Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Different Is Good

Ugh!  I hate mid-February.  Winter has completely outstayed its welcome.  I haven't seen the sun for days, and it's too cold to spend any time outside.  I'm in a complete rut, and need something to shake things up.

My boredom is even extending to my eating habits. This morning when I came downstairs and started to think about breakfast,  I surveyed the pantry: muffins, oatmeal, toast, or cereal.   The same choices I've had every day this week. (YAWN!).  Then I opened the refrigerator and saw the big bowl of Tuscan Bean and Kale soup from last night's dinner.  Would it be completely crazy if I had some for breakfast?

I spooned out a bowl, heated it in the microwave, then squeezed in hot sauce.  I microwaved some bread and poured a cup of coffee, then ate while I read the newspaper comics.

Afterwards I felt great. The weird meal was enough to change my attitude for the whole day.  Work was wonderful.  The gloom didn't get to me, and I was able to smile at the dusting of snow that fell during the afternoon.  It was still bone-chillingly cold, but I enjoyed my after work errands.  When I got home I was able to complete several projects and cross them off my list.

Tonight, since I'd already eaten dinner once, I decided to serve breakfast at the evening meal.  I fried eggs, heated waffles in the toaster, and mixed together some yogurt sauce to serve on top of blueberries.  Why not?


  1. Good for you Kathy! Different is good. Pizza is wonderful for breakfast, heating it up is optional - takes me back to my high school and college days. We love having pancakes and eggs for breakfast as well! :)

    So glad you found a way to perk yourself up. I really don't like the month of February either. Thank goodness it's the shortest month because I can't wait for it to be over either!


  2. This sounds like a ton of fun. I'd love to do it except I think my mother wouldn't go for it. Hmmm... it still sounds like something I'd like to try just to be different. Why not?

  3. I can totally relate to this post! February has a way of making a person crazy ; )