I shed my yoga pants this evening in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony being held at the library. (There’s no better reason to shed your pants if you ask me.)
A new wing was unveiled at the library today! And it was named after me! Just a little “thank you” from the library to me for all the overdue fines I’ve paid.
I gave a speech after they listed all the new books, equipment and monuments they’ve purchased with my overdue fines. You’re welcome Library – it’s been my pleasure.
OK, so that’s not exactly how this went down but it’s more interesting if you ask me. And besides, I don’t pay that many late fines. I pay fees for putting books on hold as well.
It was actually an email from my automated library pen pal who gave me the good news that my book was ready and waiting to be retrieved (with a big ol’ hand out for the hold fee before they were going to hand over the goods, I might add).
After reading more than one rave review of Eat, Drink and Be Vegan by a few of my fellow mama bloggers – namely Mama Pea, Mama Westford and Mama Averie Harmony – I had to see what all the fuss was about.
I like to say “I take my children to the library!” and lead you to believe I’m a doting mother who reads her to children almost every waking hour of the day.
But really it’s just a cover up to go and sit on the little couch and read to myself (not out loud – I don’t even move my lips) while they play My Little Pony on the library computer and I get to read without feeling guilty about laundry I should be folding or a phone I should be answering.
I enjoyed my new book with an ocean view.
At some point Maxine was allowed to take over and drive and I peeked in to watch her add ingredients for a wondrous My Little Pony cake.
Her recipe…. hmmm. I think she could be on to something here.
Mushrooms? Not what I would have picked but what the hell. I’ll try it. Gimme a bite.
Library hour over, it was time to head home to Eat, Drink and Be Inspired to make a cup of vegan hot chocolate.
I whipped up my own version of Dreena’s vegan hot cocoa to make do with what I had on hand. (Note to Maxine: no mushrooms were used in this recipe – just an FYI.)
Vegan Hot Chocolate
1 1/2 cups of unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 heaping tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp of agave nectar (to negate all the unsweetening of the ingredients above)
Heat on the stove on medium-high heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Add agave and whisk some more.
Whisk a little more – just because whisking is fun. Pour into your favorite over sized mug.
To be enjoyed at your desk while reading email, blogging and your children watch a movie they got at the library tonight. OK yes, we DID get some books out too, don’t look at me like that. I guess that’s what we’ll go do now – read or something *wink wink*