some randomness by stegaliu
July 7, 2008, 8:45 pm
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It’s been long and longer between blog posts but that mainly because we’ve been so busy work, enjoying the outdoors and seeing friends and family.  This is my 3rd week of work at my new job and so far so good.  The hours are a humane 9-5:30 and putting it simply, I am reveling in the “free” time.  Free time really stands for sleep time.  I am getting a very realistic 7-8 hours of sleep every night which hasn’t happened since the winter.  But ok, my sleep schedule doesn’t make for very interesting blogging.

The other fun thing we have been doing is Bicycle Sundays.  Every Sunday from May through September Westchester coutry closes the Bronx River Parkway (an exceptionally beautiful ride that Patrick and I always drive people on to show off our neighborhood) to all motorized vehicles.  People and kids come out and walk, ride, scooter, rollerblade and skateboard on the 2 lane parkway.

It’s about 18 miles round trip and the weather has been perfect so far this summer.  It’s been mild in NY but just remember this is happening.

In other news, I’m on day 14-ish of the Oprah cleanse, as I’ve taken to calling it (-ish because “cleansing” while on a holiday weekend with family is hard!).  It’s been surprisingly easy to cut out caffeine, alcohol, animal products, sugar and gluten.  Easier than I thought, at least.  I did slip up when I had a french fry with Heinz’ ketchup.  They put high fructose corn syrup in it!  Gross.  We buy some froo-froo fancy ketchup for home so I didn’t really think to look at the label until after I took a bite and thought, man, this is sweet!  Oh well.  A little slip up isn’t going to kill me, right?  I don’t really miss meat that much.  Don’t worry, Dad, I’m not a vegetarian.  But I do miss cheese.  Oh, glorious cheese.  How I crave a nice tangy goat cheese right now.  Ok, gotta stop talking about it.

Oh but for anyone interested in doing it or anyone with celiac disease (allergic to gluten), if you need soy sauce, buy wheat-free tamari.  It’s amazing.  It’s better than soy sauce.  I think we are going to switch to it permanantly.  Tamari is traditional Japanese soy sauce and anyone who eats at good Japanese restaurants will recognize the taste difference immeadiately.

Ok, random post over.  Kirstin, over and out.


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