Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Less is more

I just set up mobile blogging and it seemed like a waste of time so I deleted the account before the first blog was posted. Anyway, my sinuses are killing me and I'm cranky from work. On the up side, Dawn made a kick ass pumpkin coconut soup and pumpkin coconut bread. I added almost half a bottle of hot sauce hoping that my head would clear, but no luck. Now on to mint tea. If dinner wasn't sitting like lead(we had a veggie burger on homemade crumpets after the soup) I'd do some QiGong or yoga. Free, Lee and Avery came by for a visit last week for the first time. It was really nice to see them after all these years. Hopefully it won't be the last time. Now if Mucus would just get up here we could get some music written. Sigh, whatever.

Friday, September 17, 2010

settling in

Today was a good day. The past few weeks I've been putting in crazy hours at work. The shortest day was, like, 10 hours. In the middle of that I did an AIDS awareness benefit ride with the company team on a day off. 100 miles around a lake. The weather couldn't have been more perfect and I met great people and had good conversation while riding for a good cause. So, today. I took a half day and Dawn and I went to get things for the house. We stopped in Sears just to check and got a great deal on our first roto-tiller. $300 for a brand new rear tine tiller because it was the last of last year's models!!! Now to learn how to use it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Charred beets

Yep, tried to grill some beets over a large wood fire and burned them. Whatever. Dawn sliced up and breaded some fresh jalapenos to deep fry on the grill that were then followed by fried yellow squash. Fat fest was then rounded out by a tofu/eggplant coconut stew. For some reason cooking this over fire makes it so much better. Maybe all the smoke? Maybe. The new Profane Existence is back in print and should be in my filthy hands any day now. I think it's been almost two years! Pretty soon there's going to be plenty of time to read now that the weather is cooling down and the days are getting shorter. Unfortunately work has gotten in the way of a lot of out door time, but at least I got that 100 mile ride in. I feel better afterward this year than the past two years for some reason. Now, I just have to stay in shape over the Winter. Ah, Winter. We thought we'd have the other house close to being built by now, but it's being put off for a few years. There's a possibility that we may end up owning this one. Either way, we'll own a house....hopefully. Then, a wood stove.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Total Monday

Had a great weekend. Going to Farm Sanctuary and seeing Fiona was awesome. The giftshop was out of Sweet and Sara stuff, but we bought some other things to further support them. Today was a rough Monday, but my Ani Phyo inspired raw nut pate over a salad of rainbow chard with blueberries and raspberries, carrots and orange miso dressing made it easier.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

still warm

I just can't seem to get enough yellow squash:brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt and freshed cracked pepper and grilled. Oh, grilled corn as well. Both are coming in abundance from the inlaws' garden. Did I mention that Dawn talked me into buying a half gas half wood grill? It's been pretty sweet. Tonight we are eating perogies that Dawn made with potatoes and onions from our garden. We bought some organic apple sauce and Tofurkey Keilbasa to go with it. We're not much for the fake meats, but I just felt like it. I did a 45 mile bike ride this morning to train for the AIDS Ride next month. For the first time, I rode down the mountain. It was fun, but had to walk part way up 3 hours later. Surprisingly, it only took me 1 hour and 17 minutes to get to work on a bike, but it was rough! Thankfully I have a road bike. I do miss living in an area where I can ride the fixie every where. sigh

Thursday, July 22, 2010

like a shark

Lately I've had the feeling that there's just enough time in the day...or week...or month. July has been super hectic with work, weddings and life. I had a really nice training schedule worked out that was preparing me for the 100 mile ride that's coming up in September, but I haven't gone for a good long ride in two or three weeks now. Things are balancing out, though. When I can't ride, I try to fit in some qigong or yoga. If I'm at work I can focus on breathing and take time to stretch. No for a quick lunch break/ride.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Went to the dentist this morning for some more poking and scraping. Ugh. What is it about getting work done that makes me avoid eating? I'm sitting next to a beautiful bowl of tofu and veggie coconut soup and I can't bring myself to touch it! Is going to the dentist the new weight loss fad? My if I go a few more times before September, I'll drop 10 pounds before the 100 mile ride.