Yikes – today has flown by! I know, I know – I might as well be a broken record. I’m always saying how fast time is flying. It’s the (sort of sad) truth – what can I say?!
- 2-3 T. steel cut oats, pre-cooked
- 1/4 c. rolled oats
- 1 T. chia seeds
- trail power
- 1/2 c. almond milk
and then this morning I stirred in a [really teeny] spoonful of greek yogurt and some maple syrup, before topping with
- microwaved mashed banana
- vanilla galaxy granola
- sunflower seed butter
- apricot-mango jam
Rain Forest Nut Green Mountain kawfee.
Not only did this not have words in the english dictionary to describe the magnitude of how outstanding it was, it was also extremely satisfying and held me over quite a while. However – I have noticed that anytime I have a banana in/with breakfast I don’t get as hungry in the morning.
Given that I’ve known this for a few months now, I don’t know why I don’t just always include a banana. Probably because I like snacking. Case in point?
Eventually, as I was running around at work all morning, I needed some dates and honey roasted almonds. The almonds were definitely inserted into the dates.
Continuing in my “ahmgawdilovefood” day, I also had an outstanding lunch.
This is a seitan sammie – with baby spinach, apricot-mango jam, and walnuts. Maybe it sound strange. I am pretty strange, myself. But once panini’d and all warm and oozy, with crusty-yet-chewy bread, and adorned with some of my Snyder’s pretzel snaps? Yes, please. The pretzels are definitely what completed the panini.
I packed a homemade granola bar . No, they’re not getting old.
And dinner was quite possibly the most simple, plain-jane meal I’ve featured to date
A microwave-baked sweet potato adorned with walnuts joined the party, and for the first time tried some of my sweet potato with nut butter – mighty maple, to be exact. For the longest time, I didn’t get the whole nut butter and sweet potato thing.
Now, I do. Still not so sure it’s better than curry powder, though. Depends on the mood 😉
Mr. Pony and I had a nice little ride and work this morning – I’m rather proud of both of us because I did everything alone. Sounds silly, but I just like having my mom to hold him while I tack him up. I knew he’d be fine, but was still apprehensive, I guess. I’m still weary to tie him (I’m sort of weary of tying any horse after seeing enough pull back) but he’s actually starting to ground tie anyways, dare I say it! We had our first canter on the lunge (albeit just a few strides) and I rode him for a couple minutes, too. I didn’t do much because I was essentially alone and as I mentioned, don’t like to ride babies without someone watching. Chris, the guy who does chores in the AM was there, so I wasn’t too concerned – but he wasn’t paying attention to me. So, I just mounted, walked/whoa’d around, dismounted, and then repeated the cycle a couple times. I figured it was a good chance to teach him that just because I’ve dismounted, work isn’t done yet!
One silly thing he does: my mom has taught him to “bow,” though I refer to them as “carrot stretches” – or, strengthening his topline/muscles at the top of his neck. So as I was brushing his legs when we were done, he kept thinking I was asking him to bow! Heh – everyone will be wondering how my little haffie got such a wonderful topline. They don’t need to know our secret, right?
And, in other news – we may be turning into a haflinger haven pretty soon. There’s a pair nearby that may get shipped soon, though they haven’t done anything to warrant them being there. They simply haven’t been handled much for a year or two, but are nice and sane enough. My mom informed me of this – don’t worry, I wasn’t looking for more horses! If the place allows us to pull them, though, at least one would be for resale – to find a good home for. So, we’ll see what happens there! My mom loves doing groundwork handling with horses, and I said I’d help her. I should have an update tomorrow!