Em's Favorite Sunrise Oatmeal
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
frozen organic mixed berries
almond milk (optional)
1) Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil and then add in 1/2 cup of oldfashioned oats. Stir until desired consistency and remove from heat.
2) While you are waiting for your water to come to a boil defrost mixed berries in the microwave.
3) Pour oatmeal over berries and add toppings of choice. (Mine were a touch of almond milk and a dash of cinnamon.)
I place my oatmeal and lemon water on the table and pull up the blinds. Sunlight cascades into the kitchen and casts beautiful colors across the table. I whip out my camera and snap away for a few minutes before finally sitting down to enjoy my breakfast. Before I can take my first bite though, I hear the sweet meows of my kitty on the porch.
Sweet Fern. I scoop her up and give her a good morning hug before placing her back down to play. She scampers around the porch and stops to squint in the bright sunlight.
At last I step back into the kitchen and finish my breakfast as the sun finishes rising.
The stillness of early mornings has become one of the new loves in my life. I relish the sunrise, the stillness when the world seems to still be asleep, and how "my girls" greet me eagerly each morning for their breakfast.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be boarding a flight by myself, bound for Nashville, TN. The last few days have been a flurry of packing, working ahead on schoolwork, and last minute preperations. I'll be spending the next six days with one of my best friends. I haven't seen her in nearly six months and I'm absolutely over the moon about my trip. There are no words for the excitement I feel that tomorrow is the day that I will finally see Brie again!
I've arranged for my little blog to be taken care of while I'm gone and am really delighted with the awesome lineup of guest bloggers that I have!
*Olivia is my elder sister. While she's never blogged before, she has a true gift for writing, so I can't wait to see what she comes up with!
I will get back on Valentines Eve and hope to get a post together in time for Valentines Day!