Posted in November 2009

Chatty Cathy

This cheery little penguin helped me get back into the swing of things today. I’ve mentioned this before (probably a million times), but my classroom is the temperature of a meat locker, so I drink hot water all day long. I’m not a huge fan of tea, but I love holding something warm in my … Continue reading

Brown Bag Goodies

I woke up feeling refreshed this morning, and after day 26 of the shred, sat down to a very simple breakfast. That is one egg with hummus, one cup of coffee and one piece of toast with… The one and only, Trader Joe’s sunflower seed butter. There was a TJ’s in Santa Fe. I got … Continue reading

Jiggity Jig

Home again, home again… I am so beyond thankful for my amazing family, and our safe, relaxing Thanksgiving. For me, there is nothing more rejuvenating than being together with the people you care about most. Here we (Meeker and I) are in Santa Fe, NM. We spent the day after Thanksgiving walking, talking and window … Continue reading

Yes, I want Thanksgiving.

Surprise! I didn’t think there would be wireless internet where we are staying – but there is! In fact, this place is pretty sweet. Especially the kitchen. More on that later. “This place” that I am referring to is in a little town called Glorieta, New Mexico. It belongs to the church that my uncle … Continue reading


Today flew by. It was 7 o’clock and I was at the grocery store picking up rolls, and then BAM it was 3:30 and the kids were walking out the door. It was a total blur, but we did a lot today. I didn’t get a potty break until about 3 o’clock, but it was … Continue reading

Eggy Day

Brrrrr! It’s freezing here in Colorado! I woke up, and warmed myself up with some good ol’ Jillian Michaels. After the butt kicking, I wanted something warm, with staying power. An egg white baked omelet. In this particular creation: 3 egg whites, 1 handful of frozen (thawed) spinach, 1 shredded carrot. It was yummy, and … Continue reading

Hodge Podge

Can you believe another weekend has come and gone?! It went quickly, and I didn’t take pictures of all my meals, but here are some highlights… Saturday morning – savory oats. One egg, ½ sweet potato and ½ avocado – dotted with siracha. I told Meeker this was my tribute to his Irish heritage. The … Continue reading

Another day

…being a vegan! Well, sort of. It was all fairly unintentional; I started off with a favorite breakfast. Fruit cereal…this girl knows what I’m talking about. Today’s mix was one kiwi, pomegranate arils, one crispy gala and plenty of almond milk. I followed my fruit cereal with coffee (out of my favorite Holly Golightly mug) … Continue reading

Vegan for a Day

A cheery way to start the morning, no? Especially when the mug is filled with coffee and combined with… 1/3 cup steel cut oats 1 cup water ½ banana, added during the last 5 minutes of cooking 1 spoonful crunchy peanut butter 1 spoonful pumpkin butter I also added a handful of crack Caramel Pirate’s … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Surprise!

I had two fantastic surprises today – and I will most definitely talk about them later because they both have to do with food. Really, what else would I be excited about? Unfortunately, the bitter taste is still lingering. Blech, it’s disgusting. The good news is that it only happens while I’m eating and then … Continue reading