Woke up this morning to clouds and fog. At first I was kind of excited, since there is no running on Sundays, I could just curl up on the couch with some coffee and enjoy it.
But, then the coffee went berserk, and I was cold, and the house was a mess and I felt like screaming. When I looked up and realized that it was 10:15 and church starts at 10:45, I almost started crying. It just seemed easier to crawl back in bed. But I know myself, and church was just the thing I needed on a morning like this. In my experience, food and exercise can only go so far in the nourishment of a soul. This morning, I needed – and received the inspiration and the community of love that I relied on to pop me right out of my funk.
Additionally, I was particularly grateful for this easy breakfast this morning. This is the little nugget that the man at Sprouts so kindly allowed me to have for free yesterday.
When I first took it out the wrapper, I though…ick. It looked like it would taste awful, but the first bite in, I was very pleasantly surprised! It was very tasty – almost like a little candy bar with a bit more of an “earthy” taste. But, I also thought – no way will this hold me all through the morning. Wrong again. I actually had no choice but to put it to the test since I was running late. I threw my hair in a pony tail, put on my favorite pair of jeans, a comfy sweater and dashed out the door. Only 5 minutes late!
And even though the Nut Butter Ball only packed 170 calories, all the fiber and fat in there held me all the way until 12:30, without any tummy rumbling. It may actually have been worth the $1.19 (that it was priced for).
When I started getting a little hungry – I opted for a very cozy and nourishing meal. Oats – with all the fixin’s
In this bowl:
½ cup oats
1 cup milk
¼ cup plain yogurt
Handful of chocolate chips
Justin’s Maple Almond Butter – from yesterday
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Talk about LOVE –
Oh my goodness, this was fantastic. It tasted like dessert, and I actually found myself wishing that we had vanilla ice cream that I could scoop down over the top. That might have been a little outrageous – but I will have to try that sometime. However, this bowl stood alone. It was so incredibly comforting and delicious. All the right flavor combinations.
For the rest of the afternoon, I will be parked on the couch grading my life away…
In this tub: 25 math tests, 25 reading tests, 50 “creative paragraphs” and 25 spelling tests. I’m really in for it. J