March 10, 2009

We’ve got a husband and wife pair of ducks living with us these days. They take a stroll every morning through our yard. They are quacking through the front yard right now!

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I was awake at 5:26 this morning but not up and going for a while thereafter. I did 45 minutes of Solar Flow from 6:45-7:30. It was kind of weird doing yoga again. I felt a little different but I’m not sure how. Almost thicker?! Maybe that means I got stronger?!

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SUCH a good bowl:

  • Heaping 1/3 cup mix of oats + 9 grain, water, milk, 1/2 medium banana, pinch salt
  • 2 small figs
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • 1/2 Luna Vanilla Macadamia Tea Cake
  • Few almonds
  • Spoonful TJ’s PB

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Daily Dose: (note I’m trying to have 1/2-3/4 servings and hopefully will cut back to half and maybe switch to decaf if I can find a good flavor.)

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Sing To The Soul

My cousin, Chris, is a talented musician working on a new album. I’ve been listening to his newest songs on repeat! His songs are beautiful in both melody + lyric, which are inspired by Hamlet. Check him out:

The Western Throne


“Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.” – Corita Kent

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1 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday March 10, 2009 at 8:01 am

Aw! So sweet you have love ducks in your yard!!

Glad you had a good yoga practice this morning. I am doing a workshop this weekend and hope it improves my practice as well!

Gorgeous bowl of oats!


2 joyful March 10, 2009 at 8:03 am

Cool, I’ll check out your cousin’s music! You have a talented family!

The oats look delish :)


3 Rose March 10, 2009 at 8:03 am

How cute are those ducks!

Great oatmeal combination this morning.


4 VeggieGirl March 10, 2009 at 8:05 am

Aww lovely ducks :-)


5 Kailey (SnackFace) March 10, 2009 at 8:05 am

Awww those ducks are precious! I’ll have to check out your cousin’s music this afternoon! I think you’ve just convinced me to have pumpkin oats today- it’s been too long without em!


6 zestycook March 10, 2009 at 8:05 am

Oats are looking good. I love making duck noises:) Do you guys make duck noises to call them over?



7 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 10, 2009 at 8:13 am

Delicious oats and love the quote at the end! Beautiful!


8 Jennifer March 10, 2009 at 8:20 am

Love love love your blog…. you are so talented, real, healthy and inspiring!!! Kudos from Kansas!


9 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) March 10, 2009 at 8:23 am

Hey Kath!! the bowl looks good indeed, I haven’t seen a bar crumbled over your oats in a long time (besides probar, of course!!) i hope u have a productive yet relaxing day off….hopefully its warmer here today just like the weather you guys had yesterday!! :-)


10 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) March 10, 2009 at 8:23 am

ps your back yard is adorable! I love the black shack!!


11 Mel March 10, 2009 at 8:26 am

How cute are those ducks!

Delicious breakfast as usual!


12 Kara March 10, 2009 at 8:29 am

Love waking up to ducks and good quotes :)


13 Liz March 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

Love the quote that you finished your entry with!


14 coco March 10, 2009 at 8:33 am

lovely quote! :)
what bran of coffee do you have Kath?


15 coco March 10, 2009 at 8:34 am

oh…how was solar flow? is it intermediate to advanced class or it’s for beginners? who’s your fav instructor from
sorry that I have many questions today! 😀


16 Emily March 10, 2009 at 8:37 am

Love the quote! And that is awesome to wake up and see ducks in your yard!


17 rhodeygirl March 10, 2009 at 8:38 am

I love duckies!!!

have a great day!


18 Red Head, Yellow Dog March 10, 2009 at 8:47 am

I love the ducks! and that shed in your backyard is so awesome. very rustic.

My mom is quite the coffee addict and she says that 8 o’clock coffee makes good decaf. Though she doesn’t like flavored coffee so I’m not sure how much of a help that is!


19 Leah March 10, 2009 at 9:02 am

Adorable ducks! Have a great day. :)


20 Sharon March 10, 2009 at 9:04 am

Adorable ducks – that is so cute!!!


21 brandi March 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

love the ducks :)

I need to find all these New Luna products – we don’t have the tea cakes or the cookies yet!


22 luvcats March 10, 2009 at 9:14 am

Any idaes how long canned pumpkin is good for once you open it (assuming it is stored in the fridge in a container)?
I’m assuming you use canned pumpkin.
Love the blog!


23 Lisa D March 10, 2009 at 9:18 am

I would say you got stronger from that crazy full day of yoga. mmmm, pumpkiny-peanutty oats! can’t go wrong there. very cute ducks-Lisa D.


24 K March 10, 2009 at 9:23 am

I love how ducks are always in pairs – when I was little I named a pair (have no idea what) and every pair that I saw I IMMEDIATELY thought was the two that I named. I would be up north and see two ducks and say, “Oh look there’s blah blah and blah blah” Haha :)

Have a great Tuesday!


25 Natalie March 10, 2009 at 9:25 am

Love the oats and the quote! :)


26 Allison K March 10, 2009 at 9:28 am

I love that bowl!


27 jessy March 10, 2009 at 9:28 am

yummy oats! where did you get that lovely cherry blossom bowl?!!


28 Mariposa March 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

we had a turkey family living in our yard at one point.. they were so cute! i think they moved to the next town over.. where the real estate was a bit better i guess.. lol


29 Danielle March 10, 2009 at 9:47 am

We had ducks that swim in our pool when the cover gets water in it so cute!
Love you oats!


30 Diana March 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

Oats look great!
I’m going to check out your cousins music now!
Have a good one!


