I really enjoy this quote. We don’t need to be perfect. Remember that no matter how many people and things in this world make you feel otherwise.
When my best friend and I had a falling out a few years ago, I bought a book called How to Make Friends and Influence People. I was in a really desperate state: friend-less and lonely. During that time alone though, I really came to accept who I was and liked me for me. It didn’t matter that I didn’t have friends. After we reconciled I sold the book without finishing it. Today though, I found myself wishing I’d hung on to it. Because even though I generally like to be alone (alone meaning with Chase and my babies), sometimes I I find myself just wishing I was one of the those social people. You know, the kind that has plans with friends on the weekend, hell even just someone to sit with at lunch. Why can’t I be just like that?
Anyway, enough about my melancholy unfriendliness. I really don’t try to come off that way, I’m just very selective on who I let in. =/
Less about my social failings and on to the food!
Breakfast today was (you guessed it) Weetabix, thawed strawberries (which turned the milk pink! Yay natural colorants), raisins, and toasted walnuts.
Ahh sleeping-in is glorious. I may have woke up 3 different times, but I rolled over and went right back to sleep just because I could. ^_^ It’s awesome having three days off right before one goes on vacation!
At about 10:30am I couldn’t ignore my stomach any longer however. Luckily, I had some premade pumpkin overnight oats in the fridge and I topped them with almond butter, toasted almonds, and crasins.
Does anyone else not feel like it’s Xmas in 10 days? Because I sure am not feeling the holiday spirit this year. =/ Maybe it’s because of the lack of snow here or lack of family, but I just find myself wanting to feel all warm and fuzzy inside but instead I’m just cold.
Maybe it’s because I’m not where this guy is! Yes, that’s Jim, whom Chase and I just had dinner with last week! He’s in my old room with my bug Dru! Funny how the world works.
Today was a mega lonnngg day. I felt like I was running on empty. It started with me stumbling out of bed at 7am…
Showering and enjoying this bowl of puffed amaranth (1 cup), 2% milk, dried tart cherries, ground flax, and a drizzle of sunflower seed butter. Popping my own amaranth is seriously my new favorite cereal! It’s got such an amazing toasted nutty flavor. <3
Yesterday just flew by! It started with me crawling out of bed around 9am in order to drive Chase to work in Bellevue. (I needed the car later as you will see.)
When I returned, I ate a breakfast of pumpkin overnight oats topped with sunflower seed butter, craisins, and a drizzle of maple syrup. I always feel slightly bad when I eat the exact same breakfast day after day, but this one is sooooo good.
Wow. So I’m not one of those people who often wakes up with a hangover when they drink. Instead, I go to bed with one! I guess my body just processes it all that quickly. But when I went to bed last night I did not feel well! In fact, I was so bleh I slept in until 11am!! Yay sleep?
When I finally made myself get out of bed I made myself a hearty breakfast of Kodiak Cakes simply topped with butter, maple syrup, and a blob of homemade raspberry jam. I knew I needed to start my day with more protein than that so I also snacked on a serving of NatureBox Chipotle Maple Almonds. (These nuts are a little spicy but overall delicious! Smoky and sweet.) And washed it all down with a glass of whole milk.
Whole milks really growing on me, but Chase and I have compromised by trying out 2% together for a month.
P.s. I love Kodiak Cakes. If you haven’t tried them, do! They seriously will blow your whole perception of what “whole grain pancakes” should taste like.
Oh my. So I drank way too much wine tonight and I hurt right now. So this post may be a little less witty and fun than normal. Bear with me!
This morning I had a quick blueberry overnight oats topped with sunflower seed butter, sliced almonds, and golden raisins. I’m gonna miss my yogurt in the morning, but I know it’s time to move on to warmer foods unless I workout in the morning.
Today I realized how far behind I let myself get by not studying all Thanksgiving break! Whoops! Of course..instead of getting back to work…I had a fun day instead. ^_^
It started off with me snoozing my alarm since my toe was still tender when I woke up to run. I figured it would either be good enough to run tonight or I’d bike.
So I had plenty of time to slowly enjoy my breakfast of roasted cinnamon apple overnight oats topped with almond butter, toasted almonds, and golden raisins. (So excited to have my holiday season placemats out! ~.^)