After a Week of Website Drama, I’m Back with TONS of Pics – Food, Cats, and Anniversary Fun

Well, due to some website technical difficulties for the past week, I’m finally back up and running!  

FOOD

This has been one of those weeks that’s a combination of at-home meals, and dining on the go.  Every morning was either a smoothie or cucumber toast (it’s a good thing I love cuc toast, because my garden seems to keep pumping them out!).

And here are the grub highlights!

one of my fairly standard smoothies.  Water, banana, frozen berries, mango, and spinach.
one of my fairly standard smoothies. Water, banana, frozen berries, mango, and spinach.
smoothie and cuc toast on Daiya cream chese
smoothie and cuc toast on Daiya cream chese

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tofu lettuce wrap from the Busch Gardens food and wine fest
tofu lettuce wrap from the Busch Gardens food and wine fest

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lentil cake with tomato and sauce
lentil cake with tomato and sauce
smoothies with D
smoothies with D before work
grilled portabello mushroom burger with Italian pasta side
grilled portabello mushroom burger with Italian pasta side
sloppy potato!  Baked potato topped with lentil sloppy Joe's and some raw cauliflower
sloppy potato! Baked potato topped with lentil sloppy Joe’s and some raw cauliflower
veggie fajitas
veggie fajitas
Tropical Smoothie Cafe has Beyond Meat, and I grabbed their Jamaican jerk wrap.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe has Beyond Meat, and I grabbed their Jamaican jerk wrap.
pineapple chili with shredded greens
pineapple chili with shredded greens
simple bagel breakfast
simple bagel breakfast
Crissie's Smoothie Delivery Service!
Crissie’s Smoothie Delivery Service!
another smoothie selfie!
another smoothie selfie!

And of course, can’t forget the morning java pics!

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celebrating our anniversary morning with java together!
celebrating our anniversary morning with java together!

FITNESS

This has been a really great week on the fitness front.  Why?  I went back to hot yoga!  I was last at my studio in November.  It’s easy to say that life got too busy with moving, work, etc – but the truth is, I was a little heart broken, so I stopped going.

I had spent a year saving up to take yoga teacher training, and it was slated to begin the first weekend of December.  This is something I’ve wanted to do for nearly 10 years now, and I was finally going to do it!  Then I had to have a difficult conversation with D about the realistic time expectations, and together we concluded that there just isn’t the time in our lives for me to do this now.  Since that decision was made – I hadn’t gone back.  I was sad, disappointed, and perhaps a bit angry.  However, after over 6 months, I decided it was time to shake it off and go.  I’m so glad I did.

me after my first class back!
me after my first class back last weekend!
after work monday night.  Glad it's dark because the mascara was ALL over my face!  Must remember to take that off before class...
after work monday night. Glad it’s dark because the mascara was ALL over my face! Must remember to take that off before class…

I still want to be a teacher some day, but I realize it will be several years before I have the ability to commit to that.  Until then, I will be happy to be a student.

On the days I didn’t go to yoga (I went twice), I went running.  I also have a jog belt for the pool, and have done some of that too!

LIFE

It’s been a really good week for me.  I’ve gotten a ton done, and that always makes me feel relaxed.

A few random pics of the week:

my girls eating lunch outside on the porch
my girls eating lunch outside on the porch
flowers D bought me on Sunday
flowers D bought me on Sunday
Ginny is obsessed with wet feet
Ginny is obsessed with wet feet
buckets of margaritas!
buckets of margaritas!

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gin and tonic time
gin and tonic time
harvest!
harvest!
my in the backyard reading
my in the backyard reading
Nightmare Before Christmas Yahtzee!  R won...
Nightmare Before Christmas Yahtzee! R won…

Mine and D’s anniversary was Thursday, and even though we had to work, it was fun ending out evening floating in the pool, talking, and having a few drinks.

Happy Anniversary evening drinks - before taking it to the pool.
Happy Anniversary evening drinks – before taking it to the pool.

Our regular celebration actually happened yesterday though.  Every year since we’ve been in VA (which is 11 1/2 years now!), D and I have gone to Busch Gardens – without the kids.  We always have a great time, and yesterday was no exception.

pulling into the park
pulling into the park
about to get on the front row of the Griffon
about to get on the front row of the Griffon
sky ride
sky ride
drinks in Ireland
drinks in Ireland

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okay, strange cat mask in Italy
okay, strange cat mask in Italy

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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.

One thought on “After a Week of Website Drama, I’m Back with TONS of Pics – Food, Cats, and Anniversary Fun

  1. Great list and that’s awesome about hot yoga, I want to get back into that more too. The weather is too hot here now to enjoy it, but I think it will be awesome for the winter. That’s tough on the training, but I hear ya on scheduling and time prioritizing. Great pics, all the eats look wonderful and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

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