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What A Day!

June 27, 2013

Today has been pretty much non-stop. In no particular order of importance — the high (and low) lights of my day. I cried at about a good half of these bullets. Some of them happy tears.

  • For the first time ever, the dog woke me up at 5am and needed to go out NOW. She was super sick. I have been up since 5am, and have taken her on a billion walks since then, called the vet, etc. She’s fine now — probably just ate something gross. I cooked her chicken and rice. I now fear she will fake tummy aches.
  • I learned that you can’t just “eyeball” rice. Measurements exist for a reason.
  • The SCOTUS overturned parts of DOMA! Marriage equality takes some GIANT leaps forward. Big happy tears here.
  • Visited a medical nutritionist. For a few reasons, but the general gist of the whole thing — I’m going to go Gluten Free. And try to break my sugar addiction, but I think that’s probably tied in to gluten free. I’m optimistic about this, but … I feel like I just became a statistic of some sort. This also probably means I need to really hone those cooking skills and … learn to measure.
  • Learned that the world has one less adorable, beloved dog in it. A good friend of mine had to say goodbye to his best friend, and it’s just heartbreaking. More big tears here, and none of them happy.
  • I got a totally out of the blue email from a beloved former professor of mine, asking questions about an archaeology exhibit I helped put together almost 9 years ago. Just did a double take at the sender and subject line.
  • Got some wonderful advice from another friend of mine — kind of a kick in the butt I need to really double down on my career, and get my name and face out there.
  • Received two pairs of Crocs I purchased. I somehow feel the need to come clean about this.
  • I blogged. Yay!

Just a very long, strange day. Such extreme highs and sad lows.

Please leave a comment with: your favorite easy-to-make healthy meal that doesn’t involve gluten, some support for my love of Crocs, your own high point of the day, proof that you’ve hugged a furry friend and/or offering me the opportunity to write or speak about social media, integrated marketing, digital strategy or community management.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2013 8:43 am

    I support the Crocs decision. They’re great to use when gardening or walking the dog, and they rinse off easily. Have a pair for several years now, and they’re pretty much indestructible. Gluten free recipe? Hmm. The one thing the Mrs. and I have been enjoying lately is roasted broccoli. Cut up a head or two into bite-sized pieces on a baking sheet, incorporate a few sliced cloves of garlic, cover generously with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, toss, then place into a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Dee-lish.

  2. June 27, 2013 4:47 pm

    I have also made some major changes to my eating habits this year (except when I am cheating when out with friends, but that is so rare that I don’t count it against me). I must admit that while I thought I ate pretty decent and healthy, since kicking some things to the curb (dairy and meat) and starting new habits (juicing – I LOVE fresh veggie and fruit smoothies) I feel so much better and have noticed huge differences in my body.

    The biggest problem with changing eating habits is finding new, simple recipes. SIMPLE is key for me because while I love eating at home, I don’t like to spend a ton of time preparing the meals. This is a recipe I found recently and it is my 5-year-old’s new favorite. It really is delicious and you can tailor it to and use whatever healthy veggies you love or have at home, so don’t be overwhelmed. (For us, we use corn, peppers, avocado and salsa to top our beans and brown rice.) Also, it is surprisingly filling. I always fill our plates and we only eat half, saving the rest for lunch the next day.

    Hope you like it!!

  3. July 17, 2013 10:12 pm

    I just recently got two pairs of crocs as well. sandals. their sandals are the only sandals i can wear these days. so you will get no hate from me on that front.

    i’m sorry about your friend’s dog. 😦

    i hope your pup is feeling better!

    i tried eyeballing rice last week and had a bit of a disaster.

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