Where’s The ‘Cane?

Okay seriously, what is up with this weather??!!



I don’t think I’ve seen it storm so badly in a looong time. We woke up this morning to rain pounding on the bedroom window and thunder roaring…poor Dexter was scared and hiding in the bath tub! Just checked the weather and its supposed to be like this all day long. I’m with Katrinadid we miss the memo and there’s some hurricane out there?!

I went to bed late and woke up early, yet for some reason am not tired! I have had a ton of energy lately and don’t get tired until around 11:00, which is totally unlike me because usually I love to go to sleep early! It gives me more hours in the day to work though so I’m not complaining. Now if I only had my own office or at least a desk so I wouldn’t have to spread out everything on the guest room mattress!

Breakfast was a great big bowl of cereal mix! I received some Post Honey Nut Shredded Wheat in the mail and was excited to eat it! I don’t think I’ve had this cereal since I was about 12 and I forgot how much I love it! Ryan was pretty excited too πŸ™‚


I used about 1/2 cup Nature’s Path Banana Almond Optimum, 1 cup Post Honey Nut Shredded Wheat and 2 tbsp MixMyGranola Recovery Mix in unsweetened almond milk. A finally ripe kiwi on the side!



Dark skies!!

Ryan is working from home this morning so I think we might exercise together—doesn’t look like I’ll be swimming today!

Murphy-Goode Fact of the Day:

The first vineyard planted back in 1978 still remains the source for Murphy-Goode’s Island Block Chardonnay. This vineyard is located on the western bank of the Russian River and consists of small clusters of grapes, which make for the Chardonnay’s intense flavor and unique taste.

Caitlin’s Team in Training!

I’m so proud of Caitlin for signing up to run her first marathon with Team in Training in honor of one of her best friends who just found out she has cancer. How scary would cancer be at age 25?! I can’t even begin to imagine. Please support Caitlin as you have supported me as she begins this journey to raise money to battle the disease!

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  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    July 1, 2009 at 8:33 am

    That IS so scary about Caitlin’s friend . . . she’s in my prayers. So, about this kiwi, do you eat it with the peel on? I don’t think I’ve ever had kiwi, and I’d like to give it a go.

    • jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 8:37 am


      I eat the peel but most people don’t. I like it! Gives me a little extra fiber to boot! πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey
    July 1, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Jenna, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now, and have never commented. But I just wanted to tell you thank you for everything you’ve been doing for TNT- I was diagnosed at the age of 15 and am now preparing for my fourth time of radiation (at 19y/o). It’s people like you and Caitlin, and everyone else that fights for a cause, that make a change in the world. Thank you.


  • Still Life in South America
    July 1, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Sorry to hear it’s still gloomy. It’s still raining down here too. I just made a big batch of cinnamon raisin oatmeal for me and my sweetie. We have to keep warm somehow! (We’re in the midst of winter.)

    Hope you have a cozy and productive morning. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah
    July 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Weather is a crazy thing! It’s the first day of July and our high today (in Kentucky) is only going to be 75…last week it was almost 100 degrees! I just don’t get it πŸ˜‰

  • Emily
    July 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I can SO relate to the yucky weather you’re having! We have not had a summer yet here in Boston! Let’s hope it comes soon. πŸ™‚

    Have a great one!

  • Jenna
    July 1, 2009 at 8:51 am

    oh my gosh it looks so DARK there!!! πŸ™‚ I’ll send you some sunshine vibes! Your breakfast looks so simple and good!

  • Lia
    July 1, 2009 at 8:51 am

    It seems to be raining a lot all around the US, donno what is going on…The thought struck me today when I was catching up on my blog reading. I know you try to save money on groceries and stuff, but you buy Almond milk. Why don’t you make it yourself? It’s a lot cheaper and it feels pretty good drinking “milk” you made yourself. Or have you already tried and didn’t like the outcome? If not, try Ani Phyo’s recipe from Ani’s Raw Kitchen, that’s what I tried recently (without the sweetness) and it was really good. Just a thought to save you money.

    • jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 9:30 am


      Its just a time and convenience thing. Almond milk really is not expensive where I live. Each carton costs only $2, which I don’t think is bad at all.

  • caitlin
    July 1, 2009 at 8:58 am

    thank you for spreading the word about TNT!!!

  • Ellen (Peace In Motion)
    July 1, 2009 at 9:10 am

    The weather in Boston in just the same. Goes to show us that global warming really is affecting us!

  • K
    July 1, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Sorry about the crappy weather!! It’s the same up here too – feels like fall! Where did summer go?!

  • Amanda (My Summerizations)
    July 1, 2009 at 9:21 am

    woah! that IS a dark window! stay dry!

  • Anne P
    July 1, 2009 at 9:26 am

    ummmm this weather is OUT of control!!! when i was leaving the gym this morning it was so loud and scary and i got totally soaked. now wondering how the heck i’m going to get from base to UT for class this morning with all the roads flooded?!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    July 1, 2009 at 9:26 am

    The weather this summer has been soooo strange all over the country…what is up with that?! LOVE, love, love that pink bowl – it’s so cute! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  • brandi
    July 1, 2009 at 9:27 am

    We’ve been having some strange weather here, too, but it’s more like fall! We had rain for almost 2 months straight though, so I’m enjoying a few dry days.

