Celebrities Aren’t The Only Ones Who Fail Rehab


I seriously need to do some grocery shopping.  Maybe tomorrow….

Today was supposed to be a grill night, but the weather had other plans for us (though truth be told, we didn’t get the intense storms the weather guys were predicting….voodoo science that is….).  Since we were worried about the weather, I decided to make up something from what I had lying around.

I laid out my snobby spices, and took some inventory.  I have canned beans, frozen and fresh veggies, rice, and potatoes.  Hmmm.  I felt some Indian food coming together.

Bumble’s rehab clearly failed….
…but she’s one happy kitty rolling around in the spices (and yes…celery seed still seems to be her spice of choice).

I did a quick rice and lentil curry dish in the rice cooker.  Sautéed some onion and garlic, added rice, curry powder, ginger, and turmeric.  After a few more minutes, I added lentils and veggie broth, turned on the cooker, and hoped for the best.  It turned out great, but I forgot to take a picture.

Then it was potato time.  I made a recipe I came across here, and it was just amazing.  Simple and spicy (I used hot chili powder), and everyone gobbled it up.  So yay, and unanticipated Indian curry dinner, which seemed to be ok with everyone here.

roasting in spices on the stove. I’m totally making this again.


Sunday’s golf lesson was fun (even though my instructor was running late and I was about to walk out…).

I wanted to do another workout on Sunday, but I was torn about what to do.  The weather was icky, so I didn’t want to run, and the gyms don’t really have classes on Sunday’s.  I ended up picking a 445 warm candlelight flow yoga class.  I love yoga, and I like the warm/hot yoga too, and doing it by candlelight seemed fun.  I think it’s one of the most amazing classes I’d ever taken.  I loved the “flow” aspect (it was a Vinyasa class), which meant pretty constant movement, and not holding any pose for more than 3 breaths or so.

Last night, AC and I went to a hot vinyasa class at a studio near her place.  We were both a bit nervous because it wasn’t just a full hot class (we’d been doing warm classes the past few months), but it was also the more intense vinyasa classes.  I think we were both pretty convinced we were going to suffer horribly.

Holy cow…it was awesome.  It was hard as hell (well, and HOT as hell too), but absolutely fantastic.  I wore a heart rate monitor just to see how much an hour of this yoga class burns….and I torched 415 calories.  That’s as much as I burn in a 3-4 mile run.

We have another one scheduled for Friday.  Yoga rocks.


I know it’s been a few days, and I don’t have many great excuses other than life getting the better of me.

The past few days have been relatively low-key.  House and yard work, regular work, and normal life things.  I have a lot of work trips (and one fun trip) coming up in the next 3 months, so we’ve been doing some planning and organizing around that.

And most notably in the past few days was the series finale of one of my favorite shows – The Closer.  It ended well, so I’m happy.

And now…I need to clean the kitchen and start corralling everyone to bed!  Last night was a late night (of course after a yoga class that didn’t end until nearly 9, AC and I HAD to go grab a bite to eat and a beer!).  Bedtime was after midnight, so hopefully I’ll be asleep in an hour or so!

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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.

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