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Mood:
Happy! My lifelong friend Lindsey and her husband/soulmate Joey are coming in tonight for a weekend visit. It’s going to be a fun weekend!

Food:
Breakfast: A big ol’ bowl o’ oats.

I measured out 1/3 cup of these steel cut oats….

…and added them along with 1 cup of water to a medium-sized pot, over low heat.

Then I threw in 2 tbs of rolled oats, 1 tbs of oat bran, and 2 tbs of raisins. (The cinnamon was added at the very end)…..

I let the mixture cook for about 7 minutes. Then I caused some excitement by adding 1/2 cup rice milk….

A few more minutes, then I turned off the heat. I added 1 mashed banana…

…a generous tbs of creamy peanut butter (’cause I’m nice & giving like that)…

…and 4 tbs of Ezekiel Original, for a bit of texture.

Isn’t it beautiful? Makes me so proud. Breaks my heart to have to eat it. Not really.

Happy Friday, to you!

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Food:
Breakfast: Oats-to-go. Today’s oats had:
-1/3 cup steel cut oats
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup soy milk
-2 tbs rolled oats
-2 tbs Ezekiel Original
-2 tbs raisins
-1 tbs oat bran
-1 large banana, sliced
-1 tsp creamy peanut butter

Lunch: Leftover veggie pita and a carrot stick, and later a couple of Turkish figs.


Fitness:
Nothing to fancy planned for today. I’d like to go for a 4 mile run after work.

Green heart:
I almost took the car to work today, but when I admitted I had no good reason, I footed it over to the bus stop.

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Mood:
Happy to be home.

We locked ourselves out of our house last night.

Ring, ring.

“Hiiii Ellen.”

“Hi, Bill. I am so, so sorry to be calling so late.”

“That’s ok. I’m downtown.”

To myself: Really? That’s odd. (My landlord is a family man with two little kids). “Um, we locked ourselves out of the house. Do you have a spare key?”

Pause.

Pause.

“A spare key?”

Um, yes, a spare key.“Yes, uh-huh.”

Then it hit me. I had called Soccer Friend Bill, not Landlord Bill. Whoops.

An embarrassed apology, a rushed good-bye, and another phone call that resulted in a key ring with at least 20 keys on it (it was 11:30 at night, so we went over to his house to pick up the keys). After multiple tries with each key on each door and various failed attempts to burglarize our own home by finding and entering an open window, we called it quits and went over to Liz’s house to spend the night. Thanks, Liz!

I suppose this little story is getting a bit long…ok, to wrap it up: we called our landlord this morning, told him we weren’t able to get in, he went looking for another key that he remembered on the floor of his truck, came over, tried the key, and opened the door. We were in. Yes.

Food:
Breakfast: A big bowl of oatmeal. As I was placing the bowl on the front windowsill to take the food photos, I spotted two Jehovah’s witnesses walking towards our front door. They didn’t see me see them. But did they see me before I saw them?

“Hide! Hide!” I whispered to Lucas, as I tiptoed towards the corner of the dining room.

“What?”

Hide! They’re coming to the front door!

“Who?”

Shhh! Jehovah’s witnesses!

There was a knock on the door. We flattened ourselves against the wall. We could see their reflection in the t.v. Could they see ours. I was so embarrassed. Surely they had seen me and knew someone was home.

I placed my finger to my lips, and slid my back down the wall to crouch position on the floor. We froze.

Knock, knock, knock.

These poor ladies. I’m certain we are not the only ones that blatantly ignored them. But really. I didn’t want to be cornered into talking about religion, plus we had just gotten home but had somewhere to be.

They knocked again. There was a long pause, and then we heard a faint knocking on our neighbors’ door. We were in the clear. Whew.

I was going to post a recap of yesterday, but we’ve got to get going and I’ve got to get cleaned up. I still have make-up on from last night, I stink, and I want to brush my teeth with my own toothbrush. I was so desperate this morning that at Liz’s I used an abandoned toothbrush that was in her bathroom. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Mood:
Mostly sunny, with a 20% chance of Zombie

Food:
Breakfast: Oats-to-go. Today’s oats had:
-1/3 cup steel cut oats
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup soy milk
-1 tbs rolled outs
-2 tbs raisins
-1 tbs oat bran
-3 tbs Ezekiel Original
-1/2 banana, sliced
-1 tbs agave nectar

Oats….

….to go…

Hope your day is Fridaylicious.

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Mood:
Z is for Zombie

Food:
Breakfast: Oats-to-go. Today’s oats had:
-1/3 cup steel cut oats
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup soy milk
-3 tbs Ezekiel Original
-2 tbs rolled oats
-2 tbs raisins
-1 tbs creamy peanut butter
-1 small banana, mashed

TGIW.

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Mood:
It’s bad. Stay out of my way.

Food:
Breakfast: Oats-to-go. Today’s oats had:
-1/3 cup steel cut oats
-1 cup water
-splash of soy milk
-1 tbs oat bran
-2 tbs Ezekiel Original
-2 tbs raisins
-2 tbs rolled oats
-1 tbs creamy peanut butter
-1 banana, mashed

Really. I’m in such a bad mood. For your own good, stay out of my way.

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What a day! Is it really 10:00 pm?

Fitness:
Ran 5 miles

Food:
Breakfast: Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal w/ raisins
-1/3 cup steel cut oats
-1 and 1/4 cup water
-1 and 1/2 tablespoon rolled oats
-2 tbs Ezekiel Original
-2 tbs raisins (not counting the tons I ate while making the oatmeal)
-1 tbs creamy peanut butter
-1/2 large banana, mashed
Being the classy lady that I am, I ate this straight out of the pot as I was rushing around getting ready.

Lunch: Leftover spaghetti topped with a simple homemade tomato sauce and pureed spinach

Dinner: Famished after my run, I avoided snacking and hopped in the shower for quick cold one. Brrr! The gas services man should be by tomorrow, which means we will FINALLY have hot water and a working stove and oven (we’ve been cooking on a portable single burner, the one I use at work)….The L-man had dinner on the table as soon as I was done. Good timing! For dinner, I ate three veggie tacos (spelt tortillas topped with sauteed green peppers & onions, wild rice, fresh spinach, and homemade salsa. Sooooo good.

Green heart:
This one is on Lucas. We had to take one of our cars in for a repair. Instead of taking two cars and driving back together, Lucas did a major Green Heart and went solo, taking the bus on the return and then later to pick up the car. Got to give him props.

Yesterday recap:
Fitness: 1 hour kayaking (leisurely); 2 hour hike on a 3 mile trail
Food:
Breakfast: Whole grain toast w/ creamy peanut butter
Lunch: Two huge blueberry pancakes at Magnolia Cafe
Dinner: Lucas made whole wheat spaghetti with a homemade tomato sauce, topped with freshly grated parmesan. I wanted some greens with my dinner, so I pureed some fresh spinach leaves and added them to my dish.

Buenas noches!

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