First – happy Saturday! Ah, long, deep breath for a couple of days free from work! Things have not settled down much at work yet and it looks like they won’t for awhile since our department is in a bit of a transition and our team down a couple of members. The last few weeks have been an exercise in stress management and, as a co-worker says, reminding myself that no one is dying and it’s not the end of the world when things get really crazy. That’s an important lesson for me because I tend to stress out more when work piles up and we’re slow to meet the demands of our users. Still I’ve been keeping things simple in the eats department after a mind-frying day like this easy tempeh dinner salad on Thursday seasoned with lemon juice and a smokey seasoning blend.
Friday was easy eat out day for hubby and I. We met at Panera for lunch where I got this Mediterranean veggie sandwich that was veganized by holding the cheese.
It was good, light, but still filling with the hearty bread slices. But think I’ll head back to Baagan for a panini next time.
For dinner we headed to our favorite local Thai place where I got a spicy Thai tofu rice noodle soup.
Always filling and awesome!
This morning I woke up early and hit the home gym for a workout before leaving the house and Miko patiently waited with his toy and sweet wagging tail for me to finish my floor ab exercises.
I had to be in Sacramento early to display my electric car with Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association at Sacramento Earth Day and hang out with Sacramento Vegan and Vegetarian Societies who were also there with booths – whew! The weather was perfect to spend the day in the park and we had an impressive turnout of EV owners doing a show and tell of their cars.
Notice that sexy red Tesla Model S in the background! And I had a great time chatting with its’ owner who’s a retired psychiatrist and marathoner that travels the world.
We had a lot of people stopping by and chatting with owners/leasers about their experiences with the cars and I think it’s a great way for people to become more curious about electric vehicles and getting a better idea of how they could make them work in their life.
There were also a few plug in hybrids on display, a better option for single car families at this point.
And SMUD brought in a huge solar generator trailer for us to charge off of as part of the display which impressed a lot of people.
Lots of guys crowded around a racing Tesla Roadster which was pretty sweet.
And I got to get up close and personal with a Fiat 500e which just looks like loads of fun to drive.
I took a few breaks to explore other areas of the festival and whew, what a big event! I could have easily adopted another rescued dog from Front Street Shelter.
And chatted with veg curious visitors at the Sacramento Vegetarian Society booths.
Learn about worms!
Get free samples of Skipper’s favorite V-Dog.
There were tons of booths for taking a stand.
And this cute little chihuahua in a pink dress.
Kids playing with a huge blow up earth.
And couples doing extreme yoga?
When it came time for lunch, I had a tough time deciding – the vegan desserts from The Plum bakery looked amazing!
But I went with The Green Boheme booth for a raw vegan treat.
A fabulous raw nachos plate with dehydrated corn and flax chips.
Which I inhaled because I didn’t realize how hungry I was after chatting with people for a few hours!
What a great day and nice change from the grind! I really like being active in the SacEV and local vegan groups for the new people I get to meet. Problem is I get so many event invitations from them lately that I don’t have enough time for and it’s hard to narrow them down! Not a real problem, I know. But there are about 4 events I want to do next weekend that I need to clone myself for!