Daily Meals

Starting early

Monday!  Sometimes I feel like 5:00 isn’t early enough for me. The more I can get done before anyone wakes up, the happier I am for the whole day.

So, I was up at 5, and made it to the gym by 5:30.  My husband suggested I download a Chemistry podcast (considering I’m trying to take it independent study) and I listened to that on the treadmill.  It was surprisingly helpful!  I can’t wait to listen to the rest.. not literally, but it does make the subject easier for me to understand.

So, I walked/ jogged for 50 minutes, incline 2 and completed 3.8 miles.  Before returning home I stopped at the grocery store.  We were out of bananas and apples, and I have to have my banana every morning.

When I got home, the kids were still asleep! Hooray.  I read the paper. Then after they woke up, I made myself a smoothie:

  • 8 oz soy milk
  • 2 cups frozen mixed fruit (peaches, strawberries, and pineapple)
  • 1 TBL Amazing grass
  • 1 cup baby spinach

I gave the kids each a tiny bit of my smoothie.  Then made them some whole wheat toast with cinnnamon.


Then, although not hungry, I was freezing!  Even in the summer, mornings seem so cold to me.  So I had a small spoonful of Country Time Raspberry Lemonade in some hot water.  It really hit the spot.


Now the kids are awake, and we’ve got lots to do.

  • Chores for the kids (they get laundry and dishes)
  • Chemistry for me, writing assignments for them
  • Read scriptures
  • Then hope the sun stays out so we can enjoy being outside!!


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