Bagel Belly

I’m sad I left my family! 😦 We had such a nice time together at Leslie’s family weekend and I always get sad immediately after I leave them.

The Fam

The Fam

(Note: Yes, I am aware I look like a gigantor in this pic… I’m wearing 4-inch wedges & everyone else is wearing flats.)

The breakfast at Leslie’s sorority house was catered by Panera and featured billions of bagels, danishes, scones, fresh fruit and hot coffee.

Fruit Plate

Fruit Plate

I initially planned to stick with fresh fruit to keep some room in my tummy for my upcoming lunch with my friend from UCF, Philip. That plan quickly changed after I snacked on a scone and a bagel. I was still full by the time I met up with Philip. Definite bagel belly!

Philip and I met for lunch at Cafe Gardens, a cute restaurant with lots of outdoor seating, which was perfect since the weather was gorgeous.

Me & Philly Phil

Me & Philly Phil

Still suffering from bagel belly, I ordered a light spinach salad with red onion, tomatoes and mushrooms as my lunch.

Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad

Philip was hungry and enjoyed a tasty lookin’ French dip sandwich with pasta salad. I adore French dip and praised his selection.

French Dip Sandwich with Pasta Salad

French Dip Sandwich with Pasta Salad

We both really enjoyed our lunches and hung out for a while after we were finished to catch up. Philip will graduate from UF’s law school in May. Can you imagine being a real lawyer at 24? What a smartie pants! I’m so proud!

After lunch I hit the road to head back for Orlando. I’m now facing the post-family time blues. 😦 I’m hoping that a trip to my friend Merri’s to pick up season one of Gossip Girl will lift my spirits! I’ve never seen the show and she’s in love, so hopefully I’ll enjoy it. I actually read the books (yes, I’m 24 and openly admit to reading Gossip Girl when I was in my younger 20s… don’t judge) and thought they were pretty entertaining.

4 Responses

  1. My family lives far away, and it’s always hard when I have to say goodbye… I hope Gossip Girl lifted your spirits! 😉

    Have a great week!

  2. I miss you too! I was having trouble filling the void – unfortunately I ate too much tuna noodle casserole. At least I can say that it was a healthy version with whole wheat pasta!

  3. Aww I love Cafe gardens!! That was the first place I ever had sweet potato fries back in the day 🙂 Hope Gossip Girl cheered you up!

  4. Oh! You are just too beautiful!!

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