Because it’s Monday…
Because I had to drive four hours in fog and rain…
Because I am feeling inspired by “Ghandi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World”…
It’s giveaway time! Keep reading…details are coming.
I slept until about 8 this morning and then came downstairs for breakfast and coffee with my grandmother. I don’t even know how to express in words how it feels to sit at my grandmother’s kitchen table. It is one of my very favorite places in the world to be. Breakfast was a maple oatmeal scone, grapefruit and black coffee.
We spent the morning just chatting and enjoying our last few hours together. I saw a feature on pimento cheese as I was flipping through Southern Living and felt inspired to whip some up for lunch. I combined shredded sharp cheddar, cream cheese, pimentos, mayo, toasted pecans, salt and pepper in a bowl and used a hand mixer to get it to the right consistency. Served with crackers and strawberries and bananas on the side.
I said a tearful goodbye just before 1 p.m. and got on the road for Charlotte. I am such a baby when it comes to saying goodbye to my grandmother and my mom. This has been going on since I was young. My grandmother used to tease that she wasn’t going to let me come visit because I would boo hoo so badly when I left…and I was only going an hour away! Yes, I am a mess and I always have been. 😉
When I got back to Charlotte I quickly unpacked and headed over to the studio to teach a hot class. Monday nights are my favorite and class was great. I was itching to move my own body after four rainy and foggy hours in the car so I stopped by the Y on the way home and did 25 minutes on the elliptical while reading Allure and then some quick abs.
Dinner tonight was a salad with spinach, black beans, carrots, strawberries, dried cranberries, golden raisins, pecans and goat cheese. I made a dressing of lemon juice, TJs hot honey mustard and Greek yogurt. A few blue corn chips on the side.
And now…the giveaway!
I posted “Ghandi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World” on the Peanut Butter Runner Facebook page this morning. I thought it was a perfect way to start the week. I also shared this with my yoga class this evening and even wrote this out on a big piece of paper and posted it on the mirror for them to read as they moved through their practice.
I want to give back something happy to my readers so here is a fun giveaway for you!
Dizzy Pig Shakin’ the Tree – If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I use this rub all the time on everything from meat to fish to veggies.
Justin’s Maple Almond Butter – This is my all-time favorite nut butter. I just restocked on it Friday and it reminded me how much I love it! So delicious!
A coupon for a free Dahlicious Lassi probiotic yogurt drink – I just received this product to sample. Can’t wait to try it since I am trying to incorporate more probiotics into my diet to aid with digestion.
The baked good of your choice! Peanut butter chocolate chip bars, cranberry white chocolate orange biscotti, chocolate biscotti, salted dark chocolate brownies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies…you name it, I’ll bake it!
To enter leave a comment telling me one GOOD/GREAT/HAPPY thing in your life right now! U.S. residents only. Giveaway open until Wednesday, January 25 at midnight. I will select a winner at random.