Skeletons and Buddhas

Hey bloggies hey Open-mouthed smile Hope you’ve had an amazing day.

I spent the better part of my morning curled up on the comfy chair. After the insanity of last week, the exhaustion finally set in, so I took the morning off from the gym for some R&R.

About 400 of these were consumed:


I’m not even sick of them yet Open-mouthed smile

Then, my little bro (who is a cheffer), made me the best omelet I’ve ever had:


Farm fresh eggs, wilted arugula, goat cream cheese, with a salad topped with balsamic and hummus. I have a couple of days left here before I move into my place, so hopefully he’ll make me another omelet before then Winking smile

I took a nap, an Emergen-C, a Tylenol, and then went to the 4th Ave Street Fair with the fam to get some fresh air.


The street fair is in downtown Tucson, which has a bunch of vintage funky shops, cafes, bars, tattoo parlors and historic buildings. They have the fair twice a year and close off the street for local vendors and artisans:

4th (2)

Handmade beautiful art,


clothing, candles,

foodie delights,

goat cheese

(organic goat cheese! I bought a jar of the Southwestern flavor)

henna tattoos, musicians

steel drums

and the standard fair food: kettlecorn, corn on the cob, snow cones, fry bread, etc.

I sipped a Zevia and loved walking around to check it all out. The Pilot got checked off the Christmas shopping list, too. Smile

My mom, nana and I browsed around in a store that was almost entirely Mexican skeletons and Buddhas.


I was in love.

mexican store

We came back to the casa, watched Elf for the second time, and I took another nap. I’m hoping to be back to normal by tomorrow.

See ya in the morning!!



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  1. Errign on December 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Glad you are enjoying being back in Tucson! 🙂 Speaking of Tucson, have you ever seen Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion? I think of that movie every time I come to your blog now 🙂

    • Erin Foster Yoga on December 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      That movie ROCKS! Hilarious 🙂
      “Look out, Tucson! Here we come! Whoooooo!”

  2. Amy on December 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I have to say, the sight of people in shorts makes me long to run from the current weather situation in the Twin Cities right now. Feels like negative 20 and after we shoveled, the mounds were about 6 feet high.

  3. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on December 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Enjoy your rest time! You deserve it!

  4. Ange on December 12, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I just tried Zevia for the first time and thought it was a pretty amazing…and I don’t even drink pop, but sometimes a certain pizza night of the week requires it 🙂

  5. Erin Foster Yoga on December 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Dark Chocolate Almonds are in danger of going extinct in my presence. Soooo good!
    Also: lovin’ the painting of Frida Kahlo! Way cool. And I collect Buddhas…I love him so!
    PS: Wish your bro was single–that omelet looks insanely delicioso! 😉

  6. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on December 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I see the dark choc covered raisins above the almonds — THOSE are my favorite 🙂 Well, dark choc on almost anything is super delicious.

    I love going into art fairs/shops/etc — especially when you get to meet the artists who make the products — they are so proud and it is hard to not buy everything!

  7. Lili on December 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    loveee fairs like that!!
    Im glad your feeling more at home! i dont know what happened in orlando, but you deff deserve to feel warm and cozy! best wishes to you and to the hubby! im actually meating with a air force adviser next week! eee! im nervy!

  8. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) on December 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    TJ’s snacks are the best but so addictive! I can’t buy the chocolate-covered PB pretzels anymore because they are seriously like crack.

  9. Shannon on December 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Dear sweet Gina, I’ve been following your lil bloggy for about 2 years now & have always enjoyed you’re advice, suggestions, wonderful training tips and all in all getting to know who you are & your daily thoughts. I was very dismayed when I was “catching up” on the last 3 days of your blog & someone had the nerve to leave such petty comments? I loved yours & the pilot’s comments back it was dignified & very true which is exactly both of your characters….always remember your faithful readers know who u are! Love from North Carolina…. 😉

  10. Shelley on December 12, 2010 at 8:57 pm


    I’m catching up on your blog and was surprised about the drama that had cropped up. I am so happy that you are in AZ and away from the negativity that had you down while the pilot is away. That, in itself, is tough. I don’t know you, but that initial post talking about your decision to leave and then the comments in another post made me upset that there was someone out there was attempting to make your life all that more difficult. You have handled the situation on the blog with grace. You are such an upbeat and positive person. It seems that this move was most certainly the correct one to make at this time. Wishing you all the best!

  11. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on December 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Ohh I love markets!! Looks like a great day!

