Life’s A Beach
So do you like it? Huh? those of you reading in googlereader are asking.
I decided to change the background and color scheme on my bloggie. In case you can’t remember what it was because I know some of you, like VeggieGirl, subscribe to like 10 million blogs and always is the first commenter no less, I love ya girl!
Anyway, the former bloggie background was an orangey, coral middle section with a semi-bright floral patten on the side. Think cantelope, sunny days, and summer. Well, it’s nearing fall and I wasn’t feelin’ the color scheme. I really am not an orange lover. Not to mention, I felt the orange background made all my food photos look a little off. So, I am diggin’ this one much better. What do you guys think?
I hope everyone’s been having a great weekend! We just got back from the beach. Well, the bay. Mixed bag with a toddler. Great for awhile, but then when we told her we had to go, All. Hell. Broke. Loose and MEGA tantrum ensued. One of those tantrums that as a mom you wonder why you even tried to embark on this “oh-so-fun” actvitity? That’s the price of being a mom to a little pumpkin just two and a half and on the bright side, it was still fun for most of the time.
I’m going to try to keep the commentary to a minimum today because I want to spend time with my family before the weekend is sadly, sniff-sniff, over.
Remember in this post when I mentioned I have a container garden? Well the Little Engine That Could, aka my strawberry plant that has yielded about 4 strawberries thus far in it’s short existence appears to be turning the corner. And my harvest total will be at a whopping 7 berries this season. Baby steps, I tell ya.
Here’s a sampling of some of the eats of the past 24…
Raw Oatmeal. I just soaked 1/3 c dry oats with 2/3 c almond milk for about 18 hours in the fridge with a banana that I diced. Result: Creamy oats, no cooking. Who needs that darn radioactive box, I mean microwave, anyway?
Last night’s dinner was more of the Sweet ‘n Tangy Chicken-Less Chicken Salad, served open-face taco style in romaine leaves, garnished with dulse flakes, cukes, zukes, yellow peppers, and some crack black.
And no dinner is complete without even more veggies:
*Yellow & Orange Peppers
*Juice of 1/2 orange, Agave, & Crack Black
Here were some of the beach shots, not stunning, but my butt was comfortably parked on my blanket and this was the best I could muster from that comfy vantage point.
Walking hand in hand. I like this one alot.
I want to go swimming by myself, Mommy. Did I mention that I used to run away from my parents at the beach? Payback’s a bitch, isn’t it.
Tip of the Day: When things are not going well, try to take some deep breaths and remember, This Too Shall Pass. We all know this, but in the heat of the moment when there is sand getting all over the car, bare feet are walking on hot pavement, a kid is screaming bloody murder, your boss is chewing you out over something lame, your significant other just told you something even lamer…you get the drift. Just take a few deep breaths, don’t freak, and remember it will be over soon.
What’s your In-The-Heat-of-the-Moment Stress reducing tip?
P.S. Stay tuned for some chocolate tomorrow. And guess what…it’s NOT the raw vegan brownies. Somethin’ new!