Very sad that my temporary roommate is leaving tomorrow. Itâ€™s been nice to have Megan in Charlotte!
True to form, Megan and I have been very active together â€“ weâ€™ve been on lots of walks, ran 5.0 miles yesterday, and went to hot yoga tonight.
Yoga was HARD tonight! Iâ€™m trying to get back into the habit, and it feels like Iâ€™m almost starting from scratch. I had to come into childâ€™s pose multiple times because my poor arms were shaking and spent. I can already tell that lifting my arms to wash my hair is going to be difficult. Heh. Hurts so good!
After yoga, we shuttled over to Book Club. Even though Meganâ€™s obviously not part of BC and hadnâ€™t read the book, I told her it would be totally fine to join inâ€¦ we tend to only spend 15 minutes discussing the book and another 60 discussing our lives.
While waiting for everyone to arrive, we stopped by Petite Philippe for a little chocolate.
Petite Philippe has the most beautiful glass and marble display case, filled with handcrafted chocolates in every flavor combination imaginableâ€¦ whiskey, basil, orange, peanut, caramelâ€¦
I opted for the Nuttymel. It was like a Babe Ruth â€“ but better!
And then, it was time for Book Club. This monthâ€™s book was One Day by David Nichollas.
(I am not legitimately discussing anything in that picture.)
One Day follows the love story of Dexter and Emma, two college students who have a one-night stand and are forever linked. The book follows their lives over two decades; each chapter checks in on their lives on the same day.
Unfortunately, I canâ€™t give a review of One Day because it only held my attention for ten (long and drawn-out) pages, at which point I switched over to the third and final installment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay.
And actually, if youâ€™re following along with our Charlotte Book Club, our next book will be the first book in The Hunger Games series (guess who suggested this?!):
And yes â€“ I plan to re-read it. Because itâ€™s that epic.
Even though I didnâ€™t read this monthâ€™s book, Book Club was still fun. Friends, funny stories, and froyo â€“ what more does a book club really need?
I ate dinner and dessert in reverse order tonightâ€¦
Came home and made this delicious meal. Erin at Travel Eat Repeat gave me the idea! This afternoon, she commented on my Basil Tomato Hummus post and said, â€œYum, this sounds great for the growing-chilly weather. Very comforting â€“ maybe mixed with pasta?â€
I mixed a huge glob of the hummus with brown rice, added in stir-fried broccoli, and topped with kidney beans. It tasted like I spent eons in the kitchen preparing a complex sauce â€“ but it was just hummus!
Have you read One Day (or checked out the movie)? What did you think?