Keep Dreaming

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 16, 2010

Happy Friday to you all. :)

Despite, feeling like it was Wednesday on Monday, this week actually flew by for me! I felt like I got a lot accomplished too, so that is always nice.

Since I was wide awake at 5am this morning (why, why why can’t I sleep this week?!), I decided to make some progress on my new GF Glo Bar. I worked on the nutritional information for a while and it is looking awesome!

My groin area is still feeling a bit tender after my tumble earlier this week. I am a bit worried that I am not going to be able to run my 15k race this Sunday that I am signed up for, but there is not much I can do about it at this point. I am going to continue with icing and stretching and hope that leads me to a quick recovery for Sunday’s race. If it turns out that I can’t race, I will still be cheering my girlfriends on from the sidelines and screaming my little heart out!

For breakfast, I wanted comfort food…


Pumpkin Spice Makes Everything Nice


Into the pot goes…

  • 1/2 cup extra thick Bob’s Red Mill Oats (or regular is fine)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or mix of 1/2 t cinnamon, 1/4 t nutmeg and 1/4 ginger)
  • 1/2 banana, chopped

Directions: Throw everything into the pot and stir well over high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to low, stirring frequently off and on for about 10 minutes. Serve and add your toppings!


  • 1/2 Classic Glo Bar
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • few dried organic cranberries
  • Drizzle of pure maple syrup


Oh, it smelled divine! Almost like pumpkin pie. :)

Half of a Classic Glo Bar for a topping…


Chia seeds floating in the river!


With a mix of Four O’Clock Japanese Sencha loose leaf and white loose leaf to wake me up.


This bowl was really filling…so much so that I couldn’t finish! I had about 3/4 of my serving. This should keep me going all morning long.


I also made a birthday list (as requested by hubby).


My birthday isn’t until May 16th, but Eric wanted some ideas, so ideas he got…

On my birthday list:

  • Knee pads for scrubbing the hardwood (I’m 26 going on 80, apparently!)
  • Stainless Steel Kettle (our current $8 kettle is possessed)
  • Storage room finished (Eric is in the process of building me a storage room for the bakery)
  • VITAMIX (don’t laugh!)

He saw that I asked for KNEE PADS for scrubbing floors and he said, ‘That is a joke right? You are trying to trick me! Obviously I am not buying you knee pads for your birthday because everyone will think I am a horrible husband!

But…I actually really need them!!!! :( Can’t a gal just want some knee pads? lol.

I have been asking for a Vitamix for over 2 years now on every occasion I can think of…Christmas, Valentine’s, Birthday, Anniversary, St Patty’s Day, Halloween, Earth Day, National Pie Week (April 23-25th, FYI), etc. Every time I put it on my list, Eric laughs and says ‘KEEP DREAMING!’…and a little piece of me dies inside. :( However, I was always taught to persevere in the face of resistance. He is going to tire of my complaints and heavy sighs about my broken & leaking KitchenAid blender one of these days!

Do you have any big ticket items on your wish list? What are they?

I’m off to try and fix my computer issues with the Canada Post shipping module (lots of computer issues this AM!!!), test the GF Glo Bar, catch up on the week’s paperwork, and start re-designing OSG. I am giving the blog a makeover in the days to come…keep your eyes peeled for a snazzy new design.

Enjoy your day!

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Fit Lizzio April 17, 2010 at 12:34 am

dear eric,

a happy wife for a happy life. buy her the vitamix!!!!

-fit lizzio


Jeri - Oahu April 17, 2010 at 1:41 am

One of my big dreams right now is for our home renovations to be completed. We really had to put it on hold for the last year. What I really want, is for our kitchen to get partially remodeled. We’ve talked about our plans and it’s so exciting.

Thanks for asking about our dreams. It just reaffirms the convictions.


Shawna @ Balancing Me April 17, 2010 at 7:01 am

Is it sad to say that I don’t really have any big ticket items on my list right now? Well, maybe another family trip to Disney, but that will be next year and I think our taxes will cover it. Life is good right now!

I think my big-ticket item is weight loss and health – two things that money really can’t buy. :)


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 17, 2010 at 7:49 am

You so deserve a vitamix!! i just bought one and I love it!!!!


Olivia Konz April 17, 2010 at 9:41 am

I read your blog everyday:) You are a true inspiration and so down to earth which makes it easy to relate to you unlike other health foodies. I would totally be in for chipping in on your Vitamix because you put so much into your blogs and that is priceless. I get more from your website than I have from most books I recently purchased. So if anyone starts a Vitamix Fund for you count me in:)


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad April 18, 2010 at 7:26 am

Oh how I feel your pain. My mom asked what I wanted for graduation. I told her a Vitamix! She basically said, “keep dreaming.”


Jolene April 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Is it weird that I don’t know what a Vitamix is!!?

Maybe the company will read this post and send you one to review :-)


Dominique April 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I asked my parents for a set of drums for two years before I actually got a set for my 16th birthday. Who knows…maybe two years is just the right amount of time a person needs to ask for something.

I also just about begged by BF for a giant plus Quatchi for about a year and I got one on my birthday a couple months ago. I brought it up any time I could, like if we were sitting around watching TV I’d say, “hey, wouldn’t it be fun if there was a giant Quatchi sitting in between us?” or “hey, how much fun would it be to take Quatchi on a car ride?” I also compared Quatchi’s price tag to say, an engagement ring, which was way cheaper so that BF would be more willing to purchase a $350 plush toy.


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