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Wellness Weekend: People, Pets, and Pho

I was going to write a post about my fabulous dinner and then realized I had a bigger story to tell–my wellness weekend of people, pets, and Pho.  Wellness is so much more than diet, exercise, and stress management.  Wellness includes all things that nourish your body, mind and soul.    Here are a few highlights of what nourished me this weekend.

Addie and SylviademolitionFriday afternoon I got a chance to hang out with my godchildren Addie and Sylvia.  First we watched the demolition for their school charity event and then set out to play.  What a treat it is to watch children play and to play with them.  They realized that the slide their dad rigged for them would go so much faster if they sat on a cushion and slid down together.

Cindy & TriciaFriday evening I attended a wonderful concert  featuring my friend Cindy Novelo & Tricia Spencer and Darrell Lea & Megan Hurt at the Lied Center in Lawrence, KS.  Amazing local musicians.

Saturday, I met my friend Brenda in Kansas City for outings to the anitique mall, Trader Joe’s, Stein Mart, the Blue Moose Bar & GrillBlue Moose for lunch, and back to Brenda’s for a great conversation about life.  Also had a great phone conversation with my friend Lena.   I couldn’t make the gathering of my family in Chelsea, Michigan,  but I got to talk with my dad, sister, brother, and sister-in-law.

Sunday  morning  I slept in, had a Chihuahua playdate with my friend Nora’s and her new Chihuahua, Rosie, Rosieand Sophie, my rescue Chihuahua, and of course Toby but he’s a little harder for them to play with  (8 vs 70 pounds).

After a long walk along the levee with Toby and Sophie….and a little shuffling of papers, I made the very best Pho.  Here’s what went into it:

PhoPho (Vietnamese Soup)

  • Box of Organic Pho broth
  • Carrots
  • Green onions
  • Zucchini
  • Bean sprouts
  • Rice noodles
  • Cilantro
  • Fresh basil
  • Hoisen sauce
  • Hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 fresh lime squeezed in at the last minute

What did you do this weekend?  Was it nourishing?

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. @LenaWest says:

    This sounds like a great weekend!

    On Saturday, I spoke with my bestie, Cheryl. And then I spent the rest of the day participating in a spiritual ceremony. Afterward I was spent, but in a good way. :)

    Sunday I got around to some house work. I then did some work on my business and for a client.

    Your Pho looks delicious! I had Chipotle. A little birdie told me about the place and I’ve been hooked ever since! :)

  2. Susan says:

    I have no doubt that Toby was all to eager to play with the little ones. Does he still believe he’s tiny??? Thanks for the giggle. The Pho sounds amazing.

  3. Cheryl Miller says:

    Hi Lena – yes that Chipotle is almost a drug it’s so good. Sounds like you had a good weekend too!

  4. Cheryl Miller says:

    Hi Susan – I thought Toby was the cartoon dog, but now he’s the straight man and Sophie is the comedian. Between the two of them I laugh a lot. Toby runs Sophie down all the time – she rolls and gets back up to do it again. I’ll have to share some videos. Let me know when you want to do a levee walk!





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