Black Thumb, Be Gone!!!

FOOD

Okay, so the most exciting this of the past few days is the ability to eat food.  Seriously, the evil belly demon reside in me through the weekend.  TMI?  Maybe.  But it’s really just to explain the lack of food pics!

Sunday I had the best green juice.  Earthy and cleansing, and was a great dose of nutrients and energy.  And helped clean out my fridge, so that’s cool!

romaine, spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, and lemon.
romaine, spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, and lemon.

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I made tofu/potato tacos by request on Sunday – which made awesome leftovers at work on Monday!

tofu and potato mixture on rice and topped with lettuce.  So good!
tofu and potato mixture on rice and topped with lettuce. So good!

Sunday night was a really great meal that I was happy to eat.  Snobby joes (lentil sloppy Joe’s from Veganomicon), mac no cheese, and roasted asparagus.  It’s been interesting trying to make meals that R can eat now that she has braces!

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Yesterday and today I cheated (ish) on the smoothie front and went to Tropical Smoothie cafe.  My favorite is Pomegranate Plunge with no sweetener and the spinach and kale super pack.

FITNESS

All runs, every day.  Well, maybe not EVERY day!  Sunday and today, and that’s almost like it was every day 😉

Tomorrow is body combat with A.  Should be interesting.  Stay tuned.

LIFE

Oh, the weekend I’ve had.

I planted my first ever garden!!!  I’ve historically had a black thumb – where I kill every plant I’ve ever had.  My motto used to be “dead plants give room character”, so it should be interesting.  I’m the bad vegan who loves nature, but doesn’t want it on me.  So…another “stay tuned” moment.  Will either be a life altering summer, or one where I give up on nurturing anything (other than my children, of course)….

before we actually put plants and seeds in it!
before we actually put plants and seeds in it!

Although…I couldn’t figure out how to turn the water on to my hose.  Seriously, I crawled all over the house and the garage to find it.  D skyped me from DC and we have no clue.  Checking in with the neighbors (and feeling like idiots), before calling a plumber.  Honestly, pitfall of buying a house in the winter.  Knowing how to turn crap back on when it gets warm again!

really, can't get it to work.   What's wrong here!?!
really, can’t get it to work. What’s wrong here!?!

D was up in DC for the weekend – mainly to get Cherry Blossom pics for me, but they were all gone – so it was me and the kids.  That was fun, because we all played in the dirt and pretended to be farmers.

Here’s what we have planted….

  • roma tomatoes
  • cherry tomatoes
  • red bell peppers
  • hot peppers
  • eggplant
  • zucchini
  • cucumber
  • bib lettuce
  • spinach
  • onions
  • carrots
  • beets
  • radishes
  • pumpkins

Now that I see the list, I think I bit off more than I can chew…..

Aside from that, I got a great deal on a patio set for the screened in porch.  Bought it as Sears, picked it up, and proceeded to spend 2 hours putting it together.  Just me, a glass of wine, and a freaking allen wrench.  I think my fingertips are still shredded after a love seat, two chairs, and a table.  Truth be told, when I’m home, I rarely leave this porch!

built the table first so I had a place to put my drink....
built the table first so I had a place to put my drink….
right after finishing!
right after finishing!
me hanging out in the rain and not caring because it's a screened in porch!
me hanging out in the rain and not caring because it’s a screened in porch!

Otherwise, I have my two morning pictures, which are always on Twitter and Instagram.  I love how R actually smiles showing her teeth now that she has braces!

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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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