Sunday, February 15, 2009

Back and Ready for Action!

So you can see that I haven't been posting lately. There have been some major transitions going on in my life, and I'm happy to say that I'm relatively settled for now.

I know it's a little late to talk about New Year's Resolutions, but this year I had decided that I would like to live more mindfully. I want to appreciate life and all of the little things that make it worth living. I think that I am mentally in the place to do that. Physically...I am definitely in the place to do that. Entering into spring here in beautiful Southern California...there is so much to enjoy.

After living here for a year, I was finally able to make it back to Texas to pick up all of my things that were in storage. It was no small feat, but I was able to pull off a successful vegan road trip. To do this, I stocked up on the following and put it in my suitcase on the flight out:

-Vegan Organic Food Bars: They're actually quite tasty, and don't have alot of refined sugar or artificial ingredients the way many meal replacement bars do.
-Primal Strips: Really good "beef" jerky type snacks. Good protein source with great flavors to choose from.
-I made some trail mix that consisted of toasted cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and then some vegan chocolate chips thrown in once the nuts cooled.

Everything else I purchased from this amazing co-op in Austin, Texas. In addition to getting a fabulous dinner from their deli (their popcorn tofu is so good), I bought some fresh food to keep in my collapsible cooler:
-Baby carrots
-Southwestern style hummus (has jalepenos in it!)
-Apples
-Individually portioned soy milk

At the co-op, I also picked up some less-perishable goods:
-Brown rice cakes
-Peanut butter
-Pita chips

So with all of this food, I was set to make my trip from Austin, Texas to Laguna Beach, California. The nearly 1400 mile journey took about 2 days, and it was one of the smoothest road trips ever.

Things retrieved that are worth mentioning:
-My piano!
-Boxes and boxes of books...I really missed my books
-Desktop computer
-Photographs
-Remaining kitchen supplies and dishes

So, I've got my desktop set up again, a great new digital camera, my health, my stuff, and countless vegan recipes to try. I'm kind of disappointed that I haven't been able to upload pictures of all of the fantastic vegan food I've been making/eating since I had stopped blogging, but I know that the really awesome stuff will be made again. With all of that said, I shall commence with the postings!!!

1 comment:

speedvegan said...

awesome ! welcome back !