Country Music Incites Violence??


I honestly didn’t do much in the way of cooking this week.  Most of my food I made on Sunday, with the highlight being a 5 course Indian feast for dinner.  Monday and Tuesday I didn’t get home until after 10pm each night, and Wednesday was out with friends, and another late night last night.  Thank goodness for bulk cooking, or I’d starve!


all my spices lined up and the rice cooker busy with some basmati!


big pot of red lentil dahl


kids getting ready for dinner


dinner time! I ate this all week and wasn’t sad one little bit.


I’m getting ready for tomorrow night though!  I’m hosting a vegan and a movie potluck at my house.


My evenings lately are rarely spent at home.  For a variety of reasons, I’m not getting home lately until quite late several nights per week.  What that does is force me to try to run in the morning – which would be significantly easier if I could sleep in first!

So I managed to squeak in a few runs this week, but honestly, I hate morning running.  I’d rather lace up at 9pm than 5am…it’s just not my thing.  I wish it were, and hopefully life will slow down (just a little…I couldn’t handle it if things got TOO dull).


Well let’s see, it’s been a crazy week.  My kids played some Dance Party game on the Kinect on Sunday and I got a few silly pics of M doing his thing.

Bumble took over Sammie’s bed (it was outside in the sun when I was mopping the floors). Sam just stood there staring…but didn’t make Bumble leave…silly puppy, she outweighs the cat by a good 60 lbs!

Wednesday was girl’s wine night.  We try to get together a few times per year, but at least once just before the holidays.  We scheduled it back in August or September just to get it on the calendar.  It was a great time as always.

We just booked a trip for D to take A to tour a college in New England in two weeks.  They’re both really excited.  I’m more scared than excited (hello, who gave her permission to grow up and stuff?!?!), but happy for her too.  She’s looking at two out-of-state schools and one in state school.  Here’s hoping for scholarships!!!

Okay, so the title of my blog post is actually something I heard today on the radio.  Now, I’m not trying to dis country music (I’m not a fan, but I’ve decided to try again….maybe).  Anyway, I’m listening to Alt Nation in my car today, when the DJ starts talking about how much he loves to see Dolly Parton live because she plays a billion instruments (and shreds it, even with long fake nails…) and that she has the voice of an angel.  But he hates country music, said it’s a parody of real music, and makes him want to punch someone who lives in a rural area.  I was both horrified and amused….

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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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