My Existential Question of the Week….Bangs…or No Bangs?


It’s ridiculous, but I literally only have one meal shot between yesterday and today. I had a really big salad yesterday, but forgot to take a picture because I was in meetings while making and eating it, and then running out the door to get to corporate to see my boss.

Today though, I DO have a picture! I made a tofu based creamy Dijon sauce over shirataki noodles and green beans. The sauce is from here – though I have ALL of her books and have been making this particular recipe for years. I love it.

Well, this is food related – got a shipment from Thrive Market. I’ve been using them quite a bit for my healthy “hippy” food since quarantine. Today’s shipment included my “noodles”, coconut oil, dark chocolate, flax crackers, and dental floss!


My goal is to workout 6x per week. So yesterday – I took a rest day. Not because I wanted to, per se, but I had a wicked deadline for my doctorate and had no time.

Today, though, back on the rower! My burn was higher than it has been, so I’m happy about that. It’s about the equivalent of a 3 mile easy jog. To be fair, it was my 6th rowing workout, and I imagine there will be a progression as I get better in form and fitness. That said – wonderful class and I was quite happy. I wasn’t as spent as I would be on a hard run or HIIT workout – but still pleased and sweaty.

The HR on here is an estimate based on my age/height/weight. It’s an overestimate based on my actual HR monitor
This includes a 3 min warm up and 3 min cool down not accounted for in the previous image.
Proof I worked out a ton last month!


Again, can’t complain. Yesterday was busy, but the highlight was actually meeting with my boss – in person (at a safe distance while we wore masks). It was a really good meeting – though they always are with him.

Chatting a bunch with my sister. We were talking about our hair and how quarantine and lack of haircuts is affecting us. I have long hair, but bangs that require maintenance. And NOT something I will trim myself (rule 1 – NEVER CUT YOUR OWN CURLY LOCKS). C (yes, our names start with the same letter) has a bob haircut that goes above her shoulders. It has gotten longer – more than it has in many years. My bangs are a joke and I’m pinning them back. We sent each other selfies. I’m not posting hers because I didn’t ask permission, but here’s mine..

Bangs….or no bangs….? This is my existential question of the week….

The rest of Thursday was spent on my doctoral writing. I had a ton to do, so that’s what I did!

Today was busy, but good. I slept really poorly last night, which was the only bad part. Work was good, and then I got my row on around 415 or so. I got Italian takeout for dinner for the kids, and then spent the rest of the evening either reading or on zoom with some girlfriends for a happy hour! I will say – I think I see many of my girls more during quarantine via Zoom parties than I do in real life! Anyone else seeing that??

One of the best parts though was picking up my favorite coffee – called The Guardian – from my local veteran owned coffee shop, Pale Horse. Espresso, oat milk, and sugar free vanilla and caramel syrups. Nectar of the Gods…

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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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