I was on the fence about running this morning since I ran yesterday, but then it was decided for me when Maxine woke up early. I spent the time getting caught up with all things house and life instead. It’s amazing how just straying from the norm for a few days throws everything out of whack.
When I felt ready for something to eat I whipped up a bowl of fruit cereal. But today, I had the GOOD prunes. That’s right, the good prunes. I’m joining Holly in the kingdom of g-ma’s and I’m proud of it.
Woodstock Farms, I heart your dried apples – but I’m sorry, there’s some room for improvement in the Prune Department.
Newman’s Own Organics, congratulations, you have won the award for Best Organic Prunes!
This is only my second bag of Newman’s Own Organics prunes, the first being from the box of goodies they sent us to review. The second bag I finally managed to stalk down at the food co-op on Tuesday. They have the biggest Larabar selection this side of the Mississippi so I was only half surprised to find NOO prunes there, but it didn’t stop me from giving a store clerk a love pat on the ass as he walked by. I would have high fived him but his hands were full pushing a dolly of bulk almond butter. (He got a love pat on the other cheek for that.)
Surely you know I jest. Prunes do crazy things to me. CRAZY THINGS I TELL YA!
So where was I? Oh yes. Fruit cereal with the good prunes.
This morning I diced up my last banana (write them on the list!!), a beat up pear, 4 or 5 of the juiciest, most delicious prunes you’ll ever sink your teeth (or gums – if you wait until you are an old wo/man) into, breaded in ground flax, topped with sunflower seeds and a nice pour of unsweetened vanilla hemp milk.
Nell and Paul Newman look on with approving smiles.
Fruit cereal is so perfectly satisfying I keep giving myself love pats on the ass to make sure it’s not all in my head.
It is down right chilly here this morning and I was in the mood for tea. Time to dust off my sweet little tea pot, tea time is upon us!
I love my tea pot because it was a gift from one of my dearest, sweetest friends, and I think of her every time I use it. But more than that, I love that I can have tea all morning, it stays warm and with the cover on the tea pot the tea brews the way you are supposed to brew tea; with a little something to hold in the steam for 10 minutes or so.
This morning I’m drinking Red Raspberry Leaf Tea from Traditional Medicinals. I discovered this tea when I was pregnant with Ava, it’s a uterine tonic. Mmmm. Uterine tonic. That’s what everyone wants from their tea. Well, I don’t know about you but I get warm and fuzzy when I think about my uterus post-pregnancy. You did good uterus! I’m happy to drink a little something for it every now and then.
OK really I’m drinking it because it’s the only tea in my cupboard that appealed to me this morning but shhhh don’t tell my uterus that.