“There’s no place like home.” *Tap, tap* (Those were Dorothy’s shoes, in case you were wondering.) It does feel so good to be home! Even with finals looming over my head, it makes it a bit easier knowing I’m home. I can sleep in my own bed, make my own meals (a stove, what?!) and wake up to family! Really…what more does a girl need?
This morning’s meal was put together in a snap! Last night, I combined 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 Tbsp. chia seeds, 1 Tbsp. apple butter and 1 tsp. maple syrup in a bowl. I stirred it all up and let it sit overnight. This morning, I sliced half an apple, put the slices on top of the oats and microwaved it all for 1 minute, 30 seconds. YUM.
*Note: I ate the other half of the apple like a hyena while my oats were heating up. You’re welcome.
Strong, black coffee was also enjoyed. Sigh. There’s no place like home.
After watching my beloved Michael Buble co-host LIVE! with Kelly (a.k.a. the perfect morning), I decided to take it easy and skip a workout. My body was sore from the past four days of workouts, so I listened. It promptly thanked me.
For lunch, Matty and I headed to Wildflour so I could study and he could read. It worked out well, considering there were delicious goodies involved. I had a bowl of their chili and a green juice. Matty opted for a slice of butternut squash pizza and hot chocolate. Divine! We also got some delicious treats to go.
(Classy camera phone shot)
After Wildflour, we put on our elf hats and took care of some Christmas shopping. Then, we went back to Matty’s house to continue watching season two of Modern Family. I’m so happy Matty got me into this show. We have the best time laughing at Cam and Mitchell’s relationship…and Phil! Oh, Phil. Gah, I love that show so much!
After an hour or so of Modern Family, our tummies began to gurgle so we decided to get cracking on dinner. I roasted some spaghetti squash and broccoli with a little bit of olive oil and a clove of garlic for about 20 minutes at 450 degrees. When it was done, I topped it with some Muir Glen Organic Pasta Sauce and crumbled falafel balls. Random, but totally hit the spot! We chit-chatted away with my parents over dinner, which was so nice.
Sigh. There’s no place like home.
For a little extra protein punch, I sprinkled some nutritional yeast on top. I ate about 3/4 of the spaghetti squash and officially have a fiber belly. Oops.
Favorite Childhood Movies
Alluding to The Wizard of Oz got me thinking about my favorite childhood movies. We were big movie-watchers when I was young. I would reenact almost every Disney movie (sorry Mom!) and was convinced that I was a princess, specifically Belle – even though I had blonde hair. Minor details, people.
Anyways, I thought it would be fun to share our favorite childhood movies! Reminiscing on memories from when I was little is one of my favorite things to do. Just bear with my sappiness. Here are my top three picks:
The Wizard of Oz
The Wicked Witch scared the crap out of me! When she made Dorothy cry, I would go up to the television screen and try to wipe Dorothy’s tears away. Call me a sap or call me a silly toddler. Either way, you’re right.
The Sound of Music
I was completely entranced with Julie Andrews. Her every move made me squeal and open my eyes so wide. I always loved how she magically became a seamstress overnight and handcrafted seven outfits for the Von Trapp children. Minor details, people. I think my mother also got dizzy from watching me spin around and around…and around…when the above scene came on.
Beauty and the Beast
If you had asked my former childhood self which Disney character I would like to be, Belle would be the clear winner. I think it was her singing voice in the movie that really won me over; that and the actual songs. I knew every word by heart and, in reenacting the film via living room, literally spit at Gaston. I think I got yelled at for that one. The above scene was always my favorite. I loved the way Beast ever-so-gently took Belle’s ponytail in his hand and let it slide from his fingertips.
Clearly, the emotional sap in me in still present.
Well, I’m off to see my friend Wendy. She is home from Brazil and I cannot wait to see her beautiful face! Have a great Friday!
Question of the Day: What were your favorite childhood movies?