Timing is Everything


Hope its a good one for everyone. My Fridays aren’t really “Fridays” in all sense of the word these days…and I like it like that. I could never handle a 9-5 job Monday-Friday sitting a desk…I’d go crazy! I’m usually going to be working Saturdays at the winery, but my stable day of rest from all jobs in Sunday.

This morning I was planning on doing yoga again but realized I just didn’t have enough time. The only *tiny* downfall with living on the west coast is that you really only have a brief window of connecting with the east coast during the workday. I have to handle some things first thing when I wake up because if I wait until I get off work around 6:00, that’s 9:00 their time and on a Friday night…yeah…;) I have a list of to-dos for this morning with errands to run as well… so no yoga. However, I am fully planning on lighting candles and unrolling my mat for a podcast tonight after I get off work. Something to look forward to!



So satisfying. I used 1/2 cup 5-grain cereal, 1/2 cup soymilk, 1/2 cup water, 1 HUGE banana, almond butter and maple syrup!

Busy, busy day ahead of me….but a gorgeous day! I have totally 100% fallen in love with Northern California weather….

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

    The weather sounds so gorgeous, Jenna. I have only been to San Diego. My dream is to travel wine country, though. 🙂 Enjoy your day, girl!

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats)
    October 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Gorgeous bowl! Yoga and candlelight sounds fun! 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

    You’ve been doling out some serious oat porn lately, lady 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 23, 2009 at 8:33 am

    You’ve been doling out some serious oat porn lately, lady 🙂

  • Devan Geselle
    October 23, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I love the bowl that your oats are in!

    Enjoy your yoga tonight!! xo

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 23, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I remember when I was in Colorado for a week and had to make my schedule around the schedules of everyone back east. It meant for early days for me.

    But at least you are loving what you do…that makes all the difference.

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    October 23, 2009 at 8:54 am

    It’s great that you are finding ways to incorporate exercise into your busy life. I think being flexible is the trick!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    October 23, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Glad to hear that you are adjusting so well to northern Cali life!! Enjoy your day!

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    October 23, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I do business with people in all of the US time zones and keeping everything straight is such a nightmare! Of course, it doesn’t help that I live in Arizona and we don’t participate in Daylight Savings!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    October 23, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Yeah, Fridays aren’t really Fridays for me either since I work weekends. I never mind working Saturdays since it’s always this awesome energy at work . . . but I’ve never been crazy about the Sundays, good thing I don’t have to work those quite as much.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    October 23, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Northern California is beautiful!
    Enjoy the weather! Have a great day 🙂

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    October 23, 2009 at 9:23 am

    So jealous of the weather! Enjoy it for us! 😉

  • Tay
    October 23, 2009 at 9:33 am

    hehe that’s almost how I feel about all the “east-coast blogs”. By the time I wake up to catch up on their morning blogs, they’re onto their mid-day posts. And then when I’m going to bed/posting an end of the day recap – they’re all sleeping!! hehe

  • christie @ honoring health
    October 23, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I am so glad you are enjoying California!!

    Have a good day and enjoy your yoga tonight!

  • Susan
    October 23, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I’m with you! I could never do a 9-5 job. I work a mix of days, evenings and weekends and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Why sleep in on a Saturday when you can do it on Tuesday AND watch the Today Show 😉

  • Evan Thomas
    October 23, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Glad to hear the rains are gone!

  • Stephanie
    October 23, 2009 at 9:38 am

    The Sonoma Valley is so beautiful… have a great day!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    October 23, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Glad you’re enjoying the weather!

    Have a great day!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    October 23, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I’m currently at a 9-5, M-F at a desk and it is so not for me either. I’m working on changing that 😉 Hope you have a great weekend, work and all!

  • Jenna
    October 23, 2009 at 9:50 am

    i just had oats for the first time todayyy 🙂

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    October 23, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Love the big bowl of oats! I had one today too =)

  • lexi.
    October 23, 2009 at 9:55 am

    beautiful bowl! looks soo tasty. hope you have a wonderful friday! 🙂

  • blueberrybabe
    October 23, 2009 at 9:56 am

    JENNA or anyone who does dave farmar podcasts-
    is there a way to see more than 12 classes at a time? or is it capped at that because it is free? i checked his website and there don’t seem to be any additonal ones there either…


  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 23, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Yoga after work is always so relaxing. Enjoy your day!

