That’s me. Blogging doofus. I appreciate the understanding that life is just so hectic that I’m struggling with the blog regularly. It’s not that I don’t think about it. But when I do, it usually means I’d have to skip studying (which, sorry, but hell no) or sleeping (oh HELL no). So – I’ll keep trying, but until I finish this whole grad school thing, I may continue to be a doofus.
Happy to say that eats have been more at home and bringing to work from home than dining out. D and I get into a pretty regular (and terrible) habit of eating out too much. This is largely thanks to summer, because D can satisfy his urge to cook outdoors – and ends up doing most of the cooking!
And aside from that, lots of smoothies (current fav is vanilla, mixed berry, and fresh basil!), salads, and simple and quick meals like baked potato tacos (baked potatoes topped with beans and hot sauce), tofu stir fries, and pasta dishes. Also – D and I are making #smoothieselfies a thing. And yes – we actually text each other these. He almost never reads my blog, so he has no idea you now know this
Of course I eat more than smoothies! I made some pistou (similar to pesto, but no cheese or nuts and much heavier on the basil). I used that pistou in a few dishes – my fav was just blending up about 1/2 a cup with a box of silken tofu and some nutritional yeast. Made a creamy basil-flavored alfredo I mixed into veggies and pasta.
I even made homemade tofu green curry for the first time! It came out great! Not as good as my fav Thai places, but definitely better than some I’ve had!
Typical mixture of running, workout DVD’s, the gym, and yoga. To be honest, the RA is has been flaring a bit since China so the running has been less than I’d like, but I’m feeling much better and lacing up more!
I will say – I should start running in my bathing suit (or at least, having that as a base layer. It’s been HOT and on Sunday afternoon – no kidding – I jumped into the pool in my running clothes.
And because I’m on a group that does post-working “prove-it” selfies, here are a couple more. Because I know you always want to see me sweaty.
And my little yoga spot in my bedroom.
Well, when you last left your heroine (okay, I’m not likely anyone’s heroine, but roll with me on this!)…
D and I celebrated our anniversary with a weekend in Williamsburg. We had a blast and it was nice to get away (even though that was the weekend exams opened, which means I did NO studying at all). It was worth it.
I then had 2 weeks to finish all my end of term exams, papers, and other deliverables, so I was literally in the office until 9-10 pm every day and all day all weekend after that. Term wrapped on 7/9 and the new term immediately started. Our school has no breaks – it’s 21 months of full time crazy! But don’t let me fool you – I absolutely love it. Hardest thing I’ve ever done, but everything I’m doing is exciting in some way. And my family is so amazing that they understand why I go MIA for hours every day just to study. Here’s the end of a chapter after a particular crazy chapter. The first two sentences in the summary section made it all worth it though!
R went to camp for a week and had (as usual) a total blast. We took Kuma with us to drop her off and she promptly became the camp puppy. D picked her up (I had class so couldn’t go), and the two of them passed out on the way home. R and the dog. Not D. He was driving.
And I always have to end with gratuitous pics of Bumble, Ginny, and Kuma.