Chilly weather = HOT breakfast
Good news for those of you who are sick of my cinnamon raisin and muenster cheese bagelwiches… I am now out of both muenster cheese and cinnamon raisin bagel thins. Boo!
This morning I used the last of my supplies to make a bagelwich with gooey cheese and warm Granny Smith apple slices. (I ate the remainder of the apple that didn’t make it into the bagelwich.)
Sadie wanted in on this hot fire after she shivered through our morning walk.
I wasn’t about to give up a bite of my breakfast, but I did give Sadie a piece of chicken jerky and played her new favorite song aloud on my phone for her.
Okay, so I played that song just as much for me as I did for her. It was mutually beneficial.
And before I forget… This morning’s workout included a BodyPump class followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical.
I spent my time on the elliptical reading Better Homes & Gardens. I naturally I skipped every single page about gardening because I kill any plant I come in contact with, but I lingered over the incredibly beautiful pictures of the homes in the magazine and daydreamed about the day when Ryan and I have a house of our own to decorate. I can’t wait!
Moving right along…
The Hunger Games
Thanks to the recommendations that I received from many of you, about a month ago, Ryan and I started reading The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.
We finished the third and final book in the series, Mockingjay, over the weekend and now that we’re completely done with the series, here are my thoughts:
- First things first, The Hunger Games series are not non-fiction books about food as I originally thought. (Note: Do not judge a book by its title.)
- If you want to read a true page-turner, pick up any book in this series. Ryan and I both agreed that the books are captivating, exciting and fun to read.
- The series is not a “feel good” series. I went to bed at night feeling uneasy and had many restless nights which I can only attribute to these books. The books are not scary, but they are suspenseful.
- There is an underlying romance in the books, but they are not Twilight-esque in that the main character, Katniss, isn’t about to fall over and die for a boy (which made me like her a lot more than Bella the pansy).
- The ending of the final book was just okay. I would’ve appreciated a more finite ending… perhaps something a little more warm and fuzzy, but the books are still absolutely worth a read.
Now that we’ve wrapped up these books, we’re ready to start something new! You guys knocked it out of the park last time, so I’m hoping you may have some good suggestions for us again. Ryan and I are looking for a book to read together, so recommendations for books by Judy Blume or Nicholas Sparks may not be up our alley (though they’re totally up mine)!
Of Possible Interest
Health and Fitness-related Links:
- 12 Tips for Exercising on the Cheap (FitSugar.com)
- Video: Lauren Conrad’s Stay-Healthy Tips (ThatsFit.com)
- 8 Tricks to Add Years to Your Life (AOLHealth.com)
Fun and Totally Random Links:
- The Most Adorable Dog that Looks like a Build-a-Bear (Facebook.com/Boo)
- Awesomely Funny Responses to “Dark Chocolate as a Snack” Recipe (FoodNetworkHumor.com)
- Be Your Own Valentine (Aka: Why it’s important to love yourself!) (ColoradoBee.com)