Whew! Thanks once again to everyone so being so wonderfully supportive of my concerns for Teddie. After everyone’s thoughts, prayers, crossed fingers, my built-up karma, and wishing on 11:11 while baking Carrot Fig ‘Nola Bars (true story) he is…dun dun dun…
a-ok! Big sigh of relief!! The vet totally freaked me out at first…when he saw it he was going on and on “I’m glad you called rather than waiting…blah blah…corneal ulcer.” So I’m like oh, great – but all that talk was while we were waiting for the stain he put in it to take effect. When he looked at it afterwards he saw there was no scratches, lumps, or any weird stuff…and it’s just how his eye is! He did say it’s weird, but something he has seen on occasion. Sort of like some people’s eyes may change, or a portion of their eye changes. Just said to keep an eye on it and if it does get real goopy/watery/seems to be bothering to give him a call but as of now it’s not from him going blind like I was for sure was happening! 😛 I was certain that a blue glow was reaaal bad news.
So, his act is over 😉 Speaking of acts – it’s been a while since I’d updated on Georgie. Yeah, we’re pretty sure she was putting on an act, too 😛 Back to work for her! Not sure what she was reacting to…but she’s pretty well back to normal. Well, she was acting a little funny tonight…but not “I’m about to have a baby.” funny.
Anyways. Now that my life has not been shattered, my day today was pretty beautiful. Beautiful = glorious weather, I mean. It’s hard not to be in a good mood! I mean, my horse isn’t losing his eyeball for pete’s sake, I’d have been smiling if it was blizzarding outside. In August. Yeah.
I experimented with my flash attachment for these breakfast shots! It was very dark outside and I bought the thing back in March (actually, my mom bought it for me for my b-Day) and have used the thing about a handful of times.
It intimidates me.
But, it might be a good route to go come winter time when it’s pitch black outside. It was almost that way this morning! I’m thinking…maybe I’ll make a light box. That’d be fun stuff right there 🙂
I think I need to go to a carrot cake addicts anonymous meeting because my obsession is getting a little bit ridiculous. I just had to make carrot cake oats last night for this morning. Teddie must be rubbing off on me.
Other obsessions include peanut butter icing.
Snack involved half a banana and some mixed nuts. Of course, the mixed nuts were only there for moral support. The morning seriously flew by somehow, and I never really got hungry? My stomach felt a little funny when I was leaving the barn to get to work, though, so I had the banana thinking maybe it would setttle it. Usually an alarm (re: my stomach) sounds around 10, 10:30. It just didn’t ring today, I guess!
Of course, that’s not to say I wasn’t ready for lunch. I know this isn’t much to look at – but I loved this lunch. I had the other helping of my Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant with some roasted broccoli and some red kidney beans for some more oomph. And a slice of homemade bread – toasted, of course! I think the biggest downside of using a bread machine is the whole it awkwardly leaves in one or two slices from the paddle.
a baked Carrot-Fig ‘Nola Bar was the snack of the afternoon. Definitely better un-baked…but not bad with a little bit more honey 😉
My other obsession? Broccoli bowls. You know how some bloggers can’t stay away from a “yogurt mess”? Well, I think my “broccoli bowls” are kinda like my version of a yogurt mess. I’ll just start calling it a broccoli mess, I guess.
And tonight’s was pretty exceptional, if I may say so myself. I chose the sweet potato falafel and some dark red kidney beans as my protein-of-choice, mixed with roasted broc, carrots, and garlic. Rather than hummus, it was topped with the yogurt-tahini sauce that I’d made to go with the sweet potato. And you can’t forget the garden-fresh tomato on the side, and cashews on top!! I had a slice of toasted bread to wipe up the extra 😉
Welp, that’s all for now! It was a gorgeous night out so I spent a little more time outside than usual. It’s getting late and I’ve got some blogs to read!