That. Just. Happened.

Who wants to hear about my day!?


Ok good.

Well, let’s just say Tuesday and I started out on the wrong foot. I woke up at 4:24 (random time i set my alarm for) because my boyfriend had set up a car to pick me up at 4:40 am and take me to New York so I could catch my train back to Baltimore. If waking up long before the sun did wasn’t enough torture I literally bumped my head so hard on the car door that it’s bruised. Looking pretty! I was starving so I wandered around the station to find that only one shop was open. Helllllo, it’s 5 am, don’t they know this girl’s tummy is rumbling? The only “restaurant” that was open? The healthy option of Krispy Kreme. I may or may not have gotten a doughnut…But, if I did – it would be a pink glazed with sprinkles. I sat on the floor waiting for the train to arrive and once it did I was crossing over the gap between the sidewalk and train my flip-flop falls off. I mean, really? How often does that happen to someone. Most likely NEVER. But, it would happen to me. Only me. Whatever, I can’t deal with it so I just walk onto the train smiling with one shoe on like the crazy woman I am at 5:30 am. After I rummage through my carry-on suitcase to find another pair of shoes I attempt to lift it in the overhead compartment…What do ya know? It’s too over-packed to fit. Cool. I have no patience left, I’ve lost one of my favorite flip-flops and I’m still hungry because sugar isn’t filling…So, my suitcase is getting its own seat. I dare someone to say something to me. Oh wait, nope, it’s not… The train is full so I now have a neighbor. I planned on falling asleep and waking up to a “new day” but the woman next to me had other plans… Number 1, she smelled like feet and Number 2 she would NOT stop talking. “Everyone in my company is SO attractive,” “This guy really likes me but we’ve only been dating for one day and he tried to hold my hand so I’m not sure I like the PDA” “Why wont the cafe cart toast bagels?” Seriously lady…Not in the mood to chat. All i wanted was for my phone to ring… But really, it’s 6 am. Nobody was calling me. I listened to her whine and remembered I was on my way to work which included two whiney children. This is clearly the best day ever. I finally get home, get in my own car and hit a bird IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. Windshield? Cracked. I thought hitting a bird was impossible? I notice my gas light is on… Please lord, just get me to the gas station.

That really just happened. This all happened before 9am.

Want to know what made my day better?


I saw a recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Banana Muffins on Courtney’s blog last week and have been dreaming of them ever since. I made a few adjustments so here it goes.

Oatmeal Raisin Banana Muffins

(Makes 12)


Strudel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned or quick cooking)
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted


  • 2 whole, ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned or quick cooking)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper or foil cups.

For the Topping:
In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup oats, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and melted butter; set aside.

For the Muffins:
Mash bananas in a medium bowl. Stir in egg substitute and milk. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, remaining oats, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Stir just to combine (batter should be lumpy). Stir in raisins.

Divide batter among the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle each with the reserved topping. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-19 minutes. Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted in one of the center muffins comes out clean or only with some dry crumbs from the topping. ENJOY!

When Courtney said these reminded her of a soft chewy oatmeal raisin cookie she wasnt lying.. These were perfect. I had one for lunch with yogurt and maybe another one on the side 😉 I usually leave my baked goods at the house I nanny so I’m not tempted to eat them at home but I brought a couple of these suckers home.

My day went OK up until 5pm… When I got home with my groceries.

Half of them rolled down the hill. I think I have poison ivy. I need to go to bed.

I did get all of this

for just about the same price it cost me to fill up my gas tank. Does that make this a good or bad part of my day?

All I know is that out of all of these groceries…the only thing I’m worried about right now is this.

Dinner is served. Goodnight.

32 Responses to “That. Just. Happened.”

  1. Awwww, I’m sorry your day was so terrible! Hopefully tomorrow is better! I see you bought Silk almond milk, I LOVE that stuff. I get the dark chocolate flavor. Yum. 🙂

  2. you poor girl, that is awful. I have a phobia of losing a flipflop or one of them breaking and having to walk around with one shoe and now I know it’s totally possible and not just a weird neurosis….or maybe it’s both. Hope your day is better tomorrow xoxo

  3. Oh my goodness that is one heck a day. I cannot believe you lost a sandal — major boo. Shall we take a moment in silence for the lost shoe? Yes I think so.


    The muffins look fab. You deserve that chocolate girl!

