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Good afternoon!


How goes it?  Feeling awake and productive?  Snoozing at your desk?  It’s a little of both over here.


I’m working under three awesome deadlines (awesomely pressing) for three separate writing projects.  It’s kind of fun but crazy, too.  I actually am not the type of person who thrives under deadlines – I would rather just get it done ASAP – but ‘tis the life of writer!


We spent the morning at the clinic, so breakfast was dash-dash-dash.


In the mix:


1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup almond milk

1 banana

Toppings:  Honey roasted peanuts and cranberry relish




Two grilled cheese sandwiches (in case anyone is wondering why I keep eating two at a time, Udi’s bread is kind of small and I’m far too hungry these days for just one!), with a spinach salad topped with corn salsa and an orange.  It was yummy.  Eaten while watching Wife Swap on our lunch break; that positively ridiculous show is our new guilty pleasure.


Hi ho, it’s back to work I go!


Thought of the Day:


“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself.  But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”  ~ Thomas Szasz



  • RunEatRepeat November 30, 2011, 3:40 pm

    Sometimes I eat bagel thins so I can have two sets of toppings 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 30, 2011, 3:41 pm

    LOVE that quote! it is ALL about what WE make our life to be.

    I love eating open faced sandwiches because then I get to eat double the inside food 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 30, 2011, 3:43 pm

    Ooh that is SUCH a great quote!! Going to write it on a post-it and stick it in my agenda for this week! 🙂

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat November 30, 2011, 3:45 pm

    Love the sweet/salty of roasted peanuts – never added them to oats though!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb November 30, 2011, 3:45 pm

    such a great quote.

    i accidentally bought trader joe’s low calorie bread and absolutely need to double up on my sammies these days (and i’m not even pregnant!) good luck with the rest of the work day 🙂

  • Amanda November 30, 2011, 3:45 pm

    That quote is so awesome. I just wrote a self-reflective post about the last year of my life, and that could not be more true. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter) November 30, 2011, 3:47 pm

    I like that quote! Where do you find your quotes?

    Loving the addition of those honey roasted peanuts! I don’t really like regular peanuts (even though I love pb), but those look pretty tasty.

    • Caitlin December 1, 2011, 9:16 am

      @Joelle (on a pink typewriter): I just google “quotes on self discovery” or something similar. I find quotes every day for Operation Beautiful!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 30, 2011, 3:49 pm

    That show is beyond ridiculous isn’t it? But so addictive!

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon November 30, 2011, 4:09 pm

    Wow I love love love that quote about creating your self. I’ve never quite understood the concept of “finding your self” but creating your self I can totally relate to!

  • Kiran @ November 30, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Mmmm.. that grilled cheese looks so comforting!

  • Michelle November 30, 2011, 4:27 pm

    What is Maggie looking at in those pictures? It looks like she’s really intensely looking at something on your floor! Her and James are so cute!

    • CaitlinHTP November 30, 2011, 4:29 pm

      @Michelle: she’s probably just vaguely staring into space. she is so cute but sooooo dense. 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 30, 2011, 4:56 pm

    That bread is ridiculously small! I contacted Udi’s not too long ago since I noticed that Jason’s Deli serves Udi’s and you can buy the bigger loaves from the deli. They are more expensive, but really in comparison to the size of the loaves, it’s about the same price. Totally worth it.

    Wife Swap is fascinating. Tony and I were interviewed to be on it one time and declined. They were looking for comic book artists…hello type casting!

  • Corrie Anne November 30, 2011, 5:10 pm

    Ooo. I’m not a fan of deadlines either!! They make me so nervous and stressed. Best luck!! You’ll be great! Enjoy those flowers!

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good November 30, 2011, 5:21 pm

    LOVE the quote! I totally agree.

  • skinny latte November 30, 2011, 5:23 pm

    I have such a crush on your Maggie – I think she’s the cutest little doggie!! No offence to James, he’s a close second 🙂

    My guilty TV pleasure at the moment has been Bridezillas – utterly ridiculous but somehow can’t stop watching it!! x

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 30, 2011, 5:34 pm

    Mmm, those grilled cheese sandwiches look fantastic!! I feel the deadline pressure with you! It’s the week before finals and I’m unfortunatley a little worker bee, too

  • Justine November 30, 2011, 5:54 pm

    I just finished up a bowl of the exact same oatmeal (minus the peanuts)! Glad I made such a big batch of cranberry relish for our friendsgiving celebration last week 🙂

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 30, 2011, 6:00 pm

    Ugg, I wish I could refer to my writing deadlines as awesome. So many papers for my classes, so little time! Classes end 2 weeks from today and I have 7 papers due between now & then. Save me!

  • Andrea November 30, 2011, 6:35 pm

    That is a great quote, and that lunch is making me hungry! How come my food never looks that appealing? May need to work on making my meals look more appetizing. Hope you got your deadlines beat!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 30, 2011, 6:36 pm

    When my doctor had me try out a GF diet, the small slices of GF bread drove me crazy! I like my sandwiches big and hearty. 😛

  • Laura November 30, 2011, 7:30 pm

    I had Udi’s bread for the first time last night. So little and cute!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 30, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I most definitely just made my own cranberry sauce because I was so jealous of seeing it on blogs this week. So pumped to put it in my oats tomorrow!

  • CJ @ November 30, 2011, 9:15 pm

    Udis bread is very small! I I eat 2 grilled cheese too and that’s on regular bread! But I also dip it in ketchup 🙂

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 30, 2011, 10:12 pm

    Wife Swap is totally insane but addicting at the same time. 🙂 I really need to try the honey roasted peanuts on my oats… sounds delicious.

  • Alexa @ SimpleEats November 30, 2011, 10:15 pm

    I’m eating cranberry sauce on everything now! I feel like I’ll even want to make more after the holidays are over!

  • Khushboo November 30, 2011, 11:35 pm

    Wow is that corn salsa homemade?? Looks like such a great salad topper!

  • ari December 1, 2011, 4:07 am

    WAIT caitlin i haven’t read blogs in so long but i just had the urge to catch up on yours and YOU’RE PREGNANT! YAYAY i’m so excited for you that’s so awesome!

    • Caitlin December 1, 2011, 9:17 am

      @ari: 🙂 Thank you sweetie pie!

  • Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous December 1, 2011, 9:13 am

    Oatmeal is my favorite way to start the day!

  • Amber K December 1, 2011, 1:34 pm

    GREAT quote at the end! Love it.

  • Liz December 1, 2011, 3:37 pm

    love your thought of the day!

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