• dc metro,  eat and drink,  washington dc

    Eat, Work, Run in DC

    DC Trip #4 of 2015 has come and gone. American Airlines seems to have changed their flight schedules, so I wound up at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for my connecting flight. When at O’Hare, it is absolutely necessary to purchase a bag of Garrett Popcorn. This time I got the mixed: half cheese and half caramel. All addictive. I made it to DC on time and headed to work on the sometimes reliable DC Metro. No troubles this visit.    These trips are always so short and tiring that I usually want to just go to my hotel room and hide, but I promised myself that once the weather got nice,…

  • albuquerque,  hiking,  Home,  weekend

    Weekend Update and Random Thoughts – April 27, 2015 Edition

    Happy Monday, friends! I am on my way to Washington, DC this morning and hoping for some nice weather.  We took it pretty easy this weekend but also managed to squeeze in some fun. I had a minor surgical procedure on Thursday afternoon, and I was not sure how I would feel in the days following the surgery. I wound up feeling fine after Thursday night. No pain or bleeding! Hooray! On Friday night, Raisin Bread and I headed out to dinner at Thai Vegan. This is our favorite Thai place in Albuquerque despite the fact that they don’t serve any meat. We have not found a non-vegan Thai restaurant…

  • albuquerque,  eat and drink,  explore,  new mexico,  santa fe,  weekend,  weekend getaways

    Adventures in Santa Fe + the Tinkertown Museum

    While my mom was in town last week, we took a little overnight trip to Santa Fe. All of my previous trips to Santa Fe have been day trips, so it was nice to go at a bit of a slower pace. We left Albuquerque after lunch and made the one hour drive to Santa Fe. Our first stop was the very beautiful but very expensive Nedra Matteucci Galleries.  The gallery is housed in a huge historic adobe with a beautiful sculpture garden in the back. The garden was so peaceful. The galleries and sculpture garden of Nedra Matteucci turned out to be my mom’s favorite part of our trip to…

  • 5k,  albuquerque,  eat and drink,  virtual race,  weekend

    Weekend Adventures – We have a Visitor!

    Happy Monday! This weekend was full of fun adventures, as usual, but it was extra special because my mom is currently visiting from California. She arrived on Thursday night, just in time for us to have dinner. She was also able to meet the doggies and get the grand tour of our house before it was time for us to call it for the night! Incidentally, Gus finally got his AKC STAR Puppy medal in the mail on Thursday. He passed the test at the end of January, but we had a delay in the paperwork so he just got his medal and certificate. Go, Gus!   Do I get…

  • dogs,  easter,  Product Reviews,  weekend

    Weekend Adventures – It’s Spring!! + Impact Diet Whey

    Guess who is still sick? Me! You know how it is when you just don’t feel like yourself and you can’t remember what day of the week it is or when you are making breakfast, you put lemon juice in your oatmeal instead of your hot water. That’s been me! Go away, sickness. This weekend was spent mostly at home. For breakfast both days, I made some toasties for two! I have been obsessed with toast recently. I made avocado toast as well as goat cheese, honey, fresh thyme and pistachio toast. So delicious. Carson went to the groomers. He was already the sweetest dog and super cute. Before But…

  • dogs,  eat and drink,  recent happenings,  washington dc

    Recent Happenings – April 4, 2015 Edition

    Hello, friends! Sorry for the lack of updates. I was in DC most of last week and have been sick all of this week with some kind of sinus infection. Hope you are enjoying the beginning of Passover / looking forward to Easter Sunday / eating lots of chocolate bunnies!Sickie PooI started feeling sick on Tuesday. I had the worst sore throat I can remember having in a long time. I was having difficulty swallowing and would wake up with lots of awesome mucus, severe congestion and a major headache. Whenever I get one of these things, I try to wait it out because all of the times I have tried…