Just like any person with two thumbs, there are certainly things in life that I’m less than thrilled about.
At the end of the day, though, I know I’m pretty lucky…
I’m lucky, because I get to spend time with my best friend. Whether it be going out on the town or getting saving on $5 footlongs, I always have fun with him.
I’m lucky, because I can talk him into running 11 miles with me on an otherwise gorgeous Saturday morning. Even more amazing is that next week, he’s willing to tackle a whole half-marathon right by my side (although he could go much faster). I’m lucky, because I have someone in my life who always makes me laugh. He pretends to see the humor in my jokes, which is a mighty commendable skill.
(Note: When we were running, we passed by a musical record that was laying on a bush. I said, “Looks like someone was record-setting.” He didn’t laugh at that one…)
I’m lucky, because he takes me out for classy dinners. The fact that the entrée was served on a “fish plate” just adds to the sophistication, in my opinion. Although he’s just about all I need to feel lucky, I’m grateful for a few other things…
I’m also lucky, because I get to eat dessert for breakfast.
- 1/3 C oats
- ~ 2/3 C water
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 1 banana
- 1 t brown sugar
- Mix oats cinnamon. Bring water to a boil. Add oats and cook, uncovered for about 5 minutes, or until water is evaporated.
- At last moment, stir in vanilla and half of thinly sliced banana.
- Pour into oven-safe bowl. Sprinkle top with brown sugar. Place under broiler, with door propped partially open. Watch until sugar starts to bubble and caramelize.
- Using oven mitts, remove bowl and place on heat pad. Top with remaining half of banana and enjoy.
And, as luck would have it, I can eat “dessert” without sacrificing health.
Question: What are you lucky about?
Today, I am lucky that I get to spend time celebrating Dan’s 21st birthday. Happy birthday, Boy!