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MoFo wrap-up, ear infections, and pumpkin oatmeal

Ack, I was on track to hit 31 posts this MoFo but at the very end I came down with an ear infection. The ear infection itself wasn’t the problem, but as a result of my ear I ended up with crippling migraines. Yikes. Anyhoo, onwards and upwards. I still managed 28 posts and that’s nothing to shake a stick at.

My favourite thing about MoFo is discovering new blogs to follow all year round! I know I found quite a few gems to add to my blog reader and I hope you did, too.

It was definitely a challenge for me to go from no blogging to blogging every day. When the month first began I thought being on crutches would hinder my MoFoing. It actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Because I have been working from home most days, I was able to take my food photos at lunch time, which is much better than dealing with the dreary winter darkness that is now a problem at dinner time. And I’m happy to report that I am now off of crutches full-time! I am still in my walking boot/air cast though, and probably will be for a few more weeks. But hey, after being on crutches for 8 weeks I’m not going to complain!

And now I leave you with something that kept me going this past weekend when I had such a bad headache I couldn’t be bothered to cook – pumpkin oatmeal! The blogosphere has been writing about this stuff for ages, but I rarely have canned pumpkin in the house. Basically I just took a bowl and threw in some oats, a few scoops of canned pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and water. I mixed it up, microwaved it, and then topped it with agave. Voila. It would have been better with soy milk, but I was fresh out. It was still perfectly yummy!



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