Make Your Spirits Bright

by Holly on November 3, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch

I am still at work.

Yes, as in right now as I type this sentence.

But I am trying to forget that fact. 

Instead, I am thinking fondly of the Apple Pie Oatmeal I had for breakfast (eaten about 11 oh-so-long hours ago).

1/2 cup oats
1 cup Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea
pinch of salt
1 1/2 small Haralson chopped apples
drizzle of agave
lotsa Apple Pie Spice
hunk o’ Bee’s Knees PB


That’s the money shot right thurre.


Apple Pie Spice = cinnamon, nutmeg + allspice (a.k.a. perfection).

Somewhere in the day, I devoured the requisite yog mess. It’s becoming a slight addiction, as in my day is not complete without one.  I wonder if the Kardashian sistas feel the same way about paparazzi pics? 

1 cup nonfat plain Greek yog
1/2 cup Kashi Heart2Heart cereal
1 sliced naner
hunk o’ DCD PB


One thing that did brighten my day…Starbucks holiday cups!


Most of the time, I try and support the local coffee shops, ya know?  But when these cups come around, well….they make me happy!  There, I said it.  Holiday cups make MY spirits bright.

Somewhere else in the day, I believe some MilkDuds and a big ol’ Haralson apple was devoured as was a Cherry Pie Larabar.  However, no pictures.  And really, today, not much recollection of it either.

What I do recollect is sipping a mug of Pacific Foods Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup alongside a sprouted wheat tortilla.  Yeah, that’s right…sipped out of my Green Bay Correctional Facility mug.


So, I may still be at work, but my spirits are bright.  I mean…Apple Pie Oats, yog messes, holiday cups, warm soup in correctional facility mugs and some plans for cheetahs upon arriving home tonight…how can it not be?

What makes YOUR spirits bright? Holiday cups, yog messes and oatmeal, oh my!


Erin November 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I just adore your subtle sense of humor in these posts. You make me laugh. A lot!

That pacific brand soup IS good!

Holiday-scented candles always brighten my mood.

Katie November 4, 2009 at 4:34 pm

A run, seeing my little cousins, playing with kids, running, biking, yoga. Being outside. Basically anything being active. I’m a simple girl ;)

Lynn @ The Actors Diet November 4, 2009 at 9:56 pm

i love soup in a mug. anything in a mug. i love mugs.

Whole Body Love November 4, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I love the starbucks holiday cups and drinks. I also love the smell of Whole Foods’ cinnamon-scented pinecones. The scent envelopes me when I walk through the doors of the store and I love the feeling of holiday joy that it brings

Emily November 4, 2009 at 11:36 pm

the lingering aroma of fresh baked muffins is brightening my spirits right now. upside of living in a ridiculously tiny apartment: when you bake, the entire apartment, not just the kitchen, smells amazing.

I love to eat out of mugs too! mugs and mixing bowls are really the only serving vessels I use :) classy, no?

sophia November 5, 2009 at 12:12 am

lol, get back to work! But dreaming about your breakfast sounds like something I would do, too!

Fresh-brewed coffee, freshly-done essays, slightly burnt cheese, sizzling bacon and sausages, feeling hungry when I know I’ll be able to eat dinner soon…

Jen(eatmovelove) November 5, 2009 at 6:46 am

What a great blog!! I love the idea of Apple Pie Oats. I’ve never had cereal with yogurt – just with milk – I should try it I guess, seems popular. spirits high? Well, I seen Xmas lights out last evening on my run – yes, it’s super early and normally I’d roll my eyes – but then I thought “Who am I to judge? People can live how they want…and besides I LOVE this time of year – so bring it on!!!” . Also, it was dark out – but so crisp and clear on my run – the kind you get rosy red cheeks…but numb hands which is not so cool!

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Emily (The Experimentarian) November 5, 2009 at 7:12 am

Spirits bright:
My mommy coming to visit
Clear christmas lights
grocery shopping
Reading your sunshiney blog

jessica November 5, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Same! My roommates had starbucks yesterday and the sight of those little holiday cups made me soooo happy! I squealed in delight, no joke.

And whoahh-hold on a second girlllllll. I MUST re-create that yog mess asap (well, once i’m home…since the dcd is chillin’ there)!! I’ve never thrown some dcd lovin’ in the mix. You’re genius.

But sorry that you’ve been working so much! Someone deserves more starbucks holiday cheer, yogurt messes and oatmeal in her life :)


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