Hello hello everyone, and happiest weekend to all of you! I am exhausted, happy and exhausted, at the end of another busy week. I’m looking forward to Saturday, my “me” day, when Damian has Waits and Jeremy is at work all day, and I get to just hole up in my house and get all introvert-y. And yes, I work all day, but I get to do it completely alone for the WHOLE day, and it is bliss.
Simple pleasures, right?
So, I need feedback! I’m so excited that Waits and I will be attending the Raw Living Expo this Sunday. With double press passes, even, because he is my media right-hand-man, that one. Anyone else planning to go to this??
The Raw Living Expo is the world’s premier raw food lifestyle celebration, featuring renowned speakers from across the globe, cooking demos and workshops, and of course, lots of food! I’ll be there with wee Waits Rebhal, Instagramming all our favorite finds, but I also plan to write a full recap next week. So, my question to you is – what do you want to see??? With Waits along for the ride, I’m not sure I’ll be able to catch any talks – but I sure can try. Or, would you rather I focus of fun food and lifestyle products? New books and cookbooks? Orrr . . . ?
And now, it’s been a few months since we did one of these silly little videos, but our Vegan Cuts Snack Box came in the mail last week, so I whipped out the camera and filmed a little unboxing video. Waits and I always have so much fun doing these, so I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
If you’re interested in trying out Vegan Cuts, and getting a snack or beauty box delivered to your door each month, you can use those links and I’ll get a little kickback. It’s a great way to support my work on this site, and get something seriously awesome for yourself at the same time!
And now, one of my very favorite ways to end the week, with a great big pile of gratitude-y goodness. Ladies and gentleman, it’s time for Le Love List!
This evening (as I write this – Thursday night) I did a 3-hour-long Matlab for my ecological modeling class. It’s always a gnarly experience, but this week for the first time I felt like I was keeping pace with the rest of the class, and I even moved ahead at times. My transition back into school has been rough and rocky, let me tell you. But it’s wonderful to watch my science brain reawakening after all these years. And I’m finally feeling back in the swing of things! // Oh also, 3 hours at MatLab without a single break should always be followed up with gluten free vegan pizza and beer, amiright? // Getting totally random emails from women named Sayward WHO ARE ALSO VEGAN, seriously what are the chances?? There’s only a handful of us Saywards out there, and I always love running into them. Such a small club that me and my name-kin are running, haha. // Exciting lunch meetings with the director of Earth Day (remember last year?), planning and collaborating for a more inclusive, more animal-friendly event this year. I can’t believe where that one little blog post led. Never underestimate the power of your own words!
Having the songs from The Book Of Mormon stuck in my head all week. Better yet, hearing Jeremy humming and singing them too! This was his first musical ever, and he loved it! I am so excited, as a tried-and-true musical theatre geek, to begin to share this with him. // In the past I’ve celebrated birth-weekends, birth-weeks, and even, for my thirtieth when I was pretty depressed, we did an entire birth-month of celebrating. But this year it was a birthDAY, only a day, and it was the best damn birth-celebration I’ve had in as long as I can remember. And the next day we woke up in a hotel in Hollywood, grabbed a couple of green juices (well, Jeremy grabbed them and surprised me with them – best hotel breakfast ever!), and we got right in the car and drove straight back to SB, straight back to school, straight back into business as usual, do not pass go and don’t you dare relax. And, I’m totally okay with that. // Today I got home from class, and my kitchen was clean, my dishes were done, and the floor was shining bright – a distinctly different state than I had left the place a few hours prior. Jeremy strikes again. This man . . . Jeremy has always taken care of me, but since I started school he has been so incredibly supportive, so thoughtful, so helpful. It leaves me speechless. I just don’t know what I did to get so lucky, but I guess I did something right. ♥ //
// Earlier this week I celebrated my birthday with my godparents. They made coconut cream, whipped with maple syrup, over mixed fresh berries. And they plopped a single candle on top and sang me happy birthday. And after I blew out the candle, Waits asked me what I wished for. And I actually got a little choked up as I said it out loud.
“For the first time in my entire life, I wished that absolutely nothing would change.”
I am so happy. Can I just press pause? Because I am so, so happy here . . .
Alright my dears, now it’s your turns! I would love to hear what’s turning your crank this week! What are you loving? What’s got you wild, inspired and swooning? Lay it on me!
And please – have a fantastic weekend!