I felt so good this morning. I haven’t felt so good in quite a long time it seems. Not that there’s anything wrong – I’ve just been overwhelmed with some projects I have on the go and haven’t had a breather since the beginning of January. I haven’t had time to play. No time to just play and create for fun. So, I haven’t felt inspired – at.all.
But today I feel different. Aside from the fact that I had a good sleep, there is one other thing that seemed to have lifted my inertia.
Yesterday, I cleaned my house. I put all my magazines, and books, and dishes, and photography and project stuff in their proper places. I dusted. I vacuumed. I scrubbed and cleaned the kitchen and bathroom. I cleaned the fridge. I took the garbage out. I stripped the mantel and put back only the bare minimum (I had some Christmas stuff there for Heavens sake). How refreshing that felt!
I finally got around to arranging the pretty white tulips I had bought two days ago. One arrangement went on the mantel, the other on the dining room hutch. I changed the hutch runner to something more (springy) and strung some sparkly lights on it.
And then I sat around in awe at how much better I felt. I turned on Norah Roberts and just chilled out for the rest of the day.
So that brings me to these muffins. Because I wasn’t feeling overwhelmed by dust and clutter this morning, I was inspired to bake (a real bakethrough for me)… doing/creating something because I felt inspired!
Then I proceeded to eat about 5 of them… that might not be so good… but they are delicious and I’ve justified the fact that I ate so many by deciding that muffins are going to be my breakfast, lunch and dinner today.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg (beaten)
- Combine oats and buttermilk.
- Sift flour, salt, soda, baking powder.
- Add oil, sugar and egg to the oat mixture.
- Stir oat mixture into the dry ingredients.
- Pour into muffin tins lined with paper muffin cups.
- Bake at 400 degrees 15 – 20 minutes.
Let cool and try not to eat too many!
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