My Monday | Mall, Miles, Date Night, Skunk, and Cookies

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Everyone just hates Mondays. Poor Monday. I love Mondays, only because I am a stay at home mom and Monday isn't really a whole lot different than say Thursday.

Now that I have shared my sympathy and thoughts on Monday, let's get to it.

Today was awesome. Little A has been sleeping until 9 AM for a few weeks now (hey daylight savings) and it gives me plenty of quiet time in the morning. Today, once he woke, we got dressed and ready and headed out the door. We had some exchanges to make at the mall which lead to me finding a killer deal on some black khakis for Mr. J.

The next item on the agenda was the gym. I had an awesome run. Like a "your normal speed is 7.2, why not 7.7 today" kind of run.

I surprised Mr. J with a date night. I got the sitter set up, picked out our activity (Chik-fil-a and "God's Not Dead = AMAZING movie), and we headed out to enjoy some time together. It was splendid. When we first started dating, we went to the movies practically every weekend. Every time we go, it brings back the memories of us when we first became "us". I love that man.

Upon arriving home from date night, we discovered our little fur baby sitting on the porch. When we pulled up, we both said "ew, smell that?" Charlie was the victim of a skunk hate crime. Mr. J scrubbed away and he is now smelling clean and resting from the traumatic experience. Our air purifier is going full blast hoping to eliminate the odor that sticks in the air. I used to think the little family of skunks living under our shed were cute, not so much anymore.

To make a totally random Monday even better, let me share a delicious, gluten free, vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks to Lauren at Check her out, she posts amazing clean, whole food recipes, including toddler meals.

2 very ripe bananas
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup almond butter
2 cup rolled oats
chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Mix everything together, you may need to add more oats to get the right texture, you want a wet dough consistency. Spoon onto baking sheet and form cookie shape. Bake for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

These cookies are simply wonderful and guilt free. 

1 comment:

  1. I love Mondays, too :) What a sweet idea to surprise your husband with a date night. And thank you for the recipe - can't wait to try it!