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Breakfast Take 1, 2, 3 (WIAW)

Do you ever get that feeling in your eyes, when you are tired and they feel like they are burning? Exhaustion maybe. But I actually got 8 1/2 hours of sleep last night, so it could also just be my eyes are tired of staring at computer screens all day for class. Seriously, out of all three of my classes today I was on the computer for every single one of them. I guess I should expect that with our increasing dependence on technology, but that still surprises me. Although, tomorrow I am only on the computer for one of my three classes so maybe I just took the wrong day to examine.

Either way, I’m finding it hard to concentrate so if I make some big goof like misspelling every single word, or having a slip of the tongue and calling eggs – chicken or pancakes – waffles, forgive me just this once*


*Well, maybe more than once since I cannot see into the future. My gut tells me that this will happen again when exams roll around. Or next week. Who really knows?

So spell check just told me that I misspelled “misspelling.” Since when have there been two Ss? Like I said, spelling errors galore. You would have never guessed that I was in the county spelling bee for three years in middle school. Better believe it though with my shiny gold participation trophies displayed proudly on my bookshelves at home.

Tomorrow morning I have an early advising appointment where I get to discuss my future (aka classes for next fall). I already had one with my honors advisor on Monday so I have a pretty good idea of what I’ll be taking. I’m looking forward to it though because I would like to discuss my specialization options and what will work best with my schedule.

You know your life is boring when planning your classes is the highlight of your week.

Among other exciting things, I am going to turn in my notarized lease tomorrow for my apartment, start my accounting simulation for the semester, and apply to more internships (*fingers crossed* but not too hopeful).


Sing that to the tune of Alicia Key’s song and you will be in my brain right now.


Now my mind is telling me it is seriously time to get on with today’s post. FINE.

Another WIAW! Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting once again. Check out the link-up today for tons of other great bloggers and their food pictures.

I entitled this WIAW “Breakfast Take 1, 2, 3” because I have mostly breakfast photos to share with you. In reality only one was made for breakfast as I have no qualms about making (and my family has no qualms about eating) breakfast foods for other meals of the day.

Breakfast Take #1

This glorious stack of pancakes below was split by my mom and dad. They are just my basic paleo pancakes that I posted a few months ago. Topped with grass-fed butter, and honey.


Breakfast Take #2

Waffles! These are not just any waffles however, but SAVORY waffles from The Big Man’s World. In case you don’t know what savory is, you are not alone. My dad went to put honey on his and I said, “No Dad, they’re SAVORY.” And he responded, “What’s ‘savory’?” *sigh* He has so much to learn.


Breakfast Take #3

Of course, what is a WIAW without a disclaimer of ugly food ahead? So forewarning, the next picture really is delicious. All three of my family members ate it. When my parents eat something you know it’s acceptable. When they get seconds you know it’s good. When my brother ventures to take a bowl you know it’s a SUCCESS. This is an attempt at a recreation of Meghan’s Breakfast Salad. I just sauteed some potatoes, onions and spinach in my cast iron with butter. Then I cracked in a bunch of eggs (extra because I accidentally dropped the carton in the process and had to use the rest up. Whoops), and then seasoned the scramble with sea salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.



In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, on Sunday I made a homemade version of the Shamrock Shake. I used avocado, coconut milk, a frozen banana, vanilla extract, and some peppermint stevia. I really wanted to use plain mint extract and some honey for sweetener but there was no mint extract to be found. My dad said these tasted kind of “chemically” which is most likely from the huge amount of stevia I had to dump in to make them taste minty. Lesson learned for sure.



While the shakes were not a win, these brownies most certainly were. My mom even asked if I had written down the recipe just to be sure that I hadn’t forgotten it. She knows me so well. I’ll be posting these hopefully next week after I get a chance to make them again (next time perhaps with frosting as my dad requested that addition… he’s getting to be quite the dessert connoisseur).


What I Ate

So obviously all of those things above are not foods that I am able to eat (although I did try some of the shake, much to the chagrin of my stomach). I tried again to introduce some other foods without success, and since I last updated you on my health issues I have visited two doctors. There isn’t anything to report except frustrations. I will try to share what happened with my last doctor in the future though because it was unbelievable. For now, all you need to know is that I have it in my plans to go to every Doctor rating website there is and give him a negative ten zillion stars. Yes, although zillion is not a real number I am going to give him a negative of it. That’s how horrible that appointment was. I do not use fake quantities lightly.

Oh right, so the food that I ate over my break includes this very boring bowl of boiled zucchini noodles below topped with shrimp (although this is not a good picture I still couldn’t bother waiting to eat half the shrimp before taking the picture). I also sprinkled on some sea salt and olive oil.


And the cucumber juice was back this week at school. Except this time I didn’t manage to freeze it separately into ice cubes so now I have a huge block of juice in my freezer. While before it looked like some wicked witch potion, this now reminds me of Superman’s kryptonite. I call dibs on Lois Lane. No take-backs.


And there you have it. I hope you found my rambling humorous rather than annoying, and my food pictures if not appealing, at least non-repulsive. How you could ever hate on a picture of pancakes though is beyond me.


Questions for you:

Are you tired? Are your eyes on fire?

Do you ramble like I do when you are sleepy or become a silent mouse?

If you were to say “savory” to your parents/friends, would they know what you meant?

If you could be any superhero’s significant other, who would you be?

The One Where Madison Rambles and Updates You on Life

Happy Friday everyone! I hope if you are experiencing cold weather right now you are doing your best to stay warm and are toughing through it. And if you are currently experiencing warm weather… eh, I don’t have anything nice to say to you. Except give us back the sun!! 😉

Today is going to be a rather short post since I have a surprise for you.

I made a vlog!


After doing a Blogilates workout on my TV I was inspired to make my own video and give you a little update on what has been going on with me stomach-wise. I swear that I am not hyped up on anything in this post, despite what my wandering eyes and random tangents may lead you to believe…


A few thoughts about the video:

  • Sorry again for the horrible lighting and earthquake-like shaking that resulted from me holding the camera by hand for 15 minutes straight.
  • Oh ya, and sorry for the 15 minute length too. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- with strangers I’m a closed book, but if you can get me talking I’ll never stop!
  • The Blogilates workout that I did today was this one. And the one I did yesterday was a bit longer as a Whole Body Workout. I highly recommend either, and despite their fun titles, those are some serious workouts!
  • Yes, I was still in my pajamas when I recorded the video. Well, I actually took a shower and changed back into them to do the exercise video, so that’s a little better, right?
  • I realized why it was so dark in my living room AFTER I was finished recording– my mom closes the drapes at night to help with insulation and the temperature inside, and we had yet to open them for the day. *Head smack*
  • Of course I will let you know what I find out with the health tests with my new doctor.
  • These are the PaleOMG pancakes that I was talking about. I’ll share more about my adjustments in a future post.
  • While I didn’t take any medicine for my fever, I want to assure you that if my fever had gone any higher or hadn’t broke that day, I would have definitely taken some medicine to bring it down. Test or not, I’m not willing to risk my health for something like that.
  • I am feeling much better but still need a little recovery time. Hopefully by Monday when I return to school I’ll be back to normal.
  • Seriously, I AM excited to go back to school. Call me strange if you must 😉
  • Obviously I am linking up this post to Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud because I literally thought out loud. Ha.


Now, once again, happy Friday! I hope you all have a marvelous (warm) weekend and I’ll talk to you soon.


Questions for you:

  • Have you ever made a vlog?
  • Do you prefer video or word posts?
  • Has the cold spell passed where you live?
  • What are your plans for the weekend?