This is what my thermostat said this morning:
I was freezing! It didn’t help that Hadrian had OD’d on water last night and had me up at 4 AND 6 a.m. to pee.
Because it’s Thursday and that’s the day I don’t go to gym until 9:45 for yoga, I could actually sleep past 6 a.m. But no, not with Hadrian’s bladder.
Anyway, I had a very ripe mango on the counter, so I’d been planning on making a smoothie in the morning for a light breakfast. Not this morning! I wanted to get warmer, not colder!
So, I pulled a Kath and made oatmeal.
I still wanted to use the mango, so I came up with a “tropical” theme of sorts. I used rolled oats, a splash of OJ, milk, lowfat cottage cheese (for protein), half a banana, about a third of the mango, flax seeds and a little honey. I threw in a bit of Jamaican Allspice as well. I topped with just a bit of sweetened, shredded coconut.
Yum! It was a bit sweet and weird (there is a reason mango isn’t a favorite topping for oatmeal), but not bad at all. It was a bit watery as well…maybe less milk next time? It definitely kept me full until I had lunch around 12:30.
Thankfully, we have a break from the rain today AND tons of sunshine, so I’m planning on taking the pup for a nice long walk. Other things on the agenda:
-a complete closet clean-out! (my jeans are too big–yay! scored FIVE pairs of size 8 pants at Goodwill today, and with the move coming up, I just want to PURGE all the old, worn-out stuff I’ve been hanging on to)
-errands: grocery store, Auto Zone (Andrew has to change my brake pads while he’s home this weekend), and the Fairborn city offices to get our garage sale permit
-Bible study (I’m in two different ones, so I do Esther in the morning with coffee, and the other one with tea whenever I can fit it in!)
-the neighbor kids will be mowing/weed whacking our yard–thank goodness we have a break from the rain–it’s a jungle out there!