February 22, 2011

Signs of a Glorious Day

- You get 10 hours of sleep. (Whaaaat!)

-You eat your baked oatmeal with peanut butter and skim milk. 

-Walk to school in the snow, marveling at all of the icicles. 

-Study for an exam by listening to your Nickel Creek Pandora station. 

-You get to eat lunch with friends.

-Peel an Orange.

- You got a B+ on that exam from last week. 

-Remember that you forgot to turn in that poetry explication.
[Detract "Glorious Day" Points]

-Take an exam. Feel good about it. 

-Throw far at track practice. 

-See your Mom and yourself on the same State Champion wall. 
Feel great about your family and your old high school. 

-Get back to school in time to eat baked oatmeal for dinner. 
(What! There's a TON of it in the Fridge!)

- Edit and e-mail that poetry explication you forgot about to your professor. 
Write the e-mail in free verse poetry form

- Read for your night class. 

-Receive an e-mail from your poetry professor and it's okay the paper is late. 
He applauds your "late-paper e-mail" and it's the best he's ever seen. :-)

-Happy Dance. 

-Walk to class happy

-Walk back from class and marvel at the sparkling snow.

-You and roommate both walk into the kitchen: 

-Oh, yeah homework

Wishing you happy moments everyday!
<3 K

February 21, 2011

Monday Classics: Apple and Banana

Last night I stayed up until about 6:30 working on a take home essay and studying for my 9am exam. I did take a small nap around 2am - but needless to say I was lacking in adequate sleep. After sleeping for an hour and a half, I rolled out of bed and got a shower. Last night while I was procrastinating, I made muesli and stored it in the firdge overnight for it to soak. Thinking I'd have a small cup for breakfast I tasted it and the vanilla was overpowering and it was cold - I was craving something hearty and warm. Instead, I opted for a classic apple and peanut butter sandwhich. I toasted the bread on the stove, while I packed my bookbag. (Reminder - turn off the stove before heading to your class, sleepy head. I got a text from my roommate saying that I had left the stove on and I absentmindedly replied that I didn't have it on. Lies.) I sliced the apples long ways and lathered on the peanut butter, cut it in half and tucked it into my backpack.

As I was eating it before the exam, some classmates mistook it for fancy cheese, instead of an apple. I read somewhere that eating an apple helps increase your memory recall and it suggested eating them before exams or tests - I probably read it in "Seventeen" years ago! Pretty sure I smoked that exam and bonus - I got an A on that paper I turned in last week. Hello Monday. :) 
Mind Blown:
I cannot WAIT to try this! How freaking adorable! I found it on WholeFoods recipes while I was searching for apple and peanut butter sandwiches. Tomorrow's breakfast maybe? Late night snack? ;)
These are just took cute!

In other fruity news, after smelling a mashed banana smell close by...I found in my backpack, upon further investigation, that half eaten banana I had left in my backpack since last Friday.
Stay Fruity My Friends!

<3 K

February 20, 2011

Baked Banana Oatmeal!

I had every intention of getting up and going to church this morning. I set my alarm and everything! But I had stayed up until two the night before folding laundry and doing dishes that I had been neglecting all week. So, when 9am rolled around and my alarms were beeping at me - I "dismissed" them and told myself I'd just lay my head back down for a minute...which happened to last two and half hours. I woke up at 11:30am.

I still needed to be productive. So, I decided to make Baked Banana Oatmeal, because I had three whole bananas sitting on my desk and two halves in my refrigerator. I needed to do something with all of them! The recipe came from this lovely lady, katheats.com, who I am currently obsessed with. She loves Oatmeal, too! <3

I had to cook it for a third longer than directed, because our oven takes its sweet time baking. It was worth the wait! I loved the little bit of brown sugar on top - it was the perfect bit of sweetness. I paired it with a cup of green tea and I was in heaven. I highly recommend it, especially if you love bananas and oatmeal. I am so glad that I found Katheats - her recipes look to die for AND she has a whole section devoted just to oatmeal. Love. Love. Love. 

<3 K