  • blueberrybabe
    October 23, 2009 at 10:15 am

    JENNA or anyone who does dave farmar podcasts-
    is there any way to see more than 12 classes at a time? or is it capped at that because the podcasts are free? i also went to his website and couldn’t find much more….


  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    October 23, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I bailed on yoga this morning, too, so don’t feel alone. It just gives you the opportunity to do a podcast on Saturday. Enjoy your Friday!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    October 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I really need to finish reading posts before I comment on them, ha. Enjoy your podcast tonight, that is! Candlelit yoga is the way to go!

  • Mellissa
    October 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Oats look delicious as usual! I am so envious of your weather today its 35 here and sleeting, sigh.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 23, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Friday night yoga can be delightful – I went to a hot vinyasa class last Friday and the stress of the work week just melted away. Yay for big bowls of oats!

  • Liz
    October 23, 2009 at 11:08 am

    My friday isn’t really friday either…working sat and sun this weekend. Ah well.

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal)
    October 23, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I’m so glad you’re loving it our here, the West coast is so fun! Have a great “Friday”!!

  • Diana
    October 23, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I hope you’re having a great day 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    October 23, 2009 at 11:51 am

    have a wonderful weekend even if your “weekend” still includes work. glad to hear your loving cali!

  • eatmovelove
    October 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I’m currently debating if I should haul my butt outdoors in the cold (but crisp) air for a run or haul it to the gym instead for a (self-pace) no-pressure Spin bike…decisions…my quads and calves feel ti-r-e-d and sore…but I don’t know if I’m copping out (again :(…just wrote a blog about it actually…SO IF ANYONE CARES TO CHECK IT OUT AND PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED ADVICE, IT’S LOVED AND APPRECIATED!! Love all you bloggers here and can’t wait to check more of you out – and add you to my Rolls – if you don’t mind please 🙂
    Have a good Friday – I’m starting Yoga Teacher Training tonight…and am beyond nervous (and a little nauseous….)

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    October 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Ah yes, it is far easier to call west coast from east coast, fo sho.

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    October 23, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Your oats look amazing, again!!!!

  • chandra h
    October 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    hope your weekend is wonderful, jenna – sure it will be 😀

    love reading about your life in northern cal at the winery – so fun!! and damn girl you are eating well. 😉 😀

  • Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, on a mission to run a marathon for charity!
    October 23, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Sounds like your busy over there!
    It also sounds like an absolutely beautiful place to live. Your oats look yummy! And now I’m so keen for a nice, relaxing session of yoga… think I’ll follow in your footsteps!

  • Trish (girlatgym)
    October 23, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Oh I totally love, love, love the idea of yoga by candlelight. That sounds so relaxing.

  • Mama Pea
    October 23, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Yes, but the good news is us West Coasters can get things done at night that the East Coasters have to wait for until morning 🙂

  • Lizzy
    October 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    so glad your adjusting well! 🙂

  • Errign
    October 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Enjoy your yoga & candlelight, Jenna! You seem really happy in your new job & house – congrats, you deserve it! 🙂

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    October 23, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I am glad the weather is gorgeous, we will be there in 2 weeks!
    P.S. Not sure if I already posted this but I am doing a Glo Bakery giveaway.
    Happy weekend, I wouldn’t mind working it if I had your job either!

  • maria
    October 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I don’t really like doing yoga at night, but I’ve never tried doing it in a dark room lit by candles. Sounds like fun. My husband is going away for a few days next month. I am putting this on my list of things to do!

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    October 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Happy Friday:) Hope you enjoy your yoga later on tonight. I guess it would be hard to reach someone on the east coast – 3 hours ahead!

  • Kristen @
    October 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    We are spoiled with our weather here, aren’t we? Happy Friday!

  • Samantha
    October 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Looks you got settled in and into the groove right away. What a great life you’re leading!

    I understand the “small window of time.” We’re 14 hours ahead of the east coast (where all my friends and family are) so most skype/phone calls end up being midnight my time!

  • Jil
    October 23, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Love the breakfast! So glad you love NoCal! Heck, I’ve only seen pictures and I love it!!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    October 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I love oats for breakfast. I’m still working up the courage to take a step into the realm of savory oats – I’ve had them as oat burgers, before.. so 🙂

  • Adriane (Wholesome Foodie)
    October 23, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Totally understand. Best of luck with the East Coast work!