Living on ‘BORROWED’ time

I felt like I have been living on ‘borrowed’ time… Some of you have suggested that I read the book ‘Something Borrowed‘ by Emily Giffin. So, while I was in a town that had more than a post office, I bought the book to see what all the fuss was about….

Needless to say; I am understanding all of your fuss!

This is the fort I am holding down all day... Food, phone, and book. Ready to go!

Looks like a pretty good day in the life of a teacher on summer break, huh? It takes me FOREVER from front to back read a book for pleasure…..

Did anyone else go on  reading strike after college? I was the nerd that read every page of her teacher education books in college. So, I was D.O.N.E. by the time I graduated. It took me a few years to go off of strike and read again.

During the school year, I am just so swamped with methodology, brain development, pedagogy, and schema tactics that I just don’t read for fun…. So this is game time! I only have a week or two before I need to truly start preparing for next year, so I need to knock this book out of the park. Cliff notes anyone? Ha! Kidding!

I decided I must eat a Greek Yogurt Parfait this morning , so that is what I did.

Summer time bliss!

What is in the mix:

  • FAGE 0% nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Crushed pineapple
  • Coconut
  • My Coconut Pineapple Vegan Banana Bread  (awesome in this mix!)
  • Drizzle of honey
  • drum roll please……….. **SPRINKLES**
    • Add the sprinkles, it makes the world right!

See? Add the sprinkles!!!! They are totally worth it!

I love this mix, it tastes all sorts of tropical and really makes the world a better place! …..Oh what’s that???? You aren’t  5 1/2 years old and don’t have sprinkles on hand??? Well, I suggest you go buy some!!! Very quick like! NOW is better, GO GET THE SPRINKLES!!!
Question: Have your read ‘Something Borrowed’? What are you currently reading?
Have you ever gone on strike from reading? (like I did after college…)

30 responses to “Living on ‘BORROWED’ time

  1. If you want to laugh your butt off – you must read Thank You Notes – By Jimmy Fallon. Honestly, it is SO funny – if you are having a frustrating moment, you can open it and read a page or two and it will make you laugh, if not shoot soda out your nose! Yes, it’s that funny!!

  2. I just read that book and quite enjoyed it… and that parfait looks out of this world delicious!!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  3. Omigosh- I love that you put sprinkles on top of your Greek yogurt! It just makes it look like such a happy breakfast!! And I read that book years ago but remember loving it! Did you see the movie? I just finished Sisterhood Everlasting and it was a great summer read. I didn’t really go on a strike but I did find that once I graduated I was really excited to read books that I picked out again! But I guess that’s the English major in me! 🙂

  4. Your day sounds/looks PERFECT. A tasty treat and a good book? Nothing better. I’m a complete book nerd and have never gone on a reading hiatus. Ever. For even a day. I always have something going, and have to read at night or I can’t fall asleep, even if it’s ridiculously late. I haven’t read Something Borrowed, I’ll have to check it out. Currently reading a terrible fantasy book from the ’70s, luckily it’s really short.

    Sprinkles make everything happier 🙂 I feel the same way about straws. Drink boring drinks out of a wacky straw? Suddenly the most exciting water ever!

    And in case this comment wasn’t already long enough…I’m now off to check out that banana bread recipe! I happen to have coconut, the rest of a can of pineapple AND old bananas that all need to be used. You may have just simplified my life 😀

  5. I’m so jealous that you get to read all day!!! I LOVE sprinkles in yogurt…don’t you remember Dannon Sprinkl’ins?? They were my fave back in the day!

    I am currently reading some non-fiction books about health and nutrition. I have found that lately I don’t want to read novels even though I used to devour them! I just tried to start Eat. Pray. Love. but no dice! I didn’t enjoy the first 10 pages so why keep going?

    Enjoy your relaxing day!!!

  6. I have read all of Emily Giffin’s books! Such fun reads! Have you seen the movie Something Borrowed? I never go to the theatre to see it, but I can’t wait for it to come out on DVD!

  7. That little parfait looks so yummy! So cute that you added the sprinkles. I love sprinkles on all my icecream and frozen yogurt but never used it for greek it 🙂

  8. i read Something Borrowed and Something Blue this summer! So good.. and quick reads 🙂 enjoy!

  9. I’ve never gone a strike from reading – I love it way too much!

    I didn’t read Something Borrowed but I saw the movie if that counts! 🙂

  10. Just found your blog… very cute! I’m a teacher too! 🙂 I hear ya on the reading thing… and I’m an English teacher so my “strike” is pretty shameful! I’m trying to be better though & read more for enjoyment. Right now I’m reading Water for Elephants, but I’ve heard Emily Giffin books are wonderful!

  11. I think I read that entire series in like 3 weeks. Such fun, easy reads. Perfect for summer 🙂 I’m reading “Kitchen house” right now. It’s ok, kinda like The Help meets every other southern, slave era book.

  12. thepleasedplate

    i love the sprinkles idea on yogurt!
    i am currently reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. It is so good!

  13. I go on strike against reading every school year (I’m a teacher). Then when summer comes, I read like 8 novels in 3 months. 🙂

  14. After having 2 kids I went on a reading strike… Mainly because I don’t have time to read anymore. Love the sprinkles!!!

  15. I LOVE that you added sprinkles to your yogurt parfait! That is amazing!

    I haven’t read the book but I did see the movie and it was adorable. (I love to hate those characters Kate Hudson plays!) Jim from the Office was hands down my favorite part of that movie!

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