I have been struggling to sleep through the night lately. This is very unusual for me – normally, I’m out like a light. But I have some things weighing on my brain, which translates to vivid dreams that wake me up. And then I can’t get back to sleep.
Sleeping with a long, chubby dachshund in the crook of your elbow helps. She has a very melodic snore.
While Maggie helps the cause, you know what always works?
Counting back from 300 by 3’s…
And promising myself that, if I just go back to sleep, I can wake up to an epic breakfast.
I had a bag of Just Almond Meal (basically, almond breadcrumbs) in the pantry for months with no idea how to use it. Finally, I decided to bread eggy French toast in the Almond Meal and then fry it up in the pan. The result? Ah-maz-ing.
The Almond Meal was a little nutty but added more texture than anything – soft and fluffy and moist.
With sunflower butter and raspberries.
By the way – thanks for all the compliments on the new blog design! I hope you find it easy to navigate and fun to look at. HTP has only had three total designs (and the first was back in the ‘See Bride Run’ running/wedding early blog days), and I had the last theme for about two years – so this is a big deal for my eyes! Nicole’s husband-to-be, Isaac from Web Symphonies, designed it. We know there are still some funny quirks with the site, but please bear with us – we’re going to wait until Isaac gets back from his destination wedding to shake out all the issues.
Have a happy (and AWAKE!) Thursday!