The Darkness

I love fall, but I am not excited about the dark mornings again.

I didn’t see daylight until almost 8 am today! It didn’t help that it’s also cloudy, but still – I miss the early light already.


My orange breakfast made up for it – tons of fall flavors!


Oatmeal pancake:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Topped with some pumpkin yogurt: greek yogurt mixed with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and a spoonful of pear butter I got from a friend. It was the perfect topping! Sweet, tart, and spicy.


Nick and I split an orange on the side, and there’s definitely some coffee in my morning plans Winking smile


A great way to start a very busy Monday. I’ve got a long to-do list, but it’s all self-inflicted and mostly fun items. Better get to it!


What did you do this weekend?


  1. I agree with you! I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark, not fair!

    This weekend was a lot of errand running!

  2. These dark mornings are so hard, aren’t they??

    This weekend was spent celebrating our anniversary!

  3. it’s been so dark in the mornings-on saturday i thought i’d woken up in the middle of the night, but nope, 7 am. just pitch black.
    i ran a 5k this weekend!

  4. I agree, pancakes are a great way to start a cloudy morning. I love your pancake topper

  5. i agree, i hate the dark mornings! but it looks like you had a great fall weekend! hope you’ve been enjoying the football :) i got to dog-sit this weekend :)

  6. i am LOVING your pancake creations lately. i have to remember to top mine with Greek yog – when you do that, it always looks SO GOOD!

    happy Monday lady :)

  7. Love the idea of mixing pear butter into the pumpkin yogurt. Gotta try it…but probably with my TJ’s pumpkin butter instead!

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