Shockingly, I didn’t take nearly as many pictures as I normally do. Nothing majorly out of the ordinary either though. Daily green smoothies, and a variety of typical eats like soups and salads, and some fun things like tofu eggless salad and tofurky sammiches.
Today was bulk cooking fun! Gluten-free pasta salad with tofu, pasta e fagioli soup from my fav Susan over at Fat Free Vegan! She was the first vegan blogger I ever followed, and has always had a special place in my life. I’ve met her a few times, and she’s as lovely as her blog.
Runs and yoga fill my days, and it makes me so happy! I’ve kicked up both a lot, and it’s been very cathartic for many reasons. I have a lot more time on my hands and seem to have plenty of energy as a result.
The best were a couple runs with AM, including one with a local running club today! It was a gorgeous morning, stunning scenery, a good sized group, and yummy (sour) beer at the end.
Let’s see. Been a great week with few complaints. (and that one was tequila’s fault).
Work was fairly busy, but not horrible. Had a few highlights though.
Thursday I went to the Hermitage Museum to enjoy the Art of Burning Man with a friend of mine, and also enjoy some local beer and music. It was a gorgeous night at a really pretty venue.
Friday morning R had her last peanut-flour based updose in her OIT journey to food freedom! She started this in January (right when I got back from India), and while it’s slow going, she’s been doing great. Next updose, she moves to actual food! This whole process will give her freedom from fear of food allergies for the rest of her life, and I am SO proud of her.
Friday night was out at one of my favorite places in the area. It’s possible I had a little “too much fun”, but I think it’s allowed now and then.
I do want to talk a bit about rituals. A few months ago, a good friend sent me a book (I Ching) and got me thinking about rituals in general. I started realizing I have them in my own life, even though I may not realize it. Let’s take my mornings, for example. I’m pretty much a wing it and go with the flow kind of person, but I feel all out of whack when my mornings are disrupted. I get up early, but it’s only so I can be alone with a cup of coffee and some quiet. I don’t like music, conversation, or noise in general. I ease into my day, and then I’m right as rain. Waking up and instantly having to do something throws off my whole rhythm. And while mornings aren’t my favorite, I do get up early just so I can have this ritual of quiet. It’s me, a fluff or two, coffee, and reading the news (mostly) or just listening to the wind in the trees. Texts and news are fine, but I really don’t like talking or music in that part of my life. Didn’t really realize that before recently, but now that I have, I find it pretty sacred.
My morning java rituals!
Made plans to head to DC twice in a few weeks! One with a vacation with the cabbages, and one to see Depeche Mode! I’m beyond excited. Get to see lots of people I love, have fun, and even get some work done. Awesome all around.
Now…if I could just get someone to deal with my yardwork, I’d be all set….