Thursday, April 26, 2012

The forgotten newspaper

Good morning to ya! I’m sittin here eating some Steel Cut Oats (how boring am i?), drinking a cup o’ Joe, and reading the newspaper. Thursday’s paper includes a section called the Weekend with all the events coming up in the Tampa Bay area. The Blueberry Festival and Dragon Boat races/Asia Festival are both coming up…FYI.
Do any of you still subscribe to & read an actual newspaper that land on your driveway every morning?  I don't read any of the real "news" in the newspaper...that's what my Twitter is for. ;) We do get The Tampa Times every day but I only read it Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Wednesday’s has the grocery ads & a section called Taste with recipes & restaurant reviews, Thursday’s includes the Weekend, and Sunday’s has all those pesky coupons & sale ads that I always clip but never remember to use. 

H is for…

Since becoming a mother, there hasn’t been a day I wasn’t happy. Last week I was asked what one of my favorite parts of motherhood is and my reply was, “There hasn’t been one “wake up on the wrong side of the bed” mornings for me since Sophia was born. I wake up excited to see my little baby’s smiling face.” I love sleepy, yawning, babbling Sophia; she truly melts my heart every day.

Sophia enjoying her breakfast

Healthy Eats
I believe in healthy eating, with limited artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, & sweeteners, limited to no Trans fats, antibiotics and growth hormones in my meat and dairy and no products that contain high fructose corn syrup. I really do try my hardest, but in today’s world it’s REALLY easy to fall off the healthy eating wagon.  Of course I splurge every now and then and when we eat out I can’t control that most restaurants don’t serve organic, no hormone chicken, etc. I don’t drive myself crazy about it, I just do my best and that’s all one can do. The easiest way to keep up with healthy eating is to eat at home as much as possible.  Here are some of our recent eats:

Dinner: Salad wrap: Spring mix, chopped carrot, celery, & cucumber, quinoa, tabouli, & hummus wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. 
Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats sprinkled with Stevia & cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts.
Sophia’s mid-morning snack: A trio of mashed banana, blueberries, and strawberry.

How’d you get over there?!
She always makes her way from the living room to the kitchen to play with the dog's water bowl. 

This morning I’m just hanging out while Sophia naps. Then we’ll venture out into the world and do some business errands, make a trip to Costco, Office Depot, and the mall. When we get home we’ll take our daily walk, then tonight Angelo & I are sitting down with some pizza and finishing up our new company website!


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