Hope you’re having a great weekend, I am enjoying it after a tough week. Hubby was on business travel all week and we got rain, lots of rain with freezing temps and crazy winds that wreaked havoc on our fence again. It’s being held up with a bungee cord currently and we need to work with the neighbor to replace another rotted post.
And I’m thankful for it, we still need lots of rain in this area to catch to the normal levels. But two chihuahuas were very unhappy and refused to get outside. They preferred blanket snuggling over freezing winds and hail.
Can’t blame them, but lucky me the weather was terrible a lot when I needed to get them outside before work, before bed, etc. and I’ve been going through a lot of paper towels this week – ugh.
That’s been a challenge with Leela for awhile now that she’s older, even though I frequently get up 1-2 times during the night to let her out to go potty, that’s not enough and she tends to wander the house during the night and get disoriented leaving messes behind. So we’re trying this Parkland Portable Pet Playpen for her to sleep in at night.
I had mixed feelings about doing this, but decided it’s good for her too being large enough for a bed with a blanket, potty pad, and food and water bowls so it has everything she needs in a safe space. It folds up small, and has a removable zip roof and zip door like a little tent. Probably wouldn’t be strong enough for big dogs, but perfect for little 8 lb. Leela.
It has been a stressful week at work being short staffed and running back and forth to take care of the dogs in crazy weather, but could have been worse. There might have been a little stress eating. I grabbed Hail Merry Meyer Lemon cups from the Byte fridge at work for an afternoon snack one day and they were delicious! A little messy since they’re mostly raw ingredients, but just wow on the powerful and bright lemon flavor – it hit the spot for a summery themed treat. And I seriously scored on more Soul Sprout products at Grocery Outlet finding more bars and truffles for hubby’s next business trip and a couple of flavors of Organic Peanut Butter Bytes. Oh my, they are amazing! So much so I’m considering going back to clean out the shelves!
There have been lots of salads too and yesterday I decided to deviate from our usual breakfast smoothies for oatmeal with sauteed cinnamon apples and raisins mixed in for a fun option before the gym.
Lots of veggie stir fries with instant organic red rice, tofu, and whatever fresh veggies I had on hand to keep things simple and fast.
And last night we stepped out to Mikuni for sushi and beer. It’s a very popular local chain of sushi restaurants with fun vegan rolls that go beyond the basic avocado and cucumber rolls. They offered a cute roll called Saving Nemo as a special about a year or so ago and it was so popular among the vegan community that it’s stayed on the menu. It’s a unique tofu roll with teriyaki and salsa topped with greens. The Rabbit roll and Veg-ten rolls are also awesome.
We had a great laugh because there was a group of two couples sitting at the table next to us drinking and chatting and suddenly one women breaks out loudly saying, “Vegans are so weird for not eating meat!” Then going on to question, “What can they eat?” I just laughed looking at the table full of sushi and edamame. They clearly did not realize we were vegan and I decided not to engage since the alcohol had been flowing for awhile and she didn’t notice us humorously mocking her, “Gee, we’re so weird! What can we eat?” :-)
Okay, to the list.
If you’re not familiar with Dr. Greger, this TEDx talk is a great watch.