Moving On

Well, it’s Tuesday morning.  The Patriots’ season is over and it’s time to move on.  Go ‘Hawks, I guess.

I know, I know, it’s just football and it’s entertainment and not a real life problem.


“I just want to tell you that some people have war in their countries.” 

But yesterday I spent my day off from work basically in mourning.  Normally I would be so excited to have an entire day available to spend in the kitchen making yummy stuff.  Instead, I made exactly one thing and I did so only in the interest of stuffing my face with sweets.

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Rice Krispie treats!  I got this ultra-simple and delightful recipe from Becky of Glue and Glitter.  The coconut oil totally elevates it.  Try this; you won’t regret it.

With that, here is the complete, unabridged list of what I accomplished yesterday:

1) Made coffee.
2) Turned the knob of the dishwasher to “on” (probably the most useful thing I did actually)
3) Melted some stuff in a pan and called it “cooking” (seriously though it’s a fab recipe and I recommend it) 🙂
4) Ate a whole bag of baked Tostitos scoops.  Also almost an entire jar of salsa, plus my lazy bastardized version of guacamole where I take an avocado and mash it with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
5) Watched five movies.  Actually almost six, but one of the free movies On Demand that I started was too scary and also stupid to continue.

And no, I never got dressed.

But like I said, today I am moving on!  Step one:Rice Krispie treats 006This one was a real winner: 1 cup water, 1 frozen banana, 5 frozen strawberries, 1 tbsp. hemp seeds, and 2 collard leaves, plus 1 cube of coconut water that I had frozen in an ice tray.  I cribbed that brilliant idea from Kathy of Happy Healthy Life.

Step two: tonight I actually will make dinner for myself and my dear, sweet, loving, patient husband.  I’ve got this Black Eyed Pea Curry with Collards and Potatoes from the PPK on my mind.

See you next season ❤Rice Krispie treats 001Yes, I do have a calendar of “Football All-Stars” that you color yourself.  This was a Christmas gift from my sister, whose ingenuity in gift-giving knows no limits.

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10 thoughts on “Moving On

    • Right! Obviously I try to keep it in perspective, but it still feels crappy. Also if it makes you feel any better, I’m totally pulling for the Redskins to have a better season next year! I have a soft spot for RGIII 🙂

  1. I probably shouldn’t even leave a comment being I’m living in Seattle, but for some reason your post reminded me of the lyrics of an old Tom Paxton song. The song was about the frustration of trying to solve the Rubrik’s cube puzzle, but the refrain can be applied to many situations. “It’s only a game, only a game, I’m muttering under my breath. Only a game, only a game, like dying is only death.”

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  4. I just found your blog and I’ve loved everything I’ve read so far! We have a lot in common 🙂 EXCEPT for the fact that I am the biggest Jets fan you’ll ever meet- I’ll have to give you a pass on the whole Patriots thing. But I feel you when the season is over, I cry whenever the Jets’ season ends (yes, I’m 28 and I still tear up because I love both them and football that much). Needless to say, I find myself eating more and more vegan as time goes on, even though I’m not a vegan nor a vegetarian. My diet is changing on its own through time and my preferences change. I write about living an organic lifestyle on a budget- feel free to check it out 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

    • Hey! Thanks so much for visiting and for your comment, which made me smile. Gotta respect anyone who is a passionate fan, no matter what team they root for 🙂 I’m also happy to have found your blog…that’s definitely a topic I think about a lot and I’m excited to read more of your posts!

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