Oatmeal Lovers

So who here loves their oatmeal? I know I do! But during the summer, I don’t want something warm for breakfast. However, lately I’ve been able to have my bowl of oatmeal without breaking a sweat! Thanks to frozen fruits. I just cut up whatever fruit I want to use and stick it in the freezer overnight and voila. I just mix in the fruits once the oatmeal is already in my bowl.

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Yesterday my parents surprised me with news. At the time it seemed like bad news, but I’m looking at the positives. They told me that I have to go down to Florida for about a month to get all my medical tests done. The whole ordeal has just been a frustrating experience, but I’m hoping to get it done with and start treatment for whatever it is I may have. Finally! I like being back home and Florida can be a paradise, but it gets boring there very quickly. I’m going to try to make the most of the situation though. I guess that means finally trying out some of Angela’s recipes! I’ll see it as time I can work on myself inside and out. A whole month of spoiling myself doesn’t sound so hard does it? Honestly, it’s really hard for me to allow myself to really relax. I feel like I always have to have my head above the water and keep swimming. I can never just… float. I’m realizing that I might be doing all this swimming, but am I really getting anywhere? So while I’m in Florida I’ll just pretend I’m a writer tucked away in a cottage, trying to get out of my creative funk.

I was looking through some pictures on my computer, and for some reason I felt like sharing. I’ll start off with a food related one, since this blog is mainly about my food adventures!

Dad at this Japanese style fast-food place. Everything comes out on a conveyor belt.

Dad at this Japanese style fast-food place. Everything comes out on a conveyor belt.

My grandmother is one of the kindest people I've ever come across.

My grandmother is one of the kindest people I've ever come across. By the way, she's never dyed her hair!

My old desk set-up.

My old desk set-up.

I did a photoshoot for my mom's friend while she was pregnant. I think she looks so at ease with everything.

I did a photoshoot for my mom's friend while she was pregnant. I think she looks so at ease with everything.

Years after I took this picture of 2 random strangers, I saw the man on the right in a wheelchair. I doubt he remembers who I am, but I remember his name.

Years after I took this picture of 2 random strangers, I saw the man on the right in a wheelchair. I doubt he remembers who I am, but I remember his name.

Collecting proof that seasons change.

Collecting proof that seasons change.

Me with one of my close friends, Carly.

Me with one of my close friends, Carly.

Energy drink was unopened at this point.

Energy drink was unopened at this point.

My old studio apartment.

My old studio apartment.

My friend's mom gave me this awesome table and I've filled it with polaroids.

My friend's mom gave me this awesome table and I've filled it with polaroids.

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My bed was very close to the ground at my first place. I got the perfect amount of sunlight in that room.

On a somewhat related note, I feel this post has a lot to do with reflection. The act of reflecting can be something you do about the past, or even on yourself in the present. Either way, I believe for us to grow closer to who we are as people we should do this. The other day as I was reading other blogs I came across a post on Oh She Glows. This particular post deals with self-image, and we often belittle ourselves. Just thought I would share it with you all, and maybe you’ll get something out of it.

What do you do to nourish your mind, body, and soul?

Today the sun is shining (it’s been hiding all week), and it’s a Friday. I’d say it’s a wonderful way to start the weekend.

p.s. Thanks for all the advice on my last post. I feel a lot better about that whole situation.

18 thoughts on “Oatmeal Lovers

  1. i definitely thought as the weather started heating up I wouldn’t be eating oats but i just can’t stay away – i love them too much!

    love your pictures – you have a creative eye, girl!

  2. I love that picture of you with the leaf! And that polaroid table! Shooooot girl, you are a little creative bean and I loooove it!

    Hmmm..I definitely run to release stress and make collages! I love anything artsy. Or I watch Grey’s Anatomy and cry at how beautiful Krev is.

  3. Love that idea for oatmeal in the summer! Have you ever tried overnight oats? I have seen it made many times but have yet to try it myself.

    It’s funny how we tend to crave cold, refreshing breaks in the summer rather than thick heavy ones (oats, pancakes, eggs). I try to save these for dinner though. Works out beautifully!

    • Overnight oats mmm so creamy!

      It is funny! Like yesterday I knew I wanted gazpacho and coincidentally where I went for dinner they had gazpacho.

  4. I love the picture of you mother’s friend when pregnant; so beautiful.

    Good luck with your tests, I hope you get some answers you can work with. I’m in Florida and it is HOT! Bring your shorts and a fan.

  5. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy COLD oats, I can’t recommend Bircher Muesli enough (what others call “overnight oats”)! Instead of cooking the oats, you soak them overnight in milk or water with dried fruit and nuts, then mix them with yummy things like apple and other fresh fruits. It’s so good and very refreshing!

    I hope your tests go well. Best of luck!

    • I love muesli! We use to have that a lot when I was growing up. I like to mix in sultanas and a splash of orange blossom water. It’s incredibly refreshing!

      And thank you – I hope so too :)

  6. Hi!

    Thanks for stopping by Curly Top. Nice to meet you. :D

    I relieve stress by going to the gym or doing something artistic. I can lose myself for hours in a logo or a painting!

    With Love,

    Emily

  7. i am a huge oatmeal fan! and i was worried what to do in the summer, but i discovered my new fav, swiss oats/bircher muesli/overnight oats :) its perfect for the summer. but i love your idea of frozen fruit! a fro banana, i may try that!

    i love that photograph of the pregnant women, you are amazingly talented :)

    love
    maya

  8. katharina, i love your blog! thanks for commenting on sv – i remember reading your blog awhile back, but must have misplaced your address. so glad i found you again!

    i adore overnight oats. old fashioned oats soaked in vanilla almond or hazelnut milk. then in the morning i add in yogurt (greek, flavored, or plain) with banana, fresh berries, kiwi, mango, dried fruit, coconut, nut butters, galore…the possibilities are literally, endless.

    i hope you find yourself refreshed and enjoying the summer lovie!

    <3 brooke.

  9. Hey girl!

    Thanks so much for all of your tips on soft foods to eat. I love the Amy’s soups and have been eating them. The Chunky Tomato is my favorite. The only thing that stinks is that its so hot here and eating soup on a hot summer’s day isn’t always so appealing. Oh well, its better than nothing!

    Thanks again. I’m finally feeling a lot better and I think the worst is definitely over.

    Hope you have a wonderful week dear!

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