first signs of spring

March 7, 2012

A few things:

1. I want it to permanently stay in the 60’s until it is summertime. That would be fantastic.

2. That’s not going to happen — it’s going to be 46 tomorrow. Rats.

3. I need to stop being lazy and take nice pictures for my WIAW posts for you all. I’m a slacker.

4. I saw some green poking out of the grass yesterday — come on spring!!!!

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast — 6:00 AM

Oat in a jar made the cut yesterday. You know that jar of almond butter Katie sent me a week and a half ago? It’s gone. Long gone. And I want more. I’m so greedy. It was so delicious though. I had my usual “bowl” and topped it with a part of a crumbled blueberry muffin from OMG It’s Gluten Free.

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On the side I was going to have some tea, but by the time I sat down, I didn’t want to get back up again. Laziness at its best.

Snack — didn’t happen

I was so mad at myself yesterday morning. I usually eat a snack during my planning period (my kids are always in specials for the first half hour or hour of the morning), but yesterday morning we had testing so we didn’t have our usual specials. I forgot to grab my yogurt out of the fridge that I was going to eat while the kids were doing their test — no snack for me!

Lunch — 11:30 AM

Veggie Chili. OMG It’s Gluten Free sandwich bread (can you tell I bought out the store?). Hummus.

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and an orange!! (pictured below)

Snack — 3:30 PM

I can’t tell you how much I love testing weeks. They’re laid back (for me at least!) and it means extra recess so the kids can stretch their legs after working their brains so hard all day. Win. Win. The usual snack was consumed on the way home from school today!

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Dinner — 6:00 PM

Dinner was apparently very… green!? I swear I didn’t plan to use a green plate and to have a very green dinner as well. It just worked out that way. I made a batch of Cheesy Chickpea Quinoa (with kale!) and some roasted green beans that were on their last leg in the fridge. I had seconds of both.

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I’m kind of weird when it comes to green beans. When they’re fresh and pretty long (like French fries!) I have to use my hands to eat them. You learn something new (and probably not wanted) every single day. I can’t eat them with a fork… especially when I try to dip them in ketchup (don’t hate.).

After dinner I broke out the dark chocolate and put it on the couch (on a napkin) for a few minutes. When I came back, IT WAS GONE! Charlie ate it, and I freaked out. The Husband said he’ll be fine, but I spent the rest of the night worried that my dark chocolate would be his demise.

Snack — 8:15 PM

I have been on an oatmeal kick every night for the past week or so. I was out of Greek yogurt and was feeling a little done with the protein muffin kick for a while. Oatmeal twice in one day is always a good thing in my book! Instead of making it on the stove, I’ve been making it in the microwave, which is the way I made it for 3’ish years before I was introduced to stovetop oatmeal. Oh, and I didn’t take a picture of it because I’m lazy and my camera was already put away. It was good though!

Oh, and I ate about 2309203983 spoonfuls of almond butter as I was making a new batch this afternoon.

Be happy friends! It’s already Wednesday!

Question: What is your favorite part of spring?

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