Loveducks

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

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“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!

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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 :)

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3 Rose March 10, 2009 at 8:03 am

How cute are those ducks!

Great oatmeal combination this morning.

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4 VeggieGirl March 10, 2009 at 8:05 am

Aww lovely ducks :-)

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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!

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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?

zesty

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

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

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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!

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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!! :-)

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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!!

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11 Mel March 10, 2009 at 8:26 am

How cute are those ducks!

Delicious breakfast as usual!

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12 Kara March 10, 2009 at 8:29 am

Love waking up to ducks and good quotes :)

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13 Liz March 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

Love the quote that you finished your entry with!

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14 coco March 10, 2009 at 8:33 am

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

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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 yogadownload.com?
sorry that I have many questions today! :D

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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!

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17 rhodeygirl March 10, 2009 at 8:38 am

I love duckies!!!

have a great day!

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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!

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19 Leah March 10, 2009 at 9:02 am

Adorable ducks! Have a great day. :)

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20 Sharon March 10, 2009 at 9:04 am

Adorable ducks – that is so cute!!!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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25 Natalie March 10, 2009 at 9:25 am

Love the oats and the quote! :)

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

I love that bowl!

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27 jessy March 10, 2009 at 9:28 am

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

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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

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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!

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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!
Diana

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31 Biz March 10, 2009 at 9:57 am

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

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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!

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33 Meg March 10, 2009 at 10:08 am

The ducks are so cute!

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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.

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35 sue March 10, 2009 at 10:21 am

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

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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. :-)

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37 Bec March 10, 2009 at 10:37 am

Aw, ducks in your backyard? Thats so cute!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. :)

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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!?

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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!

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44 Amanda March 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

I really love his music! He is very talented!

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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.

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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!

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47 Runeatrepeat March 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm

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

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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.

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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 =/

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50 Marilyn March 10, 2009 at 1:07 pm

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

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

Yummy oats!

Great quote!

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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!!

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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 ,
Homegoods.

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.

Kath

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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

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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.

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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!

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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:
intelligentsiacoffee.com

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!!!

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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.

Michelle

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