Travels, a Disturbing Trend with Pillows, and a Kid Who Can’t Differentiate Foods…

FOOD

Okay, so I went out of town for a few days, and had some great food!  I also had lunch with a friend before I went, some simple eats and drinks, and a happy hour with D!  I also went to an International Food & Wine Fest, and while the vegan eats were plentiful, the ones I had were awesome!

smoothie time!
smoothie time!

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baked potato taco!
baked potato taco!
kung pao tofu
kung pao tofu
tofu and veggie curry
tofu and veggie curry
fried mushrooms out at happy hour with D on Wednesday!
fried mushrooms out at happy hour with D on Wednesday!
tofu lettuce wraps - part of the awesome lunch I split with SC at PF Chang's....
tofu lettuce wraps – part of the awesome lunch I split with SC at PF Chang’s….
Tom Kha soup
Tom Kha soup
red curry
red curry
tomato brushetta up in Charlottesville at my hotel...really a cold gazpacho on french bread slices.  REALLY tasty...
tomato brushetta up in Charlottesville at my hotel…really a cold gazpacho on french bread slices. REALLY tasty…
tofu lettuce wraps today
tofu lettuce wraps today
hummus, olive tapenade, and pita
hummus, olive tapenade, and pita

FITNESS

I really have been all about the runs lately.  Maybe it’s the traveling or the crazy life hours, but all I’ve really wanted to do is run.

Yesterday was one of those days where I figured I should run…but didn’t really want to.  Belly ache and tired from traveling, I laced up anyway and took off.  SO glad I did…by the time I got home I felt great.  That’s what I love about running…you lace up and head out on a rough day only committing to a nice walk….and end up having a great run.

LIFE

The past few days have been awesome.  Work was great, but so were other things.  Hopefully I’ll have more to write about that in the coming weeks, but I will say that the couple of days I spent out of town were wonderful.

Otherwise, I had my morning java on the back deck, got my morning pictures from D, had a great time in Charlottesville (seriously, they have a thing called Friday’s After Five where the whole community comes out to eat, drink, and listen to music!), snuggled with the fluff-balls, and hit up a food and wine fest with D.

java!
java!
happy hour with D on Wednesday.  I think he was trying to lick my face....
happy hour with D on Wednesday. I think he was trying to lick my face….

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more back deck java!
more back deck java!
an annoying trend I've noticed in hotels where they pile up mini-pillows....
an annoying trend I’ve noticed in hotels where they pile up mini-pillows….
went to see Tomorrowland and got my trade-able Disney Pin!
went to see Tomorrowland and got my trade-able Disney Pin!
this view never gets old.  It's my mornings, and I love it.
this view never gets old. It’s my mornings, and I love it.

Fun stuff from Charlottesville….

I didn't stop, but this sounded fantastic
I didn’t stop, but this sounded fantastic
they have a community chalkboard.  Everyone should have a community chalkboard.
they have a community chalkboard. Everyone should have a community chalkboard.
Wine and chocolate.  Cool.
Wine and chocolate. Cool.
Fridays' After Five!
Fridays’ After Five!
more Charlottesville fun
more Charlottesville fun

Food and Wine (and beer and champagne) fest fun!

me and D walking in....
me and D walking in….

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second selfie!
second selfie!
final selfie!!
final selfie!!
they had a Scotch tasting.  I didn't partake because I don't like it, but thought it was cool anyway.
they had a Scotch tasting. I didn’t partake because I don’t like it, but thought it was cool anyway.
I want to have this Irish fairy...
I want to have this Irish fairy…

Oh, and one silly story about R.  She’s 11 – going to be 12 at the end of summer.  She wanted to feed herself breakfast and went to make waffles in the toaster.  She proceeds to come up to my room to inform D and me there’s only one waffle left and it’s sitting in the toaster oven. Okay, someone else ate the waffles, so I go downstairs.

And find a veggie burger patty in my toaster oven.  Seriously.  My kid doesn’t know the difference between waffles and veggie burgers.  I’m clearly not raising a kid who can fend for herself….

Other pics!

another morning pic!
another morning pic!
me and Bumble snuggled up this morning
me and Bumble snuggled up this morning
Ginny invading our territory, and Bumble not completely freaking out (she did not long after)....
Ginny invading our territory, and Bumble not completely freaking out (she did not long after)….

Really, who wouldn’t love the week I’ve had??

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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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