Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey trotting


As you may have supposed, I am running the Turkey Trot on Thursday and oh my goodness am I nervous! I know 5 miles is not too terribly far, but I certainly would feel more at ease if it was a 5K race as I initially thought! I have been running and training for the day, but as chance would have it, I came down with something dreadful last Thursday evening. Since then, I have been surviving off of earl grey tea, lemon cough drops, and peppermint ice cream . . . I am praying that my strength will be fully restored by Thursday, but as of this moment, I am nothing but a sniffling bundle of nerves.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scrumptious breakfast cookies

Should you find yourself dashing off to class without time to contemplate a decent breakfast, this recipe is simply perfect for you! It is simple to bake in advance and store in the refrigerator for those mornings you find yourself rushing out the door. These cookies are perfectly paired with a cup of coffee and they are easy to slip into your book bag for healthy snacking between classes. As long as you keep the base of oats, bananas and applesauce, you can adjust this recipe to satisfy your taste buds. I am particularly fond of dried cherries myself, but toasted almonds, raisins or chocolate chips could work as well!

1.5 Cups of oats
2-3 Ripened bananas
1 Cup of unsweetened applesauce
Handful of dried cherries
Dash of pumpkin spice

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

Adapted from IROCKSOWHAT

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I could not love you more

My sister, Cameron, has a belly laugh so deep and sincere it is catching.

Her kindness is so stunning it inspires me to love others without reservation.

 Her beauty is her own. She has a smile that draws you near and eyes that say, “I think you are special.”

She loves wholly and completely and lives a life of adventure, ever in pursuit of the truth.

I could not love you more, my not-so-little, little sister.