I woke up yeasterday with this song running through my head:
And basically that’s what I did all day long – absolutely nothing.
Well that’s not exactly true:
As predicted I made pancakes for breakfast:
Banana oatmeal pancakes topped with yogurt and a very, amazingly juicy nectarine – definitely the favorite breakfast of the week.
Followed by a kick-ass workout, blogging, lunch, a nap, and some TV watching.
Then I spied some bananas that were so dark they could only be used for one thing:
I made my first attempt at granola:
Banana honey granola with peanuts, raisins , sunflower seeds and flax seeds.
And I made the worlds easiest vegan “cookies”.
I actually forgot all about the oil when making them – so they were just oats, bananas and dates – delish!
The evening ended with 2 glasses of white wine and a movie with friends.
This morning I woke up bright and early. In fact it was a bit TOO early for my liking, but I just rolled with it. My friends and I planned a trip to town later on, so I didn’t mind being up a little earlier since I wanted to squeeze in a quick workout. Plus, I wanted to make some baked banana oatmeal and that takes a bit of time. So a got all the oatmeal stuff ready, stuck it in the oven and had a great workout. However breakfast was when things got a bit tricky. I share a flat with several of my friends and apparently they felt free to trash it out and wait for the first person up (ie. Me) to clean it up. Well I started doing just that when I opened the oven only to discover that my banana oats had overcooked. Not only that but since I wasn’t following a recipe when making them they turned out VERY bland. And the stuck to the ramkin when they were coming out – not cool 😦
Pretty sad huh? Especially if you compare it to this:
At this point I decided to call my friends to find out if we were still going out ( we were supposed to leave in 20 minutes) but my phone call ended up waking them up. I figured that meant that our trip was cancelled so I got to work preparing a better breakfast – French toast. Well halfway through making them I realized that the pan hadn’t been washed properly and my French toast had a distinct garlic flavor- not cool. At this point I was ready to eat my arm off, so I settled for a unusual (for me) breakfast – cereal with a banana and yogurt.
Halfway through eating I got a call asking where I was and informing that my friends were all ready to leave. I didn’t have the heart to tell them to wait while I got ready, so they went on ahead.
Naturally I was upset, frustrated and pretty unnerved by all of this. But after calming down a bit I realized that there were good sides to this situation. I was able to finish my breakfast – something I like doing in a calm setting. There were some household chores I wanted to do around the house that I wouldn’t have time for during the week. I WAS pretty tired and could use a nap at some point. And I would be able to have some alone time, without constantly being surrounded by people. I might even have the time to take that long walk in the woods and go blueberry picking like I had been wanting to for some time. Suddenly the morning didn’t look so “ruined ” after all. I have the opportunity to make the best out of a bad situation, and I’m gonna use that to the full.
I realize that feeling sorry for yourself and moping around is nothing more then I giant waste of time. In my opinion the best thing to do when things go wrong is look at it as a challenge and try to use the situation to your advantage – no matter how “bad” things may look. It’s always good to look on the bright side, because that’s where all the fun is 😉
Did you do anything fun over the weekend?
How do you usually cope when things don’t go your way?