Wanna know the best thing ever?
Not ONE person said they didn’t like pickles on yesterday’s post. I could not be happier that my readers share my absolute adoration for this brined cucumber delicacy. I mean, just say the word out loud: PICKLES! Such a fun, happy word.
Anyways, this morning, I woke up wanting one thing: MORE SLEEP.
But I pushed through with the help of two cups of coffee (S.M.A.: standard morning amount) and a lovely bowl of oats, which was inspired by one of my favorite candy bars…
1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1 egg (whisked in)
drizzle of maple syrup + cinnamon
1 tbsp. shredded coconut
1 square truffle dark chocolate
That would be Almond Joy…oatmeal-style.
Which reminds me…growing up, I would always give up candy for Lent. It rarely ever worked out. Let’s be real, I came up with about 1 million excuses for why I COULD eat candy. For example, (a) Sundays didn’t count, (b) I couldn’t turn down candy given to me by my friend’s mom, (c) if candy was perhaps in baked form (ahem, M&M cookie?), that didn’t count and (d) see all of the above.
This year, I am determined to STOP BITING MY NAILS. I did this successfully two years ago. However, when I started my new job, I think I was a bit stressed so I resorted to biting again and have continued since. If I did it once, I can do it again. Once they grow out a bit, I will show you pics of my nails. I am way too embarrassed to post them right now :).
Lunch went unphotographed, because it was a work lunch meeting. However, I devoured a ginormous salad, and it was glorious.
After work, I came home looking for the fastest dinner I could put together.
Friends, enter in: THE PLATE OF SNACKAGE.
In corner 1, we have the dippers: carrots, cauliflower, Mary’s Gone Crackers Curry Sticks & Twigs and 4 Gardein Crispy Tenders (a.k.a. chicken-less, chicken nuggets).
In corner 2, we have the dips: peanut butter and artichoke spinach dip.
And in corner 3, we have a mini-dessert: Mini Clif Blueberry Crisp Bar.
Where did I get such a cute n’ tiny thang?
(Oops…looked like I showed you my ugly nail-bitten hands anyways!)
From my sweet secret bloggy valentine Casey!!!
Look at this AMAZING stash of goods she so graciously graced me with…
“Graciously graced me with…” My grammar is suriously going downhill.
Seriously, how cute is this cup + bowl combo though?
THANK YOU CASEY! Seriously, this was a fabulous gift, and I hope you know how happy it made me!
Now, it is almost 7:30pm, and I have a very important date.
With whom you ask?
I guess you will just have to wait until tomorrow… :)
What is your favorite candy bar? I heart Almond Joy, Baby Ruth and Caramello. Yum.
What is your worst bad habit? Look above. I’ve been biting my nails almost ALL my life, and it needs to stop. My nervous energy can be put to something much more useful!