Yes I Had a Pink Mini-Skirt. Don’t Judge. You Did Too.

I can't believe it's Wednesday! I swear, time is just flying lately. I'm still not able to work out, but today my neck is a ton better. Only small twinges. The conservative approach of motrin/ice/heat/time seems to be working. I think tomorrow I can definitely hit up a spin class or zumba. Still nothing that could impact my neck – even yoga – but I can get my slugging butt moving again. It's been tough just sitting about!

Food has been a lot of the normal stuff. Juices, smoothies, and the like. Today I made an awesome lunch that I'll totally make again. I made the sauce from the Creamy Dijon Pasta recipe from Everyday Happy Herbivore, but instead of serving on pasta, I steamed cauliflower and green beans. No kidding – two huge bowls was only 250 calories. That sauce, which uses the boxed/silken lite tofu, is amazing. The entire book was worth that one recipe (though they all rock). It's like an alfredo sauce – but with a protein kick and none of the greasy fatty cheese goo.


Apple, carrot, and ginger juice. Served over ice, just to shake it up a bit.

My dinner juice Monday night. Celery, tomato, scallions, collard leaves, radishes, cucumber, 1/2 bell pepper, and lemon. It was good – couldn't finish it…I think 2 scallions was a bit much. Next time, I'll skip the onion, especially before bed!


Work has been hectic, but have hit some major milestones this week, so that feels good. I'm moving my office tomorrow to a new permanent location. My big goal really is to get settled and everything on my to-do list done before the end of next Monday. After that, I'm out for 2 weeks, and catch up..quite frankly…is a b*****!


I saw this in the store and couldn't keep myself from cringing. Seriously…THIS is the best of the 80's we needed to resurrect??? I'm horrified (mainly because I think I had that pink skirt 20 years ago).


D was still asleep, and Bumble was highly unamused that I was awake and may expect her to be up and about too.


Today's morning picture! D and our youngest R.


Went out with AC last night. It's been WAY too long. I think we've started about 10,000 conversations, but have yet to finish one. It's one of my favorite things about our friendship…never a lack of stuff to talk about and we could have fun in a paper bag. Anyway, we hit up a pub in Virginia Beach and I had me some Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy beer. First of all, it's a really tasty beer. Second, you can't get Leinenkugel's in Virginia normally (only can now because it's a special brew) – but I grew up with it, as it's a native WI beer. I will say the bartender looked at me like I had 4 heads when I asked for the Leiny. Of course only us Wisconsinites would know that's what it's really called.

Bumble still pretending she's in the great outdoors…while refusing to leave the deck because she's actually afraid of grass.

D and A are at a concert tonight, so it's just me and the younger two (16 and almost 10), chilling out in the backyard. M is playing his guitar, R is chilling in the hammock, and I'm enjoying a nice Red Zin and blogging to all of you. Cheers, and hope you're having a Wonderful Wednesday too!


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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.

6 thoughts on “Yes I Had a Pink Mini-Skirt. Don’t Judge. You Did Too.

  1. Oh man, it’s so hard seeing some of those retro styles coming back. They were bad then and bad now LOL. I actually don’t recall having a pink skirt, but I definitely had neon and a bubble skirt…oh and at least 3 layers of socks. Hope you’re having a nice evening.

    1. Oh my gosh, I totally forgot about the socks! I had the green neon canvas shoes and the teased bangs with one big earring. So awful. Some fashions should remain dead….

      1. oh my god, that’s brilliant. I had the big tubs of Dippity Do. And White Rain hair spray. I’m pretty sure the 80’s hair sprays caused the ozone layer.

  2. Hahaha OMG the pink skirt made me laugh so much! I didn’t have a pink skirt but I did have a pair of hot pink sweatpants and a matching hot pink sweatshirt (I may or may not have had this ensemble in electric blue as well) and a pair of hot pink bicycle shorts. In all fairness, I was young in the 80s and didn’t know better? 😉

    Your kitty is so sweet and the cauliflower and green beans dish looks amazing!

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