Clams Are Not Inherently Joyful

FOOD

Not to bore you with 2 1/2 weeks of eats, it’s been typical fare for me.  Lot’s of smoothies, salads, soups, stir-fry’s, and bowls!

As the weeks have gone by, the 21 Day Fix method has really been great.  It keeps me focused on the whole foods, which, with my busy schedule, often get forgotten!

Here’s a few shots of some fav meals.  (You’ll see a Shakeology blender ball -> as an FYI, I don’t use the product, I’m allergic.  I do know many who do though, and are very happy with it).

R's first zoodle!  Tossed with roasted tomato, onion, and garlic.
R’s first zoodle! Tossed with roasted tomato, onion, and garlic.

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tofu stir fry
tofu stir fry
yeah.  I like chickpeas.  Don't judge.  Tons of veggies underneath!
yeah. I like chickpeas. Don’t judge. Tons of veggies underneath!

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hummus and cucs
hummus and cucs
red lentil soup!
red lentil soup!
spaghetti squash with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and more chickpeas!
spaghetti squash with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and more chickpeas!
not for me, but if my family is gonna eat junk, I'm gonna make it!
not for me, but if my family is gonna eat junk, I’m gonna make it!
mushroom stroganoff
mushroom stroganoff

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and my fav.  Build-a-bowl!  Tofu, sweet potatoes, broccoli, spicy/savory broth, and brown rice noodles!
and my fav. Build-a-bowl! Tofu, sweet potatoes, broccoli, spicy/savory broth, and brown rice noodles!

FITNESS

Good thing is I’ve kept very busy the past few weeks!  Between runs, yoga, DVD’s, and streaming workouts, I’ve been trying to keep at it 5-6 days per week.

And since I’m sure you’re dying to see sweaty pics of me….

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LIFE

After work on Wednesday, D and I were hanging out on the couch and catching up.  Bumble was smushed between us, purring loudly.  I then declared that she was “happy as a clam”, and then “that’s a stupid phrase…it should be happy as a cat”.  Upon which time D informed me that clams aren’t inherently happy, it’s just an expression because it looks like they’re smiling.  To which I realized I had no idea that was the origin of the saying.  So there you have it.  These poor clams are NOT, in fact, inherently joyful.

Clearly, it’s been nuts.  Our Term 2 grades came out, and I’m quite happy with mine, so that’s a big relief.  Of course Term 3 started right away, and so I’m buried there.  Much more reading this term than the past two.

Work has also been wild.  We have a major project go-live in one week, so it’s been a full court press in the office.  I also have several other projects going on, so there’s never a dull moment.  Which is good – informed my boss 11 years ago that I hate to be bored and she’s made damned sure I haven’t been!

Exciting news!  R got her braces off this week!  She has her retainers that she has to wear all the time for 8 weeks (other than eating), and then at night for as long as she wants straight teeth.  Truth is – she’s gorgeous.  And looks WAY too grown up.

last morning picture with braces!
last morning picture with braces!
getting ready...
getting ready…
and gone!!!
and gone!!!

Since I study when I’m not working, I’ve had my fluffy study buddy to keep me “company” (aka, get in the way)…

REALLY into accounting here - especially amortizing long-term debt....
REALLY into accounting here – especially amortizing long-term debt….

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not MY homework this time...
not MY homework this time…

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where she managed to sleep on two computers and my readings at the same time....
where she managed to sleep on two computers and my readings at the same time….
when I just give up and work around her fluffiness...
when I just give up and work around her fluffiness…

And other random fun pics and morning pictures!

R using my Nook to read the latest Financial Times.  I LOVE that about her.  We spent 20 minutes talking about the BP Exec's 20% raise, despite the epic losses that company suffered....and corporate greed in general.
R using my Nook to read the latest Financial Times. I LOVE that about her. We spent 20 minutes talking about the BP Exec’s 20% raise, despite the epic losses that company suffered….and corporate greed in general.
a sticky note D put on my car window yesterday after we had lunch together :)
a sticky note D put on my car window yesterday after we had lunch together 🙂

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interrupting meal-planning day!
interrupting meal-planning day!

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Ginny arguing with D over show ownership...
Ginny arguing with D over show ownership…
I can't articulate her strange shoe fettish....
I can’t articulate her strange shoe fettish….
one of those days where it looked like it should be nice outside...
one of those days where it looked like it should be nice outside…

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 year old busy career mom & full time student who is attempting to find her inner athlete, be a vegan in a non-vegan household, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, do yoga, 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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