Simple Days

Simple start to the day with a delicious breakfast of gluten free Bob’s Red Mill whole grain rolled oats drizzled with local honey and topped with fresh blueberries and strawberries. When time is not pressing me the old fashioned rolled oats are my favorite to cook, but if I have just a few minutes then Bob’s Red Mill quick cook rolled oats are a close second for a nutritious breakfast. Gluten free labeling can be an issue with oats because a lot of facilities that handle oats are also handling wheat and other grains so cross contamination becomes an issue – I like these oats because they’re made in a dedicated gluten free facility and so that worry is eliminated.

We made it safely to our destination of New England to visit and spend some much-needed time with family. Gray did amazing on the plane; noise cancelling headphones were a lifesaver to prevent him from being startled on the flight and he was able to get a long nap in. That, along with a couple of toys and lots of bouncing on my knee, made the trip easy, quiet and stress-free.

Visiting back home grounds me. It brings me back to simple, happy childhood memories of letting my imagination run wild and watching my mother cook in the kitchen, helping peel veggies and mash potatoes without a worry in the world; before real adult life experiences and responsibilities and before Grayson.

Even though he may not remember these early days, I’ll always hold dear to my heart these new memories I’ve made with him; sleeping in my old bedroom with me, playing, laughing, and visiting with family. New England in October is breathtaking with all the leaves changing color – you need not do much other than go for a ride and walks outside for some amazing leaf peeping. I feel very blessed for these simple, memorable days.

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