Snowmageddon 2014 Is Here!

Okay, how the heck does 8 days pass without a stinking post?! I mean – I know I’m busy. 18+ hr days at least 3 days a week, but seriously…you’d think I could find a few minutes….sorry everyone. I promise to work on being more consistent.


Well, I certainly can’t recall everything I ate in the past 8 days, but I do have at least a highlight or two.

Most days were smoothies and/or fruit for breakfast, salads for lunch, and more salads for dinner. Not too creative lately (blame the late days) – but by and large Nutritarian and cleanse worthy.

The most fun meal was a group tofu scramble at HF’s house on Sunday! I got to teach two wonderful ladies how to make it, and share the tofu love with a house full! HF put together a beautiful fruit plate and it was a yummy and healthy vegan brunch for everyone! And HF or her husband CF did all the prep work too, so it was nothing but fun for me!

I had Ethiopian food for the first time. I’ve wanted to try it for ages, but there aren’t any restaurants in my area. Alas – I’m sad to say I wasn’t a fan. My appetizer dish was a cold lentil dish on the traditional injera bread called Azifah Fitfit. It wasn’t bad – but it was very heavy on the mustard. And while I love (and I mean love) mustard, it overpowered every other flavor out there. For my main dish I chose Shiro Wat – billed as “Ethiopian comfort food”! I will say the red cabbage was awesome – but there was very little of it. The rest of the food on the plate was bland, and I found the injera bread to be very spongy. I hope this was just an off night (the restaurant itself was rated very highly), but I was disappointed. None of it sat well in my belly either, so I’m not so sure I’ll be hitting up another Ethiopian place any time soon.

Honestly, just found the “imported from downstairs” thing funny.

I have a FitBit!! D got me one for Christmas, but all the store were sold out. It finally arrived on Thursday. I love it – it tracks everything! My activity, steps, calories…even sleep. I have the FitBit Force, and if you have one, friend me at RunCrissieRun! Please note my assistant/photo bomber.

I’m just going to update my latest, which was a great run this afternoon. I was traveling from a work trip in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of VA, but made it home in time to still get a great run in near 60 degree weather.

It was today that I realized how pathetically out of date my iPod music is though. I must rectify that situation immediately!


Okay, busy. Not a complaint, but busy. Lots of work, dinner with AC one night, local beer (yay!), and then travels to other places in VA. I went to see A at school, saw HF for brunch, and then work peeps up in the mountains.

All told, busy, but awesome. OH, the best part?? My husband shaved that forsaken beard off finally! I’m not a fan of facial hair, and after months, he finally got rid of it. My cute hubby is back – and gone is the Duck Dynasty guy.

I did a tour of a VA winery – CrossKeys. Very neat. They do all small batch wines, and I was surprisingly impressed with their offerings. I did a tasting and a tour, and all told it was a wonderful side trip in my crazy weekend.

I left my mountain office/hotel much earlier than planned today. Major snow was forcasted, and there was significant fear that I’d get stranded. While it would be nice – I just have too much to do back in my neck of the woods. My area has snow too! No kidding – the news is calling it Snowmageddon! Several school districts closed early in preparation, and we’re not sure what tomorrow will bring. As a Midwesterner, it’s funny, but I’ve been here for 10 years now (as of a little over a week ago!), and I know that any snow just brings Hampton Roads to a screeching halt. I guess we’ll see if Snowmageddon ends up being newsworthy or not!

I leave you with pictures. Morning pictures, cat pictures (because with Tonks, if she fits, she sits!), and me visiting A!

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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 “Snowmageddon 2014 Is Here!

  1. I’ve never tried Ethiopian food but saw a recipe on pinterest the other day that looked interesting. Here in the south the mere mention of snow or ice sends everyone to the grocery stores (I mean, can’t live without milk or bread for a single day right?) and schools often close and then nothing happens.

    1. I’ve always thought it looked good, and maybe I just had a bad experience at the place I went to. There aren’t any Ethiopian restaurants in my area, so the likelihood I’d go again would depend on travels!
      Schools were shut down for 2 days, and the roads are still really icy in a lot of places. I hear it may snow again next week – which is just crazy! If I want to be around white fluffy stuff, I’ll go to the beach….

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