31 Biz March 10, 2009 at 9:57 am

I don’t have ducks, just deer and giant racoons! I’d rather have ducks! 😀


32 Hallie March 10, 2009 at 10:00 am

I love half-cups of coffee. Wakes me up but I don’t get jittery and spazzed out (I only have coffee a few times per week so I have to be careful!).

Have a great day!


33 Meg March 10, 2009 at 10:08 am

The ducks are so cute!


34 Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 10, 2009 at 10:18 am

Those ducks wouldn’t last long at my house. The girls insist on chasing them and yelling “QUACK QUACK!” Okay, maybe that’s me.


35 sue March 10, 2009 at 10:21 am

aw maybe there will be baby ducklings one day! that’d be so cute!


36 Leah A. March 10, 2009 at 10:24 am

Yesterday, I was having my usual greek yogurt w/ blueberries and I got the brilliant idea to crumble up an Oatmeal Cranberry Flax Cookie I had made this weekend in it! It was delicious and made me think of you! I am definetely getting more experimental with add ins! Tomorrow for breakfast, I am planning oatmeal w/ dates and walnuts. :-)


37 Bec March 10, 2009 at 10:37 am

Aw, ducks in your backyard? Thats so cute!


38 Oh She Glows March 10, 2009 at 10:43 am

I love seeing wildlife outside! I always see male and female chipmunks and squirrels outside my window.


39 Katie March 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

The ducks in the yard are adorable!

I’m right with you on the caffeine. I was drinking 5-6 cups a day when I found out I was pregnant. The doctor ordered me to cut back to no more than 2 cups per day. After about a week, I was down to 1. After another week it stopped tasting good and I’ve switched exclusively to tea. No herbal though. Bummer.


40 ositarose March 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

Mmm, that bowl of oats looks delicious in that gorgeous bowl. Those ducks are too cute!


41 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) March 10, 2009 at 11:15 am

Aww, cute ducks. So funny.

Another winning oat bowl Kath, and best of luck with the caffeine reduction. I’ve been there – it’s not easy. I’m back to a huge mug of coffee every morning…and it says KERF. :)


42 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) March 10, 2009 at 11:21 am

you have ducks living with you! that is so cute. how come every time i read your blog, i feel an overwhelming urge to move out of the city YESTERDAY!?


43 Royal March 10, 2009 at 11:46 am

Okay so this is totally not related to anything in your post, but I just want to say that I just ate the best bread from Great harvest ever, holy goodness! Woodstock whole wheat is by far the best! I cannot tell you how amazing it is I had it with a slice of ham and Munster cheese and mustard and I was simply in heaven…this was my first great harvest experience and I tell ya it did not disappointment! The ducks are cute!


44 Amanda March 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

I really love his music! He is very talented!


45 Lauren March 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

Beautiful bowl (and oatmeal contents)! I like the Luna teacakes so much more than their bars – perfect chewy texture.


46 Jennifer March 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm

One of these days I’ll get up early enough in the morning to make some of my own oats, they always look so delicious!

Cute ducks!


47 Runeatrepeat March 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Love the ducks :) All I ever get walking through my yard are stray dogs!


48 Sara March 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I love that you have ducks! I have squirrels and blue jays that live in my yard.


49 Shelby March 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm

DUCKS! I used to have ducks stroll through my yard all the time. Now I live on a busier road so it’s not ideal =/


50 Marilyn March 10, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I love your bowl! It’s so pretty – where did you get it?


51 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Yummy oats!

Great quote!


52 Kristin March 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm

We don’t see too many ducks here in Arizona! I did have one swimming in my pool one day! Love the breakfast as usual! Keep the yummy ideas coming!!


53 Kath March 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

zestycook ,
We do! But they are scared of us :(

Thanks for your comment Jennifer

coco ,
Various kinds. This was Fresh Market.

Check YogaDownload’s level for the Solar level. It’s not beginner though. Jackie is my favorite, followed by Dawnelle.

luvcats ,
I let pumpkin sit at least a week and it’s OK.

jessy + Marilyn ,

Leah A.,
Sounds great!

Heather McD,
Send me a photo of you drinking out of your KERF mug!!

Royal ,
What’s in the Woodstock!? I don’t know if our GH makes that kind.



54 daniele March 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Saw something called “teeccino” on The Cupcake Project blog and thought of you – perhaps this could help with your coffee headaches?

Cupcake Project – Teeccino


55 Meaghen March 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Those ducks are so cute.

I absolutely adore your antique silver spoons. They are so beautiful. I am on a mission to find myself some. I think they would be a fun thing to collect.


56 Royal March 10, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Oh my Kath! It has walnuts,sunflower seeds, flax seed and the over all flavor, texture and hartyness is great! ill see if I still have the little calendar they gave me when I was there and tell ya what day they offer it here! You have to try it!


57 Ruby Red Vegan March 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Fig & banana oats are my all-time fave but never thought of adding pumpkin into the mix! GENIUS!

Ooh, I have a suggestion for an excellent decaf:

They really, really make quality decafs. The downside is that you have to order beans online; the upsides are that shipping is really fast AND it’s a great coffee company (the best in the U.S., probably!) — their decafs are so good that taste better than many coffee companies’ caffeinated varieties!!!


58 Michelle March 11, 2009 at 6:43 am

I came across your blog from Polly’s blog to your hubby..then to yours :)

Delicious looking meal. I have given up on all caffeine..which it what it sounds like you’re trying to do. It’s hard..but in the end decaf–if you can find a good one..doesn’t taste any different. Good luck.

I am excited to see more of your recipes..they’re fab.



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