Good morning friends. I’m in a pretty good mood because I was able to wake up without the alarm this morning. I don’t have to be to campus until 12:30 so I feel like I have all the time in the world.
I worked into the night on my blog redesign, #3 from my goals. I think I actually might be almost done. I still have my eye on a few things. But do you like it? Please let me know what you think. I want to keep my readers.
First thing’s first, put on the coffee.
I entered into the Faith Fitness Fun blog gift exchange this Christmas and my secret blogger santa was Naomi from One Fit Foodie. She sent me this Café Britt whole bean coffee as part of my present. It’s her uncles roasting company! How cool is that.
Naomi- if you read this post. Love the Coffee! It’s a very simple coffee, not super harsh or flavorful. But that’s just how I like it. I added some 1% milk and a dash cinnamon to my mug and it was perfect. Thanks again Naomi.
For breakfast I made oats. But the process sort of turned into a throw everything under the sun into the melding pot situation. It was really tasty, but not too planned.
Working on my new Tribute to Pancakes Page made me remember this amazing baked apple recipe that’s perfect for mornings because it’s so quick and easy.
To make baked apples
first slice up and chore an apple. Then dice up the slices and put in a microwavable bowl. Dollop a little butter, about 1/2 TBSP over the top, sprinkle 1 tsp brown sugar over the top, and shake some pumpkin pie spice over the top. Place in the microwave on high for about a minute.
remove from microwave, stir, add more pumpkin pie spice if your shake was too scant for taste and put back in the microwave for another minute to minute and a half. Voila. Baked Spice Apples.
In my oats:
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp milled flax seeds
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
- shake cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- baked apples
- some of Barbara’s Blend Granola
This oatmeal was really good but completely unplanned. I stood in front of my pantry gazing in while the oats boiled, adding whatever looked like would work. The whole situation reminded me of when my mom makes Minestrone soup. It almost looks like veggies and other random ingredients are flying into the bowl from the pantry or the fridge.
Today should hopefully be a pretty light day. I have class from 12:30 to 1:40 in Santa Cruz. I’ll miss basketball practice since I’ll be commuting. Then I’m just home, relaxing and doing reading for classes. Sounds awesome.
I’m sure most of you are like where’s the fitness?! I’m saying that about my life too right now. My ankle has been pretty finicky lately. Sometimes it hurts just from walking around and other times it’s fine. I’m still letting the little tear in my Plantar Fascia heal too. Maybe tomorrow if the ankle feels okay I’ll try to run around the block for about 10 minutes or so.
Basically, the therapist told me that my ankle could be like this for a year after surgery. So planned, focused working out might not happen until late this summer. I just have to see how my ankle continues to heal. It’s very frustrating. But if I’ve learned something from this experience it would be patience and you can only do what you can do.
Tell me what you think about patience. When did you learn this life lesson?
P.S. Do you like the blog or should I change something? Seriously, I’m not a fragile person, I can take it.