One Long Day

Happy October, everyone!  Today has been the longest day ever.  Hopefully, I can string together complete thoughts for this post.  Just to give you a sense of my current state, I’m blogging in my PJ’s.  It’s 6 p.m.

Workout – Running

Thirty minutes on the pavement plus body-weight exercises like push-ups squats, and single-leg squats.


In addition to the protein-packed pumpkin bread I baked yesterday, I also made a batch of pumpkin crunch granola.  Meghan posted her recipe a few days ago, which I altered a bit, and this stuff tastes great.  It’s dangerously good. (I’ll post my version soon!) It needed to be incorporated into this morning’s meal, so a yogurt parfait proved perfect.

Frozen strawberries and blueberries comprised the fruit layers.  Then came plain Greek yogurt and a generous sprinkle of the granola.  For good measure, I also drizzled some almond butter on top.



My mom and I shopped away the morning and took a lunch break around 1:30 p.m.  For Meatless Monday, I made a salad with scrambled eggs, red and green peppers, celery, and apple slices.

It’s been a while since I’ve had a salad, so it totally hit the spot.  I satisfied my sweet tooth with a slice of pumpkin bread.

To use a sports metaphor, lunch served as halftime of today’s shopping spree.  Following lunch, more of the same ensued.  Basically, this is what I wanted to buy.

And this is what I ended up buying.

Contents of this organized chaos include (but aren’t limited to) plates, bowls, wine glasses, plus a duvet and shower curtain.  And we’re going shopping again tomorrow.

To end this post on a positive note, how about some Ryan Gosling?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which Ryan took the liberty of reminding us.  I saw this graphic on Facebook (thanks, Annie and Michele!), and since I love Ryan Gosling, I thought I’d pass it around.

How was your Monday?  Do you love Ryan Gosling as much as I do?

12 responses to “One Long Day

  1. Haha I love those Ryan Gosling memes. Have you seen the Hey Runner Girl one? It’s hysterical.

  2. The yogurt parf. Looks amazing! And…i think the emergency candy bar would have been much cheaper a purchase. Ha ha. Ryan is a beautiful man..oh yes he is!! My Monday was very early and busy. Tuesdays are the same but then it is smooth sailing for five days.

  3. Can’t wait to see your version of the pumpkin crunch granola! Seriously, that stuff is dangerous, I’m all out 🙁 and I can’t wait to see how your apartment turns out!

    LOVE Ryan Gosling. He’s just….beautiful.

  4. Ryan Gosling is delicious….yes, I said delicious! I love the graphic at the top. That’s exactly what I do when I come in from work everyday! Get some rest tonight!

  5. Sounds like you had a case of the Monday’s today, too! Can’t wait for the pumpkin granola recipe, I’ve been all about the big orange guy lately and another way to get it into a meal sounds fabulous! Mmm Ryan Gosling…he is just so…delicious! Natalie, you said it right!

  6. My Monday wasn’t bad, we just relaxed and recovered from the race. We also bought smartphones, so now I am with the technological times!

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