a fresh new morning

I’ve been pulled over by a police car three times in my life.  I’ve also received one parking ticket, which turned out to be the most expensive “I’ll just stop and run into that cafe for a cup of coffee-to-go” ten minutes of my life.  Lesson learned: when you see a quarter lying on the ground right outside your car, take it as a sign that you really should put some money into the meter.  Yes.  Lesson learned.

Anyways—so far—I have not received a speeding ticket, and I’d really like to keep it that way.

Yesterday came pretty close though. 

As I was driving along, rolling over the peak of a hill, I suddenly saw a sign that read “school zone: 20mph.”  As soon as I saw the sign, I saw a police car.  And as soon as I saw the police car, the police car saw me. 

The most embarrassing part of this story isn’t that I was forced to sit and wait in my car while people slowly drove on by, peering into my window.  The embarrassing moment occurred when I accidentally handed the police officer my credit card instead of my drivers license.  He returned it with a raised eyebrow and a grunt, “sorry, this won’t work.”  I think I must have looked pretty silly at this point, as I laughed hysterically, telling him I was horribly sorry.  He honestly didn’t look very amused.  😉

Anyways, turns out that this particular police officer didn’t feel the need to give me a ticket.  He just sent me on my merry way with a written warning. 

The End.

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Thank goodness for happy endings.

Thank goodness for police officers who enforce the speed limit in school zones (even if it was at the very top of a hill, completely catching me off guard.)

Thank goodness for police officers who don’t write me a $200 ticket.

Thank goodness for a reliable car that drove me home at the race car speed of 15 mph. 😉

Thank goodness for fresh new mornings.

A Tropical Awakening

Pineapple and coconut go together like peanut butter and jelly.  This breakfast has a bright and sunny personality, so I highly recommend eating it on a cold, gloomy, winters’ day.  Instant smile!

Fresh pineapple carries far in this morning bowl of chilled oats.  However, if canned pineapple is what you happen to have on hand, I imagine it would be quite delicious as well.  And if you have the extra juice to spare, add just a touch in order to really up the exotic flavors.  Enjoy!

  • 1/2 c. uncooked old-fashioned oats
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 c. fresh pineapple, diced small
  • 6-oz. plain yogurt
  • toppings: Pom seeds, shredded coconut, walnuts and Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
  1. Combine oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, pineapple and yogurt in a medium bowl. Stir well.
  2. Transfer to your breakfast bowl and top with pom seeds, coconut, walnuts and granola.  ENJOY! 😀

Question: Have you ever been given a written/verbal warning or a ticket? 

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