Friday, June 12, 2009

Off to West Virginia!

I'm posting quickly before I leave to play two shows in West Virginia tonight and tomorrow. I'm not sure of the venue tonight, but I'm REALLY hoping that they have TV screens and that they will be showing the Penguin's hockey game! It's the FINAL game 7 between Detroit and Pittsburgh and I am cheering on Pittsburgh all the way! If they win tonight, they win the Stanley Cup!

(By the way, I don't know why this formatting is acting up, but I know that it looks strange. I apologize!) On the note of my upcoming schedule, I'll be away until Sunday afternoon with the West Virginia shows, then I'm playing a show here in town at an arts festival and teaching a few lessons on Sunday night. I have a full day of teaching on Monday (but will DEFINITELY try to post a blog!) and on Tuesday I'm leaving again with my band to play 3 shows in Iowa! Woo! I've never been to Iowa and I'm excited for them. We'll have shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week, with a possibility of doing a radio show on the way home on Sunday. But anyway, the point is that after Monday, I won't be able to blog until the following Monday! Please be patient with me because I love the blogging world and I'm really not trying to be neglectful of either my blog or of reading and commenting on your blogs. It's just been really busy for me and I'm excited to get to have the opportunity to travel this coming week. I thought of Iowa Girl Eats with my trip coming up. I don't know her very well though, so a blogger meet up probably won't happen.

Ok, let me leave you with some pictures a few of my eats from the last couple of days. Nothing too exciting, but it's been a whirlwind of birthday stuff and packing and hanging out with my wonderful boyfriend, so I haven't gotten to take a lot of pictures.

WW tortilla with cabbage, onion, cheese and shredded chicken, topped with salsa.

Fresh red peppers are one of my favorite foods and I love just eating them whole and raw!

I made a breakfast off scrambled eggs (mostly egg whites) with a little cheese, a piece of ww bread with FF cheese, a tomato and some more of the cabbage mix I cooked up.

A mini non-whole grain bagel with cream cheese. It's delicious, but not my first choice to be eating refined grains. I snagged it at a recital that I played at with a bunch of kids. I was helping out and it was available.

I also grabbed these at that recital and ate them in the car on my way to another recital that 3 of my students were performing at. :)

Another couple of breakfasts. :)

Two particularly great meals that aren't photographed were a chicken pesto sandwich with provolone cheese and fries (on my birthday with my friends) and yesterday my boyfriend made an incredible crock pot chili for me with lots of veggies and ground turkey over top of brown rice. I can't quite explain how wonderful he is. He is so selfless and caring. I couldn't see him yesterday so today he had to play a gig that's an hour away and passed up the chance to carpool with the singer in order to get to see me for a little while while we got breakfast at Wendy's. Again, not my first choice, but I really wanted to see him and he's WAAAYYY more important than eating only unprocessed healthy food. Sadly, he wouldn't have been if I had been dating him 3 or 4 years ago, but now I am grateful that I have learned this lesson. People, and especially my sweet boyfriend, are ALWAYS more important than food. I've said it before on this blog, but I firmly believe that food is simply a means by which we get the energy to be FULLY engaged in life, to be able to love and serve others better, and to be and become a better person! That is why I would prefer to eat more nutritious foods that will provide nutrients for my body to use, but fast food or refined carbs, or too much fat, or whatever does not matter in the long run and certainly should not make you feel bad about yourself for having eaten it!! I feel VERY strongly about this due to my ED/DE years and I am sad that I missed out on parts of my life for far too long.

And here is the Wendy's sandwich that I had.

I tried a hash brown and it was kind of gross, so I didn't eat any more of them.

OK, I'm off to pack now and then practice/rehearse before leaving in a few hours. So I'll "see" you all on Monday and then be away again for a while! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend planned! PLEASE leave me comments, because I will be checking for them and I'd love to hear from you all while I'm away from my friends here at home!


And as my second question of this blog, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE U.S. STATE TO VISIT? I personally have loved Tennessee (Nashville is such a great city! We recorded our most recent CD down there! Also made me think of Heather from Heather Eats Almond Butter!) I also like NYC (wouldn't really want to live there) and North Carolina is great! (Haven't been to Charlotte, but I always think of Kath from Kath Eats anyway.)

Have a great day!


  1. Love your thoughts on food, as always. Glad the bf has been so wonderful, too. He's a keeper!

    I love San Diego, CA (where my parents are both from). It's hot but never humid, and the ocean is beautiful!

    Good luck with your shows this weekend!

  2. Okay, I'll probably bore you,but I'm planning on working, working and working during the summer.

    I've only been to USA once (when I was 5 years old) and that was to New York. So I guess my favorite state would be New York :)

  3. I hope you have a fabulous time in West Virginia! I'm sure you'll rock the shows. =]

    And yummy eaties, as per usual! That Wendy's sammich looks yUm - even if it isn't exactly "health food", it wouldn't be healthy to stick to rigid food rules, anyhow. After all, food is supposed to be fun!

    Hmm. This weekend I'm going to be wine touring with my mum and grandma, (I'm the designated driver. Poop.) and working. (Ick.)

    As for my favorite state to visit...I really can't narrow it down! I love Hawaii, New York, DC (not a state, I know), Kansas...all for different reasons.

    Well, I hope you have a lovely day! Luffs!

  4. Hey Lisa!!
    Good luck with all your shows and the like. I'm sure you'll do GREAT!
    Your foods look great! I totally agree with you--food shouldn't be the total focus of our lives. It's an important part, but our family and friends are more important. I agree with everything you said 110%!
    <3 jess

    P.S On sat. the bf and I are watching quantum of solace (sp?) because we just saw casino royale together (INCREDIBLE!!) Then he leaves on sunday for a basketball camp for four days. Sad!! :(

    P.P.S I love SC!!

  5. You said:
    "Fresh red peppers are one of my favorite foods and I love just eating them whole and raw!"

    Yes! I love red bell peppers -- and also the orange and yellow ones. They are nutritious, low-calorie, high-fiber, and delicious!


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