Food Coma for DAYS


While I could take the time to tell you about my green smoothies and pumpkin/lentil sloppy joes, but honestly.  Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and nothing else can really compare to that yearly feast!

we had a few chilly days, so it was time for my first hot cocoa of the season!
we had a few chilly days, so it was time for my first hot cocoa of the season!
pumpkin sloppy joes in a tortilla wrap!
pumpkin sloppy joes in a tortilla wrap!

It’s funny how I can spend hours and hours cooking, to have everything eaten in 10 minutes.  Alas, here was yesterday’s menu:

  • Tofurky (of course!)
  • roasted balsamic brussel sprouts
  • green bean casserole (made with homemade spicy mushroom soup)
  • roasted carrots and onions
  • rolls
  • mashers
  • mushroom gravy
  • risotto with sage
  • corn


And guess what I had for breakfast today??? 😉


Happy to report that I’ve gone for a run every other day for the past week.  I’ve been incredibly lucky on the weather front, and I’ve been enjoying the runs.

I leave in a week for Brazil, and hope to keep running while I’m gone (in the hotel).


It’s been a pretty low-key work.  With it being a holiday week, it’s been pretty tame at the office.  Term 2 for grad school has started, and I’ve been dedicating pretty much all of my free time to my studies.  To the point the other day that I was so punchy, I started tweeting bizarre econ jokes.

I’ll be in Brazil for 2 weeks (for school) and it’s freaking me out that it’s only a week away.  I’m excited, but more than a little nervous after reading the most recent State Department warnings.  D basically wants me to just stay at the hotel 🙂

M came home on Tuesday for the long holiday weekend!  It’s been nice having everyone home.  Today A is working (Black Friday in retail…I imagine she’s having a rough day!), and both R and M are having friends over for a “leftovers and chill” party.

And me?  I’m going to go for a run soon and then get back to the books!

warm enough for morning java on the back deck!
warm enough for morning java on the back deck!

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groom me!!
groom me!!


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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.

One thought on “Food Coma for DAYS

  1. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving and awesome about keeping up with running! It’s not easy in winter weather! Just wow on Brazil, how exciting!

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