Good morning everyone! I woke up thinking it was Friday…what?? I was very dismayed to finally figure out that it was only Tuesday…dang! It least it’s a beautiful Tuesday :) I didn’t get that lilac bush picture on my morning walk. It was a little darker than usual and I want to make sure my picture captures the glory that is this bush – it deserves it!!


This morning I had a bowl of oatmeal that completely justified my love for figs. It was that good. In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup each of water and milk
  • splash of cinnamon & vanilla
  • 1 medium banana
  • sprinkle of toasted almonds and coconut
  • drizzle of sugar-free syrup
  • 4 cut up, dried, black mission figs

FIGS – I love you! Sweet, chewy, satisfying – and those seeds.  They’re kind of like raspberry seeds, but less annoying, much softer and they PoP in your mouth!



Figs are so great – and not just for oatmeal. They are one of my favorite snacks when I have a craving for sweets and they’re also great for baking! Try them – yes YOU – try them!!


Lunch…I’m sorry people…is a semi repeat of yesterday. I was so happy eating my salad yesterday afternoon (I even twittered about it!) that I had to have it again. It had:

  • Mixed Greens
  • Snap peas
  • 1 corn cob, cut off the cob (left in strips – it’s the best way to eat it!!)
  • half a cut up tomato



Mmm…sooo pumped!! And so pumped to hear that a lot of you like eating corn cut off the cob too! We decided it must be a childhood thing. My Grandpa always cut his corn off the cob – it’s actually something that I’ll never forget about him!


I also packed some cocoa roasted, hot chocolate almonds and a sliced Braeburn apple!



Someone asked me if my apple turns brown when I slice it early in the morning. Well I pack it in an airtight tupperware container, so it doesn’t get too brown. But when/if it does – the brown doesn’t affect the flavor of the apple – so slice away people!!!


This morning I was looking through one of my favorite websites – Real Simple – and found this picture and quote. I mean, if this doesn’t make you feel good…I don’t know what will :)

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a HAPPY DAY friends!