Monday morning oatmeal

One of my favorite things about winter is that it dulls my need for variety in breakfast food and  I am happy to eat oatmeal every single morning.  Warm, filling, and oh-so-customizable.  On any given day, I may add apple, banana, cinnamon, peanut butter, almond butter, maple syrup, agave nectar and soymilk – or any combination thereof.  My love of oatmeal also reminds me of my grandpa, who always started the day with oatmeal and a grapefruit.  Today, I am grateful for oatmeal,   and….

  • Weekly game nights with friends
  • The first cross country ski trip to the Arboreteum this year with Diene
  • Mindless Christmas movies on tv
  • Morning meetings with cool people
  • a warm apartment
  • a Christmas tree left to decorate
  • the fact that Memorial Library allows guests to use its facilities
  • making new friends
  • Africana and the community it offers
  • paychecks and direct deposit
  • dreams
  • facebook and the stalking of old friends that it normalizes
  • the results of hard work reminding me that hard work pays off

One thought on “Monday morning oatmeal

  1. Lauren

    I eat oatmeal every winter morning, too. My favorite combo so far: almond milk, cinnamon, cloves, bananas, walnuts and a big tablespoon of canned pumpkin. It’s so yummy and keeps me full for a looong time.

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