The Return of the Evening Walk

My post-work routine felt back to normal this evening!

I took Sadie on a nice long evening walk, only my sister stepped in for Ryan as my walking buddy.

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Taking Sadie for a walk does just as much for me as it does for her. I love walking after spending so much of the day in front of a computer. It feels so nice to get outside and stretch my legs.

My sister and I walked Sadie along Tampa Bay and walked in front of the Vinoy hotel and along the marina for a good hour.

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The Vinoy holds a very special place in my heart because something pretty fantastic happened there last October. Winking smile 


Once we were done with our walk, we headed home and arrived just after my mom got back from her evening Jazzercise class. We all got to work in the kitchen and made a fantastic dinner.

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Dinner tonight included a chopped salad topped with sautéed scallops paired with parsnip fries that I made the same way I make my turnip fries.

I topped my salad with a pomegranate dressing that was perfectly sweet and delicious.

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I think someone was a little jealous of our meal.

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Dessert was half a bag of Raisinettes. Mmm.

I must say that being back with my Sadie girl and actually eating real vegetables with dinner makes me feel so much better! I only wish Ryan could’ve been with us tonight. Not too much longer!

Off to hopefully finish packing my suitcase for my trip to Philadelphia in the morning. Packing, I loathe you.


  1. says

    i bet sadie was singing, reunited and it feels so goooood! you both must be so happy to be back w/each other. i hate being away from my fur-baby.

    the salad looks delicious. i’m craving veggies!!!


    • says

      Scallops are freaking delicious. So meaty, I wouldn’t really compare them to the fishyness of oysters. My BF doesn’t like fish but he LOVES scallops, esp wrapped in bacon! But, anything wrapped in bacon is a done deal in our house =)


  2. Allie says

    I’ve been away from home for 8 weeks now and can’t wait until I get back to normal routine again! Good luck with the packing. I always under or over pack. Never get it just right!


  3. says

    sadie is just adorable! i’m a dog-mom, too. my little girl, olive, is flipping out today b/c we’re having thunderstorms…

    that salad looks delish! and thanks again for your contribution to veg&vodka – i’m getting great feedback about it!


  4. Baby's Moon says

    Love the Sadie face…I have a dobie girl that could be her twin sister! minus the floppy ears and tail of course…
    Where did you get that pomegranate dressing???? I cant find it in NH!


  5. says

    Have a great time at HLS! Just think when you come home you will be almost in your rental house, with Sadie and Ryan, making smoothies, and going on walks together!


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