Good Day

Today I had one of those mornings {refer to #13}. And not in a good way.

I woke up to find that my alarm had not gone off for some reason, and it was 9:33am. I have class at 10. Insert panic.

I leapt out of bed, threw on clothes {incidentally the same outfit I wore on Tuesday.. shhh}, powdered my face, grabbed a Luna Bar, and ran briskly walked to the T. On a typical day, it takes me 15 minutes total to walk to the T station and get to class. Well, as you can probably see where this is going, it took me 20 minutes today. BUT I still got to my seat at 10:01 and the professor hadn’t yet taken attendance. Amazing.

I was disheveled and sweaty, but I made it to class. I should win something for that.

Anyway, since I didn’t have time for my breakfast of overnight oats {I know, 2 days in a row}, I was looking forward to having it for lunch instead. After class I grabbed a Starbucks Soy Misto, which is just a fancy way to say I got a coffee with steamed soy milk, and walked the 1.5 miles home. {Side note: I just called my apartment ‘home’!}

no, this isn’t from today… but it’s the same drink from the same place : )

It was on my walk that I realized how beautiful this day is – it finally feels like fall! This is my favorite season by far and I try to appreciate every autumn day because it seems to fly by every year.

Point of this post: Despite my imperfect morning, I knew today was going to be a good day. I have a job interview lined up and I have the rest of the day off to spend as I please. And it’s officially my weekend 🙂

And because this is a fairly wordy and pictureless post, here are two random photos:

My dog, Baxter

My cat, Reeses

I miss them.

Happy Thursday, friends!


Overnight Oats

I finally made a breakfast I have been meaning to try for months now – overnight oats! It is somewhat of a sensation in the blog world, especially on healthy living blogs. I just bought chia seeds {apparently you don’t get the same results by omitting these} from Trader Joe’s so the time was right.

Verdict: A new favorite 🙂

As a whole, it was very doughy and chewy – the rest of the blog world was right! I loved the texture. There are a number of ways you can make these, but I’ll share my recipe as well.

Overnight Oats

Serves One

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk {or any kind you prefer}
  • 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt {I used nonfat plain, but I think a flavor would be good}
  • 1/2 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • Cinnamon {as much as you like}

Combine these ingredients, stir well, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add preferred toppings. I added half of a banana, some sweetener, and a spoonful of peanut butter. I also want to try fresh berries at some point.

If you try it, let me know what you think! Or if you are already an overnight oats eater, what are some of your favorite toppings?

Have a nice Wednesday 🙂