The Bird House

When we were feeling domestic the other day, the Pilot picked up a hummingbird feeder, since we had quite a few different bird feeders in Valdosta.

It’s been really successful.

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I came downstairs the other morning, and a HUGE turtle dove was eating out of the hummingbird feeder. I hope that’s ok? All of the neighborhood birds have spread the word that we have food over here and have been hanging out. Birds kind of freak me out –I have a really weird dinosaur phobia and they’re related- but I’m happy to feed them,

Bella loves chasing them,

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and the Pilot just likes birds, I guess 😉

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(BIRDMAN! Haha. And I can’t wait for his mustache to be gone in T-2 days. I asked to shave it for him and it was vetoed)

The Pilot has flown nights all week, so things have been a little backwards over here – I’m really looking forward to the weekend. Since he’s been gone for dinners, I haven’t been cooking much.

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Amy has, though 😉

mac n cheese

I LOVE this Amy’s Mac N’ Cheeze:

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it’s not healthy (over 700mg of sodium, high in calories and fat, low in protein) but it’s a great little treat atop spinach with some hot sauce.

mac n cheese

I set off the smoke alarm making a chicken burger for last night’s dinner salad

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(with beets, avocado and balsamic)

and was really excited to try this new-to-me almond milk yogurt with breakfast.

almond milk yogurt

Maybe I got a bad one, but it was pretty foul. Too sweet and also kinda sour.

This morning, we’re taking it easy, and then going for a walk to get some fresh air after we’ve recovered from last night’s adventures 🙂

Have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya later!
xoxo

Gina

Something to talk about: Do you have any phobias? It’s funny because snakes and insects don’t bother me too much but I am so creeped out by dinosaurs –I think it’s the thought that they actually existed gets to me- but I cried on the Epcot dinosaur ride. I had mascara running down my face when I got off. That ish is scary, and I’ll never go on the Jurassic Park ride.

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96 Comments

  1. Leslie Wingate on March 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I was SO excited to try coconut milk yogurt too. It was NA-STY.

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      i couldn’t even swallow the single bite i took. i spit it out

  2. Allison on March 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    clowns.. i freakin HATE clowns, they just totally weird me out, even if i see one on tv.. *shivers*
    I could really go for some mac&cheese right about now.. wonder if theres a paleo version somewhere?…lol nah it wouldnt be the same.

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      haha no it wouldn’t. cauliflower mac perhaps?

  3. Diana on March 29, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Slugs. I am terrified of slugs. Probably a good thing I can outrun them.

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      hahahah!

  4. Julie on March 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    The texture of that yogurt looks cottage-cheesy.

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      it had chunks of coconut in it. nast

  5. Brigid on March 29, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I tried the amande almond milk yogurt earlier this week and it is equally as disgusting as the coconut kind. Yuck.

    Also, I am newly gluten and diary free (almost 1 month- woo hoo!) and there aren’t too many gluten free options near me right now. A Trader Joe’s is coming soon which I am THRILLED about because you talk about it so much! Are you gluten free, too?

    Where did you get the mac and cheese??

  6. mallory on March 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I laughed so hard at your dinosaur phobia, sorry. I have a really odd one too. I am scared of swimming alone in a pool, especially above-ground, because I have this irrational fear that there is a STING RAY in the pool, skimming the ground, waiting for me. I can swim in the ocean, no matter how dark and seaweedy, but in a pool? and one that I have had since I was 5..NO THANKS, not solo!

  7. Tawnee on March 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I’m definitely not a fan of Amande yogurt either. I’ve never had the coconut flavor, but even the plain is pretty lackluster, and I don’t like the texture. So Delicous is MUCH better, especially the ‘greek’ variety they just came out with! And I adore Whole Soy Co. unsweetened plain yogurt when I can get my hands on some!

  8. Megan on March 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I love hummingbirds! They are attracted to our petunias and sweet potato blossoms. They are a joy to watch.

    I am afraid of E.T. Like, little girl gasping and crying afraid…It’s way out of character for me!

  9. Linz @ ItzLinz on March 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I wouldnt call it a phobia but I don’t like birds lol.. They poop everywhere and it grosses me out and scares me that it may land on me! Gross!

  10. Ellen on March 29, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Wow, so many bird haters! I have a pet parrot who is the awesomest and at least 10x smarter than your dog (no really, it has been scientifically proven). I guess I need find myself a bird man 😉

  11. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on March 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I tried that yogurt last week in the airport for a quick snack. I liked the taste but the texture was all sorts of weird! Not sure how I feel about it and since I’ve never seen it in the grocery store, probably won’t be buying it anytime soon again.

