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Five Things Friday 3.1.13

Posted Mar 01 2013 3:34pm

It’s Friday, it’s Friday…  Everybody…  It’s Fridayyy!  I have sung that [annoyingly catchy] song in my head every.single.Friday since the first time I heard it.  Anyone else notice how the most annoying tunes are the catchiest?  I don’t think that’s all too ironic.  The latest – McDonald’s Fish McBites…  Fishay fishayyy!

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Thing 1.  Last night I planned to have a date with Benadryl because my sleep schedule has been completely berserk this week but because I was so tired, I completely forgot to pop the pills.  I slept until 7AM, only getting up to go to the bathroom once - totaling a whopping 9 hours of sleep, solid.


Ryan caught Charlie & I snoozing via Snapchat

Thing 2.  I’m a dork for numbers, math was my favorite subject and I zoom through sudoku puzzles.  So I think today’s date is pretty sweet – 3.1.13.  Don’t judge, but sometimes when I’m out running my brain starts spewing off random math facts.  For example, if I saw 1257 on someones mailbox I might start thinking…  1 + 1 = 2, 2 + 5 = 7, 7 – 5 = 2, and 2 – 1 = 1.  I don’t know why, I can’t explain it, but it helps to pass the time.


How many licks does it take to get an empty Cho container?  A one…  A two-HOO…  A tha-three…  A three!

Thing 3.  This weekend [Sunday] is Ryan and my 6-month wedding anniversary.  Holy heck, time has flown!  I joke with him that I’d love to get married every year just so I could plan it all again.  I love all that kinda stuff – going dress shopping, choosing the color scheme, finding the location, selecting the vendors, going to the tastings…  As I’ve said before , I’d love to be a wedding planner!


Thing 4.  We ran out of eggs yesterday so oats were what was for breakfast this morning.  The consistency of oatmeal on it’s own is tasty, but it’s even better when it’s doctored up with some Greek yogurt.


Creamy Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

1/3 cup of oats

2 tbsp raisins

a dash of cinnamon

1 1/3 cups of water [I typically use a 1:3 ratio of oats to water - makes them super fluffy]

1 tbsp SF Torani syrup

1 6-ounce container of plain Greek yogurt

peanut butter


1.  In a nonstick pot, combine oats, raisins, cinnamon, and water.

2.  Bring oats to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

3.  Cook and stir for approximately 10 minutes or until oats are at your desired consistency.

4.  Pour yogurt into a medium bowl and top with oatmeal.  Swirl to combine.

5.  Top with peanut butter and enjoy!


  • Feel free to omit the cinnamon and raisins and substitute apple pie spice, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or any dried fruit
  • Flavored yogurt would be a tasty alternative
  • I often will top it all off with a handful of cereal or granola to add a little crunch
  • Thing 5.  Today is yet another foodie holiday - National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day!  Unknowingly, I had a spoonful of Peanut Butter & Co. ‘s Cinnamon Swirl with breakfast and packed a Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar as an afternoon pick me up.  Both were tasty but what I’m really drooling over are all 45+ of these recipes


    This weekend I’ve got a coffee date with these lovely ladies , a long run, and seeing another friend for a bit, but other than that I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  Maybe cross off a few blog to-do’s that I’ve procrastinated doing such as updating plug-ins and fixing busted links.  And maybe, just maybeee, I’ll tackle the piles of laundry that have been sitting on our windowsill begging to be ironed.

    Question:  Name the tune I referenced under Charlie the Cho bandit’s picture.

    Question:  What’s your favorite way to eat peanut butter?  Feel free to link-up if you have a recipe!

    — Allison

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