Today I woke up to gray skies and cloudy weather. The temperature also dropped by about 20 degrees and it turned windy and icky.
Just yesterday it was in the low 80s, sunny, and perfect….
…Perfect that is, except for my fall.
Thank you so much for your awesome, supportive, and wishes to heal quickly. I was feeling a little gray about things and your comments cheered me right up! Big thank you to everyone. Seriously, your comments made my day so much better.
I am feeling bruised and beat up. The scrapes on my hands are stinging, weeping, and painful and I have a welt the size of a tennis ball on my left glute/hip. I look like a grew a second butt! But time heals all wounds and I know to just give it time and I’ll back to normal in no time. And in the meantime, the show of life, work, motherhood, errand-running, and housework goes on.
I am sorry that some of you have had your fair share of sports-related injuries, too. Ugh. Lots of you mentioned you were clutzey and always tripping or falling over something. Glad I am not alone in the tripping department.
What’s a girl to do on a gray Saturday morning?
Drink coffee, of course. Loaded up with extra Vanilla Coffee-Mate and half-and-half and it was delicious.
Missed my Dairy post? There is just something about cream in coffee that is just so good. And I have always loved Coffee-Mate. No Shame.
I also made breakfast for Skylar and I. Mircowave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes
And we nibbled on some grapes. I much prefer green to gray.
I’d love to make a Caribbean Stir Fry with fresh veggies, cabbage, pineapple, and seasonings because bright colors beat gray…
…But I will probably make some Caribbean Coconut Rice with Garbanzo Beans & Mixed Vegetables (and Peanut Butter!) since I have all those ingredients on hand
Dessert always brightens up the day. Peanut Butter Banana Bread Cake (Vegan, GF) should brighten your day, too.
1. Best thing you’ve eaten or done so far this weekend?
The best thing is that I have a renewed appreciation for my health. Being sick, injured, or hurt puts life in perspective, quickly.
All of a sudden it doesn’t matter if your apples were organic or not or if your broccoli was fresh or frozen. It never really did to me, but being in pain and not operating at 100% makes me appreciate the big picture of life and my health, even more.
It’s also a great reminder not to sweat the small stuff or make a bigger deal out of simple choices or the smaller things in life. If one’s greatest problem of the day is whether or not the bread you ate was sprouted or not, as my dad used to say, “You don’t have problems. I can show you what problems are.”
2. Do you like Gray anything?
I don’t like: gray weather, gray food (I can’t think of any, but I’m pretty sure I don’t like it), gray moods, or premature gray hair.
I like: gray pants, sweaters, jeans, clothing, or shoes. And gray purses and luggage are okay, too. Gray eyeshadow and smoky eyes make me happy, too. I also like gray sheets and duvet covers. My bedroom is a gray motif.
3. Do you like Coffee-Mate?
I know it’s “not cool” to admit to “crappy ingredient lists” in the blogosphere but I know for a fact that (off the record) there are some Coffee-Mate fans in the house.
I will happily profess my love. Even if that makes me uncool. See #1 above. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is short. Enjoy it. In whatever way that means for you.
Have a great weekend!