  12. Heather on March 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    That almond yogurt was probably not bad- I had the blueberry version and it was nasty too! Theres nothing like good old greek yogurt. And the Redwood Hills Goats Milk yogurt- its a great local brand and they treat their goats really well!

  13. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on March 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

    EEk re: almond yougert! I’ve been buying that brand and have had 1 that didn’t taste good! They cherry and strawberry are awesome though!! 🙂

  14. Kayla on March 30, 2012 at 6:31 am

    you might have gotten a bad one because that yogurt is one of my favorite non-dairy yogurts i’ve ever tried, especially that flavor!!

  15. Cheryl Boswell on March 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

    The best greek I have had is called “Greek Gods” Honey flavor. I get it locally here at Kroger in Michigan. I haven’t seen it anywhere else. Flat out blows the national brands out of the water.

  16. Ashley on March 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Im afraid of moths and birds… Not spiders or snakes though…. Flying things can get you easier!
    Also I hate black socks!!! The way feet look in them completely creeps me out.
    Maybe try the Amande again in a couple of weeks… We sell it at my store and people are raving about it, but I have heard of people getting some from bad batches.

  17. Andrea M. on March 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Oh, the mac n’ cheese is so yummy..I’ve always loved baked macaroni and cheese. this is delicious, I’ll gotta try this out. The birds are so cute too. My friend has bird before and every time we went to their house the bird greeted us with a “hi” or a “good morning”. It’s so cool, they’re a genius. 🙂

  18. Lauren on March 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I tried that same brand of almond milk yogurt (2 different flavors) a couple weeks ago, and they were totally weird. I could not get on board with the consistency, although the flavors weren’t bad. I think I had a blueberry one day and cherry the next. The consistency was the only really off thing. When I had the first one, I thought it might have gone bad, but the second one was the exact same way (and they had a long time to go before their expiration.)

  19. Kathy on March 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Love the phobia talk – so funny. I thought I’d see a lot more of mine: spiders. Bad bad arachnaphobia! It was ok when I lived up North because you didn’t see too many and they died off in the winter. But now I live in NC and it is TERRIBLE spider-wise. I’ve had to get over it a little and I can now deal with the tiny ones but any bigger around than a dime and I can not get near it. If there is a bigger one, I have to ask my neighbor’s husband to come deal with it (I’m divorced so no spider help!) Luckily he is willing!

    My parents live down here too and one time all of us were over there. My sister – who is a tiny bit braver than I am – and I saw a BIG (like 1/2 dollar size!!!) one on the carpet. My brother and brother-in-law came running in at the sound of our shreaking to find us standing on the couch begging to be saved. So far we have not heard the end of it.

    I’m also not fond of clowns but not near the level of spiders.

  20. Stephanie on March 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I tried that almond milk yogurt too, in a different flavor, and it was also nasty! I am a fan of the So Delicious coconut milk greek yogurt, but only have it as a treat because of all the saturated fat!

  21. Amanda on March 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I don’t mind the cherry flavored amande. It’s different for sure, but mixed with some chocolate Sunwarrior and some cacao nibs, it’s tasty.

  22. Jenny @ simply be me on March 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Birds scare me. We watched a documentary last night about crows and how flipping intelligent they are – if you do bad stuff to them they remember your face. Forever. *shudder*
    I also don’t like insects in large quantities. I take one or two ants but an entire hill of them? No thanks!

  23. Jean on March 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I have two containers of the almond milk yogurt in my fridge. Told my dairy-free friend about it, and she was anxious to hear what I thought of it. Looks like it will be a disappointing review for her… And maybe this is why it was on sale at the health foods store!

    I’m not a bird fan, either – they’re too flighty! (ha)

  24. Sharon on March 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

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  25. Jaimie on March 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I recently became obsessed with the Amy’s gluten free mac n cheese! (I do eat the dairy version though) I add some tuna fish to make me think I am making it a little more healthy… : )

  26. Kate on March 31, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Have you ever heard of trypophobia??? I get goosebumps even thinking about it. Ugg. It’s an irrational fear of holes/clusters……….most people think it’s crazy, but I instantly get goosebumps and itchy all over (and repulsed) by looking at certain images (especially lotus pods *shudders*). Check out this site!! Gross!http://www.popsci.com/trypophobia

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