Hitting the Road, Recent Posts, Speeding, Unpacking, A Quiz


This post may contain affiliate links.

Hi Friends!  Well, today is Move Day!  It’s been a whirlwind, obviously, when three people are putting every single article you own into a truck knowing we will not be coming back if we forgot anything.  Our internet is about to be pulled down after I click Publish.  And shortly, I am going to get in the car and drive across the desert with Skylar and Scott is driving the U-Haul with the other car trailered behind it.  There is currently a 3-man moving crew on their way here since the first company’s truck broke down and this morning I had to call a new company.   Chaos Much?! I am a “professional” mover, for better or worse, I have lots of practice at this.  Just part of the process.  

After I get on the road, provided the Border Control Checkpoints aren’t backed up and Immigration leaves us alone, we should be able to keep up triple digit speeds across the desert and make it home in less than 6 hours.  I am hoping for 5 hours and change depending on how many Potty Stops with our Pink Princess Potty in hand that we have to make.  It is so hot here, too.  Oppressive and I cannot wait to smell the ocean air.  Our new place is less than 5 miles from the beach.  Thank god.

Beach with ocean with with pier

Oh and yesterday’s post on Salad Dressings and My Realizations and Lessons Learned in Arizona…not sure why it had a vertical white line going down the screen and why the links weren’t working.  Just that post, none of my others.  Blogger glitch, no doubt.  I was told they were working on things on their side.  Annoying and yet another reason to switch to Wordpress but I haven’t the energy to even contemplate that one!

Thanks for letting me know the White Line from my Test Post was not there like it was in yesterday’s postGood!  

Here are a few recent post titles and if anything sparks your interest or you missed anything, especially some of the good discussion, Click Through and get Caught Up! 

Vegan Vanilla Softserve with Chocolate Sprinkles, Hair Salon Visit & Tipping, Staying Calm & Centered

Vegan Vanilla Softserve with Chocolate Sprinkles in blender with spoon
Woman showing off new hair

New Fitness Show Category, Condiments & Dips, Shopping Finds & Impulse Buys, Back to Basics In Life & Choices

Open bag of peas and jar of chutney
Three nut butters on countertop

Fitness Show Prep: Nails & Tanning, Bugs on Food, Packing, Re-Usable Bottles, Are You Competitive?

Bug on lettuce
Hand showing fresh manicure
Two re-useable bottles on countertop

Fitness Show Spray Tanning & Final Progress Pictures, Skylar’s Heels, Flavors & Scents, Censorship and Do You Do It?

Woman showing off spray tan in mirror
  Young girl with high heels, purse and handbag
 Woman in mirror showing off spray tan with young girl looking on

Fitness Show Results! Pictures, Awards, & Feedback
(My Fitness Show Post is Most popular post to date-Tied with my Abs & Tough Love Post) 

Woman giving thumbs up in bikini
Two trophies on countertop
Woman posing in blue bikini
Woman in bikini holding trophy and medal

2 Winners Announcement: Vega Smoothie Give Away!

Orange Coconut Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette, Salad Dressing Recipes, Hotel Costs, Last Arizona Post: Realizations & Lessons Learned

Salad with Orange Coconut Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette
This dressing reminds me of my Holiday Orange Spice Viniagrette
 Salad with Holiday Orange Spice Viniagrette


Other Dressings You May Like to Try include:


Salad with Raw Vegan Creamy Tahini Cesar-Inspired Dressing


Lidded jar of Vegan Slaw Dressing


 Salad with Raw Herbalicious Goddess Dressing

  Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

 Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
Two Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

And the no food processor or Vita required, bowl and spoon only, No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (with a High Protein Option)

No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
Close up of one No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ball

Quiz Time!

Rules: you can only use ONE WORD to answer the questions!! Have fun!
Where’s your cell phone: purse
Your hair: blond
Your mother: distant
Your father: stoic
Favorite food: brussles
Dream last night: none
Favorite drink: coffee
What room are you in: bedroom
Hobby: blogging
Fear: lonliness
Where were you last night: home
Something that you aren’t: uptight
Muffins: none
Wish list item: Tiffany
Where did you grow up: MN
What are you wearing: shorts
Your pets: none
Friends: nice
Something you’re not wearing: underwear
Favorite store: Neimans
Favorite color: pink
Last time you laughed: today
Your best friend: lots
Best place you go to over and over: Aruba
Person who emails you regularly: Jessica
Favorite place to eat: outside
Tell me about you.

1. Do you drive the speed limit?  Do you consider yourself a safe and good driver?
I have a horrible lead foot and when I was 16, I had 3 tickets in the first few months of getting my license and it was suspended.  Sadly, they weren’t even “fast” violations.  Think 45mph in a 35, 40 in a 30, and 65mph in a 50.  I wasn’t going all that “fast”, just faster than I was supposed to be.  And I didn’t know how to avoid tickets by constantly checking the rear view for cops.  Watch, now that I am posting this, I’ll get pulled over today.  Knock on wood, I don’t! 

I do speed, but in California, the posted limit is 75 mph and that means an easy 85-90 for most.  On wide open desert roads, I like to go as fast as I can.  However, I am the first to stop for pedestrians, yield to others in parking lots, I’ve never been in or caused an accident other than being rear-ended.  All in all, even though I drive fast, I am consider myself to be a safe driver and a good driver.   What about your driving habits?  Do you talk on the phone while driving?  Use a headset?  Text while driving? 

2. If your a blogger, what’s the longest you’ve ever not posted on your blog?  By choice or by circumstance?
If I didn’t have pre-scheduled posts, this would be the longest Ive been away, because I am a daily poster.

3. When you move into a new place, do you unpack slowly or right away?
I have to unpack everything as soon as humanly possible.  In fact, I will probably be awake til the wee hours many days until everything is unpacked and put away.  I cannot stand clutter and I know I will just want all those boxes removed from my sight!  Getting unpacked, organized, and everything in order just needs to happen pronto or I can’t really relax and get on with everything else in life.  
Do you take your time unpacking or get it all done asap?

4. The Quiz.  Feel Free to Copy and Paste it Into the Comment Field and type in your answers or re-post on your blog.  Can’t wait to hear more about you!

5. Are you cool as a cucumber and can you think on your feet when chaos erupts or things don’t go as planned?
I’m fairly cool and what I lack in coolness, I make up for in think-on-my-feet and come up with Plan B, pronto.

Stay Tuned For Some Pre-Scheduled Posts that if Blogger cooperates, will post automatically as the week plays out…

Leave a Comment

Please note: I have only made the recipe as written, and cannot give advice or predict what will happen if you change something. If you have a question regarding changing, altering, or making substitutions to the recipe, please check out the FAQ page for more info.