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?


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.


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


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.




Off to bed.

Do you love granola, too?  What your favorite?

Do you stress out at tax time?

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