Treadmill again and tax time

What a beautiful day today – in the 50s!  Unfortunately up here in the mountains, the winds were over 20 mph most of the day.  But at least I could get outside with the dogs and gave them a good brushing.  I’m finally seeing an improvement in Gus.

Jack, for some reason, didn’t want to join us.  What self-respecting cat sleeps like this?

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I was ready to try running again, so I got on the treadmill and ran a slow 3 miles at an elevation of 4.  No pain.  Seems funny to be running and checking on pain in my arm!

Do you love granola like I do?  But every brand I look at, even the ‘healthy’ ones, have so much sugar.  Of course thats what makes them so good.  Every once in a while I make my own.  This way I can control the sugar and put in whatever I like.  It all goes in one bowl and usually I don’t measure – just throw it in the way I like but I will try to give you measurements.

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You can use generic brand oatmeal but I find the “old fashioned” works better than the instant.

HOME-MADE GRANOLA

4 Cups Oatmeal
one egg (beaten)
1 cup Stevia (or sugar, or brown sugar)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. cinnamon (more or less to your taste)
1 Cup chopped nuts of your choice (pecans, walnuts, etc)
1 Cup sugar free syrup (I use Walden Farms – 0 Calories)

Mix all and spread onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 until lightly browned and crisp.

After cool, add whatever fruit you want: raisins, cranberries, coconut, etc.

I dread this time of year every year.  Tax time.  This is what my table looks like tonight.

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Off to bed.

Do you love granola, too?  What your favorite?

Do you stress out at tax time?

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