Dreamers of the Dreams

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I slept rather horribly last night.  I think it was because I had sore shoulders from swimming laps yesterday – it was extra hard to get uncomfortable.  I kept waking up and, although I generally try to resist looking at the time when I’m struggling to snooze, at one point, I snuck a look at the clock.  Right before I turned on my cell, I thought, “I bet it is 2:13,” and it was 2:14.  Is that not the weirdest thing?  Kind of like waking up mere seconds before the alarm goes off. 


Sometimes I wonder if my cell is sending off weird vibes that my brain subconsciously picks up (scary!)… aaaand then I remember the 345 days of the year that I sleep through two presses of the snooze button.  Hah.


Breakfast is served!


This combo was really, really tasty.


Vanilla Greek yogurt

Raw oatmeal

Silvered almonds




Does anyone else say ‘strawberries’ like ‘snozzberries’ from Willy Wonka?  The classic version, not that new-fangled movie with Johnny Depp.

Whoever heard of a snozzberry?

Anyway, like I said, delicious.  Strawberries and all.


Have a wonderful Friday!  It is Friday, right?!  (I had to double-check!)



  • Jaclyn @ JustJac! May 11, 2012, 7:47 am

    That whole one-minute-before thing happens to me all the time… it is weird… but i heard once that our bodies are actually really good at telling time naturally, and if you want to wake up at a certain time, to know what time it is when you go to bed and say to yourself ; okay, i have xx hours to sleep. i need to wake up in xx hours ; a few times in your head.. and generally you can wake up right around that time! anyway, has worked for me more than once!

    …oh and btw i totally get the not sleeping hting.. im actually awake right now, its just almost 5 am on the west coast and i stilllll haven’t slept tonight, er, last night.. #insomnia !!

    your bfast looks good!

  • Molly @ RDexposed May 11, 2012, 7:51 am

    If it’s not Friday, I want to be wrong.

  • Jen May 11, 2012, 7:58 am

    Yes, thank god, it IS Friday! Took long enough to get here! I always wake up just before my alarm and it drives me nuts…I feel like I’m cheating myself out of the last few minutes of sleep, lol.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 11, 2012, 8:06 am

    I have the same problem with getting comfortable in my bed after a hard sore workout. Last night was one of those nights! As for Willy Wonka, that’s got to be one of my favourite movies ever!!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery May 11, 2012, 8:06 am

    For some reason the old willy wonka scared me as a kid…I still can’t watch it haha. I don’t have the guts to see the new one either 🙂

  • Cheryl Mosley May 11, 2012, 8:08 am

    Love the idea of coconut added to the mix! Thanks for the idea!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 11, 2012, 8:16 am

    I am pretty good at predicting what time it is when I wake up in the middle of the night. However, it is best when I think it is like 5am.. and it is only like 1am. SO much more time to sleep!!!

    • Jen May 11, 2012, 10:36 pm

      YES! I love when that happens!

  • Samantha Angela May 11, 2012, 8:25 am

    I totally do that. All the time!
    And then I say . . .

    “Snozzberry? Who ever heard of a Snozzberry?”

    In a British accent. Just like Veruca.

  • Lyn May 11, 2012, 8:31 am

    Hey Caitlin! Totally off the subject – but was curious about your thoughts about the new Time magazine cover! Would make for an interesting post! 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP May 11, 2012, 9:27 am

      I read an interview with the woman and think many of the things she has done are pretty cool – clearly she’s a dedicated mom, she’s very young, PLUS one of her kids are adopted – awesome! I don’t necessarily agree with everything about attachment parenting (what the article is about) but that’s besides the point. So my thoughts on the cover photo? I think TIME is smart, as is the photographer 😉 They know what will get people talking. I think in general that Americans get way too worked up over boobs and breastfeeding (um, its the most normal thing in the world!). We live in a society that sexualizes breasts and kind of frowns on and discourages breastfeeding in very subtle ways. So, I think it is not a big deal at all, but I can see how and why others are getting worked up.

      Your thoughts?

      • Lyn May 11, 2012, 1:32 pm

        I do think it’s a VERY interesting cover – like in an artistic way sort of… very attention-getting, even with the expression on the mom’s face, etc.

        Regarding the issue of attachment parenting/breastfeeding into toddler-hood…I can see it from a lot of angles… I definitely by no means would ever think it’s “disgusting” or anything like that, like some people may say. I do think that part of being a good parent though is encouraging your child to be independent though… who knows what age that should start though? And there’s a reason that physiologically, our bodies can produce milk for years…so why not?

        More than anything though, I kind of feel bad for the kid. Did anyone ask him how he feels about being on the cover of TIME magazine breastfeeding at this age? Like what could the ramifications of this be for him and his future? I wish I could say we live in a perfect society where kids aren’t cruel and bullies don’t exist…but we don’t 🙁

        • CaitlinHTP May 11, 2012, 1:39 pm

          I just read an article about how this will affect the boy, and while I thought the actual wording of the article was a bit cra-crazy, I do think they have a point. There’s a few more images of her breastfeeding him on the inside that are a lot less sensationalized.

