Max’s Big Day

March 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm 3 comments

Oh, Wednesday! You sneak up on me every week, and always make me ask “Where is this week going?”

After breakfast I headed to school. My morning class, Philosophy, is my favorite class of this semester. Once class let out, I headed on some errands, specifically grocery shopping at Whole Foods, before heading to my afternoon class. I hit the salad bar to grab a quick lunch to go. I had a kombucha and a big salad.

And when I say big, I mean BIG. I devoured that salad like the hungry okapi that I am! πŸ™‚

Later this afternoon I had a Greek yogurt as snack before my 3 mile run, 20 minute spin, and 1 hour weight training session at the gym.

For dinner, I used a new ingredient in the kitchen that I had never used before.. popcorn shoots!

I purchased these little beauties from Suzie’s Farm at the market on Sunday. They mild wheat grass taste at first and before you’ve finished chewing it you get a zing of sweetness. My mom think they taste like candy. I cooked them in a rice noodle stir fry with tofu, very thinly sliced carrots, english peas, mizuna, and a peanut-hoisin sauce I made.

I got the peas and mizuna from J.R. Organics at Sunday’s market also.

Dim lighting in our dining room makes for an awkward photo. It was a pleasant dish to eat, despite was the photo conveys!


Earlier today my Dad took Max to get fixed…

I’m so sad seeing him drowsy and not his normal self. We had him fixed because we don’t want him to be the cause of excess puppy litters around our neighborhood. According to the Humane Society of the United States, “The number of homeless animals varies by stateβ€”in some states there are as many as 300,000 homeless animals euthanized in animal shelters every year.” (Source) Having your pet spayed or neutered is the only way to prevent over population of cats or dogs, and the only way to decrease the number of homeless pets that are put to sleep at the pound. Take charge and take good care of your pets, folks!
I know it’s a short post but it’s time for me to get some shut eye. Night readers, hope you are having a good week so far.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kelly  |  March 11, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Aww Timber the dog that I walk just got fixed last week too, but he wasn’t sad for very long so never fear!

    You are making the right choice. I just got an email yesterday on my work listserv from someone whose friend had a litter of 8 labrador puppies and the mother got an infection and can’t nurse them so if they don’t find families for all the puppies they are going to have to go to the shelter, which means they probably won’t make it because they’ll need to be fed so regular and by hand. 😦 I get so sad when I hear that stuff, wish I was able to take one in. I don’t know why I am telling you this story but just to say, you did the right thing!

    Thanks for checking out my blog, I have been looking for locavores to add to my blog roll! πŸ™‚

    • 2. Alexandra  |  March 11, 2010 at 8:30 am

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ I know he will be back to normal in no time, and I am glad I did it because I wouldn’t want to be responsible for homeless puppies 😦

      He is still pretty sleepy today but he is more alert than yesterday!

  • 3. Carla  |  March 11, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I nearly ate the computer screen at the sight of both your salad and stir fry.


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