Sometimes you just feel like playing a little Eminem song.
Take for example the today. It started off pretty good. Was on the way to the gym for a morning workout. My car took a bit to start.
No biggie, it is 13 years old with 187,000 miles and it has been cooler at night and in the morning. I’ll just warm it up a bit, get some gas and then I’ll be at the gym.
Turns out I wouldn’t be running on the treadmill, instead I would be meeting some new helpful friends at the gas station. After getting gas my car decided that it needed a break. After I refueled, it just would not start again.
Some nice guy heard the problem, and offered a jump. The jeep apparently decided the Shell station was a nice place for a long nap. All we got was click, click, click. I thanked him and he was on his way.
Ok, no stress I’ll just call my husband. Through the years he has had many intimate experiences with the jeep. Maybe he can awaken her from the slumber.
Well, being the techy savy person I am I finally updated my iphone this morning, unplugged it and ran out the door. I think I was a little frazzled and couldn’t remember my password to sign into the phone to get past the new updates. Arrrggggg.
I notified the gas station attendant of the situation who exclaimed “let’s get a group of guys to push the car into a parking spot so you can leave it there for awhile.” Great. Hello more new friends, who lent some helping hands.
Did you know its very hard to turn the steering wheel when the car is not on???
Good thing I had my running shoes on. I ended up running back home to reset my password and unlock my phone through e-mail. When my savior gets home we are going to buy a new battery. Hopefully this will be the solution.
In the meantime I made comfort in a bowl.
Chocolate Icebox Oatmeal
Remember banana icebox pudding with graham cracker crust? This is the healthy chocolate version.
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup oatbran
1/4 cup chocolate almond milk
1 chopped frozen banana
1 Tbsp chocolate instant pudding mix
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
2-3 graham crackers
1. Make oatmeal according to directions. Substitute 1/2 cup of water for 1/2 cup of chocolate almond milk. Add in oatbran as well.
2. As the oatmeal nears the consistency you prefer stir in remaining ingredients.
3. Let set for a few minutes. You can sweeten to taste by adding in more chocolate milk.
4. Crumble in one graham cracker. Use remaining ones for dipping.
5. Change Eminem cd to Jack Johnson and chill.