Monday, September 7, 2009

I Got Nailed!!!

Now, get your minds outta the gutter! LOL! Read on to get the whole story….

I started the day off with a batch of marvellous pancakes. 100_6078

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp WW flour
  • 1 pkt Amazing Grass chocolate powder
  • 1 tbsp cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • squirt of agave, dash of vanilla extract & salt
  • 3 tbsp water

I mix the batter up in the MB to get it very smooth. Once I poured the batter in the pan, I topped the cakes off with some fresh blueberries. Post cooking, they received a layer of macadamia nut butter and the last of the strawberry banana jam. Divine! 100_6077

With a full belly I sat down to cruise the net for a bit and at 10am we set out to enjoy the beautiful morning with a bike ride to the lake. The path we decided to travel on is off a 2 lane highway, about 3km out of town. We live on the edge of town so it only took us 15 minutes to get lakeside. The scenery was breathe taking and I kept repeating to the fam that I can’t believe I have lived in this city my whole life and have never been down this trail until today. Here are a few pictures I took along the way. 100_6107 100_6081 100_6083 100_6084 100_6085 100_6088 100_6095 100_6098

And a few of us enjoying the adventure! 100_6092

You are looking at me sans make up here! :D

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What a GREAT time! Just as we were about to get back on the highway home, I noticed that my rear tire felt odd. I looked back to see this;


Uh-oh!! With 30secs, the tire was flat as a pancake. I told the fam to go ahead and I walked the rest of the way home. I’d estimate that I arrived home only 15mins after them. And I was one hot, sweaty, thirsty gal! That aside, I actually enjoyed the peacefulness of the walk. Now I have to make the decision on either a new bike or fork out the cash to fix the tire on this OLD one.

After a much needed shower, I settled down to a fabulous lunch. I toasted up a Stonemill English muffin, topped it with thinly sliced Ginger Gold apple, whipped cottage cheese and cinnamon. The remainder of the apple found it’s way on the plate as well; 100_6111

The afternoon was really low key. I made the Hungry GirlCan’t Believe It’s Not Potato Salad, read my book and played with KC. We also got a beer butt chicken going on the BBQ. I enjoyed a mid afternoon snack of an iced coffee and a Kashi Mocha Almond bar; 100_6113

So, my dinner was pretty predictable! Chicken and salad! 100_6114

Dessert was a cool Skinny Cow bar; 100_6115

I just spent some more time reading and now DD and I are going to get KC for a nice walk. Lunches are done for tomorrow and school bags are packed and ready to go in the morning. YAY!

Bye for now!!


  1. YIKES!! So sorry about the nail in your tire :(

  2. I LOVE all the stuff you guys do together as a family. What a beautiful ride. Sorry about the tire :( We are thinking about getting bikes soon. Love that HG tato salad! Have a wonderful night

  3. Beautiful scenery...sorry it ended up with getting nailed!

  4. Looks like you all had a great day!! The biking scenery is gorgeous - sorry about the nail :(

    I love the idea of adding an apple to the CC/EM combo! YUM to the potato salad!! It looks fantastic!

  5. such beautiful photos!

    and delicious food!

  6. Oh gosh. I'm glad you weren't too far from home!

    I haven't seen that flavor of Kashi bar, but I'm going to keep an eye out for it. Pumpkin Spice Flax is my favorite, but Mocha Almond sounds like a definite contender!

  7. Funny title! ;)

    Love the pics; looks & sounds like a beautiful bike ride (except for the nail)!

    Have a great week!

  8. What a gorgeous day with your kids! Great way to spend time together, for sure. I'm sorry about your bike, though. :'( I've also been thinking of getting a new one -- I probably last had one when I was DD's age, lol. And, I must say, that apple is perfectly sliced... wish I had your skills! I gotta sharpen up in time for apple season.

  9. What a beautiful scenic weekend: food, nature, kids and all. And don't apologize for the sans make up picture the clean air and bike riding makes you look beautiful and rosy cheeked!

  10. So beautiful this place, and so fun to bike there! :) Sorry that your bike's tire is broken... but you got a nice walk, right?
    Great weekend indeed! :)

  11. Looks like a beautiful bike ride, besides the nail of course!

    I miss family bike rides :o(

  12. Ha! Love the title. It looks like you had an amazing bike ride. Sorry about the flat though!

  13. LOL, great title! Sorry about your least the scenery was breathtaking though! I love your black & white pretty!

  14. ahhh...when you said "nailed" that was seriously the first thing that came to my mind. how could you think i would think otherwise!!!??? Hehe!

    But the lake looks lovely! Glad you had a nice time w/ the kiddos!

  15. What a great day & location for a bike ride. Other than the whole flat tire deal - that sucks. You're making me miss riding my bike.


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