Did you know that leaves changes colors during the fall because trees turn off their photosynthesis processes? The bright green chlorophyll ‘factories’ in the leaves disappear, leaving the colors – which were hiding behind the green – behind. I like knowing that the yellow and red and orange hues are always there, all year long.
Breakfast, Bottles, Giggles
I whipped up a batch of pumpkin pancakes (by adding canned pumpkin to pancake mix – I use Bob Red Mill) and topped it off with some stovetop apples, almonds, and coconut.
To make the apples, I sliced up a Gala apple and cooked it on medium-high in a little bit of coconut oil.
The coconut reminds me of snow… here’s to hoping we skip that part of winter this year! I don’t get along with snow.
And then I fed the rest of the clan! Henry comes first, I eat next, and then it’s the puppies’ turn.
Since I already shared a little leaf factoid, I thought I’d share five fun facts about my life. Here we go…
Maggie cost $350 (from an independent rescue group) but James was a mere $75 (from the pound).
My first book (Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time) was rejected by 13 different publishers before 2 had a bidding war over it. Lesson learned –> Never give up.
When I was in high school, I picked out the next day’s outfit before going to sleep every… single… night. Otherwise, I blew 30 minutes trying on 10 different outfits in the morning (it definitely came frm a place of insecurity, not fashion).
I have really bad vision. My contacts are -4.75 and -4.25. I would never get behind the wheel of a car without my contacts or glasses on. I don’t even like walking around my house without them!
I vote for American Idol contestants every year. I feel really bad if I forget to vote for my favorite and she or he gets kicked off. When I was a bartender, I would put American Idol on and make everyone in the bar watch (my tips were always particularly bad that hour).
Share a little factoid about yourself.