Festive feelings!

Boy was there ever a windstorm last night into today.  Gusts were up to 60 miles an hour!  It wasn’t cold, but I certainly wasn’t in the mood to run outside.  I sat around at home and ate a balance bar while I waited for my gym to open.  Then I did 4 miles on the treadmill.  I have to say with just doing cardio while taking a break from strength training, it has been a breeze!  Lifting really can take it out of you.

Came home and made some oats:


  • 4o grams of oats
  • PB2 added during cooking
  • apple butter on top
  • a sprinkle of granola for crunch.  Yum!

Not sure where the rest of the morning went, but somehow it became lunch without me noticing!  I had another waffle sammie with turkey, cranberry and laughing cow.  luch1128

Not sure if it was the run or what, but  I need more food, so I had some of these:


If you have not tried these, you must.  Go now.  I’ll wait…..

We then went to the open house at a local artist building called the Troy Shirt Factory (think I mentioned this last year).  This place houses potters, painters, fabric artists, jewelers, metal smiths,  yoga studio, woodworkers, photographers and more.  Plus a tea shop!  It’s a cool spot and I would so love to have a space here.  John, my mother, and I went and both of them managed to find Christmas gifts for other people and I just came home with 2 ounces of tea LOL!

After spending several hours there, we stopped by the Chocolate Mill for a snack and coffee.  I had an apple pastry:


This was very good.  Quality baked goods are one of my favorite things.

Ate a quick dinner.  I love how things can be on the table in 15 minutes!  Frozen clam strips done in the toaster oven with some broccoli and apple sauce:


Needed to eat quick to get down to the yacht basin for the annual lighting of the memory trees in Fort Edward.  Each tree is decorated by a family for a loved one.


I met my mom there:


It so festive and beautiful.  I love lights!



It was pretty chilly, though!  I had walked there, but hitched a ride with my mom to get home 😀

I am so excited that we put the electric blanket on the bed today!  Yay!  And the flannel sheets.  I don’t care if that makes me lame for being excited about that :mrgreen:   It’s one of those simple things in life to get into warm and cozy sheets.

Saw this today looking at how people get to my site.  This has to be the best search string so far:  “all good things to share and enjoy a simple happle life”  on Baidu and my site came up first! Sweet!

There is another blogger out there that is doing something incredibly generous.  266 is going to be giving away food to those that need it based on how many comments she gets.  Let’s get her up to the 100 she has set!  Check out her post here

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17 thoughts on “Festive feelings!

  1. debby

    I get excited about stuff like flannel sheets and electric blanket too. Not that I use those any more–too hot for me. But simple pleasures, I love them.

    That bowl of oats looked particularly tasty!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..I Wish You Peace =-.

  2. 266

    Lori, your food photos have me drooling today!

    Thank you so much for posting the link! We are just over half way there and I’m hoping we can get to goal by the end of the month. I really appreciate you putting this up!
    .-= 266´s last blog ..Weigh-In For Week 16 =-.

  3. Jody - Fit at 52

    Love the holiday lights!!!! Beautiful!!!! And I put my heated blanket on the bed too & I live in southern CA. Low 40’s & high 30’s are cold to me even though I grew up back east till high school! I love my heated blanket!

    Thx for the link to 266!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Stress Relief =-.

  4. Shelley B

    I bought my first set of flannel sheets about a month ago (Target – 15 bucks, woot!) – and I love them…I have been freezing to death – combination of weight loss and our bedroom is really cold (works great for summer).

    Oh, and I thought of you the other day when I bought a ginormous bag of broccoli at Sam’s Club – like 4 pounds worth. We will be eating broccoli for the next week!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Cooking Light Winners – And My Thanksgiving in Pictures! =-.

  5. Susan

    I’m scared that if I get flannel sheets, I’ll have no motivation to get out of bed in the morning 😛 Love the Christmas tree lights!! Seeing lights go up around here is starting to actually get me excited a little, I DO love how pretty they are 😀
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..You Win Some, You Lose Some… =-.

  6. Alissa

    I’ve had those sweet potatoe chips and they are pretty good! We put our flannel sheets on weeks ago- I LOVE them! I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas time already!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Saturday Diary =-.

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