Just a lil’ Miley Cyrus reference to get your day started.
I must say the DJ on Orlando’s 98.9 was playin’ my favorite tunes as I was preparing my breakfast this morning.
These songs, played back to back, had me and Sadie dancin’ up a storm in the kitchen:
Anytime my day starts with a little ’90s music (Alanis, I love you) and some Jimmy Buffett, I know it’s going to be a good day.
(Side note: If you are also a ’90s music fanatic, you may wanna check out my rockin’ ’90s playlist here.)
My love of Jimmy Buffett can be attributed to my parents who would play his music all the time.
His tropical lyrics and laid back music would always make us feel more relaxed and happy, especially when the winter months in Chicago hit and all we could think about was how cold and dreary it was outside!
Funny story about good ol’ Jimmy…
One night during a normal family dinner when I was in elementary school, my dad put on a Jimmy Buffett CD. As we were eating, the song “Why Don’t We Get Drunk” came on.
I was no more than nine years old, but both my sister and I knew all the words to the song and sang along. I can remember my parents exchanging awkwards looks when we sang these lyrics…
I really do appreciate the fact you’re sittin’ here
Your voice sounds so wonderful
But yer face don’t look too clear
So bar maid bring a pitcher, another round o’ brew
Honey, why don’t we get drunk and screw
It wasn’t until I was a few years older that I figured out exactly what it was that I was singing about and why exactly my parents looked so uncomfortable that night at the dinner table.
Well, that was quite a tangent, huh?
Let’s get to breakfast!
Taking a cue from the deliciousness of yesterday’s pumpkin peanut butter French toast, I recreated the meal in a more simplified way, by simply making a pumpkin peanut butter sandwich.
I combined 1/3 cup of canned pumpkin with two tablespoons of PB2 to make the pumpkin peanut butter and smeared it on a honey wheat sandwich thin.
I dusted the sandwich with cinnamon and enjoyed it alongside a ripe banana.
I also sipped on a tumbler full of free hot coffee from my gym. I combined three flavors of Barnie’s Coffee (pumpkin spice, cinnamon butter cookie and French vanilla) to make a delicious cinnamon pumpkin vanilla butter cookie flavor!
Sadie was very intrigued…
I was also quite intrigued with the matchy-matchy thing going on between my skirt and the tumbler, considering both patterns were quite unusual.
What can I say? I’m easily amused.
My workout was the Wednesday usual: BodyPump class + 15 minutes on the elliptical.
I read a super-old issue of Real Simple magazine while ellipticizing and must say that magazine is highly entertaining. I love all of their quick and easy recipes. I definitely tore one out to try soon!
Time to work!
Hope you have a faaaantastic day.