I loved reading everyone’s “if you knew me…” comments. Really! I mean – I’m always excited to see comments (heh…) but I just loved reading each and every one of the ones left on last night’s post. And Daniel had a valid point – I shouldn’t say “in real life” – because this is real life, and you guys do know me! And it seems as if food bloggers tend to have verrry similar personalities, huh? ;)
Last night, I caught up on some much needed rest, and about called it a night at 9:00. Granted, I don’t think I finally went to sleep until 10:00, but when my alarm sounded this morning, it wasn’t until I had already been awake for a good fifteen minutes. This is how I usually wake up – so hearing my alarm and wanting to hit snooze is a sign that I have some catching up to do!
Last night, I decided maybe it’d be a good idea to go for a quick breakfast this morning, since I had a senior portrait to shoot that required me out of the house by 8. While this isn’t early in my terms by any means – I am sort of anal about being on time. Add to that the worry that all I would want to do was sleep in, I decided to switch it up a bit and throw in a breakfast cookie.
I tossed it in the freezer to chill out (oh so corny) while I took care of the horses, and while I think I like that consistency better than unfrozen – for some reason these just don’t tide me over! Sort of odd – because technically speaking, it is much larger (protein, fat, and I am assuming calorie-wise) than my overnight oats or waffles.
By the time I’d arrived at the client’s house I’d already eaten another banana, and shared the last of these Snyder’s pretzels with Teddie once I’d gotten to the barn after the shoot. I’m not sure who liked them more – me or Teddie! I think he may even prefer them to his anise-orange spice horse cookies ;) (Yes, I think that’s a bizarre flavor for a horse treat, too)
Teddies was so good today! Actually, I was thisclose to texting A and asking if she’d gotten on him and got his pony butt in gear :P I know she wouldn’t have – but he was that good! Granted, he was very strong and I had to sort of let him run into the wall a few times to get him to stop hanging on me, but I’ll take too strong any day ;) He also feels the need to leap into right-lead canter with a jump and a buck. I guess I just keep missing the memo that there’s some imaginary jump in our path? My bad .
I’m wondering if his sporadic stubborn-ness stems from not wanting to work alone. Which, obviously – is so sad, too bad – but I’m grasping at straws for an excuse to his terrible behavior :P He is angelic, of course! hah. But, the reason I say that is because Jewel was in the ring with us today (hence him being strong – but hey, we’re a W.I.P. Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know!)
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I immediately thought: chia seed icing. and “how great would this be poured over oats?! and waffles?!” and it’s got probiotics. Whatever the heck those are. Which sounds sort of scary, if you ask me. Something living? A bacteria? Uhhh… anyways – the tidbit I found most interesting (besides the great source of calcium!) was about helping the immune system and digestive system:
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It was a lot thinner than I was expecting, so it sort of sank right in to my already-thin GM (I didn’t put any chobani in the base this time) but the taste is great! I don’t find it too sweet at all, which one of the comments on the site said…and you guys know how my sweet tooth is. Yeah – I love naturally sweet things like fruit, dates, etc – but even when I’m baking I nearly always halve my sweetening “agent,” and find “normal people” cookies and treats far too sweet.
I can’t say I’d drink it plain (I have a thing about drinking things with a sort of thick-sort of runny consistency – maybe why I prefer my smoothies in bowls?) but I can’t wait to add it to oats, waffles, and more smoothies :)
Probably seems rather hypocritical of me after all my “eat real food!” talk, but it’s still real food…and really. Banana Maple cookies? That are thick, chunky, and chewy? Why not? The only alterations I made were to halve the maple syrup (well, maybe I used a little more than half) and added pecans.
I grazed while on the phone with my academic advisor, too. Apparently talking about classes makes me all of a sudden realize I’m starving. It was while they were bumping me around on the phone lines, don’t worry!
But, I signed up for three classes so far. I’m just going to a community college this semester until I get my sights set on what exactly it is I want to do with my life. I just couldn’t see taking more aimless classes at the college I went to last year, you know? And I wanted flexibility. Call me crazy, but my job is more important to me because I’m actually doing more of what I’d most like to do with my life than school can even offer me right now! Well, at least that one – and it’s a long story as to why I’m not going to any big arts school. Basically, though, money! hah. So I have three online classes. Which is sort of scary since they tend to be more time consuming than actually going to a class – but I’m hoping for the bet since they’re also three classes I’m really interested in. Intro to Nutrition, Intro to Business (well, maybe not really interested in that, but I’ll prob. major in business) and Digital Photo. II. I don’t know what my fourth class will be to put me as a full-time student, but probably another business one (not online.)
Has anybody taken any online courses? Do you prefer them to classroom classes, or vice versa? Why or why not? And how long did it take you to decide a major?
Okay, this is a really long-winded post…so quickly!
This was too spicy – I am a wuss – and I was heavy handed with the curry powder!
I can be so sarcastic…in a loving way. But look – Georgie and I are both making the same face!!