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He’s a Maniac

by Courtney on July 19, 2010

He’s a maaaaaaniac, MAAAniac that’s for sure.”

And he’s runnin’ around this house crazier than ever beforrrrre!”

Yes, I have one crazy, wacky cat.


Cody has been running around the house like a maniac since the time I got up this morning. The entire time I was on the treadmill, he was constantly on the move: bolting up and down the stairs, chasing after a bottle cap, chasing his tail in circles while on the stairs, trying to wedge himself underneath the gap in the treadmill (while it was on an incline), and now he’s pouncing from couch to couch. He’s knocked over a picture frame, a stack of magazines, and almost got my iced coffee. I don’t know what he got into, but whatever it is, I want some. Talk about some energy! :shock:

I started my morning off with my favorite 45 minute treadmill interval walk. I’m still experiencing some annoying hip pain and didn’t want to push things too far by running this morning. I have some extra stretching planned for later today, so hopefully that will help ease up some tension?


Dare I say that today’s breakfast almost tasted like a super decadent dessert bowl? :-P


I delicious bowl of oats with lots of toppings was on the menu for today. We are out of bananas in this house right now (gasp!) so I had to go sans bananers. I almost missed the fluffy banana poofs, except for the fact that I had one of my favorite toppings to use today…

Simple Oats:

-1/3 cup oats

-1/3 vanilla almond milk

-1/3 cup water

-cinnamon & nutmeg



-Blizzard Butter

-a delicious granola blondie!! :-D


You might remember the last time I had made granola blondies,they quickly became a favorite oatmeal topping. Well, since I snagged a couple to take in my “doggy bag” from Saturday’s blogger brunch, I had the opportunity to recreate my favorite bowl. Granola Blondie oats = :mrgreen: <—that’s me!

Along with my oatmeal, I enjoyed a nice glass of iced coffee. Usually I make my iced coffee the night before and just refrigerate it, but didn’t think of it last night. So this morning, I just double brewed my coffee (double the amount of coffee, use the same amount of water that you normally use) and then poured it over a glass full of ice. It works perfect! Add in some vanilla almond milk and you’ve got a quick, delicious glass ‘o caffeine.



In case you were incredibly busy like I was this weekend, and missed some blog posts, here’s a little bit to catch ya back up!

Capital District NY Eat Drink Blog

Food, Friends, & Fun!

A Nice Little Sunday

Also a reminder…

**Don’t forget to enter my Exercise TV GIVEAWAY! You only have until tomorrow to enter!**

Be sure to check back at lunch time…I mayyyy just have another fun giveaway for all of my favorite readers! ;)

Question for the Morning:

What is  one of your favorite, funny things that your pet does?

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1 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices July 19, 2010 at 10:42 am

Cody is so stinkin’ cute :D
he’s a wild man!!!
Something funny my cats would do was follow me in the follow & then just stay there & lick up the excess water. water cats for sure!! (or they loved the sink too, if I left the water running just a hair for them :) )
Love your oatmeal toppings, they always sound so good!!


2 Courtney July 19, 2010 at 10:47 am

Cody LOVES water, too! He hops right in the bath tub and licks the water from the faucet. Too funny!


3 Jen July 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

my cat does the same thing. this morning he was eating his tail and then running up and down the stairs like a wacko. i thought it was because he’s black and white but i guess orange kitties are just as nutzo! haha :-D


4 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 19, 2010 at 10:51 am

That’s too funny. One our our dogs LOVES to chase bubbles. It’s the most hysterical thing.


5 Marie July 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

Too funny! Our dog chases bugs in the backyard and hops trying to reach them. He looks like a bunny. ;)


6 Maura July 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Oh man, Cody is too funny!! Is it weird that I’ve never had a pet?? Like seriously…my parents deprived us of a childhood staple, lol. I did have a goldfish but it lasted less than 24 hours. I believe its name was Goldy. I was a clever child….HA!


7 dorrybird July 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm

So funny! My cat used to hide underneath the rug in our living room. He was huge and he’s crawl all the way underneath the rug making a huge, awkward bump. :)


8 Heather T July 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm

When I let Radar (my bunny) run around the house he runs back and forth really fast and does these crazy jump/twist things in the air. It’s really funny and cute :)


9 Courtney July 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Awww, Radar!


10 Kara @ MyWellnest July 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I love wild and crazy pets! That song is now stuck in my head!!!

Our dogs do something we’ve termed “pugtona”. It happens when they get really hyper and sprint around with their butts tucked under. It never gets old!


11 Courtney July 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

LOL!! :)


12 *Andrea* July 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm

those oats look amazing!!!
hope your hip gets better. my outer right calve had a shooting pain the other day so i’m decreasing my intense treadmill runs to only 1-2 times per week and trying new things like yoga, bodypump, the bike, etc.

i NEED to make blondies ASAP. yours look soooooo good


13 Courtney July 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

They’re SO easy! Go for it! :)


14 Shanna, like Banana July 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Thx for the iced coffee recipe!

Mykonos my 17lb cat falls asleep with his tongue hanging out. It’s freaking adorable!


15 TheBloggersBrother July 20, 2010 at 11:31 am

Gonz used to chase his tail on the stairs and run into fences, hes a little slow.

Bax knows when it is time for bed and he likes to play dead so he doesnt have to go to bed lol


16 Courtney July 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm

LOL…awww, Bax!


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