Bananas and Undercover Kitty


I want to start by sharing this month’s foodie pen pal goodies!  Being that it’s the last day of the month, all the participants blog about the care package they received.  This month, my box came from Katharine in MD.  She sent me a lovely box with a very tasty HOT raspberry jam (never had that before…and I’m having fun with it), a spiced tea, and hot mustard powder.  Clearly she knows I like some heat and spice in my meals!

my box!  getting boxes is so much fun...
my box! getting boxes is so much fun…
my goodies!
my goodies!

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If you’re interested in checking out the Foodie Pen Pal program (you do NOT have to be a blogger nor are most vegans…it’s just an inexpensive gift exchange with a random stranger…it’s pretty awesome, actually), just check out Lindsay’s blog here!

Otherwise, the past day or so has been some Big A$$ Salads and lots of fruits.  My favorite by far has to be mixing 1 sliced banana, 1 cup of blueberries, and a couple shakes of cinnamon and vanilla and microwaving for 2 minutes.  I didn’t take a pic, but that was my breakfast this morning.  So awesome!

my BAS chopped salad at lunch with D.  Full of awesome veggies and beans.  I think chopped salads are one of my favorites!
my BAS chopped salad at lunch with D. Full of awesome veggies and beans. I think chopped salads are one of my favorites!


Yesterday was an options rest or cross train day, and I had to take it as a rest day.  Between work and other commitments, I didn’t get home until nearly 11pm.  I didn’t workout in the morning because I was fasting for blood work, and knew I couldn’t eat after…and I’d have felt like poo.

So, making up for it today!  It’s technically a run day, but what I really felt like was a hot yoga class, so I did that instead.  I’m going to be gone for a week starting tomorrow, and while I know I can lace up and run anywhere (even the hotel gym), I don’t know if I can work hot yoga into my hectic conference schedule.

Oh, speaking of yoga, my husband texted me this last night.  It’s a conversation he had with our 9 yr. old daughter (the swimmer)….

“I want to get back into yoga.  I want to use my muscles better and stretch more.  Not stronger, swimming makes me stronger.  I want to use my muscles better which will make me better at swimming”.

Seriously.  I love this kid (she did kids animal yoga when she was 4/5 yrs. old and we still had non-hot yoga studios around here).


So I’m mostly packed for my trip.  D brought out the suitcase before work yesterday, and while I managed to toss a couple of things in there, Bumble made a mad dash for it as soon as it came out.  I think I’ve mentioned this before, but she has a very weird obsession with luggage.  She’ll sleep on it, rub all over it, and if you open it – watch out, because she’ll hop right in.  As soon as D got it from the garage, she started meowing and following him until he put it down.

bumble in a bag!
bumble in a bag!
busted this evening rolling around on the suitcase again.  It's like her catnip or something....
busted this evening rolling around on the suitcase again. It’s like her catnip or something….

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On my way home at 10 last night, I had to make a stop at the grocery down the street.  I was out of bananas.  I realized when I went into the store that I have at least one every day.  If it’s a smoothie day, I often have two.  And…this is the second time in about a month I’ve blogged about freaking out when I’m lacking bananas.  So yeah…my life sort of revolves around bananas.  At least my dietary plans do anyway.

Last night was a rough night, and I’m paying for it today.  For several reasons, I got very little sleep.  Today has been stressful as well, but am hanging in there just trying to get everything done before my flight in the morning.

This was a ridiculously cute picture I took of Bumble when I was still in bed.  She used to be an undercover kitty (liked to sleep under blankets), but she stopped doing that 10 years ago.  When D woke up this morning, he threw the covers back, and Bumble ended up undercover again, with only her little head peeking out.  Too cute for words.

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So goodnight, and I’ll be blogging from New Orleans next!

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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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