I have no idea where October went, but since November has both Thanksgiving (and Cyber Monday) and my birthday, I’m into it. For this week’s food-diary-style post, I’m sharing a look at what I ate last Saturday, when I was recharging after a crazy-busy week. Packing a month’s worth of events into one week had sounded like a good idea at the time, but, um,  that was dumb. I also don’t know why I’d thought going out Friday night was a good idea, but suffice it to say I was thrilled to have a quiet Saturday to myself to catch up on some life and work stuff.

For example, I finally cleaned out my shelf of tote bags, which had become two-and-a-half shelves. Aside from decluttering my physical space, I’ve been trying to make some space energetically, for positive things—Saturday morning it felt incredibly important for some reason to make more space for money (instead of just piles of free crap) in my life. It felt so good to sort through and clear out three quarters of this stuff.

Pile of Tote Bags

I actually started going back to PT last week to help prevent an old injury from rearing its head again. My body was, like, “Dude, slow the f*** down before you hurt yourself,” so I had to listen. At least those PT exercises now give me something to do to unwind in that half-hour before bed, so pros and cons.

Anyway, here’s what I ate Saturday:


  • Breakfast: Leftover shredded brussels sprouts and roasted potato with a poached egg and a sprinkle of blue cheese
  • Lunch: Salad and some of the soup I’d just meal-prepped
  • Snack: Plain Icelandic yogurt with cocoa powder, coconut flour, and a spoonful of butternut squash puree (leftover from recipe testing)
  • Dinner: A little more soup and a serving of this vegan macaroni & cheese-inspired spaghetti squash dish. It was basically this recipe but with spaghetti squash instead of pasta—experiment gone right!
  • Bedtime snack: A small chopped pear with more blue cheese

I am so glad I took some quiet time to recharge this weekend.

Do you ever feel compelled to clear clutter?  

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