  4. awww boo!! want to go running this weekend? will that make you feel better? how about picking up your chocolate granola and i make you some cookies or something healthier? you pick. or we can meet up for some fro yo!

    at least you looked GORG in your wedding pics and you got to spend a couple extra days with your man.

    im with shanna…. pause. in memory of your lost flip flop! chance ate three pairs of mine in the past month so i know the feeling. and a rock or piece of dirt put a little crack in my windshield of my fairly new car.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 SMILLEEE ❤

  5. Yayyyyy, so glad you liked the muffins!

    And that is definitely a total bummer on your sandal…you have my moment of silence. 😉

  6. These look absolutely PERFECT!
    Please stop by and say hi

  7. Lady, I’m horrified for you! I hope that you roll out of bed tomorrow and have a 100% better day – that’s just too much for one body to take!

  8. Your poor thing 😦 Glad you finally made it home though!
    Baking is always the answer to any problems 😉

  9. oh lordy, you deserve a nice long bath & a ton of chocolate. some days just suck – i had mine last week when my computer decided it was not ever going to wake up again. i hope tomorrow’s much better!

  10. omg girl! Im sorry yesterday was rough! I was going to say have some chocolate and wine! lol! U did the chocolate part , so your all good!!!

    Hope today is better! xoxo ❤

  11. Good think you had the chocolate nearby! I had a bad day too, we were house hunting in my car with my bf driving and he loves driving it and kept swerving around the corners at top speed so I felt queasy after an hour of it (on top of a work/school day- and my room is in an unfinshed stage of a giant clean up which Im not quite sure why i started…)

    Heres to a better day today!! 🙂

  12. So sorry about the rough day! But you know the best thing about bad days? They end!! And the next day is usually better 🙂 Hang in there love!

  13. Aw boo! Those days are never fun, but it can only get better. I hope things have improved!

  14. Wow what a day! I find any day that includes waking up before dawn and includes travel always ends up in weird adventures. I’m glad baking made it all better, it usually does. I should do that more. Instead after a bad day I just drown myself in trashy tv and go to bed early. Nothing like starting over. at least now you have an excuse to go shopping for new flip flops 🙂

  15. Aw, I’m so sorry that all that crap happened in the morning. At least you did bake some delicious muffins! And now it’s a new day, so you can put it all behind you!!

  16. When it rains it pours, isn’t that the truth! So sorry you had such a crappy day but with muffins that sound that delicious it was bound to get better. Here’s to a better day 🙂

  17. Yikes! Talk about a bad day! That was really some special luck. Is it something you can laugh at yet? If not, it’ll be hysterical tomorrow…I hope.

    On a positive note, those muffins looks awesome! And what better way to finish off the day then with super dark chocolate! It really makes everything all better! 🙂

  18. Sorry about the crappy day but I’m glad those muffins made it better. They look amazing. And now you can buy some new sandals ;D

  19. Oh my goodness, girl this is awful. I really hope today is going so much better for you!

  20. Wow – that sounds like an insanely terrible day. But at least it involved muffins and chocolate!

    Hope today is a better one for you!


    I’m proud of you for sticking it through… and baking. 😉 doesn’t that always make a day better?

    and hey. the great days wouldn’t be so fabulous without the shitty ones. keep smiiilin’!

  22. Oh no! This happens to me sometimes too, and I usually block it out the next day already but know that I have them because I recall myself shrieking to the boyfriend. “AAAAGHHH, WHEN IT RAINS IT EFFING POURS” in rage. Tomorrow will be better. Hang in there!

  23. I have days like that sometimes — I feel your pain! Hope your day is better today 🙂

  24. Sounds like a rough day 😦 FYI I think a donut is better than no breakfast at all. Raisins in muffins? Genius!

  25. Oh honey, sounds like a rough day but I’m glad the baking got it out of you! hope tomorrow’s better…


  26. sorry about your rough day :/ but those muffins look like they can make anything better!! nothing better than banana, raisons, and oatmeal all in one!!

  27. Aw this day sounds like something out of a movie! I’m sorry you had to go through all of that. 😦 Those muffins look awesome though! 🙂

  28. I am sorry your day was rough 😦 baking DOES always make everything better though!! 🙂 And these muffins look AMAZING! 🙂

  29. Aww, dang girl it sounds like you had one of those days where everything goes wrong!! I hope everything got better!! 🙂

  30. Ugh..girl, what a freakin’ day!
    Stupid lady on the train- omg- I would of flipped on her! Goodness.
    I loved those muffins too- so good! & baking always helps make a day better…with chocolate- even better.
    Now that I’m late on commenting- I can say- NO WORRIES now- it’s FRIDAY 😀 xoxo

  31. Thanks for sharing Lyss! I used this recipe as a foundation and twisted it with banana coconut chocolate chip. They were fantastic!


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