  • Lauren May 11, 2012, 8:45 am

    I was talking about berry smoothies this weekend with my husband and his family (I know… super exciting topic of conversation!) and I jokingly said snozzberries just like they say it in Willy Wonka and they all looked at me like I was crazy. When I said it was from Willy Wonka (expecting them to be like “oh yeah! I remember that part now”) they proceeded to tell me that they have NEVER watched the movie! I was a little shocked to say the least, because it was one of my favorite movies as a kid! It is now on our movie night list 🙂

  • Sana May 11, 2012, 9:13 am

    I hate waking up before my alarm. I feel dumb.

  • Sarah May 11, 2012, 9:23 am

    Hi Caitlin! This is off topic but I saw this article today and totally thought of you and the Naked Face Project. I hadn’t even heard about this makeup-less Hillary story until today but I guess it caused quite the stir. I loved seeing her bared-faced – inspiring…just like yours! Have a great day!

    • Caitlin May 11, 2012, 9:29 am

      Another reason why Hilary is the coolest women ever.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 11, 2012, 9:26 am

    I’m sorry you didn’t sleep well! I usually don’t sleep too well, and today I woke up at 4:30 and couldn’t fall back asleep, so I just got up and ran on a treadmill! (too dark for outside)

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 11, 2012, 9:31 am

    Ugh, I slept so badly last night. Sorry you didn’t sleep well. I’ve been loving strawberry oats lately! You’re breakfast looks perfect!

  • Fiona @ Well-Fed Redhead May 11, 2012, 9:36 am

    I thought there were 365 days in a year. 😉

    Your breakfast looks delicious! I love that strawberries are in season now!

  • Heather May 11, 2012, 9:45 am

    Can you please comment on this news article? It made me think of Operation Beautiful.


  • Earthy Nicole May 11, 2012, 9:55 am

    I’ve woken up right before my alarm before… eew. And what’s really fun is when somehow your baby knows just when it’s about to go off and wakes you up right before. Now that is weird, lol!

    I happen to love both Willy Wonka movies. I think the original is probably best but I love what Johnny Depp brings to the character in the new one. Speaking of which, I can’t wait to see his new movie Dark Shadows. It looks so funny 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 11, 2012, 10:05 am

    Yummy! I never thought to add shredded coconut into my yogurt, what a great idea! Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  • Nicole May 11, 2012, 10:57 am

    Willy Wonka is one of my very favorite movies (the original of course!)

  • Rebecca May 11, 2012, 10:58 am

    I’ve been waking up 10-15 minutes before my alarm this week. Kind of annoying. This morning was interesting, because after my roommate got up for work at 5 and her alarm woke me up, I kept waking up every half hour or something until my alarm went off at 7.
    This summer I’m going to have to be up by 6 or 6:30 to get to work by 7 every weekday. It’ll be interesting. I wonder how long it’ll take me to get used to it… We’ll see!

    My dad can’t sleep past 6 or 7 anymore because his body is so used to being up at 4. A few years ago he spent the night with family before an early flight and he only brought an alarm clock in case his body didn’t wake up in time, which I think it did.

    Willy Wonka is great. 😀 The newer one is okay, but I still kind of prefer the older one…

  • Annette@FitnessPerks May 11, 2012, 11:14 am

    I slept amazing last night….so no weird dreams for me! But OH is almonds + strawbs so GOOD! Delicious 🙂

  • Moni Meals May 11, 2012, 11:47 am

    I too slept like total CRAP. Ugh. Sorry to hear you did too.
    Okay, so I do the exact same thing. I always know what time it is in the middle of the night and play a lil game…and I am right everytime! It is like our brains WILL NOT SHUT OFF for cryin out loud, ya know. 🙂
    Here is to us sleeping like babies tonight, k!
    Have a great day! 🙂

  • Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 11, 2012, 12:21 pm

    I think “new-fangled” is the nicest way to describe that flick. ha The hubs and I get up at 5 every morning, but I talked him into sleeping until 5:30 today. Sadly, my kitties still woke me up at 5 anyway. Sigh.

  • Michelle May 11, 2012, 12:40 pm

    No Snozzberries here, but my 3 year old does call them ‘strawbeebees’. Love him!

  • Amber K May 11, 2012, 2:36 pm

    I am the WORST at knowing what time it is late at night. I’ll think “man it has to be at least six by now” and it’ll be four. Or “I swear it’s probably about one” and it’ll be four. Maybe I just need to start guessing four every time? 😉

  • Jen@FoodFamilyFitness May 11, 2012, 2:50 pm

    Last week I slept like total crap every night, it was so bad I dreaded even going to bed. It was horrible! I hate just laying there not being able to sleep.

  • jen May 11, 2012, 4:40 pm

    i love snozzberries! my aunt had a fruit pattern on her wallpaper and you can BET when i was a kid i reenacted that scene hoping her wallpaper would someday taste fruity..haha

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