From Snow to Sun! (and maybe a little coke in between)

FOOD

It’s weird, but my favorite breakfast lately has been tofu, sweet potato, and sauerkraut.  It sounds strange, but it’s really good.  I start my sweet potato in the pressure cooker before I hop in the shower (15 min on high pressure, natural release) and it’s perfect and ready when I want to eat it.

breakfast of champions
breakfast of champions

I’ve had a few other really tasty meals, but of course AT&T ate my pictures with a hard reset, so what I have to share is the ones I may have posted on Facebook or Instagram!  I had Thai a day or two (of course), and smoothies and this awesome stir fry (I woke up at 3am and couldn’t sleep the other night, so decided to make elaborate school and work lunches….).  No pic of that, but it was cubed tofu and garlic sautéed in coconut oil, and then added red bell pepper, red onion, water chestnuts, and pineapple – topped with some coconut aminos (think soy sauce…).

tofu and carrots with a brown and wild rice blend with a Bangkok blend of spices.
tofu and carrots with a brown and wild rice blend with a Bangkok blend of spices.
from a little place called Hurley's....an unexpected find of cauliflower hot "wings"
from a little place called Hurley’s….an unexpected find of cauliflower hot “wings”
YESSS....Tofu Green Curry!
YESSS….Tofu Green Curry!
From Whole Foods in Charlottesville...vegan tofu scramble wrap with potatoes
From Whole Foods in Charlottesville…vegan tofu scramble wrap with potatoes
leftover curry soup with some extra cauliflower
leftover curry soup with some extra cauliflower
thrown together (but fabulous) red Thai Curry coconut, tofu, and veggie soup
thrown together (but fabulous) red Thai Curry coconut, tofu, and veggie soup

I’m an currently in San Diego and just finished up these amazing lettuce wrap tacos stuffed with black beans, roasted peppers, and cedar-plank grilled tofu and served with a cilantro sauce.  And a glass of white wine.  Feeling VERY California at the moment!

lettuce wraps!
lettuce wraps!
a vegan-friendly Bloody Mary at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport!  It was only 10 am their time, but I had already been awake 7 hours, so it was totally OK.
a vegan-friendly Bloody Mary at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport! It was only 10 am their time, but I had already been awake 7 hours, so it was totally OK.

FITNESS

Still loving my new gym!  Movie theaters in a gym are genius!  I’ve done elliptical,  dreadmills, and some bike workouts while watching flicks, as well as a few classes.  I’m addicted to Body Pump and Body Combat.  Oh, and this crazy ab class called CXWORX.  Glad it’s only a half hour – don’t think I could manage more than that!

LIFE

Travel, travel, travel!  It’s seriously been 2-3 weeks of constant movement, and most of it unplanned.  That has lead to quite a bit of chaos, but no worries – I thrive on chaos!  I was really aiming for 2015 to be the year of minimal travel, but that’s not happening!  I have many trips planned now through the end of May (Florida, Austin, Madison, and possibly Chicago).

I’m currently in San Diego for a conference that starts tomorrow (yes, working the weekend!  But hey….this is fun work).  A week ago I was in a snowy part of Virginia, and today I’m in the sunny harbor front of warm San Diego!

My oldest is in Atlanta at the moment.  Allow me to share with you a text thread we had yesterday….

A: “Hi!  I’m in the world of coke”

Me: “I hope to god you mean the soda….”

A: “Nope.  Since coming to Georgia I’ve joined the drug ring and have made good friends with the coke lord.  I won’t be coming back to Virginia.”

Me: “Well.  I have nothing to say to that.”

She’s almost 20, but dangerously close to being grounded 😉

M had a ring dance this past weekend, and D was playing in his new photo studio (in our garage) and took some pics of him.

my handsome boy!
my handsome boy!
I honestly can't explain this.  This is some wooden elephant that someone in D's family got from India a LONG time ago.  And of course we just moved so everything is in the garage, and I can picture D saying "hey, hold this elephant for a minute"....
I honestly can’t explain this. This is some wooden elephant that someone in D’s family got from India a LONG time ago. And of course we just moved so everything is in the garage, and I can picture D saying “hey, hold this elephant for a minute”….

And on the AT&T front, I’m still mad and doing what I can to fight the good fight.  I am getting the stupid used phone because I have no choice (it’s that or no phone).  I got a credit to my bill, but not enough to cover the $600 it would cost to buy a new one.  I did finally get a phone call from someone of import yesterday – only because they are in receipt of my BBB complaint (case # 27406174).  Wait until they’re forwarded my FCC complaint (ticket # 172216)!  Stay tuned to see if they actually do anything.

Until then, I’m going to share some random pics and am going to enjoy the sun here in California for a few days, some great conference activities, and try not to pine for my family, my home, and my bed!

love the 90's throwback!
love the 90’s throwback!
yeah, over this!  News flash...ITS NOT SUPPOSED TO SNOW WHERE I LIVE
yeah, over this! News flash…ITS NOT SUPPOSED TO SNOW WHERE I LIVE
today in San Diego.  MUCH better weather.
today in San Diego. MUCH better weather.

 

 

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 yo busy career single mom, attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free & nut-free 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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