Yesterday started out very calm and peaceful. I made it to 8 a.m. Mass, then had the most extraordinary breakfast at Tecos. The Chorizo breakfast. I often eat at this little Mexican restaurant after mass, but usually order the Huevos Rancheros. Which are also wonderful. But let me tell about the Chorizo breakfast! Oh, words fail me. Hunks of salty, chorizo and scrambled eggs, plump black beans, rice and guacamole with a steamy hot corn tortilla.
It held me over until way past lunchtime. Which was a good thing since my mother was not meeting me for our weekly lunch. She is playing the piano in my student recital today and said she needed to stay home and practice.
Such a good student!
After breakfast, I taught a few piano classes. Then I stopped at the store and picked up a large container of fresh melon, some shredded, cooked chicken and unsweetened iced tea. That was my lunch. Along with a few homemade peanut butter power balls courtesy of my daughter.
I am happy to report that I did not have my usual hunger attack late afternoon. Saturdays are tricky because I teach all day and then have a chamber music rehearsal in the evening.
But I survived! I did not get overly tired at 3:00 p.m. as usual.
I did, however, stop for a hard taco at Taco Bell after rehearsal. I started to feel hungry and did not want to go all the way home and cook. And truth be told, I was at a crucial point in the suspense book I was reading: The Program by Stephen White. I had checked it out from the library Thursday. Finished it last night. At Taco Bell. It was a pulse quickener!
I told myself I needed an escape. Something fast pace. I enjoyed it, but I must say I am not sure if I can handle suspense novels like I used to. My pulse is still racing. And I had nightmares last night.
However, I did manage to wake up in time for a workout at the gym before church this morning.
I always take copious notes. I really enjoy this church. It is a "doctrinal church". The pastor has studied Hebrew and Greek. Can be deep. But I like deep.
However, we have begun studying the tribulation, the rapture and the wrath of God. Not too calming for my racing heart!
But fascinating nonetheless.
I am on my way to a student recital tonight. Both my mother and niece will be performing, as well as about 10 versions of the Star Wars theme. But there will be some Bach, Debussy and Mozart too! ;)
I do love student recitals. Sitting back, listening to the fruit of my work. Makes it all worth while!
|Chorizo Plate at Tecos|