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Cold and rainy Providence.

So this morning, I woke up not feeling so well. I cancelled my 9:30 yoga and stayed in bed until about 11. Justin offered to make breakfast, but I couldn’t decide between our usual roasted potatoes and beans or oatmeal. We opted for oatmeal, because we thought it might be easier on my stomach.

While in bed, Justin came up with the idea to take a trip to Phô Horn’s after work for supper.  I’m so glad we did, because Phô makes me feel better almost instantly, every time I eat it.

I like the way they make the tofu in their soup. I think it is lightly fried, or pan-fried, so it’s not slimy, or overly wet. It sort-of soaks up the broth, which makes it all the better.  Plus, like the Vietnamese restaurants I used to go to out west, they bring a generous plate of thai basil, bean sprouts, limes, and jalapeños.

They also make their Nime Chow with this tofu, and it’s a little warm against the normal cold items. Their peanut sauce is more hoison than usual, and it’s creamy and nice with just enough spice.  I’m a fan.

Today was my first day back to work after the holiday. It went pretty well, overall. The kids seemed a bit listless; when I enquired about their lack of energy, I heard a lot of “I was up too late,” which makes sense coming off a holiday.  I assigned them light work due by Thursday. There was some groaning, but I assured them that I consider their feelings and workload.  Maybe I should assign a crap-ton of homework every once in a while, just for comparison. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So now I’m feeling much better after the soup, and we’re getting stuff ready for tomorrow. Justin is spiraling beets & carrots for tomorrow’s sushi, and I’m making this salad dressing for our lunch.  It’s pretty tasty, but I had to add 3 pinches of salt. Justin & I agree that it would be pretty tasty on the sushi, too.