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WIS, WWA | to walk or to blog? Hmm.

I had a appointment this morning, and before it, I had time to do one of two things:

  • walk
  • write a blog post

Wet log covered in moss.

And since it was a lovely sunny morning, I chose to walk.

morning sun on a small creek.


So, that is why this post is going up so late! 

wet log with fungus on it.

I do usually try to write my posts a day ahead of time, but sometimes life gets in the way of that. 

It’s funny; I have been blogging for almost 15 years now, and I still sort of have this idea in my head that one day, I will be very organized and write lots of posts way ahead of time.

But here I am, 14+ years later, mostly blogging by the seat of my pants.

We could call it “just in time” blog post delivery. 😉 

What I Spent

I spent $28 on takeout, and that’s it. I really will grocery shop again once I have a rental! 

What We Ate 

I did pretty much no cooking this week.

I did schoolwork and lots of house-hunting, but no cooking, except for making lunches for myself.

Once we get settled into a rental that all will change. 🙂 I will actually cook again!


My mom made a chickpea/butternut squash curry, which we ate over rice.

chickpea curry.

We had a green salad on the side (and a fruit salad, which you can see in the background of the picture above.)

green salad in a white bowl.


We had a rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes (using the bag of free potatoes that I got at Safeway a little while back) and broccoli, plus some fruit. 


Leftover rotisserie chicken turned into chicken and biscuits. And we had a salad on the side. 

chicken and biscuits


I went to look at a rental while Zoe was at her class, and I got a little $6 kid’s bowl at Mezeh too, since I wasn’t very hungry. 


My mom made some vegetarian burritos, filled with black beans, butternut squash, onions, peppers, cilantro, and cheese. 

vegetarian burrito.


Umm, it was a two-Mezeh night this week! We had a schedule mixup, and I got Zoe to her evening class way too early. So, we took a detour and I got her a Firehouse sub and myself a Mezeh bowl. 


I think my mom is making some wings and rice tonight. Will we have a green salad? LIKELY.

What did you have for dinner this week? 

P.S. In case you have missed recent posts and are wondering, “What’s all this about a rental?”, here’s a post explaining my current situation. 

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Tuesday 10th of May 2022

Seeing the Corelle plates with that design is so comforting. That’s the same pattern I grew up with.

I’m glad to hear that you’re making time for yourself. I also find it oddly reassuring that you make your blog posts last minute. It’s probably why they feel so personal, you share what’s going on without over-planning or orchestrating it. It also give me hope for getting into a more consistent schedule for my posting.

Thanks for keeping it real, even when real is hard.


Tuesday 10th of May 2022

I do often write them right before I publish them. Or maybe the night before. I always aspire to get ahead with blogging, but it never seems to happen. Ha.


Monday 11th of April 2022

Sunday - Homemade cabbage/carrot/tofu/mushroom/green onion wontons & Fried rice Saturday - Ate out (mexican) Friday - Red and green enchiladas, chips/guac Thursday - Pasta Wednesday - Grain bowls (rice, tofu, broccoli, sauces, edamame, carrots, cucumbers, bok choy) Tuesday - Taquitos and canteloupe Monday - In n' Out for them, bok choy salad topped with crispy ramen for me.


Monday 11th of April 2022

1. Tofu w/Biryani spice, rice & cabbage 2. Vegetarian Burgers w/FF & vegetables 3. Chili over chips & broccoli 4. Polenta with Tomato Sauce & Salad 5. Dinner out with the in-laws (lemon pepper fish for me!) 6. Shrimp Corn Chowder and Salad 7. Leftovers on top of sweet potatoes (so, chili & broccoli)


Saturday 9th of April 2022

Sweet potato gnocchi with sautéed mushrooms in garlic cream sauce and side salads.

Chicken vegetable gnocchi soup

Pulled pork from the freezer and roasted potato wedges

Eggplant parmesan and roasted broccoli

Bibimbap bowls

Beer battered fish, potato pancakes, and cole slaw

Pepperoni and roasted red pepper pizza, smoothies with bananas, peaches, spinach, and orange juice


Saturday 9th of April 2022

I am loving to hear about the tasty vegetarian/plant-based recipes your mom is making!! From the Brussels sprout tacos, chickpea/butternut squash curry, & burritos w/ butternut squash in them…yum. Let her know she’s inspired me to try more creative veggie recipes recently!!

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