Good Morning To You

Well, good morning.

Why am I blogging at 7:17 on a Saturday morning, you ask?

I don’t know.

Why am I awake.

Why can’t I sleep in like a normal human being.

Why why why.

First thing this morning I decided I had to test the italian buttercream that I made last night. You know, to see if it was still good. Something bad might have happened…we just can’t know these things. Unfortunately, as I was reaching for the tightly wrapped tupperware, spoon in midair, eggs dropped down from heaven and broke all over the kitchen floor.

And a loud booming voice from above said THOU SHALT KEEP THY FINGERS OUT OF THY BUTTERCREAM
And so it goes.
At least I didn’t catch my robe on fire.
After I recovered and mopped up the yolks and whites, I continued my morning routine. There was oatmeal and English Breakfast tea to be enjoyed….and I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I’m still in bed with Dexter and the big yellow Gourmet bible next to me.
My oats contained oats (duh), banana, almond milk, water, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder and peanut butter crumbles.
I need to run five miles later. I should have already done that seeing as I woke up at the crack of dawn. But, to be honest, I’d rather lay in bed and read cookbooks and plot how I can crash a pool today. I really love pools. No, really. Does anyone want to invite me to their pool? I will bring you buttercream. Without broken eggs. Maybe even a cupcake. Please?

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  • OrganicAshley
    April 17, 2010 at 7:34 am

    You are so cute Jenna Its ridiculous! Hows that book comin? PS did I miss the memo where you told us why you made a huge batch of italian buttercream to tempt you in your fridge?
    Good Luck with that…You’re stronger than I am. πŸ˜‰

  • Stephanie
    April 17, 2010 at 7:37 am

    “Why am I awake.

    Why can’t I sleep in like a normal human being.

    Why why why.”

    Exactly my thoughts upon waking at 6:37 a.m.

  • Angharad
    April 17, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I’d give you a pool invite if I had one, but alas…
    I was umming and ahhing over breakfast and now I know that it should just be oats – thanks!

  • eatmovelove
    April 17, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Uh if I had a pool…I’d be all over that buttercream and cupcake. Oh LORD how many times have I broken jars and eggs from my clumsy hands…hope you have a good saturday. I have wasted my morning already – GAHHHH!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 17, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Sigh. I want to layout by a pool. Maybe there’s an apartment complex you can crash? I mean, errr…no, I don’t do that!

    lol at the divine intervention with the buttercream πŸ™‚

  • Jin
    April 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I can’t seem to sleep much either!! I think it the change of season. In the winter I slept like a log for 8 hrs but now I can’t even do that for six!
    Sorry to hear about your eggs. Atleast the buttercream is good???

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    April 17, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I had a similar early morning πŸ˜‰ Hope you find a pool to enjoy!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    April 17, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Haha that is hilarious about the buttercream!!!!
    Ooooo I love pools too!!!! Laying out (with spf) by a pool is one of my most favorite things to do EVA!

  • Evan Thomas
    April 17, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Aw, damn. The cupcake gods were not on your side. Hope the run goes well after all that

  • Beth
    April 17, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Jenna, if you were closer to Vegas, I’d tell you to stop by and hang out poolside. Good luck with the run!

  • runnerforever
    April 17, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Your oatmeal looks scrumptious! Do you make or buy PB crumbles?

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    April 17, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Is there a community pool nearby?? haha I mean probably not as fun…or clean…

  • Jillianbean
    April 17, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I know why I was up at 4:50-doggie kisses.
    I know why I was up at 6:30-doggie needed to pee.
    I think a poolside morning is an excellent idea! Good thing I kept the key to my old apartment pool…it’s supposed to be 90 in AZ today!
    I love your blog Jenna-you support my oatmeal addiction, and I would have been in the buttercream at least once already;)

  • Cole
    April 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Always waking up early is never fun πŸ™ I hope you find a pool!

  • Carrie (Love Healthy Living)
    April 17, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Oopsie, well that’s what you get, naughty. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    April 17, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I can never sleep in. It is so annoying.

  • Kelly
    April 17, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Haha love this post again. I couldn’t really sleep in today either although I was up a bit later than you! Hope you find someone’s pool to crash today!

  • Julie Inderbitzen
    April 17, 2010 at 8:23 am

    jenna, i live in Pleasanton, (about 1 hr from you) down in the east bay. i graduate in June from cal poly with a Wine Business degree. i love to run and bike and bake and i have a pool πŸ™‚ you can come use it anytime i am home for the weekend, or after June 12th when i graduate and will be home alll summer (ill actually be home until i find a job/get into grad school/decide what to do with my life, but that is another topic)! I would love to meet you! (creepy right?) haha just extending the offer i promise!

  • Midgetkeeper
    April 17, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I’m sorry about your lack of sleep, hope you find a pool!

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    April 17, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Hahahaha love this post. Bummer you can’t sleep in though πŸ™ I would hate that, I’m SUCH a sleeper. It was difficult to drag myself out of bed at 8:00 AM this morning to get some work done!

    Hope you have a good day! And find a pool!

