A funny story before some bad/exciting news: This morning I rolled out of bed wearing my beloved Barefoot Dreams robe. Because we jack up the AC at night, I love curling up in my chocolate brown hooded robe under the down comforter. I often wonder if CD thinks he cuddling up next to St. Francis of Assisi instead of his wife. Anyway, after feeding the dogs, I was sitting at the computer reading some emails, but both dogs kept trying to get in my lap. In fact, they were going crazy. Sorry Einstein, but you’re 55 lbs – too big for me. I finally realized I had a huge glob of peanut butter stuck in the fibers of my robe. Oops, must have dripped it all over myself while adding some to the dog’s breakfast. Typical Heather…I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked around with nut butter on my clothes…or chin. Attractive, huh?
Onto the bad/exciting news: One month with no coffee and then…
I felt so guilty drinking this knowing I would post about it, but honestly, I missed my coffee with cream. Yes, I was sleeping better without my morning mug, but I was sleeping all the time. I missed the little boost that coffee gives me, but more importantly, I missed drinking it with CD in the mornings. Coffee is a part of our marriage, something we’ve always done together, and I wanted that back. I’m not sure if I’ll drink it everyday, and I will only have it in the mornings if I do. Yes, I use cream in my coffee, but there is no other dairy in my life. So, I’m not going to make a big deal about it, and besides, after trying every dairy alternative, I keep coming back to cream with french vanilla stevia drops. So, there you have it. I’m back on the juice, and I won’t lie…I was super excited to get out of bed and switch the coffee-pot on this morning.
Breakfast was so good after another session of Tabata Intervals on the bike (caffeine makes cardio much better…it really does).
My huge green smoothie consisted of 2 cups water, 1 scoop of Jay Robb’s chocolate rice protein powder, 2 cups spinach, 1/2 avocado, and ice. With it, I had 2 of the cutest little sweet potatoes from Trader Joe’s, and following Homegirl Can Eat’s advice, I topped them with miso paste. For all you salty/sweet lovers out there, this was a great combo. Hopefully, it will keep me going as I have back-to-back clients all morning and won’t get to eat lunch until about 2 PM today.
Oh, and I must share a lovely surprise that showed up in my mailbox from one of the most hilarious bloggers out there, Diana over at Soap & Chocolate.
Sweet Diana knows how much CD and I love our PB & Co. Mighty Maple, and it is not easy to find here in Nashville. Diana lives in NYC and stopped by the PB & Co. restaurant to pick me up some PB, a menu (great sandwiches!), and my very own peanut plant seeds. Diana, thank you so much!
CD’s Random Comment Of The Day:
Mmmph, mumph, bummmph….What?!? CD, I cannot understand a word you’re saying with all that Mighty Maple in your mouth.