Monday, September 20, 2021
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Tomorrow I turn 49 and a friend of mine who is close to my age said she was starting her next chapter at 50. I am definitely in a transitional place. It is hopefully the start of new wonderful beginnings. Right now it is a mix of beautiful and excruciating.
I don't recommend anyone going through a tough divorce, especially during a pandemic. It is the worst and best thing for me right now. Luckily, I have some of the most supportive friends one could ever ask for and someone who has taught me more about love than I would have thought possible.
Tonight's theme song.
The recent election and the people in my life give me hope. Hugs to all of you struggling out there and going through so much with a pandemic on top of it all.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
I read about Chicago's Kitchen 17 shipping their awesome pizzas and I knew I had to place an order for Dema's 16th birthday! I ordered a sample of each type of pizza because I couldn't decide. Delivery was easy to track and packed really well. I was very impressed. We didn't get the pizzas in time for Dema's actual birthday, but we been enjoyed them for a week or two after his birthday so we extended our celebration. We can't decide which is our favorite so I will order another sample pack again. I really appreciate restaurants figuring out new ways to serve people in these pandemic times. I try to support as many local businesses and vegan businesses as I can.
We all ate dinner at Rob's house to celebrate Dema's birthday after Rob got back from North Carolina. Rob made homemade vegan lasagna and our friends, Adam and Amanda, dropped off some homemade bread for me earlier that day so I brought it over to share.
this beautiful day and this awesome person came into my life! I love him so much. I've been watching old performances and tearing up.
Here is a favorite from when Dema was 12.
Here is Dema's recital piece for his wonderful voice teacher, James Hevel, a couple months ago.
Friday, April 3, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
|Brown rice, chickpeas, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions, turmeric, black pepper, kimchi sauerkraut|
|Baked tofu with Vegenaise, spinach, turmeric and black pepper, and Sea Stag Turmeric and Seaweed Sauerkraut on sourdough bread. Romain lettuce with walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cherry tomatoes, homemade tahini dressing and ground pepper. Organic blueberries and organic Thoory dates.|
I know guilt is not a productive feeling, but I can't help but indulge in it several times a day. It usually hits me when I am doing dishes (we don't have a dishwasher so this is a frequent activity), showering (especially in the shower), or even drinking a glass of water.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
I grew up listening over and over to Porgy and Bess record on our family's record player. I wish I knew what happened to it because Parker has a record player and I would love to hear it in vinyl again. It is so beautiful.
I've been skipping breakfast and eating very little for dinner so my main meal is lunch. This is all from stuff we had around since before the shelter in place order, except the sourdough bread. We are all avoiding going out for anything non-essential, but I did a quick physically distant food co-op shopping trip yesterday to buy bread and tofu, etc. We had a little leftover Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup, romaine lettuce and baby tomatoes from our neighbors, pumpkin seeds and walnuts from when we could buy in bulk, and some jarred jalapenos for the salad. The sandwich is baked tofu from the last of our tofu (before I when shopping), spinach, Vegenaise with added turmeric and black pepper, Spicy Sauerkraut on sourdough. I really miss the fresh bread from our local bakery, Pekara.
How are you eating these days? I'm trying to stay as healthy as possible, drinking a lot of tea, and going for a long walk every day.