Remember When I Said I’d Be a Better Blogger

Clearly I misled you….(I refuse to say “lied”)…

So we will return to regularly scheduled programming later this week where I'll actually have a product review a book review and the always beloved giveaway. Yes, I'm not beyond bribery to lure you back, o readers….

Well, I had one lovely (tho hectic) week at home before heading off to DC on Sunday. More of those days of getting up at 5am (tho my sister mocked me when I refered to that at 'freakishly early'), being away from home until 1030, and then not getting enough sleep, but lovely nonetheless. A day or two away I can handle (enjoy even), but a whole week is too much….

Sunday morning I was up bright and (disgustingly) early, went to visit A at college, have breakfast, then make a Whole Foods run to stock up her dorm. I was really proud of the grub choices she made.

When I left her, I headed towards DC, parked at a train station near my hotel, and hopped the metro into the city. I spent most of the afternoon at the American History museum, contimplated offering my budgeting services at the Capital building, wandered past the White House, and both loved and enjoyed my day in one of my favorite towns.

I got hungry and Yelp guided me to a wonderful place on 19th and Penn (just a few blocks from the White House, but not touristy) called The Founding Farmers. They have a very solid farm-to-table philosophy, and while certainly not a vegan restaurant, they have a meatless menu and a strong sustainability ethic that I just have to love.


While normal people (read:non solo diners) had a 3 hr wait, I breezed past them all to a corner spot at the bar. Not only did I have a great meal (veggie loaf that reminds me of Thanksgiving), but I made a new friend! Ever have one of those experiences where you meet someone and it feels like you've been friends forever? It's so rare, but happened to me. D is funny, smart, and just amazing. We spent a large part of the afternoon gabbing, and met up again tonight. Great times. For the record, I had pickled veggies and the vegan 'bacon' burger. D's recommendation. YUM!


So the rest are pictures. Ginny and Tonks have more than integrated into our family. Bumble still doesn't love them, but isn't as annoyed (unless they chase her tail). Sam, on the other hand, LOVES them and gets in full blown mommy mode. It's so cool.


So that's it for now. Happy Monday my friends.


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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.

2 thoughts on “Remember When I Said I’d Be a Better Blogger

  1. This sounds like a great day. Can you believe I’ve never been to DC? I’m anxious to try some of their Ethiopian food..oh, and also see the sights. I don’t eat out by myself enough, but I have made great vegan friends at vegan establishments!

    1. DC is a great town – one of my very favorites. I live close (ish) so try to get there a few times a year at least. I never used to do anything by myself…until I had kids! Now, a movie, a yummy meal (as long as I have a book), and I’m good. It’s escapism for me.
      Can you believe I’ve never had Ethopian food?! It’s on my list!

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