Breakfast: There’s still quite a bit of post production work going on here at REAL prior to the release of the next episode of our webs series, REAL Good News In Review. We’re working on a special edition to submit to public television and we’ve doubled the content. Plus, we’re working on several fundraising shorts to go with two new episodes of the Transition Kitchen. Both Gary and I are putting in long days — up at 8 AM to bed at 3 AM. Needless to say we’ve got our days and nights mixed up. Yesterday was no exception so we needed something that would stick with us all day. I remembered something Gary said a couple of days ago when he woke up and it finally registered yesterday. He said, “Pancakes.” That was it. So I made pancakes…close enough. I prepared some Genmaicha Green tea that I continued to drink throughout most of the day. Genmaicha is great for keeping things mellow. When I’m sleep deprived I go for my green teas. I find they give me the gentle pick me up that I need without that edgy, nervous caffeine buzz that you can get from coffee or a strong black tea.
Lunch: Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Lemon
Dinner: Chinese food makes the best leftovers and we had plenty from Simple Veggie Cuisine. Gary wasn’t interested in that so he made a Kale salad. I ate some of that too.
Evening: Putting in the long hours feels like I’ve been on a serious climb through some challenging terrain. Gorp is another name for trail mix, which is another name for a combination of dried fruit, nuts, and sometimes chocolate. I make my own and it always varies. Last night we enjoyed a simple mix of chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes. I had it with Rooibos Vanilla Almond Tea. Rooibos is not a green tea or a black tea, it’s a caffeine-free, herbal tea, perfect for a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, last night I was up all night again. Once the edit is locked on our web series, it needs to be exported into a QuickTime Movie. With a large file this can take hours. Last night it took all night. Our office is also in our bedroom so I’d doze between exports. Gary says it’s like I’m up all night with our baby.