Day off and what a day it has been. Lazy. No yoga. New restaurant checked out and a return to a local brewery. I have visited this place three times and try to like it. I have friends that love it. Me, it's meh and will continue to be. I will return to that later.
My ankle continues to frustrate me. Acupuncture helps me, somewhat, and will continue to do so. I think, though, that I need to make a more concentrated effort in physical therapy. I can walk (thankfully) and can work. But, running is challenging and balancing on my right foot scares me. I am afraid of messing it up. I have been doing some writing the alphabet with my toes which helps but my foot wants to cramp. It is always something.
I skipped yoga today and yesterday. I thought I had a client this morning but she canceled, last minute, to go to Aspen. I do understand the desire to travel. I only wish that she had some consideration of my time and the effort I take to put into the planned sequence. She hasn't yet. I have been on a pozole kick. I continued that trend today or tried to. Instead, I found a Colombian spot on East Colfax that offers Mondongos. I was super excited to sample their offerings. I had tried mondongos in Medellin and loved it. I entered this cute spot and was surprised to find football on and a group of six ladies enjoying lunch. I perused the menu and chose the mondongos, a Colombian beer and an arepa to start. About fifteen minutes later, she returned with my beer and told me, in Spanish, that they were not offering mondongos today. I could choose between two other options and I replied--which do you prefer. I loved that she spoke to me in Spanish. I wish I could have responded in Spanish. It was awesome. Reminded me that I want to learn another language.
The food was good. More pedestrian and clean which I enjoyed. I would love to return to try the mondongos. I prefer them to the soup I sampled.
Yesterday, I had pozole at a spot on south Broadway which I have tried a few times. It is a popular mezcaleria and the food is adequate. The pozole was oily and not at all what I wanted. I was super disappointed in that option. The guacamole was delicious and of course, I enjoyed the salsa and the conversation with my lunch date. Troy is travel friendly. I think he did 320 days last year and this year, is on point, to do 345. It's nuts! He owns a home in the Springs and travels all over with a bike company. As much as he loves it, I think, the travel does wear on him. He goes everywhere--stateside and internationally. of course, I am jealous!
So, lunch today was good and Colombian inspired. I returned home, afterwards, and took a nap. I think I needed it. My body needs to recover. I have been binge watching SOA in preparation for another series the Mayans. I seriously, should, read more, lol. It is more noise for me to have while I sift through the day.
Finally, I walked to the market to pick up garlic. I would like to attend the farmer's market to choose produce tomorrow. Fortunately, it is located about three blocks from my house. Anyways, I walked to the store and picked up a few items and opted to stop by the local brewery which I want to like. I entered the brewery and selected a spot at the bar. I was approached, quickly, and asked for my i.d. Not that big of a deal. I get it. It's their job. I chose a beer and the girl returned with it and asked it I wanted a tab or to pay. Super direct. I paid. I tipped her and she didn't say thank you or anything else. That is annoying. How difficult is it to be friendly? I then watched and saw the three bartenders check their phones and basically suck. I really don't think that I can support this place again. My boss likes the beer and has a difficult time picking up beer to go and so I have done it for him. I don't know that it will be frequent. It is a not a vibe I enjoy. And, I have tried to like it.
It is a new month. My birthday month. I am inspired to really put myself out there and accomplish some goals. I want to travel, I do. I can taste it. However, I think, patience is my friend in this situation. I need to be patient and relax. Everything will happen when it is supposed to.
Making dinner tonight. Continuing my binge of SOA and relaxing.