What? Nothing? I hear nothing?
Oh sweet heaven it's true. I hear absolutely NOTHING!
Rob, Skip & Sara have taken a day trip to Chicago to see Skip's mom/Rob's grandmother/Sara's great-grandmother and I have the whoooole house to myself. Well, me & the cats.
It's 9:00am and I have the whole day to look forward to. Already I've slept in a bit (but just a bit, as I didn't want to waste my alone time), taken a shower, gotten dressed, and enjoyed my first cup of coffee in uninterrupted bliss.
Right now I'm doing some investigating on Cabela's and - lo & behold! - have found a $30 off promotion through my recent new fave, UPromise. Christmas is coming and, well -- I have a Rob to shop for.
I'm also enjoying a big bowl of oatmeal. It is so tasty I'm going to tell you all about it:
Really tasty, rainy-fall-morning, seven-layer* oatmeal
*that's right, seven layers!
1. Start some oatmeal. I prefer steel-cut, which takes about 30 min, but right now all I have is plain-old rolled oats. (Stay away from the instant stuff... blech.)
2. Get out a nice big bowl. I have prepared the "heart healthy" serving size, which is, um -- sizeable.
3. Add the following, not necessarily in this order, to your bowl:
Brown sugar (to taste - not too much!)
Cinnamon, a couple shakes
Coconut (yes, yes, a little tasty surprise in your bowl), about a tablespoon
Nuts -- I like pecans and walnuts, your choice; a little handful, crunched
Flax seed, about a tablespoon
Dried fruit -- right now I've got Sunsweet "antioxidant blend;" a little handful
4. Add a little milk if you like and stir. Delicious!
Later, I plan on planting a terrarium. Or, as it's known around our house, a "fairy garden." We're all about the fairies these days.
I got a haircut Thursday night and oh, oh, oh. Do I feel better.
I thought I had something else to say but I guess I don't. Enjoy your Saturday!
Addendum: So. About thirty minutes after I signed off, my aunt arrived. I had completely forgotten that she was going to be in town (she lives outside St. Louis) and wanted to see me and Sara. I did indeed feel like a heel. Also? She's a talker. Really. I love her though. But I'm glad I've been able to bookend that 2 hours with quiet. Now, on to the terrarium...
OK, so after lunch I totally fell asleep. Then had unpleasant dreams about, well -- never mind. They were unpleasant. I guess I should go plant that terrarium. This is not turning out to be the day I expected at all! Maybe I can get them to go back to Chicago again TOMORROW...