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May 17th, 2010

It’s Never Too Late!

This morning, before heading out the door to begin a loooong day, I had a seriously large bowl of oats as it had to tide me over for several hours:

  • 1/2c rolled oats
  • 1c vanilla soy milk
  • 1/2tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2tbsp chia seeds
  • 1tbsp coconut butter (stirred in at the end)
  • 1tbsp White Chocolate Wonderful PB
  • sprinkling of unsweetened coconut
  • 3 sliced strawberries

SO good! So filling!

On Saturday, Alan and I had a hankering for hummus and originally had it down on our grocery list but I quickly remembered that I could make it at home!

Easy Peasy Hummus

  • 1 can of drained chick peas
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • 1tbsp tahini
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 1/2c olive oil

Throw everything into a food processor and blend until smooth! I have a habit of not putting enough olive oil into the mix so I would suggest starting with 1/2c and continue adding just a wee bit at a time (like a tbsp) unitl you get to the consistancy that you prefer. You can also add sun dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers into the mix as well plus whatever spices you prefer! Really, after this basic recipe just start experimenting!

You know how everyone tells you that it’s “never to late”? As in, “it’s never to late to get your degree”, or “it’s never too late to travel”, or “it’s never to late to make ammends”?

Well, how about “it’s never too late to get your drivers license”?!

It’s true! Until this morning I was a 30 year old woman without a drivers license (and Alan was a 30 year old male without his drivers license)! For various reasons we just never got around to it. But we both agreed recently that we were tired of not having it and so it was more than time to get off our butts and get them!

It’s certainly humbling going in to get your beginner’s license (known as a G1 here in Ontario). You’re basically in a sea of teenagers and you realize that it would have been a good thing to get this 14 years earlier! But, it’s never too late! Half an hour later and an emphatic “VERY GOOD!!!” from the woman who marked my test, we walked out with licenses to drive!

If there’s one thing I love, it’s learning something new and I am VERY excited to start learning to drive. Learning something new pulls you out of your typical routine and comfort zone and reminds you that there’s so much more out there than what you’re currently exposed to. I will never stop learning and if it wasn’t so expensive would probably end up being one of those people who makes a career out of attending school (oh, and if there weren’t tests involved).

What have you done lately that pulled you out of your normal routine and made you become a student again?