So, I didn’t blog yesterday.
After working at my full-time job, and then at my part-time job, I had three choices upon arriving back home:
- go to bed
- catch-up on freelance writing
I chose #3, alongside five bags of PopChips for good measure. Yes…five.
Plus, quite honestly, I did not feel like blogging. True fact. For some reason, I got very introspective around lunchtime and spent the day thinking about deep philosophical things. Every once in awhile this happens to me. I shed my layer of humor and general light-heartedness for some profound soul searching. I didn’t come up with much other than BBQ is definitely my favorite flavor of PopChips.
But really, I am getting ahead of myself here.
Let’s start at the beginning…with Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal!
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
1/3 cup pumpkin
drizzle of agave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
sprinkle of dried cranberries
Loads of veggies + curry powder = LOVE.
Snackage continued through the afternoon yesterday…
…that would be trail mix (cranberries, walnuts + sunflower seeds) as well as banana + DCD PB.
And continued until I got home and found this box of deliciousness at my doorstep!
I won Erika’s PopChips giveaway, and boy, am I ever glad I did. These bags pictured above are not representative of all the flavors of PopChips but merely representative of the ones I inhaled last night. Again, look above, five bags were consumed.
Then I found this gem of amazingness also on my doorstep…
Thank you SO MUCH to Emily and the fabulous people at French Meadow (based in Minnesota…woowoo!) for sending me all these fabulous goods. We have two sizes of sprouted grain tortillas, cinnamon raisin sprouted bagels, two kinds of sprouted grain bread and hemp bagels. I am in love.
Right away, I dug into an AB+J sammie on a hemp bagel. Again, love.
I worked last night at the PT job, contemplated some more and then came home to work on a freelance project. I went to bed at midnight (ugh), got up at 7am (not so bad) and devoured the best breakfast sandwich I have ever made.
You can quote me on that.
French Meadow Hemp Bagel
1 Sunshine Breakfast veggie patty
2 oz. Edelweiss Aged White Cheddar
Did you notice the yolk polking its way out the top? GLORIOUS.
Confession: The past couple days I have been a little indulgent with my eating. The Candy Cane Hershey Kiss obsession is getting out of hand, and I have found myself emotionally eating somewhat (*ahem* five bags of PopChips). I am saying this because it leads me to a lil’ seriousness from yours truly…
I am not Wonder Woman. I cannot do it all.
Between my full-time job, part-time job, freelance gigs on the side, trying to pay off the credit cards, blogging, working out, eating right, maintaining some semblence of a social life, keeping in contact with family + friends and trying to do all the million little things, I am busy. Really busy.
It eventually gets to the point where something’s gotta give (and it’s not going to be my waistline).
I can’t give my full attention to everything and expect it to be my best, which is truly what I expect of myself. So, as much as I love reading all your blogs and attempting to write humorous comments to brighten your day, I just can’t keep up. Life is meant to be lived…like in the outside world, not just in the blog world of healthy living.
I don’t ever want anyone to EVER feel pressured like they have to read my blog or have to comment, and in return, I cannot pressure myself to do that. Honestly, if I could make somewhat of a living off of blogging, I would happily spend my days reading and responding to all of you – bloggers and non-bloggers. But until then, I will comment and read as much as I can but am going to focus on maintaining a balance with everything else I’ve got going on in my life.
If you take one thing away from my rambling, remember there is a whole world to explore (and it’s not the World Wide Web). That’s not to say blogging/reading/commenting/etc. isn’t fabulous (I can’t imagine life without it!) but know there is so much more out there to enjoy, explore, live, dance, laugh and drink. Oops, did I say that last one?
Maybe this rant is more for me than any of you, but it is what it is :).
LOVE YOU ALL!
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