For the Record

by Holly on December 10, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,giveaway,lunch

For the record, here’s what 17 inches of snow looks like…


And for the record, there was two trees down in my driveway that fell from the weight of 17 inches of snow.  Also, that is my car in the bottom right picture on the bottom.  FML.

Practically EVERYTHING was shut down or closed yesterday.  Since I walk to work however, I couldn’t quite justify not going in for at least a little bit.  So, I pulled on my Uggs, bundled up and walked the mile to work.  It took me 45 minutes, including a stop for coffee at the only place open – Starbucks.  Needless to say, it was a venti kind of day.

This morning, I awoke to -12 degrees and a steamy bowl of Pumpkin Oatmeal

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
pinch salt
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
drizzle of Xagave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
Bekah’s Coconut Chia granola
sprinkle of coconut
almond buttah



For the record, pumpkin + coconut make quite a tasty pair.

It took me a good hour to completely thaw out from the walk this morning, because I was the picture of idiocracy and wore tights today.  Why I thought I could somehow defy logic and mother nature is beyond me.  In addition, I also thought it smart to carry three packages I needed to mail out.  Tights + carrying three boxes + -12 degrees = IDIOCRACY. For the record.

Lunch was a classic combo of kiddie favorites…


For the record, yes, those are yellow carrots.

Snacktime was supposed to be almonds, but Natalie brought in her uber-delicious puppy chow.  For the record, I consumed this amount multiplied by two three.


The clusters that are stuck together are the best, for the record.

After work, I skedaddled to the gym for what was supposed to be a cardio + yoga sesh.  I worked it out for 40 minutes on the elliptical doing intervals, and then headed to a 6:30pm Powerflow Yoga class.  For the record, Karen the teacher decided to get sick and cancel class.  Annoyed.

When I got home, I heated up a DELICIOUS dinner of vegan chili-filled kabocha squash with a sprinkle of this lovely…




Then…drumroll please…I couldn’t resist a few bites of perhaps the best ice cream ever




Those ingredients!  That taste!  The creaminess!  The deliciousness!  Those coffee specks!

And for the record, I’m not even a fan of coffee ice cream.  Consider me converted.  I don’t know if I will ever buy non-Coconut Bliss ice cream again.  It’s that dayum good.

For the record, I am about to go take a bath and then watch last night’s Glee, which I have been impatiently waiting to watch ALL DAY.  Then I have to redo some freelance writing, because I made a stupid mistake and need to fix some things.  Then, I  need to call it a night, because I’m exhausted – for the record.

For the record…have you donated yet?  We are at $600!

And…have you entered my giveaway yet? You know, just for the record.

Finally, thank you to all of you who have sent me some wonderful, generous e-mails as of late.  It has absolutely made my week.

For the record :).


Naomi( December 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

HOLY SNOW!! im in FL right now on vacay and come back to cold boston tomorrow night, we left in a snowstorm and I know it will be hard to go back after being here in the hot sun!

your pumpkin oats look delicious and the perfect thing to be eating on a day like that!

hopefully you will get our car out!!

Faith December 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

That 17 inches looks like a Winter Wonderland! Oh my, my. I’ll be looking for that ice cream at the store!

Jenny December 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm

oh poor thing! I think you better add a shovel to your christmas list. Now I feel silly for complaining about the 3 inches we got. I feel for ya, ma!

p.s. this morning when I was driving in my car I heard the song “have a holly, jolly, christmas” and it made me think of you – naturally.. then I smiled real big :)

Love you!

Lynn @ The Actors Diet December 11, 2009 at 6:27 pm

look at all that snow! it’s been a while since i’ve seen something like that. i’m so impressed you eat ice cream with snow like that (my blood has really thinned since living in los angeles)

janetha b December 11, 2009 at 6:34 pm

for the record, i just had a snowgasm. sorry about your car. but those photos to me are better than soft core porn to a teenage boy.

mmm. ice cream! i love that we both eat ice cream in the winter. i will eat it in a blizzard in sub zero temps!

thank god it is friday!! love you so sooo much.

Jess December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Sorry about the canceled yoga sesh! That’s frustrating!

Snooowwww! I want it. Love your snow breakfast!
<3 jess

Bekah December 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

I need to try coconut bliss. asap.

And yayy I’m so glad my granola made it to your snowy day. Ughh,I’m definitely not complaining about the cold Tucson weather. Stilll cold, but not THAT cold.

Paula December 11, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Pumpkin oats never get old. Those yellow carrots look fun. Must find that ice cream!

Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) December 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Mmm puppy chow…that stuff is like the most addictive food in the world! And that snow looks so pretty…!

Alison December 12, 2009 at 9:02 am

I had to look up what FML stood for – is that sad?

Boy you guys got POUNDED! We got a bunch here in NY but you guys got way more than we did!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) December 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Coconut bliss really does make a wonderful coffee ice cream. YUM!!

Jenny December 12, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Gee whiz, that’s a lot of snow! I have so much respect for you for going to work in that! What a trooper :)

That ice cream sounds amazing!

Glee was AWESOME, hope you liked it! Have a good weekend!

Devan December 13, 2009 at 12:36 am

wow yum.
i want.. NEED that coconut bliss.
that looks like love and sex and magic in my mouth. hot dang.

Your oats look fab too.. And I cannot belive the snow!! SO pretty!! I love your photos! :)

Rebecca December 14, 2009 at 8:58 am

I know it probably wasn’t but walking to work in the snow and grabbing starbucks along the way sounds fun!! I wish I could have walked with you!!

Of course, only a ridiculous corporation like Starbucks would open in a blizzard!!

With that said, I am giving away a pound of gingerbread coffee from a LOCAL coffee shop on my blog if you’re interested!!! :-)

ps I am giving away a pound of gingerbread coffee from a local coffee shop on my blog if you’re interested!!

pps. I love this post. And all of your posts. I’m finally done with the semester so I can read again!!! YAY

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