. I appreciate it. I accept it!
Before we dive in… I want to preface this post by saying that this post is NOT for comparison – to compare your eats to mine. Rather, these posts have always been and will always be about inspiration.
Inspiration surrounding: new ideas around food; freedom with food; and trusting that YOU can listen to YOUR body and what feels good for you, as I listen to mine and do what feels right for me.
If these posts are triggering for you in any way, please dive into these posts instead.
Friday morning started off with Bible Study, work and breakfast around 10:00 am. Two eggs, two slices of leftover bacon (easy!) and a slice of sourdough.
After breakfast I showered and headed down to a GF’s house to have courtyard hangout time in our separated chairs in the front yard. Things seem to slowly be opening up around here! How about where you are?
I was soooo filled up by girlfriend time that I didn’t think much about food. I had two slices of watermelon hanging out and a Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream (favvvv!).
I got home around 4:00 and snacked on this little bit of leftover pasta. Awkward amounts of leftovers make the best snacks!
After my snack, I took a loooong walk in a neighborhood where we were looking at a house. I wanted to see how it felt to be there, walking around. Make sure I enjoyed it and felt safe.
Around 7:00 I ate dinner. The rest of the leftover pasta on a bed of arugula. Did the trick! I was mostly just wanting something simple that didn’t require cooking/effort.
Saturday was SUCH a great day. It started off with a little bit of early morning work, breakfast at 9:45 and looking at a house at 10:30. Breakfast was two eggs and a slice of sourdough.
The house was GREAT but it was on a dirt road that was just too dusty for us. The right one will come!
After breakfast we put on our suits and headed to the beach with Abby. There, she played for hours, made a puppy friend and walked a few miles with us.
After the beach we headed to Lincoln Deli to pick up lunch. There, I got this fun Olipop drink which I’d never seen before. I loved it! Abby’s tired beach face 🙂
I ate half of my deli sandwich for lunch and the other half for dinner. I also had an 11:00 pm carne asada burrito that a friend made during a backyard hangout! So good 🙂
Sunday, Mother’s Day, was another good but emotional day. I woke up, worked in the vineyard for a few hours while listening to sermons, ate breakfast – eggs on toast – and got ready for the day.
Marco and I picked up Firestone for lunch – a tri-tip salad loaded with goodies and ranch/Italian dressings – and brought it back to our place to eat.
After we ate, I took some time to myself to just FEEL my feelings. I was missing my sweet mama and feeling overwhelmed by the “waiting” of many things right now. I just let myself feel. Cry. Rest. Be upset. I felt much better after.
Miraculously (felt like a literal miracle) after I felt allll of the feelings I picked up my phone and had a text from a number I didn’t recognize. It said “Your Four Wheel Camper just went up for sale.” I was so confused. Who was this?
I quickly realized it was the number from another camper we’d looked at a week ago that fell through because we couldn’t find a truck in time. I was so grateful. Marco and I quickly hopped onto @usedfourwheelcampers on IG and there she was!
EXACTLY the combo we’d been looking for! We reached out, FaceTimed the owners to see their camper, loved it, and made a plan to drive to San Diego the next day. Wahooooo!
Let me tell you friends, that was just the encouragement I needed. We’ve looked at so many campers and so many houses and have heard SO many “no’s” since we moved (meaning, nothing has felt 100% yes).
While 100% knowing that selling our home in Reno and moving was the right choice, it’s still hard to be in the waiting of many things right now. Some that I’ve talked about, some I haven’t. It was so encouraging to hear a YES.
For dinner, I made us salmon, rice and asparagus with tamari. I had seaweed salad with mine. I was NOT a fan of the salmon but Marco loved it, so I just ate the rice, asparagus, and seaweed salad.
After dinner I REALLY wanted ice cream for dessert. Strawberry ice cream with graham crackers and white chocolate chips would have been lovely. But we had none. So I had a delicious bowl of strawberries instead.
The next day, Monday, was camper day! I woke up at 5:00 am to get my work done and make sure my clients were all taken care of before we hit the road at 8:00. I made us a quick breakfast sandwich, which we split.
Abby girl was SOO good all day. She’s normally great. But this weekend something flipped and she has been SUPERB. The best listener, so calm, so fun, just maximized everything I already loved about her. She’s perfect in my eyes (#noshame). I LOVE HER.
I was starving a few hours after breakfast and so, while on the road, we stopped at Noah’s bagels to get this turkey sandwich. Yum! Hit the spot and held me over until about 6:30 pm.
We drove to Del Mar (almost to San Diego) to pick up the camper. GAH. Exactly what we wanted. If you guys remember, we had almost the exact same set up before (see here), but when we moved to Reno we were no longer using it.
This truck is more lifted, it’s the darker gray that we like, and the camper has more room/storage inside than our last one. I’ll tour it on Instagram (@paigeschmidt) soon!
Mid-day I grabbed this Quest bar and a Cold Brew with Sweet Cream at Starbs. I didn’t love this bar so I gave it to M.
For dinner (we drove back separately from SD) I picked up Yolanda’s in Ventura while Marco took the camper to the beach to set up. We ate dinner in the camper and then walked Abby at the beach and watched the sunset. It was sooo nice.
For dinner I got a blue cheese side salad (ate all) and chicken villa (homemade version here). SOOOO good. I ate about half and saved the rest for today. Mmm!
You guys, all in all… this was by far the best weekend we’ve had since Shelter At Home started.
We’re feeling so hopeful, so blessed, and are SOOO reminded that good things come in their own timing. A place to live will come next. I can feel it in my bones. I can’t wait to continue sharing our journey with you!