The Weekend Send-Off

December 1st, 2011 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback

Oi Oi! Hello! It’s the last day of my vacation and thus I present to you: Vacation Instagram Assault!

Standing on the 405 freeway in the middle of LA:

“It’s cool guys, no worries. I got it from here!”

Happy Weekend!!!


And now to slip on that attitude of gratitude, that ever-essential weekend send-off, Le Love List!

This week has been so full of so many things to love that I can’t possible rank them or name them all, but here’s a solid attempt:

GREEEEEEEEEN JUUUUUUUUUUICE // my big beautiful family of both blood and bond, I am so lucky to have you and I’m thankful every day! // being emotionally open; showing vulnerability; being supported there // cruising Whole Foods with my amazing incredible spectacular boy child, sharing green juice chatting our way through the aisles. he is growing up so damn fast // today I had a raw lemon mini tart by Hail Merry and it was easily the best store-bought raw dessert I’ve ever eaten // two amazing women named Kate, who each inspire me in different ways // watching almost an entire season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race in one sitting, with vegan pizza delivery and spicy seasonal beer – now THAT’s a mother-effin’ vacation! (so much love to my girl Kate!) // walking around dowtown SB, narrating my youth to Waits “see that? Mommy used to work at that coffeehouse! and see this? this is where Mommy climbed up to do that crazy photo shoot in high school! and over there, in that ally there? that’s where Mommy used to smoke . . . er . . . well never mind about that! Mommy used to have a lot of fun there *ahem* moving on” // the beach the beach the beach, and how every time we go outside now Waits says “beesh! beesh!” // very dear friends-of-the-family who tell me stories about my mother // oatmeal with roasted almond butter and jam // daiya-corn tortilla quesadillas // missing Damian // feeling totally, utterly sun-soaked and ready to face the Portland winter // dreaming up Waits’s Christmas list and feeling excited about Christmas for the first time since I was a kid // getting ready for Hanukkah and getting ready for “veganized matzoh-ball soup”, attempt number 2! // AMAZING emails from Bonzai readers that light me up and touch my heart and gosh, I hope you guys know how much you mean to me // driving the backroads of my home town, with Waits napping in the back, with the radio on, with the sun shining bright, with my mind at peace, and thinking “Yeah, I think I could be happy living here again” (no actual plans of moving, I promise you’d know!) // conceptualizing a redesign, a Bonzai 2.0 // making this for non-vegans (let alone RAW vegans) and getting rave reviews // gaining a few pounds is always a sign of a good vacation, right? HA . . .


Alright guys, now it’s your turn – tell me what you’re loving this week!

My darlings, this happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, please introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!

Much much love my dears, and a wonderful weekend to you!

  • Monika {windycityvegan}

    Ahh, the law school saga continues! So, I thought that the hardest part would be taking the LSAT (and it was no picnic, studying before dawn five mornings a week off and on for almost a year). BUT, it seems that getting my letters of recommendation in a timely manner is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaally holding things up. Grrrr! The people who have offered to write my letters are the two people I want letters from the most, but they’re just so freaking busy! So now I have two options: 1) Press them for an already-late letter which may end up being sub par if they rush to finish it in haste; or 2) get the letters when I get them, but delay my applications by another year and get everything in on Day One of the application cycle in 2012.

    Most schools have a rolling admissions policy, so I’m already walking a thin line by waiting this long. All of *my* stuff has been sent to the centralized agency that coordinates all law school applications, so as soon as they have both letters my entire application file will be sent to all of the schools I’ve chosen. But do I really want to be that late with my applications when I know they’ve already been making decisions and sending out acceptance letters? And then there’s the scholarship money issue . . .

    Lewis and Clark is TOP of my list for out of state schools! In fact, there is only one other school (that I know of) that has an animal law division. And I’d much rather move to Portland than Michigan, if given a choice.

    Way too much information? I guess the short answer is that I may hold off applying to L&C until next fall, because it’s in my best favor. My LSAT score was quite good, but I can’t ignore the fact that I’m a non-traditional student, either. Either way, though, I’m getting excited about going to law school *some* day soon! In the big scheme of things, one more year is not that long to wait.

  • Stacy Short

    Hey there, long-time reader, first-time commenter :). I have a question about juice vs smoothies. Are you worried about missing out on fiber by drinking juices? I would assume smoothies would have all the same vitamins *plus* fiber, and would therefore be preferable?

  • Kathryn B.

    Ok, I know I’m a little late but here it goes….

    My love list centers around my husband.

    1) sending me flowers at work just to say he loves me.

    2) Talking to my parents about keeping the kids one night this week so that we can have a date night.

    3) Telling my parents how much I mean to him.

    LOVE! Nothing in this world more perfect then the love from a spouse. This love grows into so much more when you bringing kids into the world together. And then you are blessed with more love everyday you wake up to your wonderful family. May all of you be blessed with much love this Christmas Season and every day after!

  • JenMR

    Same for me….it just stays open on my kitchen table all the time. THANK YOU for writing such fun and concise book!!

  • Meghan

    I dunno, sometimes I get cranky at the Sayward in my head who tells me I should be eating kale calories, not cookie calories when I open another box of Candy Cane Joe Joes…

  • Sayward Rebhal

    HA! Buuuusted! ;-D

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Thank you so much! This makes me soooo happy!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Great question! It’s basically just a way to maximize veggie intake. Because you strip away the fiber, you can “eat” a lot more vegetables, and therefor get a lot more vitamins and minerals, without your stomach getting too full from all the bulk. Basically, a green smoothie that’s 16 oz may have a banana and some berries and a couple cups of spinach, but a 16 oz green juice could have 2 cucumbers, an entire head of kale, an entire head of parsley, 6 celery stalks, etc. You can get fit a lot more in when you remove the fiber!

    In my diet I get plenty of fiber, so I don’t worry about it. For others, if you feel like you’re not getting enough fiber, then green smoothies may be a better choice. Bottom line, they’re both so good for you!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    This is so sweet. <3

  • Stacy Short