Well, hello! Is the sun shining where you are? Cuz it’s not here. Bummer. Meh, it’s be a good 2 days regardless. DD had her b-day sleepover last night so I didn’t get a chance to post so here’s yesterday’s shenanigans…
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup oats
- chocolate honey
- pecan and hazelnut pieces
And yes, I took these photos on the carpet by my sliding glass door. It was the best lighting I could get on a cloudy day. HA!
Work yesterday was basically a payroll clean up day which is pretty typical the Friday after we run the pays. Plus, it’s payday so there are usually more phone calls to take. I knew I was skipping the gym today to go down to see a talent show at the kids school so I packed a bit lighter of a snack….a granola bar (from Erica’s recipe).
This batch had different fruit & nut additions to it which I will disclose in a few days. Needless to say, they’re still great! DD and 2 of her friends prepared a dance routine for the talent show which was fun to watch. Unfortunately, the lightening was NOT good for photo taking! :( I did manage to snap one of DS when he spotted me;
When I got back to work the sun had come out forcing me to attached my “visor” to the side of my glasses….AKA a post it note. One of the girls thought it looked hilarious and grabbed my camera to capture the moment:
It’s silly, but it works. As much as I LOVE the sun, it’s hard to work in when it’s shining directly on your face. I hear through the grapevine that we should be getting some sort of window treatments soon. Thank goodness!
I came home to a much anticipated delivery after work. I had such a good experience with CSN Stores that I decided to order a new set of Rachael Ray chocolate brown porcelain pots and pans! The set I have are the ones I received at my bridal shower 12+ years ago and trust me when I say that they have been used and abused! The lids don’t even fit tightly anymore. LOL! It was time. So I present, my new, beautiful set!
Although I loved all the bright colours that the line offers, I decided that the chocolate brown would be classiest long after the bright hues would be. You like? I sure do!
As the title of this post would surmise, DD had a few friends over for a sleepover last night. Her b-day is on Thursday, but trying to do something over the Victoria Day long weekend is tough because a lot of people go away. Because DD’s guests were arriving by 7pm and I had to get the groceries done beforehand, we decided to grab some Chinese to go from our favourite little restaurant. I enjoyed some shrimp lo Mein:
Don’t mind her raccoon eyes. She still had crap on from the talent show. HA! The girls entertained themselves for a few hours with things like dress up, blind makeovers, a photo shoot and a scavenger hunt. Oh, my…the energy!!! My hubby and I crashed by 11:30 and I hear they fell asleep by 1am. I set my alarm for 7 to be sure I was up to get the pancakes that were requested ready. By the time I brushed my teeth they were waiting for me!! LOL I made a huge batch of chocolate chip pancakes using a Quaker Oatmeal whole Grain mix that received rave reviews. I, on the other hand, stuck to a bowl of cereal because I may or may not have eaten 2 granola bars before going to bed last night. ;)
This is my favourite cereal, Wildroots, which I buy at Costco with USVAB. Yum.
We had the house back to ourselves by 10am and aside from showering, I just sat back and enjoyed the (relative) silence. Closer to noon my bestie (who lives 3hrs away) popped over for a quick visit and to drop a gift off for DD. She’s only in town for the day so couldn’t stay too long. Anyways, DD was thrilled to get a pair of Lululemon shorts!
I have this pair only mine are grey with a coral stripe. They’re uber comfy and great for running in!
2pm saw us at the rink for DS’s ball hockey game. He rocked it out today scoring 5 goals and one assist! YOWZA! He was pretty pumped, as you might imagine! A photo with post hockey game fuel…a cookies & cream chocolate bar:
The great thing about this bar is that it comes in 2 pieces so the split is “fair”. ;)
When we came home I made this Whole Grain bread recipe. The results were out of this world delicious!
This loaf is just begging for some toppings like nut butter, honey, Swiss cheese, hummus, jam, deli meat…the list goes on! So glad I tried this one.
Bye for now!!