Hi everybody! First off, I wrote yesterday about the Dr. Teal’s hand cream and then forgot to post the picture! DUH! So, here it is.
I enjoyed Mama Peas almond joy bars so much last night that I decided to carry the flavours over to my breakfast this morning:
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup oat bran
-dash of coconut & almond extract
-2 tbsp chopped almonds
-1 tbsp coconut
-2 tbsp carob chips
Bingo bango…..this was a rock star breakfast! Nom, nom, nom! :D
On a more sombre note, I’m sure everybody has heard/read about the terrible disaster that has struck the people of Haiti. A nurse who lived 30 minutes down the road from where I am was in Haiti a whole 90 minutes when the quake struck killing her. 90 minutes!! I can’t even comprehend that. I think that something like this really should make us all take a step back and truly be grateful for all that we have. I am so very lucky to live in an area that is rarely struck by natural disasters. Tornadoes are rare and we don’t get hurricanes, monsoons, earthquakes, erupting volcanos, floods. I am sincerely grateful for this and need to remember that every single day.
I didn’t bring my gym bag or lunch to work today because Thursday is yoga day in the gym so we can’t get in. I came to find out at break time that the instructor was sick so yoga was cancelled. So there’s me with no gym clothes or food. Bummer! Lesson learned, though. ALWAYS bring lunch and gym attire to work…you may need it even though you think you don’t!
I’m secretly glad I went home for lunch, though…look what I made for myself!
I haven’t enjoyed a big ass salad in a long while. In this we have:
-1/2 an avocado
-4% Allegro cheese
-white balsamic vinegar
Behold a thing of beauty!
DS had a 4:30-5:30 hockey practice today and DD had a 6:10 appointment in the next town over so dinner was not a “family” one. The kids wanted tacos from a kit which I reasoned was a good, fast choice for eating on the fly. Before I got started on browning the meat, though, I vacuumed the house. The nastiness of my carpets was driving me nuts! I usually get it done every Saturday but with us being gone all weekend it fell through the cracks. As you all know I have 3 cats, plus we just took the tree down Monday so you can imagine the mess. Just look at how full the canister was once I got done.
Gross, this I know! But I feel much better sitting here now with fur free carpet. I might mention that this is 3 floors worth of crap…
Dinner for me was a second attempt at Erin’s All Bran pancake. Still no cottage cheese but I did find some Oikos in the back of the fridge so used that instead. It set up MUCH better than the kefir!
I topped them with dried cranberries, pecans and yogurt chips. Yum yum! And let me tell you…these pancakes are f-i-l-l-i-n-g.
After DD’s appointment we stopped at the mall to wander around a bit. I found a kick ass coat that was dirt cheap. Like $170 for $30 cheap. No way was I leaving a deal like that in the store! I’ll get DD to take a picture of me in it tomorrow. It’s too dark right now for a good one. Before leaving I stopped Teaopia for some “cleansing” tea, if ya know what I mean. ;) I also bought myself a NF green matcha latte:
So, that’s about it for now. One more work day to go. Amen…
Bye for now!!