Cuz it's all about balance..

Cinnamon Sugar Explosion

Cinnamon Sugar Explosion

Two words: Disneyland. Churros. Those 2 words pretty much encompass everything glorious and happy. I took my Godson to Disneyland today. We used to have annual passes when he was younger, and now that he’s so busy with school and sports, it’s a little more difficult to have him play hooky. But lucky me…. I got to take him. The pivotal point for the day which really set the tone was when he got in my car and we left the house. I asked him what kind of music he wanted to listen to and he responded with, “you can put modern music…or 80’s.” WHAAAAT! How cool is this kid that he knows the way to my soul. We had car-ride karaoke to Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, A-Ha, and all things greatly 80’s.

We got to Disney right at opening, and, what’s become normal for us is to make a plan. Which rides to go on first, second, twice, etc. And more importantly, WHEN to get churros. Listen, my lifestyle is primarily gluten-free, leaning towards paleo, but at Disneyland, I will ALWAYS get churro(s). I said churroS because it’s a 2 churro kinda experience..always. Now I have to say something about my Godson Max, who, not only is an amazing kid, and loves churros and coffee as much as me, but he is the sweetest and coolest kid. He is the middle of 2 brothers, and these boys are true gems. I’m lucky to have a special bond with all those boys, but especially Max. So back to Disney. Have you been lately because wow, it’s still amazing. The key is to get there right when they open, and to pick a day with good weather, and obviously, not to go on a weekend or when you know there will be a crazy abundance of people, because then that’s too much and is full of anxiety. The weather was overcast and kind of misty, and we got on rides fairly quickly. Churro #1 happened right after Pirates of the Caribbean, pre-Haunted Mansion. It’s been a couple months since our last Disney excursion, so of course, the minute that churro hit my mouth, I was on cloud 9. Because I’m a nerd and I love sugar and cinnamon. Macros are not tracked when consuming churros, 1 because I’m not crazy and 2 because I’m at DISNEYLAND. We did a few more rides, in the middle of that Max had a glorious cinnamon roll with crazy good icing, and we were trying to decide on what to eat for lunch. Space Mountain happened next but the rides we wanted to do again had too long of lines. We decided that’s when we should get our 2nd churro and then get lunch before heading home.

In the car, he asked me another question that sealed the deal on how cool this kid is: “TuTu, do you have ‘We didn’t start the fire?’” OhSNAP! Love me some Billy Joel, and the car-ride karaoke ensued. Such an awesome day with my little sidekick. He’s getting older and is so busy it’s hard to find the time in the schedules to hang out. But when we do, it’s the best time. He brings a lot of joy to my life, and has ever since he was a baby. Keeping my Lupus is remission includes spending time with the people who light up my life and doing the things that make me happy. Little dates with my Godson just hanging out, are some simple things that contribute to my remission and overall happiness. I dropped Max off and had planned on doing a spin and yoga class because the only workout I had was walking Disneyland, but there was a part of me deep down that had a little churro guilt. So I hit the gym and swore I would sweat cinnamon sugar…. but I didn’t. It was normal sweat. I guess the sweet sweet unicorn-like feeling that you get when you eat a churro is just all in my head, but it’s okay. Because the moral of this: always eat the damn churros.