hey guys! i felt much more in the blog reading mood yesterday rather than the blog posting. so, that’s just what i did! you didn’t miss much…in fact, my appetite was still rather “normal.” normal as in, normal for most people, not so normal for me 😉 it’s coming back though, so no worries.
i didn’t know what else i would use about a third of an already cooked sweet potato for, and mashed it up for yesterday’s overnight oats.
sweet potatoes = win
sweet potatoes on oatmeal = mreh
after this, i went on a walk for the rest of my break and accidentally got lost. at least it was absolutely gorgeous out.
and i had an insane craving for eggs driving home – demonstrating that this “not hungry for a snack” situation needs to stop. my body wanted some protein!
leftover sweet potato fries.
these just being the highlights, of course.
on to today?
waffles, obviously! and it was already warming up, so i woke up wanting an iced coffee.
it’s love, is what it is.
i went to the barn early this morning, getting there right as it “opened.” yes, the barn is always open, but A prefers people not to ride earlier than 9 or after 7. she makes an exception for me, like when i get there at 7:30 on days i work 😉
i didn’t know how long i’d be out, so i just grabbed some stuff from the cupboards. and fruit basket.
teddie did so good today – i think maybe our best ride yet. he’s been great everytime so far – but i think this is the most confident we’ve both felt, so it just seemed right. we have a bit of a broken steering mechanism (ahem) at the trot – but we do a pretty killer twenty meter circle if i say so myself. just don’t ask us to go straight. for long 😉 it will come!
and in case you don’t know any horse people, if you should run into them, know one thing: when we have a good session with our horse, we will be floating. just overjoyed with excitement. when we have a bad session, steer clear. (yes, this is called stereotyping. just a general precaution, i suppose.)
my sister is coming down for a visit tonight through to tomorrow, and i’m thinking i might be able to drag her out to take some pictures.
i had loosely planned to help another girl with her horse, but we never really talked about when, so since she wasn’t there i went ahead in to the farmer’s market and figured i’d stop again on my way back through. i still had to talk to A about something anyway, and figured she’d be there by then, too. well, the other girl wasn’t there but A and i chatted a while before i headed home.
i sort of go through apple phases. i’ll have one every day for weeks on end, and then there will be weeks where i’ll hardly have one.
but, i do love the combo of apple and seitan – be it with bbq or, like today – apple rum walnut conserve.
i also paired it with some farmer’s market snap peas. snap peas were every where today! and so good.
my mom asked if i wanted to go tag sailing, so i agreed. she had a vague recollection of an ad for a bunch of tag sales with horse tack in a town about twenty minutes away. basically, this played out as “drive around a town randomly hoping to find it.” in case you were wondering, we didn’t, but it was still a nice ride.
sort of. i guess it was actually just a whole lot of farmland. not surprising, considering the circumstances.
but, oh well. i had nothing better to be doing. once we got back i made some seitan and while it was simmering played with the horses and the garden. this included half heartedly weeding, ad i mentioned in the previous post!
and then before i knew it, it was time for dinner! seriously – the afternoon flew by. usual my mornings are so packed that i have nothing much left to do in the afternoon, making them sort of go in slow motion. not today! probably the hour + of aimlessly driving around. it’s whatever.
since i finally replenished my bulgur, i was able to try sarena’s bulgur flat bread! to put it simply, the woman is genius. i did get impatient towards the end – didn’t realize they were yeast-made so didn’t really start them soon enough to give them the full hour to sit, and cooked them until they had the consistency of more of a pancake. a delicious pancake.
hmmm…bulgur waffles, anyone?
i had some mixed cravings – and rather than have a flatbread pizza type deal – i craved a big salad. in the bowl was farmer’s market buttercrisp and snap peas, red pepper, chick peas, chopped dried fig, and chopped pecans. i still had some of this dressing left and the flavors were just so perfect. i spread some local pepper chevre on the flatbread. just delicious! can’t wait to have a peanut butter and jelly bulgur flatbread 😉
now – has it cooled down enough for an evening bike ride, yet?