I’ve certainly been gone longer than I intended. Even though my days are fairly repetitive (work, eat, drive kids around, go to bed) I still seem to be on the busy side with it all! We recently switched our job rolls around at work so I’ve been learning a few new duties. I like that it’s keeping me engaged because there’s nothing worse than getting bored at work, IMO. Monday night’s DD is in dance class from 6-7:30 on the other side of town so I usually wander around Winners instead of driving back and forth. This is not so good for my wallet! I’m thinking that using gas driving to and fro is more cost effective! LOL And Tuesday is MY night, AKA Pilates. My Mom joined me this session and it’s fun having her there. By Wednesday I’m usually ready for a post but last night we went out of town (about a 1.5hr drive) for a hockey game. It was bed time by the time we rolled into the driveway. So here I am! Better late than never, right??
On Tuesday DD went to the mall after dinner with a friend of hers….alone. We’ve never dropped her off and let her hang out before. It was a BIG step for this Mama Bear, I tell ya. There were special circumstances that led up to this, though. The friend she met up with is going in for some significant surgery in a week and they really wanted to get together beforehand. Plan A was to see a movie but nothing that was playing interested them. Enter Plan B, the mall. Said friend is also 2 years older than DD and is responsible enough that I felt DD would be safe. She had a great time with her freedom, of course! I had to pick her up for 8pm and Pilates ends at 7:15 so I had a bit of time to spare. Enter a trip across the street from the mall to The Bulk Barn. I haven’t been there in ages. Here’s what I bought!
Candy corn for the office candy dish…..and some for me! ;)
Kamut flakes. Love these for breakfast and I haven’t bough any since the summer so I’m eager to cook some up!
Cinnamon chips. First time seeing these in Canada. Very exciting!
Green raisins. First time seeing these ever. They’re good! They taste more like a sweet grape than raisins which I liked.
A great big sack of steel cut oats:
Cocoa roasted almonds. These are also the first I’ve seen around here. They’re nowhere near as good as the Emerald brand, but they’ll do!
And lastly, coconut cashews. Much sweeter than I anticipated, but they make a nice little treat….and the “crumbs” are great on my oats! :) I know bulk type stores are not for everyone (germs, etc) but I’m more than OK with them and find them to be really decent money savers.
So about that out of town hockey game….THE BOYS WON! This is their second win of the season (they’ve played 8 games) so we were all pretty excited! I took a few shots of DS during the warm up:
Apparently he’d had enough!! LOL I’ve been leaving Operation Beautiful notes in all the bathrooms at the different rinks we go to! Here are a few of the more notable eats I’ve been enjoying this week: It’s been dark in the mornings so my pictures are a little dark. Boo! The middle bowl was eaten at work because DS had a 6am hockey practice Monday morning and I had no time to eat at home. This yellow bell pepper, zucchini, chicken stir fry made a great stuffing for a pita pocket! Dinners have looked like this:
A can of tomato & onion tuna + 3oz of WW macaroni noodles turned into this: And one night there was grilled chicken thighs, veg, asparagus and 2 potatoes (I don’t care much for potatoes, obviously!) Sweet treats!
I think that’s all I’ve got for now. I’m guessing there’s enough picture overload in this post! I’ll be back Sunday with the next Thanks & Giving food item!
Bye for now!!