This Isn’t a “Circle of Life Kinda Thing”

It’s a Lion King reference.  I hope you get it.  If not, the title may be lost on you….

FOOD

It’s been a simple few days.  Oatmeal again for breakfast yesterday and an early Cinco de Mayo dinner of lentil tacos for dinner (tacos are easier to feed masses of people).

Irish oats with blueberries and apple pie spice this time.

Irish oats with blueberries and apple pie spice this time.

Today was a green smoothie for breakfast and a salad and coconut veggie curry soup for lunch.  Dinner will be some grilled mushrooms and a quinoa salad.

FITNESS

I met up with AZ for a spinning class yesterday morning.  It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done one of those, and it was a brutal workout.  Even my friend, who spins fairly regularly, thought it was a tough one.

I wore my HR monitor, and it had me at 560 calories in one hour.  Crazy.

Today I did a zumba class at the Oceanfront as part of the Healing Life hippie festival.  It was cold and windy, so the dancing warmed me up.

LIFE

It’s been a nice weekend.  The oldest had her fitting party last night, and it ended up only one girl could spend the night, so it wasn’t as chaotic as I thought it would be.

While the girls hung out, D and I actually sat down long enough together to watch TV.  We started watching House of Cards, which is a Netflix-only political drama with Kevin Spacey.  So far we’ve watched 3 episodes and are loving it.

Today I went to a vegan meet-up at a hippie festival down at the Oceanfront.  I will be honest, I was disappointed.  It wasn’t well-organized (no meeting time/location…just the generic 10-6pm hours of the festivities), so I ended up wandering around by myself.  I don’t know if it was the wind and cold, but there wasn’t much there.  I did stay for a while, talked to the few vendors that were there, and watched a class on sprouting, but overall as a meet-up, it was nothing like the previous ones I’ve been to.  Oh well…they can’t all be awesome I suppose.

a flag football tourney was going on while I was there, and I stopped to watch them for a bit.

a flag football tourney was going on while I was there, and I stopped to watch them for a bit.

random ocean shot

random ocean shot

walking into the festival

walking into the festival

I finally planted my herbs this afternoon too.  One pot has 2 basil plants in it, and the other has a Thai basil, mint, and oregano.  Hope I don’t kill those.

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I’m really excited about next weekend.  R, M, and I (and possibly D, but not sure yet – he may be going camping) are going to Crabtree Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains to go hiking!  It’s a group hike of about 3 miles total; 1.5 miles up and 1.5 miles back.  It’s graduated with a well maintained trail, and was told it’s good for kids.  I can only imagine how beautiful it’s going to be.  I think if I’m going to get into hiking, I want it to at least be pretty 🙂

Finally, a few goofy pet pictures to end the post…

D messing with Bumble.  She's clearly not amused.

D messing with Bumble. She’s clearly not amused.  I kept imagining her thinking “I’m not Simba, you jackass”

A and her friends went to Skinny Dip and brought the pups back some froyo.  She was a happy pups.

A and her friends went to Skinny Dip and brought the pups back some froyo. She was a happy pups.

Both Sammie and Bumble are getting pretty old.  Sammie will be 11 in July and Bumble will be 14.  Bum has always been an inside cat, but we’re starting to let her be in the yard as long as we’re there too.  She loves to explore, but we don’t want her running about the neighborhood.  She’s also a bit of a frady-cat, and hasn’t really wandered too far.  Today, for example, it took her forever just to walk out the back door….

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looking both ways is something we all should do.....

looking both ways is something we all should do…..

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2 responses to “This Isn’t a “Circle of Life Kinda Thing”

  1. Well boo on the meet up. That kind of stinks that it wasn’t well planned/organized. I still miss spin classes. They are really no joke!

    • I had to give my butt a day off to heal, but went again this morning. I totally remember your blog posts about your spin classes. I miss running a lot, but at least I can do this. It’s certainly a great workout.
      I guess not all the meet ups can be awesome. Hopefully our next one in a few weeks will be!

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