A day in MY life

A day in MY life:

My day started at 5 a.m. when one of the dogs had to use the restroom.  Although my labrador is super smart, he does not have opposable thumbs, therefore he cannot turn off the house alarm or open the door.  I will admit that my alarm was for 5:20 a.m., so the early wake-up call was not that far off base. Once one dog is up in my house, all 3 dogs are awake and ready for their kibble of champions, so I turned on the coffee maker, fed the dogs, and started reading emails.  I banged out an hour of work and…..

By 6:10 a.m., I was out the door to hot yoga!! This was a special little luxury and a fab way to start my day.  Typically, DH is out-of-town and I cannot make it to hot yoga before school.  With the boys’ lunches packed and in the fridge, their clothes out, carpool arranged, and the dogs settled, I rushed out the door and enjoyed a little sweaty yoga and…..






At 7:30 a.m., savasana was over and it was time to start RUSHING.  Lucky for me, there is a STARBUCKS right next to the yoga place (and you wonder why I love this particular yoga joint?).  Grabbing a venti with room (2nd coffee of the day), I hurried home to…..

Be making homemade chicken soup and matzoh balls by scratch at approximately 8 a.m. (thankful for Zone Bars). Simultaneously while making the chicken soup, I was tossing the brisket in the slow cookers (refusing to use the word crock pot after crock pot girls scam) and making some sweet compote.  Oh yeh, my laptop was right next to the soup pot, and I was mixing with one hand and typing with the other.


The Soup!

The Brisket!

Now, this is not a normal Wednesday in my life with all the crazy cooking (tonight starts the Jewish New Year), but it is accurate depiction of a day in my life.  There is always one thing or another that I am squeezing in….Today, it was the cooking and answering emails from my mom if I was doing everything this way and that way (which really means HER way).  Next week, it will be prepping for the Pittsburgh Moms Tweetup.

This post may sound like I am whining (maybe I am a little), but in reality – for me all this hustling and bustling lets me know that I am alive and well. Which resonates with the start of the Jewish New Year.  During this time of year, we wish one another a sweet and healthy new year.  Hear that word? Healthy?

Profound – right?  No matter what faith you are — We all wish for health.  Being able to rush around and tackle 100 or 200 things at the same time means that I am healthy, and so I say to myself – Quit Whining!

AND, I say to you – all my readers, Jewish or not – Have A Wonderfully Happy and Healthy New Year. Rachel xo

P.S. if you want to hear more on my specific recipes – check out this podcast from Family Living in which the marvelous chef, Kara, asks me all about my take on Jewish soul food with a healthy twist.

Yes, I  know the day is far from over!  More work, school pick-up, basketball, holiday dinner, and special time with friends and family all on the agenda!


{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Judy Goldman September 28, 2011, 12:23 PM

    It gives me great pleasure to read about all the things that you are doing. You are preparing all of these wonderful dishes for the holiday (MY way!).
    I know that everything will be yummy!
    I wish you, your family and all of your readers a very sweet and happy and healthy new year.
    Much love, Your MOM

  • Jennifer September 29, 2011, 11:54 PM

    Oh man, you are my new idol! An early rising, exercising, blogging, cooking, mama machine. I think you manage to accomplish before 8am all the things I hope to accomplish… like once… in a month.

    Hope the brisket was yummy! Happy & healthy new year to you!
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  • Rachel Blaufeld September 30, 2011, 10:02 AM

    Jennifer — today I have not cooked a thing except for making coffee, barely moved except to get dogs out, and I am considering how lazy I can be! Yikes….I burned myself out! Rachel


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