  12. Stefanie on December 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Looks like a great day! I hope you feel back to normal in no time! 🙂

    Now I’m trying to figure out how I can con my bro into making me breakfast. 😉

  13. Jillian on December 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Tucson is so pretty. I wish I was there during the fair. I bet your enjoying the same weather we have here in Southern California! 83 degrees baby.

  14. Elise on December 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I used to work with one of the guys who started Zevia – how cool to see it mentioned here 🙂

  15. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on December 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    feel better! dark chocolate covered almonds work wonders, i have no doubt you should be feeling better 😉

  16. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    what a fun day! you should have your brother do guest posts on some of his recipes…that’d would be so fun!

  17. Ashley @ the fit academic on December 12, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Aren’t naps the best!? Sometimes you just gotta slow it down & remember to BREATHE! Hope you’re feeling back to normal tomorrow!

  18. Christin@purplebirdblog on December 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I love that Frieda-esque painting! I hope you’re feeling back up to par tomorrow!

  19. Elizabeth on December 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I volunteered at Coonridge goat cheese this summer! It’s definitely a great place to support!

  20. Sana on December 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I had a lot of vitamin c today as well!

  21. Annette on December 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I love festivals like that- looks fun!

  22. Alexandrina on December 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Ahhh…I haven’t been to the 4th Ave. Street Fair in sooo long! Always fun!

  23. mi-an dela cruz on December 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    i love ELF! hope you feel better!

  24. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on December 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I’m in Phoenix! My parents and I went to a pottery place in the middle of nowhere that had really cool pots and other cool Arizona art. I’m in love with the Southwest.

  25. jane9 on December 12, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    That omeletee,breakfast looks amazing. Please come up to Phoenix and do a sprint through Last Chance and refueling at Green.

  26. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on December 13, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I hope you’re feeling better! I absolutely love city markets/fairs! I could walk around for forever!! 🙂

  27. Kelly on December 13, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Oh, the Street Fair! So fun! I think my husband and I went to that same shop when we visited in October. He doesn’t get why I dig the Mexican skeletons so much. Must be a growing-up-in-Tucson thing.

  28. Laughter-Loving Stacy on December 13, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Oh my gosh, that looks like a wonderful place! I’m happy to be from Seattle, and during the summer there are plenty farmers markets. I wish they were year round, but the rainy weather that occurs 340 days of the year doesn’t allow it, ha, ha. 🙂

  29. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on December 13, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I love street fairs! Every Sunday right across the street from my house is the largest farmer’s market in San Diego. It’s not quite street fair status but it’s pretty huge…musicians, henna tatts, lots of organic locally grown food and veggies, and also locally made food. Not all of it is health food, but it’s oh so good 🙂

    Looks like you had a blast and lovin’ the buddha/yoga little items you saw! How fun!

  30. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 13, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I love chocolate covered almonds! Whenever I come across kids selling them for fundraisers, I can’t pass up buying a box (or five). It’s all for the good of the community, right? 😉

    I hope you enjoyed your rest day. It sounds like you needed it!

  31. CaSaundra on December 13, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I wish my brother would cook me delicious breakfasts when he is home..unfortunately, I know way more about cooking than he does haha!

  32. Paige @Running Around Normal on December 13, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Sounds like the perfect recovery day! Glad you got to relax a little bit for a while 🙂
    And ummm…I’m pretty jealous of your delicious breakfast!

  33. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on December 13, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I love chocolate covered almonds too! Sounds like you had a relaxing day. I’m jealous of your omelette and the naps! 🙂

  34. Krystina (Basil & Wine) on December 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I’m so glad you’re having a nice, relaxing time with the fam. <3

  35. Amy @ purewellnessamy on December 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Not that you asked for advice, but I thought I’d mention this: if you’re fighting a head cold, I just this morning read about a remedy that I’ve never heard before: adding a splash of Bragg’s Apple Cider vinegar to a glass of water helps to cut mucus (Blech, I despise that word).

    I’m actually drinking a glass right now–I’ve been fighting a ridiculous, mutating illness for weeks now after not being sick for years 😛

    I hope you’re feeling better today!

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      wow, good to know! i have a horrendous hacking cough… the kind that hurts. so hopefully this will help!

  36. Rachael on December 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

    We must have crossed paths this weekend as I conquered the farmers market and the 4th Ave. St. Fair as well! Do you by chance remember the name of the store with the Buddhas and skeletons? I would love to check it out.

    Love your blog! Welcome back to Tucson. I have only lived here since May, but I am really enjoying it so far. If you are ever looking for another healthy fitness freak in the area let me know!

  37. knotsbyashley on December 14, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I love that street fair! We went a couple times when we were going to school at the U of A. =D

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