A Little TV/Movie Therapy Is a Good Thing


It’s been a pretty typical week on the eats front. Smoothies, curries, tofu, salads. My mainstays for the most part.

Tom Kha – my very fav Thai soup

Did have a night planning to grill, but the gas was out on my grill, and as I disconnected it to run up to swap it out at the hardware store, it started to rain. So – no grilling! But tofu, potatoes, and veggies cooked in the house were just as yummy!

The leftover tofu was awesome on a sammich with vegan mayo and topped with spicy brown mustard and slaw

One night was red beans and rice. Always a fav. Actually found Tofurkey Andouille sausage for it too!

I spent the weekend with my guy and his son. We had some out to eats…

Shaved Brussel sprout and arugula salad with spicy cashews and a maple vinaigrette.

Under the ten tons of sprouts is a mound of hummus and a few veggies stuffed in a pita.

…and dinner in last night. Kale and cabbage salad with tahini dressing (YUM), a blended veggie soup from the market (ICK), and Gardein Mandarin Chicken (way YUM).


Managed to get a couple of runs in and a little kickboxing. It was a chaotic week and I’m happy to get even those in. Was intending on a hike this weekend, but so many other things came up that it just never happened.


I’m not kidding when I say it’s been a chaotic week.

My ex-husband arrived on Sunday to spend two days in town visiting with the kids. For the most part it was okay. Tuesday morning he left with the young one to spend a couple weeks in CA where he now lives. Won’t lie – that was hard to let her go and I miss the hell out of her. We talk and text all the time, but I’m ready for her to come home.

The rest of the week was work, school work (outside whenever possible!), networking meetings with various regional leaders, getting admonished by my dermatologist (I don’t burn, don’t use sunscreen, and apparently “have enough freckles to last me a lifetime”….he’s not well pleased with me), and some much needed time with my guy.

Excited to be assigned this as one of the authors was my marketing professor in grad school!

This weekend was a lot of fun. We indoctrinated a new member of the cribbage club! My guys son – he played really well. I still won, but that was by no means a sure thing as I was in last for most of the game.

We watched a couple movies (Dogma and Good Will Hunting plus one or two earlier in the week and a couple fun shows – I haven’t watched this much TV/Movies in years!), went grocery shopping, went to the pub to cheer on Chelsea as they took on Newcastle, and hung out on the back porch and studied while my guy did laundry and his son studied too. It really was a pretty perfect weekend.

I came home, wrapped up my last big paper of the week, did wash and dishes, and hung out with the pups.

Oh, I finished the Year of Less that I mentioned in the last post. Also created a spreadsheet to track my progress with it. More to come next week when it officially kicks off!

Until next time, silly pics…

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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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