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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Scribble and Scrambles ~ Slap Me if You Must



Somebody may need to stop me. I made another batch of chia muffins. This time they were chocolate/oatmeal, and again, delicious.

I'm not kidding.

They tasted like a blend of cake, brownie and protein bars. See picture. (Yes, I did find the camera. Ha. You thought you were off the hook.)


My chia obsession started in July. The physician's assistant asked me to help her come up with a healthy eating plan for our patients. I was the no-brainer choice. Why? Because I'm one of the only few who have Word on my work station and the only one who works every day. Yes. A high honor indeed.

While the PA and I discussed the requirements of a healthier life a longing bubbled up inside of me.

I swore off dieting years ago. Something happens to even the Princess of Pollyanna optimism when repeated failure slaps said optimist upside the head.

There is not enough room in a month of blog posts to detail the bizarre diets I've tried. And my kids reminisce with great relish about the Richard Simmon's Sweatin' to the Oldies video workout parties.

Even now I hesitate to share anything about the changes we've made in our family. Like if I say it out loud something inside my brain is going to switch back and I'm going to face another failure.

But now that I've outed myself about the chia obsession, I'm going to randomly share some other details. Because what I've discovered and the changes we've made have made our lives very interesting indeed.

I will be posting those muffin recipes. This one is nearly perfect but with the addition of the cocoa the texture changed and the muffin stuck a little too much to the paper. Having no clue what I'm actually doing here I'm going to have to experiment again.