Chores & Goodies


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Life has been busy and I’ve only been on U.S. soil for about 12 hours!  I’ve gotten plenty of chores done and crossed off my list which has been nice.

I went to the grocery store last night at midnight for some produce.  Priorities that just couldnt’t wait til the morning!

Even though I ate tons of watermelon in Aruba, I hadn’t gotten my fill and “personal watermelons (love that term) were on sale for $2.99 and were so cute that I bought one.

watermelon slices

And of course an assortment of other fruits and veggies.

banana bunch

red tomatoes

red apples

And I dug into a salad.

salad with snap peas, cucumbers, cabbage, and carrots

With homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

Vegan slaw dressing in jarOh, how I missed it.

And I made a batch of Peanut Sauce Baked Tofu

Peanut Sauce Baked Tofu

I missed simple salads and tofu from the Comforts of Home in San Diego.  They tasted great!

I also owed a very special lady some Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls in tupperware

So I made a batch.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

And I mailed them off to Canada.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls She was the high bidder in the bake sale auction I donated for, and many thanks to her and her contribution.  I was flattered by her generosity, and I’m sure Tina and Tina’s charity appreciate her generosity as well.

While I was at the post office, I picked up the 2.5 weeks worth of mail they were holding for me.

box of US postal service mailThis was just some of it.

Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s laundry to fold.

Laundry machines

And mail to sort…

From my last post, Rock the Boat, I’m glad you enjoyed our boat ride pictures.  Skylar sure enjoyed the ride.  It was brief and no one got seasick but sounds like from the comments on the last post, many of you have been seasickI feel your pain!

But, many of you also sound like you do love cruises or would like to take one.


1. Weekend plans?

I am working.  Someone needs to pay for that vacation we took. And am getting back into the groove of life and hopefully will spend some time outdoors but I have to say, 69F and no humidity feels cold compared to 90F and 90% humidity.  Yes, majorly spoiled while in Aruba and I do love it hot, hot, hot!

2. What chore do you love crossing off your to-do list, in general?

For me, grocery shopping and having a well-stocked fridge is a great task to be done with and I literally get to reap the fruits of my labor.

Laundry, unpacking suitcases, and mail sorting aren’t my faves but once they are done, I’m lovin’ it.

One chore I hate doing and procrastinate about is vacuuming!  Or making phone calls where I know I will have to sit on hold forever.  I don’t even want to pick up the phone for those.

3. Any goodies in the mail for you recently? Or any goodies at all in your life lately?

My entire vacation was a big goodie.

Recap post to come soon.

And I received quite a few items in the mail while I was traveling so I hope you’re up for some product reviews the next week or so.

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Totally plan on making your dough balls soon (tonight if I have time)! Super easy and I have all the ingredients!

  2. The picture of the watermelon was a great reminder for me to keep my eyes open when I go to the store mid-week. Watermelons make for a refreshing snack while at the paintball field on a hot summer day.

    Love crossing off the cleaning the floors or mowing of the lawn. Although the lawn takes longer, I’m outside which always makes it more enjoyable.

  3. Great pics, I really need to get to the grocery store and it’s probably not gonna happen today. :-P Wow, the Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls look amazing!

    1. Hit an awesome food and garden fest despite nonstop rain, deets later on my blog.
    2. Laundry and vacuuming.
    3. Yes, a sweet package loaded with tempeh from Lightlife and a massage gift card as a thank you gift from a friend.

  4. I love that your entire vacation was a big goodie! I love produce shopping too–it’s the only kind of shopping I enjoy.

    I posted on Thurs about a box of goodies I received/giveaway and book review. Love getting parcels! My dehydrator should be here soon too!