Oh me oh my…I feel like I just woke up.
I suppose that could be taken to come across as me being really sleepy and groggy or something – but I meant it as a “holy cow where has the day gone?” sort of thing.
I feel like I’ve been non-stop all day, yet when I think about it…I didn’t do too much. Hmm.
For a day like this, intense waffles were a necessity. I’ve noticed that for being such a seemingly minor thing – there is a pretty big difference in my waffles depending on whether I use Kashi Honey Puffs or millet puffs. Made with honey puffs, as you see here – they are much larger, and a bit crunchier in texture (the inside, not the outside). Millet puffs produce a bit of a smaller waffle, but perhaps a bit more plump, and not as much crunch.
I can’t say one is superior to the other, though – I love them both, especially with these toppings! Unfortunately, that also knocked out my chia seed supply. Sad truth.
Bad news bears.
Unfortunately, my blank DVDs were MIA so while at Rite-Aid to get some, discovered they’re having a BOGO sale on nuts.
Note to self: buy nuts at Rite-Aid.
I’ll just put in my Teddie blah-blah here, too.
We had a great ride today when all was said and done. At first, he was being a little brat-face, being weird about going to the other end of the ring. Stopping and turning, basically. A was there, so I asked if she thought I should just lunge the pants off of him to get him to go. She confirmed my thought that I should just ride it out, and put us right to work and within a couple of minutes I had myself a much more responsive Teddie-kins. Walk-whoa-trot-walk-trot-whoa, lots of changes of directions, and essentially teaching him about half halts. When asking for a trot-walk we hardly wanted him to walk so that I could get him really pushing off from behind and using his motor, so to speak. Lots of extension and collection, bending, giving – he did remarkably well. We even tried a canter! Granted, it took a couple laps of doing a really fast trot around the ring, but once he gave my a couple strides of canter that was a good boy and we were done. He gave a little buck, but really just because he doesn’t know what to do yet. I am happy I got that first u/s canter done, though. Ahhh, the wonders of trainers. Especially A. If she tells me to do something, she gives me the confidence to just do it which is strange because it’s not like she gives a pep-talk. She just says what to do and it seems okay, you know? I tend to baby Teddie – but he really doesn’t need it. If he was younger, maybe – but since his bones are done growing, there’s really no reason to. Normally we wouldn’t just run a horse to a canter, but he’s really not the type of horse to naturally just break into a canter – even in the field he’d rather trot. So, for now – it’s just what we’re going to build on.
That was probably the most work Teddie’s done all year, and that kicked my appetite up a notch, too. Oh yeah, side note: I found ten dollars in the trash today. Not our trash, either. Score.
By the time I got home it was nearly 1 (I got a late start on riding and really wanted to get the office-cleaning out of the way today, too) and I was in the process of gnawing my arm off.
That sounds gross, I take it back.
I topped this beautiful girl with:
- sliced strawbs
- marcona almonds
- wheat germ
- quick oats
- blackberry honey creme
- Mae’s coconut butter
Yes, I still have some of that coconut butter. Remember how I said the other day that I tend to save things in attempts to make them never end when I know I won’t be able to get my hands on it again anytime soon? Yeah – this is more proof of that. I have just a bit left, and haven’t been eating it because…well…I don’t want it to end. Today I just told myself that not eating something because I don’t want it to go away is about as pointless as trying to explain to someone that spinach in a smoothie is, indeed, delicious. Either way, it just won’t make sense.
If you read my other post – you know I spent my afternoon filling up on blueberries and baking those lovely muffins. By the time that was done it was nearly 4:00 already, so I took care of the horses and ponies. In fact, I was cleaning Jiggy and Mel’s run when my neighbor came outside and started swearing up a storm. His garage is pretty close to the far end of their paddock, where their run is. There’s a lot of brush and trees in between, but he still gives me the creeps so I sort of high-tailed it back to the other end of the pasture. Not sure why you all needed to know that. Oh well.
I admit that I’ve been sort of lazy with dinner lately, but honestly – give me this “dish” and I will eat it for dinner every day if you want me to. In fact, I’m tempted to do so since I do have leftover roasted veg.
This is my beloved “broccoli, hummus, and goat cheese” bowl, but pumped up a notch. Oooh la-la…something already delicious, made even more-so?
Today, I roasted carrots, sugar snap peas, and broccoli (from the farmer’s market, save for the carrots!) seasoned with some garlic salt, and then mixed them with two big globs of garlic hummus, small spoonful of Ragu, and feta. I opted for black beans as my protein-of-choice, and thought a fresh garden tomato sliced on top would deliver a wonderful fresh, cool twist, too.
How is something so simple this mind-boggling? Really – this is delicious. I promise you.
While roasting, I made this:
…but what the heck is it? You ask? I’ll divulge that info tomorrow 🙂
For now, though – I’m off to…shower and maybe do yoga? My back has been sore lately, and it’s actually been this was as long as I can remember whenever I have a long day on my feet. Riding brings it on most, but I’m also wondering if it maybe has to do with my arches? I wear terrible shoes that give me no support. And I admit I don’t have the best posture, but I’m not so bad while I ride. I dono. But if anyone has any tips or suggestions they are welcome. And no, stopping riding is not a valid tip or suggestion 😉 I don’t think it’s that I’m “damaged” (hehe, that made me laugh) but moreso just sore and needs to be stretched out more often?