it's finally here!
november 19 has been a bright spot on my calendar for the past 2 weeks now! not only is it my first REAL day off in what feels like forever, but today is the local blogger meet-up at six plates wine bar!
photo from six plates website. looks quite cozy . . . although i'm not sure that's favorable lighting for bloggers!
local bloggers that will be in attendance include:
cohost allie from live laugh eat
jessica from johnstone's vin blanc
april from gluten hates me
meg from be fit, be full
caroline from the broccoli hut
faith (maybe??) from faith in food
PLUS some readers and significant others! it's not too late to join in -- email me, or just surprise us at six plates tonight at around 7.
[madison from healthy madison -- we'll miss you!! don't worry, there will be a next time!]
vegan 4 a day
yes, that's "4", not for. because i didn't make it up! bloggers katy and jessica came up with the idea and it spread like wildfire around the blogworld (at least, the food/healthy lifestyle blogworld!). neither of them are vegan, but both have some of the concerns i brought up in my last post and wanted to give the vegan lifestyle a spin for a week. they are encouraging others to do the same, for a day (nov 19 is the official date!) or even just a meal.
yesterday on a whim i decided i was in! i might have hesitated had i known that wine is not vegan, something i found out from caitlin's blog.
photo from six plates website. who knew animal products were part of the winemaking process?? not me!
but now i'm committed! hopefully six plates will know which of their wines are vegan, but if not . . . well, come on. let's face it, i'm going to drink a glass anyway. to me, there's a difference between eating an ice cream cone topped with bacon (VERY un-vegan) and eating something that has just a tiny touch of non-vegan byproduct 'contaminating' it (just mildly un-vegan). i will be vegan in spirit (for a day), even if not 100%.
today's other escapades
besides eating vegan food and hanging out with some fabulous ladies, i have big plans for the day! for once, i do not have a to-do list filled with things like bathroom cleaning and laundry. instead . . .
fun and fulfilling plans for the day
☑ 20 mile run (!!!). about to leave soon -- hope the rain stays away.
☑ vegan lunch date with . . . myself
☑ mall run to check out anthro, to look for some basic long-sleeved tops, and to possibly exchange some j. crew goods (i got a pair of toothpick jeans that i am not 100% sure about)
☑ i might have to check out DSW as well . . .
☑ plan out packing list for PA/FL trip. i'm going to do a day-by-day outfit plan like i did for when we went to CA -- it was so nice to have just the right amount of clothes AND to not have to think 'what am i going to wear?' each day.
☑ buy new book for trip -- i'll bring a list of your recommendations
☑ meet-up! can't wait to see some of you there.
happy thursday. just one more work day, and it's vacation time . . . so exciting!