Ship’s Log–November 8th


Day two of the New Jersey Teacher’s Convention School Holiday. I took the day off work to take Thing 1 for her blood work (she’s being tested for celiacs) shopping for a party dress. One of her friends is throwing a huge party at the end of the month, and the girls are dressing up like it’s prom or something. Finding a 13 year old an age-appropriate cocktail dress was certainly a challenge, but we finally found the perfect one for her.

In the evening, I watched the kids’ sparring practice. Both Things are competing in a sparring tournament, their first, later this month. Friday evenings the dojo holds a special class to prepare the kids, and it is pretty intense to watch. Thing 1 is almost scary aggressive in there, but then she usually practices with the adults so throwing her in against someone from the children’s class is almost unfair…though it does toughen them up quickly. Thing 2 is also no joke. He’s small, but he’s fast and accurate. I have high expectations that both kids will do well in the upcoming tournament.

Today’s Fitness:

3+ mile run at a moderate pace


  • Smoothie: banana, frozen blueberries, red leaf lettuce, romaine, kale, Vega One Vanilla Chai, unsweetened soy milk, and water.
  • 1 slice Ezekiel sprouted grain cinnamon raisin bread with peanut butter
  • Coffee

Morning Snack:

  • Post Run Rehydrator: juice of one orange, coconut water, water, and a pinch of salt


  • Tofu, tofurky sausage, and veggie crustless quiche
  • Salad with vegan caesar dressing
  • Satsuma
  • Coconut seltzer
  • Coffee with cardamom, vanilla stevia, and unsweetened soy milk

Afternoon Snack:

  • Popcorn with olive oil and salt
  • 1 wasa cracker with mustard
  • No bake brownie bites


  • Sweet potato, cauliflower, and chickpea mash with a Tofury Artisan Spinach and Pesto Sausage
  • Red leaf lettuce, romaine, and kale dressed with blackberry balsamic, miso, and sriracha
  • Boddington’s Ale
  • No bake brownie bites

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