High workout: A 22 mile bike ride with my brother Kevin and my dad on Friday. As you all know, my dad is a bike fanatic and my brother has officially been sworn into the cult after moving to San Francisco. We spent a lot of the ride catching up and it was fun.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday week(end). Mine was filled with food, family, crazy dogs and lots of driving.
We drove to and from Rochester, and also a side trip to Ithaca so my brother-in-law Tim could visit Cornell (he applied there early, send him good luck vibes!).
In the [...]
Last night marked the beginning of Passover, meaning I can’t eat anything leavened for the week (so no pasta, bread, anything with flour, etc). After not having dairy for a few weeks, being a mostly-vegetarian, and now this, my diet has felt really restrictive as of late.
We had a sedar with my family, Neil’s [...]
I’m back from the Bahamas! I never officially announced my departure on the blog, just in case someone was planning on robbing the house.
Day 1 of our vacation was Thursday morning. A 4:45 wake-up and two flights later, we arrived in Freeport, Bahamas.
When planning the trip, we decided to go for [...]
This is the first week I’ve started to feel the challenge of the holidays: meaning maintaining a healthy diet through several weeks of festivities. The main events in the last week have included: my office holiday party, a weekend visiting my friend, a latke dinner (latkes have to be one of the most delicious yet [...]
This week has been much better for me so far. I’ve been reminding myself that if I can’t change a situation that makes me unhappy, then there is no point thinking about it all the time. For now I’m trying to focus on the positive and make moves to change the situation.
Also, my day [...]
Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. I’m not a religious person, but I love the traditions: latkes, lighting the candles and of course gift-giving.
Confession: I had sushi for dinner tonight. But I plan on making challah on Sunday. I’m not celebrating with my family until next week, but it [...]
There have been a lot of lists out there with recommendations for gift ideas for anyone who is active or tries to live a healthier lifestyle. These lists, and the fact that the holidays are literally right around the corner for me because Hanukkah starts this weekend, have got me putting together my own list. [...]
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for……
My little family. Neil who supports me and makes me laugh all the time. The pup who cheers me up whenever I am feeling down.
Having family nearby, including my parents, Neil’s parents and all of our siblings and their fiancées.
Having a stable job with co-workers I love.