  • Kati
    July 1, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Your cereal bowl look so good! Sometimes cereal just hits the spot πŸ™‚ Hope your weather turns sunny soon!

  • Ada
    July 1, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I’m sorry the weather is so dismal in Florida! I hope it doesn’t evolve into a true hurricane πŸ™

  • Caitlyn (Cait's Plate)
    July 1, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I’m glad that it’s not just the Northeast with this terrible weather! WHERE IS SUMMER??

  • Kelly
    July 1, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I agree with you the weather has been crazy lately….I live in Maine and we haven’t had a sunny day in WEEKS!! Nothing but rain! Its got to break soon!

  • Jen, a priorfatgirl
    July 1, 2009 at 9:39 am

    it must be the weather – I too went to bed at a decent time, yet literally had to drag myself out of bed 2 days in a row! What’s up with that?!

  • April
    July 1, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Laughing to myself because I totally know you’re eating that whole kiwi, skin and all πŸ˜€

  • Meg
    July 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Wow! Crazy weather!
    Yummy breakfast!

  • Erin
    July 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Girl, this FL weather is killing me! I’ve been getting up at 5 to run, and if it’s not storming, it’s so freakin’ hot!! Also, if it’s not storm lightning, it’s heat lightning! Ugh! Is it Fall yet? πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful day regardless of the gloomy weather!


  • MarathonVal
    July 1, 2009 at 9:59 am

    It’s the same way in Chicago – cool, cloudy, and gloomy – but no thunderstorms – at least you have thunderstorms, they are so cozy (if you are home)! πŸ™‚

  • Bec
    July 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

    We’ve had gloomy rainny days for the whole week, i just want some sun shine!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 1, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Similar weather here! I’m hoping it gets nice and sunny for the long week and — FIREWORKS!

    have a great day πŸ˜‰

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    July 1, 2009 at 10:11 am

    The weather in NY has been rainy all June – and the reports don’t have it stopping much in the first days of July. πŸ™ I love the rain when it’s hot out – but this is getting kind of ridiculous.

    Cancer is scary anytime – but particularly with someone so young. My friend was diagnosed in her early 30s but is doing great now. I hope the same for Caitlin’s friend.

  • Maria
    July 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I’m sorry to hear the storm is so bad. I hope it is not a hurricane! The cereal mix looks so yummy and filling. Don’t you just love a variety of cereals in there for different textures and flavors? I need to try kiwi with the skin on, now that all you blog girls are doing it πŸ˜‰

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 1, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Sorry to hear about the icky weather! It’s not very nice here in Wisconsin either! Hope it warms up and the sun peaks out by Friday though so you can enjoy your trip. πŸ™‚

    What a yummy cereal mix! And loving that kiwi! Enjoy your exercising with Ryan.

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    July 1, 2009 at 10:46 am

    OK- bossiest bowl of cereal ever! That sounds so delicious- I love that Post cereal! I also haven’t been sleeping much (silly insomnia), but for some reason have had more energy. Bizarre!

  • Jill Shelley
    July 1, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I’ve never seen kiwi cut like that so I have to ask…do you eat the peel, or do you just peel it as you go? Is the peeling edible??

    • jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 11:55 am


      I always eat the peel—I love it! Gives me a little extra fiber to boot πŸ™‚

  • Susan
    July 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Ohman, we’re going on week #2 of straight rain here in Atlantic Canada. Please don’t send that hurricane up north!! πŸ˜›

  • Amy@ What Do I Eat Now?
    July 1, 2009 at 11:37 am

    yepppp!!! its been raining up in RI for like the whole month of june!!! it sucks!

  • Sarah
    July 1, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I hate just rainy days, but I love storms! Even though hurricane season is a little scary, I like the excitement of the weather. Stay warm and dry!

  • Debbie (Green Apple A Day)
    July 1, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I hate the rain! I just moved from coastal NJ, and it seemed like it was raining everyday for about six weeks! Rain, Rain Go AWAY!

  • angelcubbie
    July 1, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Hey Jenna! I’ve been thinking about buying that recovery mix from mixmygranola. Do you like it? Also, what is the nutritional information on it? I can’t find it on the website. Thanks!!

    • jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm


      I really DO love it!! its the perfect add-in to yogurt and a little goes a long way. I believe it has 237 calories per 2 ounces.

  • Kristie
    July 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Cereal mixes are by far one of my favourite types of breakfasts. I could eat bowls and bowls at a time! And I love a good rainy, stormy day once in a while. They’re good for being productive πŸ™‚

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements)
    July 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I live in Vegas and we’ve had some wacky weather as well! Mother Nature is going nuts I think!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    July 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I’m a little scared of the kiwi peel.

  • Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?
    July 2, 2009 at 12:26 am

    The rain has finally stopped here in Perth and the sun is now out! Though it is still freezing! Your cat is so cute, is he a Burmese?

  • Lauren
    July 5, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    ahhh! I’m soo excited! I have decided to try hummus on top of salad. I just made some (1 can a chickpeas, lemon juice, paprika, parlsey, cumin, yogurt) and I made a few hard boiled eggs. Tomorrow for lunch I’m going to have a salad made of romaine lettuce, tomato, avacado, carrot, red onion, hummus, and a few of Mary’s Gone Crackers!! I’m soo ecstatic! eek! πŸ˜›