thank YOU for your support! buttery mashed potatoes helped a little too.
i cannot express how amazing it was to put myself out there yesterday with my article “my war with anxiety” and receive overwhelming support. i truly appreciate all the texts, emails, blog comments and facebook messages- it really made me feel supported and happy to hear other people have sought help and are doing well. thank you.
after i published my article, i raced off towards downtown to have lunch with friends to celebrate houston restaurant weeks (it’s a whole month long). it’s where you can eat a fancy restaurants at a good price and some of the proceeds go to the food bank. eating while giving back…yes please.
i discovered that the only thing more stressful than the act of driving on the freeways of houston is when a flipping SPIDER drops down from the roof of your car and you crazily bat it away while not crashing into the cars that are swerving in and out of your lane at 85 miles per hour. i didn’t kill it so throughout the rest of my drive i thought i felt it 1) between my toes 2) on my neck 3) in my ear and 4) on my arm. none of this has been confirmed but i’m really hoping the ear one was only my imagination. talk about anxiety-inducing.
we ventured to “sorrel urban bistro” and had a great waiter who informed us everything was local and fresh. it made me feel like we were back in portland, oregon and i almost asked to see the profile on the chicken i was going to order.
they describe themselves as “a casual fine-dining experience” and i think that pretty much sums it up. i opted for the roasted organic chicken and they even let me sub out the peas that came with it for mashed potatoes (which were some of the mashed potatoes of my life) so two thumbs up for that!
the fun thing about being married or in a relationship is that you get a whole bunch of new friends! these two ladies, caroline and sarah, have known ravery for over 10 years and now i get to be friends with them! it was also funny when i told my husband i was going out with them, he said, “um, i don’t get to come?! they were my friends first!” he was mostly joking but nope-ladies only.
see that TV behind us? it’s actually a camera so you can watch what the chef is cooking up! we didn’t utilize it because we were right next to the action. caroline ordered one of the best looking sandwiches i have seen in my life. it had an egg, avocado and a ton of different cheeses. she said it was out of this world. she’s a fellow blogger so check out her other good eats here!
with the restaurant week deal, you got an entree AND a dessert for the lunch deal (or you could have a salad…but i would honestly like to know what percentage of people choose salad over dessert) so i tried the grilled pound cake because it sounded interesting. not gonna lie…i wouldn’t order it again because it was pretty dry the sauce and berries were tasty!
thank you again for all the support, it was really amazing to get done with lunch and look at my phone and see all the positive things you said. i hope your thursday has been grand and mine is getting even better because…
MY MOM IS COMING TO VISIT AND SHE GETS IN TONIGHT! yayayaya! i better go shower, clean my room and eat some veggies in case she asks!
the new wifestyle: it can be scary to put yourself out there but typically the outcome is supportive. thank you!
1) does your city have something along the same lines as “restaurant week?” have you participated?
2) favorite way to eat potatoes…mashed/french fries/twice baked/scalloped? (mine is twice baked)
3) what are you looking forward to most this weekend?