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Whoo-hoo! I am on a writing roll.  Finally!  For some reason, I have had a lot of trouble starting the Healthy Tipping Point book (wanna be in it? Check this out!).  In fact, my original schedule (self-imposed) had me starting March 7.  But this morning, I managed to bang out four pages – or 1,685 words! 


How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!


Lunch was light and fresh:


Don’t you just love how spring and summer causes you to crave certain dishes?!  I was really hankering for oats, rice puffs, Greek yogurt, 1/2 a banana, strawberries, and sunflower seeds. 


And I enjoyed this amazing smoothie while I sat on the porch and wrote:


Looks like sludge, tastes AMAZABALLS.


In the blender:


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 15 frozen cherries
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder


And since I’m in such a good mood, I’ll throw in some cute puppy pictures of the dogs at FABO Cafe on Friday.  They love being able to roam around a coffee shop.


Fun fact:  Dachshunds were bred to be long and short with thin, wiry tails so they could burrow inside badger holes, grab the badger, and be pulled out by their tails (with the badger in their mouths) by their masters.


Another fun fact:  Dachshunds have such loose skin around their neck so when a badger grabs them, the badger doesn’t bite any important organs or veins, just skin.  I can pull Maggie’s neck skin out about four inches (gross).


One more fun fact:  James loves hugs.  Not badgers.  Just hugs.



  • Carolyn @ eatlivebewell. wordpress.com April 10, 2011, 3:44 pm

    Dogs are so freaking cute! And for a Sunday… way to be so productive.

  • TheHungeredOne April 10, 2011, 3:46 pm

    I eat breakfasty foods for lunch, or dinner…. or even dessert some times! Some times all I want is some granola with yogurt and fruit

    Glad to hear you are making headway on your book! 🙂 Keep it up

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa April 10, 2011, 3:47 pm

    James is so cute and congrats on the writing success!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 10, 2011, 3:47 pm

    Great job on the writing!

    The smoothie looks delicious — I love the choc/cherry flavor combo. Perfect for the nicer weather we’ve been having.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 10, 2011, 3:47 pm

    The fact that you wrote that much this morning gives me hope for the paper I’m currently working on. Granted, the HTP book is probably way more fun to write than a paper on Jesus and apocalypticism, but 1500 words isn’t too bad 😀

    • Caitlin April 10, 2011, 7:46 pm

      Your paper sounds interesting to me! LOL

  • Katie @ Life... Discombobulated April 10, 2011, 3:48 pm

    You always make me laugh!!! Congrats on such a productive day of work. It always feels oh so good to have a day like that, doesn’t it? 🙂

  • caitlin April 10, 2011, 3:48 pm

    I LOVE those puppies! Our 2 dachshunds are the highlight of my day! They are such funny dogs with amazing little personalities! I swear they are human sometimes.

  • Freya April 10, 2011, 3:50 pm

    I find it SO interesting how selective breeding works! I think the same premise works for dogs like Jack Russells and Terriers – they’re meant to be small enough to go down holes and eat things :p
    i love that smoothie 🙂

  • Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) April 10, 2011, 3:50 pm

    MAGGIE IS ADORABLE!! love your smoothie recipe.. frozen cherries are the BOMB DIGGITY

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 10, 2011, 3:50 pm

    I am dying for organic strawberries but didn’t make it to WF this week when they were on sale 🙁 Yours looks great though!

  • Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) April 10, 2011, 3:51 pm

    oho wait, thats not maggie!! either way that pup is cute!!!

  • Billie April 10, 2011, 3:58 pm

    Give James a Hug from me. xx

  • salah@myhealthiestlifestyle April 10, 2011, 4:07 pm

    that smoothie looks sooo amazing!!!

  • Mrs. Muffins April 10, 2011, 4:14 pm

    Love the puppy pictures! I think today was about the first time I’ve wanted a smoothie this year. It’s been so cold but now I REALLY want one! 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 10, 2011, 4:15 pm

    Aww I love the last photo! Dachshunds are are one of my favourite types of dog and I’d totally get one if I was home more often. For now I’ll just live vicariously through you!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 10, 2011, 4:23 pm

    haha! I love that calculated exactly how many per day 😛

    James looks totally huggable both of your pups are such cuties and rescues are the best! 🙂

  • Melanie @ Trial By Trail April 10, 2011, 4:24 pm

    Good job plowing through some work today! When’s your book officially due?

    • Caitlin April 10, 2011, 7:46 pm

      Sept 8!!!

  • hippierunner April 10, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Those are some weird facts! Great job with the book!

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 10, 2011, 4:36 pm

    Congrats on taking a big bite out of that elephant!!

    James is so adorable! Hugs for him!

  • erica April 10, 2011, 4:43 pm

    congrats on the book progress!

    love the post, interesting facts!!! love the pups!

  • Natalia - a side of simple April 10, 2011, 5:05 pm

    I am most certainly going to be that person who says, “did you know….” and go on to tell them your dachshund facts that you shared 🙂 Because obviously when people start off with “did you know…” it really is code for “guess what i just found out and can’t wait to share!” 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 10, 2011, 5:19 pm

    You’ll get your book done in NO time! Just imagine how many words you already write a day just through the blog!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 10, 2011, 5:20 pm

    I think breaking down the ‘words’ into daily aims is a perfect idea!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 10, 2011, 5:20 pm

    I think breaking down the ‘words’ into daily aims is a perfect idea!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal April 10, 2011, 5:28 pm

    That’s crazy about the badgers! haha – kinda awesome too 🙂
    Nice job with the book!

