I never thought

I never thought I would become a morning workout person!  Somehow, over the past year, I have actually preferred getting up before dawn to hit the gym.  Not that it’s easy– most mornings I wake up and think “Crap, it’s too early to move.  The sun isn’t even up yet.”  My success rate (sometimes I do go back to sleep) is often better when I’m meeting a friend, but I’ve still headed out on my own as well!  Crazy!

I never thought this semester would fly by so quickly!  Midterms for classes have come and gone and next week is midterm for CNA school.  Time flies when you’re having… fun?

I never, ever, EVER thought I’d post oatmeal, much less OIAJ (oats in a jar).  I don’t particularly care for nut butter so I rarely have empty jars of it laying around.  The other morning, after I’d eaten breakfast (probably eggs), I was still hungry and all of the sudden oats sounded really good. So I went with it.

Those black specks are raisins by the way.
The trick is always to watch the microwave extra closely the last 20 seconds to avoid overflow.
I never thought I’d go through 3 phones in less than 2 months.  First, I shattered my screen on my iPhone 3GS, so I upgraded to the iPhone 4, then the iPhone 4S came out within 30 days of me purchasing the iPhone 4 (AT&T customers take note!) so I was able to trade for that.  About a week ago, I noticed that there was something not quite right with the focus on my new phone because it would be blurry, especially up close.  I was taking a picture of hot food, and thought it was just steam.   
But the more pictures I took, I noticed more and more something was wrong. 
Examples:

Lunch: lentil soup

Apple and cheddar salad

See?  They’re ok, but the clarity was really disappointing.  Of course I took to Google and discovered other people had similar problems.  So I made an appointment at the genius bar for the next day.  Turns out it was an issue with the autofocus caused by a hardware problem (my phone wasn’t syncing with my iTunes anymore either) and they swapped it out for a brand new one that worked!  It’s a tough life, I tell ya.

I never thought I’d become such a omelet connoisseur.  Omelets are kind of tricky, especially when it comes to flipping them and getting the insides cooked enough.

Broccoli, turkey and colby jack omelet topped with salsa.
And speaking of eggs, I never thought I’d find myself eating eggs with ketchup?  I used to think it was absolutely disgusting.  To my defense, it still isn’t a daily habit though.
Ketchup?
Some other eats from last week:
Chicken burger, sauteed garlic spaghetti squash, more salad.
I got my bake on this week!

Pumpkin walnut butterscotch muffins.  You can really see my camera problems here. 
I never thought I’d find this in my bountiful basket.  I texted a picture to my mom (aka the one who knows everything) to see what she thought it was.  She ended up looking in one of her gardening/plant books.  It turns out it’s fennel.  Ohhhhh.  It has an interesting licorice scent to it.  I’ve got a fennel roasting recipe I hope to try this week. 
Hello strange vegetable. 
I never thought I would find such a cute duvet!  I love our bed so much and this duvet adds yet another reason I never want to get out!  
Purchased from Pottery Barn.

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8 thoughts on “I never thought

  1. Yay for morning workouts! I don't like waking up early either, but once I'm finished, I feel SO good. This morning I woke up too late to go to the gym and I've been dragging all morning. Haha. There's no way I'll forget to set my alarm tomorrow!Ooh, I really love fennel…I feel like people either love it or hate it, so I'll be interested to hear what you think! It tastes like licorice when it's raw, but the flavor is much more mild after cooking. Yay for the semester being halfway over! Christmas is upon us! Are you going to be around for New Years? I decided to celebrate in Boise this year, so if you're home, we should party together! xoxo

  2. eggs and ketchup rock. eggs and homefries and hash and ketchup rock even more 🙂 of course that's only once in a while haha. those muffins sound awesome by the way, i love butterscotch but haven't had anything with it in a long time!

  3. Oh I'm such an egg withe ketchup person! Yay for early morning workouts! I enjoyed all of our fun bodypump classes together, and glad to hear you are still going strong in the a.m. It is hard to get up, but it seems to make the whole day better! Way to go girl~!

  4. Eggs and ketchup… You my friend are crossing to the dark side! I bet hubby is impressed too! 😉 Way to go for sticking with the early am workouts! You inspire me! 🙂

  5. I looove eggs with ketchup! I've been craving this combo more than usual lately– so tasty! I also like them with salsa.your bed looks so warm/inviting! i just moved into my first apartment and i have yet to get a bed frame set up…i'm on the floor currently haha

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