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Good morning, friends.


I found that cutie lurking behind my house.  James promptly tried to eat his face.


Today is a ‘buckle down and work’ kind of day.  Lots of action in my inbox and at the clinic.  I’m hoping that I can drag my laptop out to the patio because it’s beautiful outside.  Teetering between summer and fall.  Can’t it stay like this forever?


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Fall means yogurt messes are on the way out.  Warm oatmeal is on the way in.  Better enjoy these last few chilly bowls before it starts to snow!


Randomly, I decided to throw a little raw teff into the mix.  If you’re wondering, “What the eff is teff?” check out this little post.


The teff (which mostly sank to the bottom) gave the bowl this incredibly nutty, chewy texture.


In the  mix:


Vanilla Greek yogurt

Raw oats

Raw teff




Quote of the Day:  It’s not what if, it’s what now. 



  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 13, 2011, 9:40 am

    I’m loving this weather, too!

    I know it’s very last minute, but does your hubby have any acupuncture openings at the clinic for this afternoon? Operation Baby Eviction is on high alert. And I only know how to contact you through twitter and blog… that’s sad.

  • Angela @ MyPinkyToes September 13, 2011, 10:03 am

    I’m definitely a summer gal, but I adore the time between summer and fall. It’s the best time to sit out on a patio or deck all.day.long.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery September 13, 2011, 10:07 am

    I always get sad when one season ends (except spring, I hate spring), but I have to say I love fall and I love this partial summer partial fall blend the weather has been creating. Soon it will be time for pumpkin, cider, hot chocolate, warm blankets, and fires. It’ll be an adjustment but a nice one I think.

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me September 13, 2011, 10:10 am

    On Thursday the high is supposed to only be 60! Fall is definitely coming!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 13, 2011, 10:10 am

    This weather is amazing. I do wish we could stay in this limbo period for months, perfect weather and cooking weather 🙂

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg September 13, 2011, 10:13 am

    Yep, we’re enjoying our morning smoothies for a few more days and then I think it is time to switch to warm breakfasts!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 13, 2011, 10:18 am

    Never heard of teff, will have to check that out!

    It’s definitely time for hot oats in Ireland, I was shivering after my overnight oats this morning!

  • Khushboo September 13, 2011, 10:23 am

    The temps in Mumbai are actually going in the opposite direction (ie heating up) so I’m all about the yog messes now!

  • Suzanne September 13, 2011, 10:26 am

    Beautiful pictures and the cat looks just like my cat!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 13, 2011, 10:28 am

    I just ate a Smoothie In a Bowl….trying to suck all of Summer to the last minute! Heh.

    I am SO about working outside today too!! wheeee 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 13, 2011, 10:31 am

    Looks like a delicious bowl!! And I shudder at the word snow… I wish summer would last forever!!! Good luck with all your work tasks today!

  • jamie @ cueyourlife September 13, 2011, 10:43 am

    GREAT Fall pictures! Have a good “big push” day at work! Sending productivity vibes your way! : )

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) September 13, 2011, 10:51 am

    I love the Summer/Fall transition. I definitely wish it could be like that all year long.

    And now, because of your title, I have “Right Now” by Van Halen in my head and visions of Crystal Pepsi and the SNL-famous Crystal Gravy in my head. I guess it could be worse. 🙂

  • Emily September 13, 2011, 10:59 am

    Great quote, making me feel like I need to get going today and get some things done!! Good luck on your work 🙂

  • Kayla @ The Best Things September 13, 2011, 11:07 am

    I’m trying to stay positive about this whole fall thing.. but look at those pictures!! I don’t want to say goodbye to the green leaves, flowers, and sunlight yet!! Good luck with your work today!

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 13, 2011, 11:21 am

    That is a wonderful quote. I definitely try to think that way—what ifs absolutely do you no good, and in fact do harm!

  • Ciera @ Rose and Thistle September 13, 2011, 11:33 am

    Your weather looks so beautiful I’m a bit jealous I have to admit! San Francisco is weird in terms of seasons and I miss autumn weather! Great quote too…

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} September 13, 2011, 11:34 am

    What the eff is teff?? That line cracked me up. 🙂 Have a great day!

    • Jen September 14, 2011, 1:10 am

      Hahaha…me too! And, I must admit, I did not know what the eff it was. 🙂

  • Hillary September 13, 2011, 11:56 am

    I so, so wish the weather could stay like this forever. It could not be more perfect here in MD!

  • Ashley September 13, 2011, 12:16 pm

    I need to try teff sometime soon! I never knew you could just eat it raw like that!

  • Liz September 13, 2011, 12:21 pm

    I have just started trying the raw oats+fruit+yogurt+nuts combination. SO good! I am usually more of a savory breakfast fan, but this combo is delicious! Thanks for the idea! I LOVE when fall first starts arriving. I love the fall-scented candles and all the fall colors. It is my very favorite time of year!

  • Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 13, 2011, 12:36 pm

    Thanks for the breakfast idea. I haven’t gotten sick of my usual go-to breakfasts yet, but I’m sure that day’s coming…

  • CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com September 13, 2011, 12:39 pm

    I love that quote!!! what a great way to appreciate whats going on in the present rather than always look at what you dont have, or to the future.

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 13, 2011, 12:40 pm

    ahhh this got me excited for fall! I’m having smoothies every morning in preparation – I know I won’t want them when it starts getting chilly!

  • Leanne (Bride to Mrs,) September 13, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Cute kitten!

    I do find it quite chilly in the mornings now too… oatmeal will be making a apperance tomorrow morning I think!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 13, 2011, 12:44 pm

    Snow?!?!?!? We’re getting ahead of ourselves here. 😉

  • Amber K September 13, 2011, 1:01 pm

    Love the quote at the end!

    Although I wish the weather would stay like this forever, the weather never changes what I eat. I drink green monsters all winter long. If I have oatmeal, it will be overnight oatmeal mixed with Greek yogurt. I’m much too stubborn to let the weather change what my tastebuds want! lol

  • Mary September 13, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I am loving that the highs are going to be in the 60s this weekend… did you see that?!

  • Valerie September 13, 2011, 1:26 pm

    Do you use old fashioned or quick oats?

  • Jenn September 13, 2011, 2:06 pm

    I LOVE all the “nature-outdoorsy” pictures you post! It looks so beautiful in SC! We don’t get much of a season change in southern CA and its still like 90 degrees which makes your pics even more fun for me to look at!

  • katie @ KatieDid September 13, 2011, 2:08 pm

    september weekends where the weather is in limbo, are my favorite. Raw teff is an interesting addition! I’ve never thought to eat a grain raw before except oats… which you gave me the idea of also!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 13, 2011, 7:06 pm

    “What the eff is teff?” <– Hahaha you crack me up! 😀

  • Stephanie @ Love Life Project September 13, 2011, 8:50 pm

    Those “not quite summer, not quite fall” days are my favourite. I love that crisp feel to the air and the way the trees rustle in the wind!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf September 14, 2011, 5:10 pm

    LOL @ What the eff is teff?!

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