Friday, July 23, 2010

what's that sound?

Silence. Complete, absolute silence.

This might be the best birthday present ever - the kiddos (my niece and nephew if you're new around here) are off at the neighbor's playing, and I get to relax. Absolutely perfect.

This post is going to be short and quick, because I am going to take advantage of this afternoon and get some things done.

I had a date this morning with Kelsey - we were both supposed to make brownie batter pancakes. Mine, however, did not work out so well. They just would not set! Thanks for the birthday shot out girl!

i know, this looks gross. i may or may not have eaten half the batter before throwing it out :)

When in doubt, I go to oats! Whipped oats a la Kath to be exact. I didn't have any more almond milk, so I just used all water for the liquid. Definitely not as creamy, but delicious nonetheless.

topped with coconut, blueberries, cinnamon, flax, and pb
After this bowl, I didn't even mind that my brownie batter pancakes went bad (okay, I still did, but not as much) - you can never steer wrong with oatmeal!

My mom gave me my birthday presents this morning at, oh... 5:45 am. I cannot sleep lately. I think I'm getting super anxious about the week ahead (yay wedding!). Mom got me a few new reads:

I am so excited to read these two books. I'm going to try to save them for laying on the beach in Mexico on my honeymoon! Mommasita is also buying me my first stash of food for the house as a birthday present. What can I say? I love food - does anyone agree? Question: Do you find it odd I requested groceries for my birthday? :)

As I was cleaning today, I found this in my purse....

Yes, a zucchini.. things just keep getting weirder! Actually my FMIL gave me this yesterday and I forgot to take it out of the purse - haha!

For lunch, I whipped up some quick asparagus with olive oil and pepper:

And a huuuge salad that I really only ate about 1/3 of:

romaine, mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, chickpeas, 1/2 avocado, salsa, mustard

For some reason, I really wasn't feeling the salsa/mustard combo today. I'm not sure why, but I kind of ate the "goods" out of there: the chickpeas/avocado!

To finish up lunch, I ate some more healthy fats and protein!

date shmeared with sunbutter - yum!

raisins and cashews
Tonight for dinner we are going to Cooper's Hawk. They have an excellent gluten free menu - the funny thing is whenever I go somewhere that has a gluten free sandwich, I will totally get it even if it's a super fancy shmancy place. Portabello mushroom sandwich anyone? That is what I'm getting! Do you figure out what you are getting before you go out to eat?

After dinner, we are all heading to our new house for some cake! I probably won't do a follow up post until tomorrow. Have a great day!


  1. oh no!!! what a delicious hot mess haha. that sucks that they didnt set!! i wonder what went wrong with them :(

    u made up for it with the oats tho!!! <3

    enjoy the silence and sunshine <3 happy birthday again, live it up and have the best day ever!!

    xoxo <3

  2. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the peace and quiet and cake :)
    And no, coming from the girl who requested measuring spoons for her last birthday, I find your request for groceries completely normal :)
    Hope you're having an amazing day!

  3. Happy Birthday!! Oh man, Her Fearful Symmetry is an AWESOME AWESOME book!!!! I loved Time Traveler's Wife, but I thought HFS was WAAAAY better. You'll have to tell me what you think about it :) I've been wanting to read the other book you received as well, so you'll have to post a review about that one as well!

    Hope you have a great day!

  4. Ok, a few things:

    - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Yea for Golden Birthdays!
    - Sorry about the pancakes. Breakfast sadness...
    - I'm jealous you're going to Cooper's Hawk! I've heard it's soooo yummy.

    Have a great weekend, my dear!

  5. Happy birthday love! Enjoy the peace and quiet! You just reminded me that dates with nut butter are the best things ever. And as far as going out to eat, I typically check the menu online but am trying to stop doing that to challenge myself!!

  6. I am listening to the same silence right now and it is really just amazing!

    Let me know if you liked the books...I am an avid reader and I'm always looking for recommendations.

    Oh yeah and Happy Birthday!! :)

  7. Happy birthday, girl! :D

    Yep, I am so guilty of perusing a menu online before going somewhere, just to make sure there's something there that I can eat. Winging it is fun sometimes, too, but I've been known to having to resort to ordering a side salad and French fries in a fancy restaurant. xD

    Have fun at Cooper's Hawk and enjoy your special day! =)

  8. I definitely don't think it's weird that you ask for groceries for your birthday, buuuuut I might just think it's a little strange that you find zucchini's in your purse ;) No judgment!

    Happy Birthday, hun! Hope you're having a great one.

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! hope you had a nice b-day!! no...requesting groceries is not wierd one's just what ''we'' do....just like a fashion person would want clothes..foodies!! lol :)

    have so much fun! EAT SOME cake or ice cream or whaeva the HECK u want!!!

  11. @ktbwood Katie! I totally thought of you on my way back from dinner tonight and you'll see why tomorrow!!! Thanks for the b-day wish!!!