Behind The Butter

Growing Up Is Hard To Do


I have to say, it feels so weird for it to be Saturday and to not be running!!!! My heel is healing quite nicely though and I’m sure I’ll be able to to run the 7.5-8 miles tomorrow. Today I think I’ll do some yoga when I get back home.

I slept great last night in my little bed here. Its funny because Christie’s house really IS like home to me…even more so than my real home! I basically grew up in this house (her family lived 1 mile away from my family) and then I really did live here with Christie’s parents last year while doing my externship. Heck, I have their house key on my key chain. Sigh. Growing up is weird.

Since Christie and I basically went through an entire jar of peanut butter during the last week, I took full advantage of the empty jar and made “oats-in-a-jar” for breakfast!


I used two packets instant oatmeal, 1 cup soymilk and a few craisins. We ate all the fruit in the house! I drizzled in some pure maple syrup though and it was diiiiivine 🙂


I’m packing up and will be on the road soon. I’m excited for some quiet to collect my thoughts….my brain is running overtime right now with ideas!

You Might Also Like

  • MelissaNibbles
    August 29, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Have a safe drive home Jenna!

  • angieinatlanta
    August 29, 2009 at 8:26 am

    OH man, oats in a jar looks so good! I’m getting close to the bottom of my jar of Naturally More and I can’t wait!!!

    Have a safe drive!

  • Susan
    August 29, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Ahh, my exact same thoughts lately. Growing up IS hard to do!!

    Oats in a jar is possibly one of the best blog inventions ever. It’s been too long since I did some maple syrup drizzling though… Have a good trip back!

  • Leianna
    August 29, 2009 at 8:29 am

    It’s sad sometimes to leave that “comfort” place, but memories are there forever! Love all your adventures and foodies pictures! Have a great ride home!

  • Michelle
    August 29, 2009 at 8:30 am


    Remember to be patient with life. The moments that you let go and not life consume your the moment that you begin to enjoy the life that you’ve been given.

    Big decisions ahead. Have faith…


  • emily - eatventures
    August 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Have a safe (and reflective!) trip home.

  • Lizzie
    August 29, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Sounds like a very productive holiday . . and you were even put to work in the middle of it! 🙂 Have a good trip home (well, to your other home!) – I love the self reflective time too.

  • Mandy A
    August 29, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Glad you had such a great time! Safe travels home!

    i’m thinkin’ oats in a jar for me this morning, too!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 29, 2009 at 9:12 am

    That picture of the oats is sooo pretty!

  • Simone
    August 29, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I want to jump into my computer and eat that picture. It looks divine!…DROOL.
    Have a safe trip home!!

  • Meg @ Megzz Wins At Life
    August 29, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Have a safe ride home Jenna!!

  • sian
    August 29, 2009 at 9:31 am

    breakfast looks good! have a very safe ride and we can always be kids at heart!

  • K
    August 29, 2009 at 9:48 am

    What a perfect breakfast to fuel you home – have a safe trip 🙂

  • Sara
    August 29, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Enjoy the peaceful drive home. Thinking in the car is always more relaxing – and productive – for some reason.

  • Abby
    August 29, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I had the same thought many times this week–this is being a grown-up? Can’t I just go back to being younger and carefree, before “real life” butt in?
    However, you live, you learn and you eat delicious food in between. It looks like you had a fabulous week and have so much to be grateful for and look forward to.
    Consider me jealous…

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 29, 2009 at 10:16 am

    is the smart balance pb good? i have a coupon for some free stuff that i’m going to use as soon as i’ve got some space for it!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 29, 2009 at 10:23 am

    It’s always nice to come back to the places were you have some of the most wonderful memories. I’m so glad you enjoyed this past week. Have a safe trip home!

  • Evan Thomas
    August 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I need to retry oats in a jar. Maybe I didn’t leave enough PB in when I did it before. Also, smart balance is one of my new loves. It’s like Jif except healthy–how good. Enjoy the chobani at home!

  • Bec
    August 29, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Oats in a jar seems like the perfect way to end a great week at ‘home’ safe drive back!!!

  • Angharad
    August 29, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I have the exact same relationship with my best friend at home in england! I grew up at her house and then actually lived there when I got back from travelling and my parents had moved to Spain! Her mum’s cooked dinners feel like home. Just think: you are so lucky to have TWO places to call home.

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Good luck on the run tomorrow! Those oats looks fabulous 🙂

  • Lizzy
    August 29, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Good luck running babe!!!!

    alone time in the car is my favorite time to get in some major thinking! 🙂 be safe driving

  • Sarah
    August 29, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Back to the real world…I always think it’s fun to get back to a regular routine, though,

  • Sarah
    August 29, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Growing up is hard, but necessary. There are some great things about it though. I live so far from home (a different country!) and whenever I go back, I feel calmer and more myself right away.

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Growing up is no fun =[ I’ve decided I want to go to Neverland with lost boys to stop time– you can come with if you want lol! 🙂

    Lovely oats girly!

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Ugh I still have problems dealing with being an adult. It’s not fun! Hang in there and have a safe trip home.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 29, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Have a safe trip home! And I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes life’s many changes and growing up can feel so weird.

  • Kiki (Run Kiki Run)
    August 29, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    cant wait so find out what your projects are all about!
    so curious! x

  • Jenna
    August 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    oats in a jar look great!!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Yum, Oats in a jar!!!

    Have a safe trip home!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    August 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    YUMMMMY bfast! Oats in a jar in my favorite thing. ever. Did you like that smart balance peanut butter?

  • Beth S.
    August 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Lol your heal is healing. Isn’t that what heals do? I’m too timid for peanut butter jar oats, maybe someday…

  • Sana
    August 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Growing up is hard AND exciting!!! I hope you enjoyed your trip!!!! Yumm oats in jar!

  • Liz
    August 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Good lookin oats! Have fun with all your packages when you get home.

  • Michelle
    August 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    The picture of the inside of your peanut butter jar is what dreams are made of.