Ahhh…Monday! The first day of the new week – full of possibility and guaranteed cup after cup (after cup…) of coffee!
1/2 cup oats
1 cup organic skim milk
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 grated carrot
buttloads of cinnamon
2 tsp. pure maple syrup
small handful dried cherries + raisins
Justin’s Maple Almond Butter drizz
Doesn’t this dreamy bowl of orange just scream fall?
Twas’ glorious. The only thing that would have made it better was if I had subbed 1/2 the milk for yogurt. Unfortunately, yours truly is out. Insert sad emoticon face.
When I got home from work, this lucky gal found not one but TWO packages at her front door. Have I ever mentioned how much I love packages (both giving and receiving)? TWSS. I was totally asking for that one.
#1 was from a giveaway held by my MN sista slash new Russian transplant Sarah! This gal just moved to Russia last week. She rules. Please check out her blog, if for nothing else than for the pelmeni. Seriously worth it.
Ummm…Sarah, you win the award for the most awesome card. Ever.
#2 was from a blog I just discovered today, Missy Maintains! As part of the Share Yourself Challenge on the fabulous blog The Special K Treatment, Krystle swapped names and had bloggers share something they loved with someone else. Of course I had to sign-up, and today I received this loot of love from Missy!
Thank you so much lady – I haven’t tried any of these!
As much as I wanted to sink my teeth into the treats, I knew I needed to make some real dindin to fuel myself properly. The marathon is less than 3 weeks – there is NO time to spare!
1 small zucchini
1/4 cup diced onion
dash of salt + garlic powder
1 crumbled Sunshine Breakfast Patty
black bean salsa
Ezekiel English muffin
So. Dang. Good.
Then, came the great debate: do I eat that Chocolate Cashew Raw Revolution Bar or dive into the Wild Huckleberry Cordials my co-worker, but more importantly my friend, Chris brought me back from Montana?
Cordials, it was.
The picture of class: a Band-Aid wrapped thumb and dribbling huckleberry juice.
Now, I am going to go use my rest day from working out and do the following:
- Make some Tahini Cookies to send for my Share Yourself recipient
- Clean the bathroom
- Finish unpacking
Amongst other thangs…
In the spirit of sharing, let’s learn a bit more about each other!
(1) Place you are most dying to travel to? Argentina, hands down. Latin love affair here I come!
(2) What grade was your worst school photograph? (Details please!) 6th grade – frizzy mop, mondo awkwardness + denim button-up shirt. Nuff’ said.
(3) Who is your dream dinner date? Probably George Clooney, Michelle Obama, Rafael Nadal or Elizabeth Gilbert (i.e. a handsome man or kick-ass woman!).