  • Kristina @ spabettie April 10, 2011, 5:30 pm

    aw, sweet Maggie (and James too!) Basil wishes he could have a Long Dog Playdate with them… *badger badger badger*

    • Caitlin April 10, 2011, 7:47 pm

      Maggie would die if she met a badger.

  • Abby April 10, 2011, 5:42 pm

    What a cute pup! 🙂 I love yogurt bowls like that-I just finished one! lol

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 10, 2011, 5:45 pm

    I love you on James and Maggie’s level. Plus fun doggie facts make the day 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 10, 2011, 5:49 pm

    Perfect lunch! It’s good to keep it simple now and then! 🙂 Congrats on the successful start to the book!

  • Lana April 10, 2011, 5:54 pm

    What a productive day!! Congrats on the 12301239 words!!

  • Emily April 10, 2011, 6:04 pm

    I’ve never met a badger, but a hug seems much more appealing to me, too.

    Congrats on the productive day!

  • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 10, 2011, 6:16 pm

    Way to go on the writing, that must feel great!

    Your pups are so cute, I love that they have little personalities. My cats are the same way, I swear people would think I was talking about my children if they overheard me telling stories about them:)

  • Kelly April 10, 2011, 6:43 pm

    Rascal missed the thin part of the genetics. We actually really enjoy pulling his extra skin over his eyes. I think Rascal and Maggie are due for a date at FABO. 😉

  • Laura I. April 10, 2011, 6:45 pm

    Awwwww, not gross! Cute and uniquely designed by nature! Dogs should be able to love their excess skin, just like the rest of us;-)

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 10, 2011, 6:59 pm

    Way to go with the book! Aw the dogs are so adorable!!!!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales April 10, 2011, 7:13 pm

    Haaaa what fun doggie facts!!! I had no idea they were used for badgers.

    Happy has special powers, too. She may not be good at catching badgers… but she sure does try hard at catching caterpillars (yeah, don’t ask…) Almost ate one up the other day!

  • Baking 'n' Books April 10, 2011, 7:25 pm

    Do you spend most of your afternoon writing outside? Or do you have to break it up in chunks?

    Are there many other dogs “hanging out” at that cafe?! James and Maggie might find a significant “other” 🙂

  • Jamie AKA "Sometimes Healthy Girl" April 10, 2011, 7:47 pm

    I love that dogs can roam around the coffee house! What a great idea!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 10, 2011, 7:47 pm

    Is she a pure bred dachshund? I think our latest rescue might me a mix. We can’t figure it out. I need to post pictures.

    • Caitlin April 10, 2011, 7:48 pm

      Maggie is a purebred but James is a mix 🙂

  • BeckyH April 10, 2011, 7:50 pm

    I’m doing my PhD and this week I have two 8 page papers and one draft of a final paper (20-30 ish pages). That means in one week from today I’ll have written/edited and in one case researched 36-46 pages !! It can be done =)

    My trick is to set an alarm clock for one hour and write for that entire time. It doesn’t matter how ‘drafty’ it is, how awful it sounds to you, the point is to get words on paper. Remember you can always edit.

    Good luck =)

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing April 10, 2011, 7:58 pm

    ADORABLE puppy pics Caitlin! I bet he absolutely loves having his run of that cafe :).

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 10, 2011, 8:23 pm

    Aaawwww, such great pics!!! The warm weather also has me craving lighter foods. My blender has been unearthed from the cabinet and I couldn’t be happier 😀

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 10, 2011, 8:31 pm

    Nice job on whipping out 4 pages!!!

  • Brittany @ Pretty Fit, Pretty Healthy, Pretty Happy April 10, 2011, 8:44 pm

    Your dog is adorable!
    Speaking of badgers… have you seen the honey badger video on YouTube? So funny.

    • Caitlin April 10, 2011, 8:49 pm

      Honey badger don’t give a shit.

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef April 10, 2011, 8:48 pm

    mmm i love the idea of cherries in a smoothie!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 10, 2011, 8:52 pm

    wooohoooo on book progress! i”ve got my fair share of writing to do today…

  • Kacy April 10, 2011, 9:33 pm

    Awesome job with the writing! It’s so exciting that you’re already on your THIRD book!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 10, 2011, 11:00 pm

    Fun fact: Maggie and James are the most adorable dachshunds ever.

  • khushboo April 11, 2011, 3:08 am

    With the temperatures heating up, all I seem to crave is fresh fruit and yogurt! The combination is so refreshing!

  • Julia April 11, 2011, 11:56 am

    I have a dachshund named George, he loves snuggles and not badgers too. When I tell people that George could have been used as a badger hunter 150 yrs ago all people do is laugh….

  • Amber K April 11, 2011, 11:57 am

    I love dogs so much, so cute!

    Way to rock that book writing. You can do it 🙂

  • Alison April 11, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Doxie love! Dachshunds are the most hilarious dogs ever, I thank my lucky stars every day that I was able to rescue my little Audrey (a long-haired silver dapple with totally crazy coloring).

    Audrey likes to hunt for things in the snow. She sticks her little nose in a pile and usually pulls out…some garbage. But she is very proud of herself!

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