Compatibility

So I have to say that I’ve been increasingly concerned that blogging is incompatible with my life!  Which – frankly sucks because I’ve always loved it so.  So – I’m not willing to give up on it, but I do apologize it’s been so scarce!  Between a full-time demanding job, a full-time demanding grad school program, a busy family, and life in general – it get’s tough sometimes.  But…I’ll keep blogging when I can and hope it gets more frequent than it has been!

FOOD

To be honest, I have not spent nearly enough time in the kitchen of late.  Another things I feel has been sacrificed to the grad-school gods!  That doesn’t mean there aren’t good eats though 🙂  Life is too short for icky food!

Here’s a few things I’ve noshed on in the past couple weeks.

Smoothies…always!

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D and I occasionally do “smoothie selfies”!

his are always from Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  He gets an Island Green almost every morning!
his are always from Tropical Smoothie Café. He gets an Island Green almost every morning!
once in awhile, I go there too (though I usually make mine).  Apparently I found buying my smoothie unamusing this day...
once in awhile, I go there too (though I usually make mine). Apparently I found buying my smoothie unamusing this day…

Other eats!

the BAS has made a huge re-entry.  Fast, easy, healthy, yummy, and filling.
the BAS has made a huge re-entry. Fast, easy, healthy, yummy, and filling.
BAS topped with a Boca Burger
BAS topped with a Boca Burger
baked spud w/ refried beans, cabbage, and hot sauce
baked spud w/ refried beans, cabbage, and hot sauce
baked spud w/ lentils, kale, and BBQ sauce
baked spud w/ lentils, kale, and BBQ sauce

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tofu scramble!
tofu scramble!

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FITNESS

Re-joining the Y has been a really good thing.  While I still prefer to run outside, it’s a nice alternative when I can’t.  I’ve started going 3 days per week to weight lift and either run there or at home.  It’s not as consistent as I’d like yet, but so far, so good!  I’ve taken a few classes too, but group exercise classes are rarely my favorites!

LIFE

Well you know.  Work.  School.  Family.  Puppy.  Those all take up most of my time 🙂

Can’t complain about any of them though.  My current term at school is wrapping up and we head into exams next weekend.  Lot’s of projects, papers, and cases to fill my evenings.

Work has been steady, but not overly crazy – which is nice.  Had one quick work trip since I’ve gotten back from China, but it was just an overnighter.

Family has been very great.  M and A are both moving up in responsibilities at work, which is great for them.  A is also doing great in her very own apartment and balancing that, work, and school.  R finished up 7th grade just yesterday!  D is always pretty awesome, and everyone has been healthy.

Kuma is a total sweetie.  She potty trained quickly to the bells on the back door, and she’s wicked smart.  Stubborn too, but that’s why she’s in puppy school!

Ending with pics!

Kuma!

floating in the pool!
floating in the pool!
my classmate M and his wife R came over for an evening of grilling and hanging out.  They have two Shiba's...brought Kuma this toy and she passed out with it!
my classmate M and his wife R came over for an evening of grilling and hanging out. They have two Shiba’s…brought Kuma this toy and she passed out with it!

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on her way to the first day of puppy school!
on her way to the first day of puppy school!

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pooped after puppy school!
pooped after puppy school!
smelling the catnip...
smelling the catnip…

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Bumble and Ginny!

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Morning pics!

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Other fun stuff!

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E from school bought me a scarf in China!  I couldn't figure out how to wear it around my neck, so I wrapped it around my hair.
E from school bought me a scarf in China! I couldn’t figure out how to wear it around my neck, so I wrapped it around my hair.
me, a glass of wine, and the Wall Street Journal on my Nook!
me, a glass of wine, and the Wall Street Journal on my Nook!
school influencing work!  The beginnings of my Kanban board (it's gotten more stickies since I took this pic a week ago)
school influencing work! The beginnings of my Kanban board (it’s gotten more stickies since I took this pic a week ago)

 

 

 

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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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