This morning’s breakfast was a powerful breakfast cookie full of all sorts of things to make me healthy and alert.


In the overnight mix: 1/4 cup BRM extra thick rolled oats, 1 tbsp ground flax, the last tbsp (sad) of pineapple-coconut-ginger peanut butter, 1 tbsp goji berries, and 1/3 mashed banana.


In the frosting: 2 tbsp plain yogurt, 1 tsp lucuma power, and 1 tsp Artisana Cacao Bliss.


And on top: small handful blackerries, 1 chopped plummy gummy from my sister’s birthday package, a few more goji berries, and a sprinkle of nutmeg.


This cookie reminded me of the beach — I think it was the goji starfish, the icing sand, and the plate ocean.


IMG_9847And on the side, I had a tall glass of yerba mate.

Breakfast was delicious, and I really needed the power boost since I slept horrendously last night. From about 1:30 to 2:00 in the morning, there were dogs howling sooooo loud outside my bedroom window. I live in Brooklyn (not the wilderness), and this is ridiculous! My bedroom window faces a backyard area that houses the yards of a whole block of apartment buildings, so it’s impossible to know where the noise was coming from, especially in the dark. I almost called the police to make a noise complaint! Not only was it keeping me awake, but it was painful to listen to because one dog was howling/screaming in this hyperventilating, panicked, scared-out-of-its-mind way — it kind of sounded human!

I can’t believe that the owners would just leave him outside and ignore that sad sad pleading … especially in the middle of the night when there are at least 100 people trying to sleep within a 10-foot radius! Again, this is Brooklyn and not a mountain town where no one has neighbors. I closed my window, and it didn’t help at all. The dog moaning eventually stopped, but it kept coming back here and there throughout the rest of the night. And the birds woke me up at 7am! Where the heck am I? Arkansas? I need to get new ear plugs!

Anyway, I think I’m about to go take a nap!

What wakes you in the middle of the night?

18 thoughts on “Ruuuuuude

  1. verbalriot says:

    I’m sorry about the dogs! I am always woken up by people outside the house ’cause I live across a school yard and all these hooligans think they can hang out there at like 4 in the morning! Psh.

    Uhhh…but you know what keeps me up at night right now? The thought of going to this very soon:



  2. Jen says:

    Oh gosh, that sounds terrible. The other night, I heard a cat making those same kind of pained, hurt, wailing noises. It was terrible and so sad! I totally agree; what kind of owner ignores that?? 😦

    Usually though, I often hear train noises at like 3 or 4am. It keeps me awake at night, but in a pleasant, calming way. I just lay in bed and think while listening to the trains and falling back asleep. πŸ™‚


  3. Anne K. says:

    Wow, sorry to hear about the dogs. I just got home from school for the summer, but when I was at my apartment at school, I’d always get woken up by drunk people outside my window. It was soooo annoying.
    That breakfast cookie looks delicious!


  4. Susan says:

    That cookie is a work of art. If the Food Network had an “Ace of Breakfast Cookies” you would have to be on it.

    Sorry about the dog 😦 Maybe earplugs would work? The only thing that wakes me up in the middle of the night is my bladder…


  5. Amelia says:

    Your breakfast does look delish!

    That sucks about the noise. In my neighborhood I have to deal with car alarms and drunk people walking back from the bars. Oddly enough, I live like a block from a train and that NEVER wakes me up!


  6. sue says:

    the cookie really does look beachy! so cute πŸ™‚ sorry about the horrible sleep…it makes me so sad to hear about bad dog owners 😦 boo! nothing really wakes me up at night now that i live in the suburbs…but the birds always wake me up in the morning- usually earlier than i want to be up.


  7. homegirlcaneat says:

    Being woken up at night and not being able to go back to sleep is the WORST! Because all you can do is focus on the obnoxious noice! RUUUUUDE! Does this ruuude title have anything to do with my favorite youtube video ever?


    • Sarah says:

      hahahaha, Brooke, I’ve never seen that video, but from now now, every “rude” is going to remind me of it. ohhh my godness, too funny! i love it πŸ™‚


  8. Erin says:

    I WAS WONDERING THE SAME THING AS HOMEGIRL! Bon QUI QUI! Welcome to Kind Burger where you can have it YO way…BUT DON’T GET CRAZY!
    We have neighbors with pitbulls. UGH! They wake me up.
    I say next time, call Miss Lisa! (The police…ya know)


  9. coco says:

    sorry that you couldn’t sleep well last night. I hate that happens too, just when I feel asleep someone begin to make noises or animals to make noises…. that gets me really annoyed and angry!!!
    But your breakfast cookie looks amazing!!! I bet it made you feel a little bit better! πŸ™‚


  10. Alison says:

    Love the blackberries!
    Almost nothing can wake me up at night. I’m a very heavy sleeper. But one time I had a cat scratching his paw on the window to my bedroom and screeching (from outside). It was terrible. I kept banging on the window to get the thing to go away. I don’t know what was wrong with it.


  11. Meredith says:

    That’s so annoying!
    I’ve been woken up by people honking in my parking lot in the middle of the night. Like they’re here to pick up someone from my apartment building to go party at 2AM, and instead of calling them (or knocking on their door) they just honk their horn over and over again. It’s super rude. Once I almost ran down there to yell at them, but I figured I would probably get shot. That’s Miami for you.


  12. janetha says:

    that cookie deserves to be framed. for reals.

    my own dogs wake me up at night. seriously i know they can hold it all night but the basset is a stubborn one and decides to wake us up on the regular.

    hope you get a nap in or somethin!


  13. Amy says:

    I HATE hearing my neighbor’s music. I think that is so rude they left their dogs out to bark that late at night. I would’ve def. called the police!!


  14. Lara (Thinspired) says:

    Yikes–that is exactly why I sleep with earplugs + eyemask EVERY night! I rarely get woken up because of those, but I don’t think there are any dogs in our building!
    Your cookie looks great. I need to perfect my technique a little but the frosting is a MUST! πŸ™‚


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