Thinking out loud #12

Is it just me or are Thursdays particularly long work days? The weekend is so close already yet – another whole day to tackle. Friday afternoon can’t come early enough for me. Maybe making this in-between day just a little nicer and worth looking forward to was Amanda‘s initial idea behind Thinking out loud?! Either way I’m glad to know there’ll be lots of fun randomness to catch up on.

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1. In fact, I’m firmly convinced a little blog reading in between tasks at work makes me more productive. Aside from the much needed walking break which I don’t always get it’s a great way to relax my brain, get a reason to laugh or Now if only I didn’t have such a hard time to stop clicking on yet another link at times …

2. Look what I found when browsing the aisles at a department store recently …

Peanut Butter & Co.

Okay, name three excuses reasons why it’s absolutely necessary for me to splurge on one of those – and which flavour to try – and you’ll get a cookie. Alternatively just tell me that they’re completely overrated and really not worth buying at all [bonus points if you’re a convincing liar here].

3. It wasn’t until after I’d posted two weeks ago that I noticed I hadn’t shared a picture of the finished puzzle. I hope I’ll be forgiven by making up for my mistake now:

Disney puzzle

[Excuse the mess in the background: I was about to leave and tidying up clearly had last priority when everything was packed.]

4. If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while already you know I’m far from a morning person and sleeping in is my definition of a perfect weekend morning. But for whichever reason I got up at sometime around 4.45 AM 8O on Tuesday morning.

5. Humor me when I decided taking a shower right then and there was a great idea to be able to lie in later on. In fact, though, it was my only option if I wanted to take a shower in the morning. After that my roommate takes over the bathroom in the morning there’s no way to squeeze in more than ten minutes before I leave again. Not rambling on end here, though, as I feel we’ve worked out a pretty good compromise with me usually taking showers in the evening. Everything to avoid extra rush in my morning.

6. Getting out the measuring cups – something my family didn’t even own when I was growing up – for the protein cereal bars on Sunday was odd. No matter how long I’ve been trying recipes from US cookbooks and blogs I’ll still scribble down the amounts converted into metric measurements to help me during the preparation. Yes, I totally see it’s likely for the reason I grew up with it but using a scale seems such a lot more convenient than pulling out all measuring cups, guessing amounts at the supermarket [how many clamshells of blueberries am I supposed to buy if a recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups??] or not knowing how big exactly a big sweet potato is? Any help on how you organize your shopping without buying way too much or too little would be appreciated :) .

measuring cup

7. Just like I can’t explain my unusually early wake-up time and shower above I have to laugh at myself cleaning my roommate’s pots and pans without her even asking. Ask my mum: According to her I’m the best ever at leaving dishes to soak in the sink for hours. But for some reason I find it oddly relaxing to do the dishes?! And I’m sure Kaila will approve of my Healthy Help. My mum would be so proud :D .

8. Granted, now that I think about it maybe it’s an [un]conscious way of making up for the fact I’ve been going for her granola box every so often? It’s the kind I’d never buy for myself because I either get bored before the package is empty or I go overboard resulting in a sugar rush. Oh the blessings of having a roommate who happily shares her food. No, she really does.

Granola

9. Because I apparently can’t end a random post without including a quiz here’s a recent favourite. Because you really need to know which cereal you are, right?! Oh, and yes: I got Raisin Bran.

10. I hope you’re having a happy Thursday! We’re so close to the weekend!!

Happiness inducing today: Birds chirping outside. Spring is going to be here so soon [hopefully].

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Measuring cups or scales when cooking and baking? Aside from the guesswork mentioned to me scales have the added bonus of less cups to wash afterwards.

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22 thoughts on “Thinking out loud #12

  1. I know what you mean! It is so close to the weekend, yet me still have Friday. I have to go in for a test (pre-calc..ugh) early this morning.
    I am a somewhat morning person once I’ve had my coffee. I don’t see waking up at 4:45 as an option though.. o.o
    Careful, those peanut butters are addicting. I should know. ;)
    I love the puzzle! (Disney fanatic here. ;D )
    I got Lucky Charms. :)

    • Good luck for your test! Especially mean that it’s early in the morning but I guess coffee and oatmeal will power you right through it. Feel free to laugh but I woke up at around 4.50 AM again today – and yes, showered, too. Maybe I’m just not used to sleeping 7+ hours anymore?

    • Ah, well, I’d assumed that :) . Dark Chocolate Dreams and Maple are the two I’m most undecided between. If they had White Chocolate Wonderful, too, I’d have gone with that one but the store’s not that well stocked.

  2. Cereal quiz?! Oh you know I’m all over that! And I got Trix — Trix are for kids! Good thing you’ll always be one at heart! You can always watch Saturday morning cartoons while eating your cereal. Life is good — :lol: Very fitting, I’d say. And please don’t talk to me about the weekend yet… that would mean it would almost be time to go back home and I’m not ready to trade sunshine for snow!

    • Did somebody say it was almost the weekend already ?! Nah, I think Hawaiians have a different way of measuring time and longer weeks ;) .
      Trix? I don’t even know that cereal so I guess we don’t have it over here. Actually, we don’t even have the original Raisin Bran, either, but some kind of cheapo wannabe. Not exactly surprising in this cereal desert :D .

    • The Crunch Time was one I didn’t consider because I have an organic go to brand I buy and the PB & Co. would be much pricier. The maple on the other hand … Such a hard decision between it and the Dark Chocolate Dreams.

  3. I think CRUNCH TIME in that peanut butter line is calling you because its name clearly means that it’s your BUDDY during crunch time, whether you’re at work, playing a game, etc… CRUNCH TIME will ALWAYS BE THERE TO ROOT YOU ON!!!! Bah ha ah! Sure???

    • Now that’s an amazing argumentation that would actually make me consider Crunch Time. But I’m loyal to my favourite brand of crunchy PB – we stick together like glue, you see ;) ?! The choice is between Dark Chocolate Dreams and Mighty Maple now. What does your logic say about them? Which one’s my perfect match :D ??

  4. When cooking I am definitely not the kind to measure things out at all but when I bake I definitely do!

    Hopefully the article I sent you helped work go past a little quicker ;)

    I have been going through a serious amount of peanut butter lately. I have had to start buying oversized jars of the stuff.

    I am a night owl all the way!!

  5. I love fun quizes! I got Honey Nut Cheerio :)
    I 110% agree..blog-reading breaks keep my brain fresh and most importantly keep my mood pleasant!
    Aaahh Peanut butter & Co.!! I’m actually tearing – They aren’t available in SA. So on my behalf..Dark chocolate dreams ;)
    Ohheyyy I didn’t realize that the Lion King had a spot on your puzzle..awwwesome!
    I on the other hand only use measuring cups and will find it weird to use a scale haha.
    Your roommate shares food!? Now that is one remarkable lady ;)

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