Wednesday, April 20

Hello, Boredom. I Haven't Missed You.

Boredom and I hardly ever make acquaintances, but today, I had the pleasure of greeting my long-lost, unwelcome friend. The fact that I am writing this post mid-day should signify something. This morning, I was awakened at 5 AM by the pitter-patter of little paws on my floor. I managed to go back to sleep until 7, when claws tapping around outside my door could no longer be tolerated. I opened it to find 6 dogs, waiting rather impatiently for me to start my day. Reluctantly, I crawled out of bed, got my coffee, and chatter with my madre before she left for work.

Then I noshed on some breakfast, my favorite meal of the day.
Almond craisin tea cookies, egg puff with hot sauce, and a cuppa de strawbeezies.
 The tea cookies, or whatever you want to call them, were amazing. Just as Mama said.

Almond Craisin Tea Cookies

  •  2 cups GF Bisquick
  • 5 1/3 tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • ½ cup almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the butter into the Bisquick until you have pea-sized bits of floury butter. Then mix in the almonds, craisins, and brown sugar. Pour in the milk and mix well.  Pour into heading tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet and flatten just a little (so you don’t have dough balls rolling around on your sheet). Cook for 13 minutes or until golden brown on top. Makes 20 tea cookies. Enjoy!! For making larger ones, use the same recipe, but cook for 16 minutes.

After breakfast, I got straight to work on a term paper for one of my classes. And I finished it. Ka-Bam! By 10:30, I was done-zo.

What to do, what to do? I cleaned out all of the clothes in my closet that I no longer wear in an attempt to make my upcoming packing a little easier.

Afterward, I made lunch and sat outside in the lovely Florida sun.
Tuna salad in lettuce boats with a crap load of carrots and a pickle.
 After that, boredom started to creep over me. I napped to cure it. When I woke up, the realization that I had the same lack of things to do as I did when I went to sleep made me feel a little restless. So, I had third meal:
Yes, that is a 20 oz. vanilla, banana, peanut butter, cinnamon shake. Complete with green nutrients.
 Confession time: I eat regular, hydrogenated oil-filled peanut butter. This is one of the few unnatural, (somewhat) unhealthy thing I eat, so I am totally ok with it. The fact is, I like it, and I don’t care to change it. And, it makes for one mean protein shake. As does this protein powder.
Take a look at those stats! Perfection! That would be my unnatural peanut butter covering the word "organic." Oh, the irony.
I just made my mother’s bed so that I don’t feel like a complete waste of space. The plan for the rest of the day is: doing Women’s Health workout, walking it out like a stunna with Mama, and finding something to do.

The possibilities are, well, limited. I have a feeling Netflix and I are going to be seeing each other again tonight.


  1. Love this post! ANY nut butter is my downfall!! Glad you had a day of rest since pretty soon you will be VERY busy!!

    can't wait to try these tea cookies! I have a flour blend I'm going to try out.

  2. Me too. Nut butter is God's perfect food. haha. Be careful when you make the tea cookies. The possibility that you will eat them all in one sitting is very high.