I hope your day is off to a great start. I feel a little better today but not great. I’m chugging the tea and water and loading up on the vitamin C.
Yesterday morning was much better since I got to eat my oatmeal in the privacy of my cozy home.
: 1/4 cup oatmeal heated up on the stove with some water and vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 TB raisins, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/2 pumpkin pie spice
When I eat these at the office, I get the strangest looks you’d ever want to see.
One morning, I was eating pumpkin oatmeal and a co-worker actually approached me and my orange bowl of slop oatmeal and said, “Thank you. I was having a bad day, but after looking at your breakfast, I realize that life could be a lot worse.”
Another day, I had overnight oats in a jar at work. A different co-worker paused at my desk, gave me a look of pity as if he was thinking, “Poor dear. She cannot afford a bowl”, and he kept on walking while shaking his head.
Yes, my oats are sometimes orange (they’ve also been green, red, and blue). Yes, I sometimes eat them out of a jar.
As I always say, I’ve never claimed to be normal.
Do you ever get funny looks or comments on your food choices? How do you respond?
I just ignore it. They don’t know what they’re missing!