Burning Both Ends Of The Night

July 17, 2012


What I love most about my job is the flexibility. I sometimes work nights (and every weekend!) in exchange for weekdays free time on the weekdays. Last night I felt like charging through my list, so I stayed up late writing BERF posts and doing a few extra things on the blog side of business. Feels so good to wake up and have them off my list for the morning!


I ended up waking up at 6:15 when Matt got up and couldn’t go back to sleep. Lots of time to make some hot oatmeal!


I made a bowl with everything inside: Coach’s Oats, milk, peach, blueberries, chia seeds, vanilla, cottage cheese, sunflower butter.


Iced coffee to balance the hot


The only negative to working ahead: now the less desirable tasks move to the forefront : )


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1 Ashley @ coffee cake and cardio July 17, 2012 at 7:47 am

FlexIbikity is sooooo awesome! It’s a great thing to have!


2 Ashley @ coffee cake and cardio July 17, 2012 at 7:48 am

Flexibility** :)


3 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 17, 2012 at 7:48 am

I had oats for breakfast and am completely sweating now! I guess I needed some iced coffee to cool me down a bit! :)


4 Amelia July 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

I had hot oats this morning for breakfast too. So weird, considering it was already 83 outside! I added an entire egg, for the first time as an experiment, to the banana/oat mix this morning and it created a CUSTARD like texture. So creamy & good topped with cinnamon, vanilla, and nut butter swirls. :) Have a fab Tuesday!


5 Melissa @ HerGreenLife July 17, 2012 at 8:25 am

When/how do you add the egg? I’d like to try this, but I don’t want to end up with weird chunks of egg in my oatmeal.


6 Kelly Michele July 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

i agree! when was the egg added??


7 Micky July 17, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I have added egg whites to my oatmeal. I cook my oats in the microwave first and then put them in a small pot with the egg whites and stir constantly for a couple of minutes. Doing it that way, you don’t get any pieces of actual cooked egg and they come out really fluffy. I tried it once in the microwave but had to keep opening it up and stirring every couple of seconds and I still had some cooked egg pieces in there. I thought it was easier in the pot.


8 Kimberly July 17, 2012 at 8:04 am

Your breakfast posts always help me decide what I want for breakfast… Looks like I am having oats today! ;)


9 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 17, 2012 at 8:05 am

I love when those productive evening moods hit! I’m definitely more of a morning person and am usually useless at getting ANYTHING done in the evenings, so when the mood strikes, I definitely take full advantage. Glad you did too, and good luck with your to-do’s today! :)


10 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 17, 2012 at 8:10 am

Well you’ve motivated me to get off my proverbial butt and get some tasks done now ;)


11 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

So many good flavors in that bowl! :)


12 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 17, 2012 at 8:18 am

The fact that my job is flexible is my favorite thing about it! Not that I wouldn’t love it anyway… but it makes life SO much easier!

I woke up late, decided to work from home, and still was able to have a big bowl of paleo (oat-less) oats.


13 Melissa @ HerGreenLife July 17, 2012 at 8:24 am

Wish I had more of that flexibility!

I finally got around to trying cottage cheese in my oats. For me, it was fine, but not amazing. I splurged on some nice cottage cheese, and I’d just as soon enjoy it plain — it kind of got lost in the oats.


14 Khushboo July 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

Love ticking things off my to do list :)


15 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’m still trying to wrap my brain around cottage cheese in oats. :)

Glad you had a productive streak so you can hopefully relax a bit.


16 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux July 17, 2012 at 8:41 am

I finally made coffee concentrate with my Trager Bros. decaf, and it is SO GOOD! I like the taste from the cold brew method better than last week’s traditional hot brew method. The 2/3 cup coffe to 3 cups water method left overnight in the French Press was perfect :-)


17 KathEats July 17, 2012 at 8:42 am

how much are you diluting it?


18 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux July 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

50/50 coffee and water plus a splash of milk


19 Angel7 July 17, 2012 at 8:57 am

I love the feeling of being able to cross To-Do’s off my list!



20 wesley @ the way home July 17, 2012 at 9:06 am

Ohh to have a flexible job. I’m looking for a new one right now and flexibility would be wonderful. I’m a procrastinator though so I always wonder how I would do on my own schedule :). So many flavors in your oatmeal, I would never think to put all of that in there! I need to get more creative with my oats…


21 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

My son and I enjoyed a bowl of hot oatmeal this morning…we love our oatmeal!


22 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Lovelys July 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

I have a never ending to-do list. It seems as though the less desirabe things stay on there. I need the motivation to get them off the list, once and for all!


23 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

I definitely envy your job schedule! You are your own boss, so it’s up to you to get your work done when you can. I’m interning in a government law office right now and not a fan of this 9-5 at a desk thing, although they are even more flexible here than most places!


24 Rachel July 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

ooo I love blueberries in my oatmeal :)


25 Marissa@ohhhsolovely July 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

i think it must be awesome to be able to form your own work schedule. my job is very rigid in terms of my hours & that is one thing i am working on making a change with!


26 Millie Snyder July 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

You’re oatmeal looks great as always! Interesting choice to add some cottage cheese, I’ll have to try that next time. You’ve been making my mornings so yummy! Thanks :)


27 Annette @FitnessPerks July 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I have flexibility in my job too. LOVE it!!


28 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I am THE MOST productive late at night when everyone else is sleeping – my hubs, child, the internet world – no one ‘needs’ me and it’s just me and my computer and editing, writing, or in the kitchen baking – I love the productivity!


29 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

My theory has always been to do the things you like the least first, then it seems easier after. Oatmeal looks yummy!


30 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

That is such a fluffy voluminous bowl of oats! It looks really tasty to me :)


31 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I love all your cute little bowls.

I also love working from home, because it means you can shift things around a bit and have time off as and when. Makes things more flexible :)


32 Cait's Plate July 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Haha – I always do the more desirable tasks first too. In college I’d always save the papers and projects I dreaded the most for last. I work much better under pressure with things I’m not super interested in!


33 Christina July 18, 2012 at 12:12 am

I so badly wish I had that type of flexibility with my work. You should write a post on how one turns their blog into a business :)


34 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

I definitely am most productive at night once everyone has gone to sleep, so I take that time to get ahead :)


35 Kristin at MommyPage July 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Oh my, your oatmeal looks incredible! It is so creamy and healthy. I love everything you added to it, especially the fruit and peanut butter!!


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