Merry Global Warming


Christmas Eve dinner was some homemade baked beans, vegan sausage, and a butternut squash risotto.

baked bean ingredients!
baked bean ingredients!

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Of course with this being a holiday morning, it had to start with a Bloody Mary!  It’s more or less a smoothie, but really spicy and with vodka 🙂

super spicy - tons of horseradish, jalapeno, and tobasco...
super spicy – tons of horseradish, jalapeno, and tobasco…

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Mid morning I had some Ezekiel toast with Diaya cream cheese, sliced tomato, and fresh pepper.

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Lunch was a BAS with romaine, onion, tofu feta, and an agave-mustard dressing.


Dinner – while not a pretty picture – was awesome.  Tofu pot pie, mashers, mushroom gravy, roasted maple sweet potatoes, corn bread, and a lemon bundt cake for dessert.

not a pretty pic...sorry.
not a pretty pic…sorry.

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It’s hard to not go for a run when it’s 80 degrees in December.  For all the climate change deniers out there – you’re idiots.  I mean – I get the cyclical long-term environmental changes the Earth goes through and the arguments about why we’re not actually causing this crazy weather – but seriously.  Idiots.  The human race has more (negative) impact on the Earth than it could have managed on it’s own.


It’s been a nice and quiet couple of days.  Yesterday was spent cleaning and studying for me, and relaxing for everyone else.

During dinner we all watched Olympus Has Fallen and hung out downstairs.

We started wrapping gifts and Ginny decided this was the perfect time to hang out under the tree without trying to destroy it.

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This morning it was time to exchange gifts, play with them half the day, and then cook and relax some more.  I didn’t actually study today (shhh….don’t tell my professors 😉 ).

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R alternated between Dr. Who Lego’s and her new drone she flew around the neighborhood while listening to her new stereo, M got VR goggles and was digging on those all day, and A’s boyfriend came over to hang out, watch movies, and spend time with our family.

After dinner, it was some wine and relaxing to a John Lee Hooker double album I got!

Bumble was exhausted from a day of climbing mounds of wrapping paper, chasing catnip balls, and general cat hayhem
Bumble was exhausted from a day of climbing mounds of wrapping paper, chasing catnip balls, and general cat mayhem

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate, and an amazing day all around.

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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.

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