Watching Movies

Did you watch the Oscars Sunday night?  I didn’t.

I haven’t seen a movie in over 5 years.  I know, shocking.  But I have lived.

The last movie I saw was when I was pregnant with Skylar because we had no air conditioning in the 1925 era house we were living in at the time and I was so sick with morning sickness all day sickness and just wanted to be in the a/c.  So we went to the movies.  I was sick the whole time and in the bathroom and can’t even remember what movie I “saw”.  But at least I was cool.

After giving birth, not sleeping, and caring for a baby the last thing I wanted to do or had time to do was go sit somewhere for 3 hours.  And pay a babysitter for the pleasure on top of it.  It just wasn’t happening.

Netflix, online videos, and other ways to see movies without actually going to the theater?  Well, honestly, I’d rather spend my limited unstructured free time blog-reading, magazine-reading, or watching some of my favorite TV shows that I DVR rather than movies.

And that’s how I fell out of the habit of seeing movies.  And have never fallen back in.  Crazy but true.

What’s crazier is that I eat a salad every day.  No, that’s not really crazy.

What’s crazy is that I never get sick of them!  It’s a food groove, not a rut.

It’s all about mixing up the dressings and adding some kick to your greens.  Try Horseradish Relish Dressing to spice up your plants.

I like to pair my salads with edamame or tofu.  Such as Sesame Ginger Maple Tofu

Or Pumpkin “Bread” Honey Tofu.  If you freeze the tofu first, it almost turns into a pumpkin bread-like texture.

It’s really good.  Try it!


And every day, I have coffee.  I choose from my stash ‘a plenty that I’ve reviewed here

And most every day, I have chocolate in some form.

Vegan GF Rice Krispy Treats with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

From my last post about Being Debt Free and Saving Money, thank you for the wonderful comments you left.  And thanks to new readers for finding my blog and also for those of you who have de-lurked recently and are commenting.  Many thanks.

Many of you are debt-free.  Congrats!

Many of you aren’t and feel it weighs on you at eats at you.  I feel for you and understand.

And all of us seem to want to be better at saving money and putting money away for the future or unexpected situations like job losses or illnesses or babies coming and mom-to-be can no longer work.

I think it’s so important to acknowledge these things, even though talking about money and facing reality can be tough.  It’s better to think about it and plan and make life choices with a full complement of information rather than sweeping these thoughts and conversations under the proverbial rug.

Nor would we want to sweep a dessert idea under the rug: Raw Vegan Mexican Wedding Cookies

No-Bake and comes together in less than 5 minutes with one bowl and a spoon



1. Did you watch the Oscars?  Did any movies you wanted to win, win anything?


2. Did you watch the Red Carpet Shows?  Any thoughts about what everyone was wearing?

Since I was clueless about the movies, I did see some red carpet dresses that were both amazing.  And awful.

3. In general, do you watch movies?  And if so, how often?

I used to watch tons when I was younger.  And then parenthood happened.  But kids aren’t going to change your life.  Sure.

And as I said in the post, I’d rather read blogs, write and keep up my own blog, watch my favorite tv shows on DVR, read magazines, talk a walk outside, or play with Skylar.

4. Favorite movie(s) of all time?

Some movies I’ve liked over the years: Pretty Woman, Titanic, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Brokeback Mountain, Erin Brokovich, gosh this is hard to just name drop off the top of my head, so I will stop.

Oh and I was in the movie A Walk to Remember.

I’ve done two posts on it:

Part 1

and Part 2 with a video clip

Give me your top movie picks!



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