February 2013

One For You, One For Me

I am having a very good Tuesday.  Henry and I ventured to Uptown Charlotte to go back to Discovery Place.  We went in through the back door entrance, and I was surprised to see a whole other play area that I’ve missed every other time we’ve come!  Wahoo.  It was perfect for babies and toddlers, [...]


Miles & Mutts

A Guest Post from Abbi   Running.  It’s one foot in front of another.  The act of running doesn’t seem that special.  However, running can be a powerful tool to help mind, body and give back to others in need, all at the same time. Throughout the course of training for my first marathon, I [...]


On My Mind

You should see my desk.  It looks like 2012 Income Taxes partied all night long and then vomited across my keyboard.  I hate tax season.  I hate it with every bone in my body. Adding to my desk mess is the fact that I finally picked up a freelance writing job.  I used to do [...]


Something Different

Something Different on TV:  Yay! The Walking Dead is back.  Any other Walking Dead fans out there?  Our household is positively obsessed, and we were so excited that it was back on last night.  However, I found the episode to be a little anti-climatic for a mid-season premiere.  Still great, though. Zoooooombies.   Something Different [...]


Citrus Rosemary Tempeh

Time for something tasty. Tempeh truly is one of my favorite proteins.  It’s got a nutty taste and has much more texture than tofu.  But I think people find it hard to cook (and make taste good).  Never fear – it’s really not that hard to cook. Especially when you have a lovely marinade! This [...]


What I’m Reading Now

My grand plans for the day – go on a run (getting back on track, slowly but surely), shop for a new rug for the hallway (fun times), and head out on a girly date with Nicole.  Counting down the hours until adult time.   In the meantime, I thought I’d ask for a book [...]



Happy Birthday to DadHTP, a great dad and grandpa! The birthday lunch was held at the very best Thai restaurant in all of the Queen City – Thai Taste on East Boulevard.  When I was a kid, we ate at Siam Palace in Miami almost every week and especially for all special occasions, like birthdays.   [...]


When Do You Need New Running Shoes?

Running shoes are everything.  They don’t have to be super expensive or fancy, but they’ve got to fit you correctly (How to Buy the Perfect Running Shoes).  The right shoe prevents extra soreness and wards off injury.  But even the perfect shoe has an expiration date.  Over time, the cushioning and tread is broken down, [...]


Don’t Be Lazy

Slowly chipping way at the 29 Before 29 list!  #7 on my list is to work on Henry’s baby book.  This, of course, involves actually buying a baby book.  I decided to kill two To Do’s with one trip and run to the store.   Pump up those tires! I ran 2.5 miles to the [...]


Beautiful Love

Home, sweet home. Well, the last 48 hours sure have been a whirlwind.  As I mentioned yesterday, I made a calendar error and ended up driving all the way to Anderson, South Carolina on Tuesday… only to realize my Operation Beautiful event was on Wednesday.  So yesterday, I drove back.   At least I had a [...]


Out and Back

Well, well, well. I made an epic scheduling error yesterday.  I thought I was doing a presentation at Anderson University in South Carolina.  After driving 2.5 hours, I realized that the event is actually tonight.  Whoops.   Luckily, DadHTP had come with me so I wasn’t all alone on the long (and frustrating) drive back.  [...]



My mom is slowly unloading all the ‘memory boxes’ that I stored at her house over high school and college.  I can’t find the time to go through them all so I’ve been stuffing the boxes in a closet and trying to put it out of my mind.  You know how chores like this go [...]



You turn your back for long enough to fry some apples… I think it’s time for more effective baby proofing.  The spatula is no longer a formidable match. Speaking of those apples…   Yum.  Hello, gorgeous. On the stovetop:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup soymilk Chia seeds Dash of cinnamon and [...]


Yes, You Can Do A Triathlon

Somehow, I have roped my brother-in-law Nick into doing a triathlon.  I’m pretty excited because Nick lives with us, and that means that we can hold each other accountable on a day-to-day basis.  Our schedules might not always match up for workouts (he works full-time; I spend all day chasing after Henry) so our intention [...]