today i rolled out of bed at 11:45 AM. it’s true.
first, marshall and i fell asleep on the couch around 1 AM while watching iron chef: battle avocado last night (dozed off just before seeing who won.. you better believe i googled it before even getting out of bed to see who won. of course it was iron chef bobbly flay. figures.) we then woke up and wandered into bed (after a pit stop to the bathroom) at 5 AM.
woke up again at 9:30 AM when marshall asked me, “aren’t you going to your yoga class?”
i rolled over in his general direction. “what time is it?” i ask.
“nine thirty,” he tells me.
"uggg,” (insert groans) “i guess not.” (the class was at ten and it takes 30 minutes to get there.)
i then rolled back over, grabbed my phone, played a couple rounds of words with friends and dozed back to sleep. until 11:45. i had a dream about work, so i guess that counts as productivity in some way, shape or form, right? side note: am i the only one who dreams about their day job? i do all the time and it is really quite unpleasant.
after using the bathroom and brushing my teeth, i had one thing and one thing only on my mind: pancakes. it is pancake sunday, afterall.
i got to work on some cast iron skillet protein pancakes, using my tried and true recipe:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup cottage cheese
- 2 egg whites
- generous shake of cinnamon
- generous splash of vanilla extract
- a few pinches of baking powder
after blending the ingredients together in my magic bullet and heating the skillet to medium, i cooked up two large and in charge protein pancakes. i usually make 4 or 5 little ones on the griddle, but the cast iron skillet was begging to be used. turns out, this was brilliant.. cast iron skillets make REAL good pancakes.
because of my no sugar added challenge, i couldn’t top the pancakes with my usual mighty maple peanut butter and sugar free syrup. improvisation is key. i went with a whole sliced banana and some two-ingredient [peanuts, salt] nut butter.
i didn’t miss my usual pancake go-to toppings. not a bit. i mean, look at this.. why would i?
i went ahead and drank a whole french press pot of coffee all to myself. i am still working on the last little bit as i type this. my mug is right, it’s one big ‘ol mug of coffee.
i changed my flower vase to display the question we are all asking ourselves here in utah:
luckily the sun is shining today, even though it is still a bit drafty. it is warm enough for the pups to soak up some sunshine on the deck, so that’s a step in the right direction.
after i publish this post, i will probably read my new issue of shape that came in the mail.. even though i have a to-do list a mile long. i don’t want to think about it right now.
yesterday was real productive. i did almost all the laundry, deep cleaned the kitchen and living room, dusted all the furniture, went to the gym for an hour, typed a guest post, did some behind-the-blog work, organized the laundry room and went out to dinner with friends.
you would think that after my busy day yesterday, i wouldn’t have anything left, but i do!
i have to do insanity.
there is a new sink full of dirty dishes.
i have a whole ROOM full of clean laundry to be folded.
i have to grocery shop for the week—costco, sunflower market and target.
i have to clean two bathrooms.
i have to prep everything for my SIL’s birthday dinner tonight.
i have to reply to numerous emails.
among other things…
but guess what? i am going to take a load off. i have been running around, going and doing all week long. sometimes we deserve a break. sometimes we need to sleep in until quarter til noon. sometimes we can make the chores wait ‘til later.
so i am going to heat up my mug-o-coffee, grab my magazine and take a cue from my basking basset and lazing little one…
…and take a load off. just for a bit. because i not only want to, i truly believe i need to. (and yes, i am definitely soaking up as much free time as possible before having kids–i realize lots of you can’t just throw your kids on the porch on a dog bed in the sun and kick your feet up with a magazine.)
don’t forget to take a load off yourself sometime soon. you need to.
1. what do you like to do when taking a break from the to-dos?
2. what is the latest you have ever slept in, like.. ever? okay, maybe not when you were a baby, but as far back as you can remember. i remember once, in high school, kristen and i had a sleepover and we both slept in until 3 PM! we woke up and couldn’t believe it.
xo. janetha g.
p.s. i just got this steal-of-a-deal groupon on sunless tanning. it’s done at my hair salon and they are legit. save your skin and go for the sunless option. if you live in utah, this one’s a must-buy.