My Days of Chauffeuring are Ebbing


After my morning java, I was in a bit of a rush to make an early meeting, so my breakfast ended up being celery and hummus.

Lunch was a tofu veggie pocket at Quenna’s Raw and Vegan restaurant. I love that place, and get to where I crave her wholesome food. D keeps promising he’ll go with me, but I think he may be a little afraid. He’s not always the most adventurous eater 🙂

For dinner, I made the Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad w Grilled Tofu from Appetite for Reduction. The salad itself was good….but the tofu was great. It was spicy and awesome, and I can see just making the tofu from that recipe to put in everything else.


Hot yoga should be dubbed ‘yoga for sinus cleaning’. Not giving any more details than that. I imagine you already have a visual in your head that you wish you didn’t.

Several runs in the last week, and it’s felt great. I realized this week, though, that I need a new pair of running shoes. Thinking back. I think I’ve had this pair for nearly a year! Not good.


Well, the biggest news of the past week is that my eldest daughter is now a licensed driver! As of last Friday, A is street legal. So far, so good…though I wasn’t sure how to take it when she and her brother returned from a movie on Sunday, triumphantly yelling “we’re home in one piece!”. Is she surprised by that? Does she think that I should be surprised??

She also was accepted to the University summer program she really wanted. She’s finishing up her Junior year, and many art universities have pre-college summer intensive programs. After months of research, she narrowed it down to a few, and got her first choice. It’s fashion and marketing because to quote A, “it’s not enough that I can make a pretty dress. I have to sell it too”. And there it is….a glimmer of developing adult thought processes. I’m so proud!

With A being gone for 3 weeks this summer, and M being gone for one at camp, D and are are taking R to Florida for a few days in July. I think we’re all very much looking forward to summer this year.



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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “My Days of Chauffeuring are Ebbing

    1. It’s the only one we have. It’s funny….PETA headquarters are here. You’d think we’d have more veggie restaurants. D and I talk about the next big move we do, I get to have a pre-requisite of lots of veggie dining options.

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