Taste the Rainbow


Well, I ended up doing three days of smoothies. I had so much fun with it, I'm thinking of doing it again soon. Maybe late next week, but we'll see!

I love how colorful they look, and I can truly say I'm eating my rainbow every day! Again, it's been a mix of sweet and savory ones. Blueberry, strawberry, pear/kale, tomato bisque, and avocado cucumber.

Breakfast this morning was Ezekiel toast with sunbutter, banana, and agave. I guess I just wasn't feeling a smoothie for breakfast 🙂


I had one really great run, and one really sucky run. I guess that means they balanced themselves out. Or is it that they canceled themselves out? Wow…I hope it's not the latter!

I've also done several yoga classes of varying styles. I'm sticking mostly with the Yin yogas (gentle, restorative, and relaxing). They make me feel so mellow and happy, I love them.


It's been busy the past few days, but that's really nothing new. Friday morning I had to leave by 6am to hit an early morning meeting. The meeting itself went well, as did the rest of the day. I had a minor heart attack at 230 when my budget database gave me errors as I was submitting them. Oh…and the deadline to have all my budgets submitted was 5pm. It took a bit, but hopefully it's all straight. I'd be kinda screwed if it wasn't!

D took a half day, and drove up to see A. He brought her some cupcakes I made, her bike, and some other miscellaneous stuff. He stayed in a hotel, and they spent a few hours together Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

M spent the night at a friends house, so after driving him there and hanging out with his friends' mom for a bit, R and I went and ran some errands, then came home. I also finally purged something I'd been meaning to for some time.

So I'm a vegan (shocker, I bet you didn't know that), and part of being vegan extends to your entire lifestyle – not just your diet. Yes, I don't eat animals, but I also don't wear leather or wool. I don't buy products I know have been tested on animals, and I don't by products that contain animal by products (like lotions with lanolin). What I hadn't yet done was to go through the things I had in my house that weren't vegan or cruelty-free products and dispose of them. I had make up and cleansers that I didn't realize when I purchased were against my ethics. So R and I spent some time with our list of “bad” companies, and purged the cabinets. It was at once freeing and sad – knowing I had contributed my hard earned money to companies that don't give a second thought to a beings quality of life. So there – I've done it and I feel great about it.

Last night I went to a show with AC. We saw a Weezer tribute band, and they were pretty good. The bassist though, looks JUST like Lou Diamond Phillips did back in his La Bamba days. It was spooky!

Today is family fun day. We're picking M and his friends up, then all hitting Busch Gardens for probably the last time until Halloween. It's a beautiful day, so I'm very much looking forward to it!



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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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