  • Diana
    April 17, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I always wake up really early on saturdays. Actually, I wake up early every day. Not even because I want to, I just do it naturally!
    Have a great day (hope you find a pool)! πŸ™‚

  • Jenny
    April 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

    If you’re ever around Tampa/Gville again you can hang at mine!

  • Kait
    April 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    haha, I love pool crashing. My apartment complex doesn’t have one but a bunch of the ones near me do, so I always crash and just pretend I love there while I soak up the sun.
    Good luck with the run!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    April 17, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I can’t sleep past 7:30 these days — it’s kind of nice to have extra time in the morning but not-so-great when you just want to sleep in and laze around.

  • Tina
    April 17, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I totally feel your pain about sleeping in…Saturday morning and I’m awake at 7. I’ve always had this problem! The latest I can ever sleep is probably 8:30, maybe 9 at my best. Ah, well.

  • Jil
    April 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Aww, at least it looks like it wasn’t the whole dozen!! <3

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

    don’t you hate it when eggs get thrown from heaven when you’re in the middle of trying some buttercream? πŸ™‚ hope you have a great day! i don’t have a pool or, you know, live in northern california, but if you ever come to colorado you’re welcome to use the hot tub!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    April 17, 2010 at 9:20 am

    What a rough morning. I still would have gone for the buttercream πŸ™‚ If I had a pool you’d be invited. I wish I had a pool….

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    April 17, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I’ll built a pool for butter cream and a cupcake πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    April 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Let’s put it this way- if I slept until 7:15 on a Saturday morning I’d be impressed with myself, I’m usually up even earlier- I am terrible at sleeping late unless I get myself in a good habit and that never happens with that whole thing called work, boo

  • miranda
    April 17, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I SO desperately wish I could manage, ever, to get up earlier than say, 9:30. Even that requires many snooze buttons. Maybe we can teach other the ways?? I hope you checked on that frosting regardless of broken eggs, everyone deserves a bit of buttercream frosting on Saturday morning!

  • Helen
    April 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

    This is such a funny post!! Did you taste the buttercream after all??? Hope you found a pool to crash! A great way to relax!

  • Stacey
    April 17, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Cleaning up egg’s from the floor is hte hardest thing. They get all slippery and gooey.

  • SallyH @
    April 17, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Jenna, your last few posts have really made me laugh. I know you said you were stressed a couple days ago, but I love the extra sassiness in your voice. Kinds seems like you are playing around with your writing a little–shorter, quippier sentences. (Sorry, I’m a word geek.) Have a great weekend!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    April 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

    You’ve been extra hilarious this weekend…I’m lovin’ it.

  • Sharon
    April 17, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Jenna I’d totally invite you to the pool I use, if only it was open before May! in fact i think they don’t start to heat that pool till sometime mid-May…and it opens around Memorial Day weekend (I think) I’d totally accept a cupcake in exchange for pool crash…in the meantime there’s lots of public pools in the area-Ridgeway, Finley (both in good ‘ole Santa Rosa) if you can’t wait…

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    April 17, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I adore laying about reading cookbooks – I have about 70-80 already, they make fab reading!
    Bad times on the eggs, that sucks! Did Dexter clean them up!? Apparently cats like raw egg…

  • Amanda
    April 17, 2010 at 10:59 am

    You are adorable! Will bake for pool : )

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    April 17, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Aww, hope your day gets better than broken eggs!!


  • Kelly Olexa
    April 17, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I am the same way! Can’t sleep in. Unless I am in a hotel room, with the blinds closed tight and there is no noise anywhere.

  • Genie
    April 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I want a pool FILLED with buttercream.

  • katie
    April 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I have a huge craving for cupcakes with buttercream now. Thankssomuch.

    How far are you from Sacramento? I am moving to Sac in August and I *refuse* to live anywhere without a pool. So you can come swim at my house!

  • Pam (IIN Health Coach)
    April 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Jenna, Don’t feel bad about the eggs, I did the same thing last year…I was reaching for something in the fridge and a FULL carton of eggs fell to the floor. It is so hard to clean egg off the floor – gahh!! Congratulations on joining the clumsy club.
    Have a great Saturday πŸ™‚

  • diana@mymarblerye
    April 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I would offer a glamourous pool for you to swim in but alas, I don’t own one and I live in Texas. I will however bond with you through our senior citizen wake up/sleep schedule. On days off I wake up at 6 still and go to bed by 9 or 10. πŸ™

  • Mackenzie @ The College Authentic
    April 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    These last couple posts in particular have been freaking solid gold! You’re waaaaaay too presh! πŸ™‚ Love the play-by-play of your buttercream and eggs incident. It made me cringe like only a buttercream-making mishap could do to a girl πŸ™‚

    Your posts make you sound like you’ve got the spring in your step, or fingers in this case! πŸ˜‰ Guess it’s the new boy?!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    April 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    hahaha I wish the weather were nice here so I could lay out at a pool

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    April 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    hahaha I wish the weather were nice here so I could lay out at a pool

  • Sara Grace
    April 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I think this is the best post you’ve ever written!!! You’re on a roll!!