Sunday, August 29, 2010


Hi!!  It seems like I’ve been gone from the blog so long.  “Busy” has been my middle name the past few days and I can guarantee  that I’m exhausted today.  I don’t have the energy for a huge post and wouldn’t do that to you anyways, so I present you with some highlights instead…
It was a typical day at work.  I did have a pretty decent lunch, though!  IMG_3192
Cottage cheese, blueberries, a peach and honey.  IMG_3190
I also picked my first spaghetti squash of the season from my garden.IMG_3193
I steamed half and topped it with salsa, a wee bit of sour cream and kidney beans for a great meal!IMG_3194
I bought these 2 chocolate bars that were just begging to come home with me:IMG_3195 I’ve only tried the 64% with cacao nibs and its to die for!
This was actually my Friday.  Amen!!  My belly was a little off all day so I decided to buy some chicken soup from Tim Horton’s instead of eating the tomato/tuna salad I had packed:IMG_3202
I kept dinner light, too with scrambled eggs and a toasted Ezekiel muffin with zucchini jam:IMG_3203 We went to Costco after dinner to pick up a few pies for the hockey fund raiser Friday night.  Each family was required to bring dessert so we took the easy way out! 
DD had an appointment downtown Toronto so that’s where I spent my day.  IMG_3209 IMG_3207 IMG_3206 Looks like a mall inside, doesn’t it?  After her appointment we grabbed some Starbucks and walked around outside for a bit.  I had a grande iced decaf Americano with a shot of vanilla syrup:IMG_3208
DS was pretty sure he was gonna “pet” one of these pigeons:IMG_3210 Yeah, right!  :)  On the way home we stopped at Chudleighs apple orchard to see what varieties were available.IMG_3213   The one I love, honey crisp is due out at the end of September along with the kids fave, McIntosh.  I did, however, get my second fave:IMG_3214 IMG_3215 IMG_3216 Friday night was the hockey party.   My babysitter bailed in the 11th hour so we ended up renting a room at the hotel that the party was held at.  One of the dad’s is the manager so anyone who wanted to have a few drinks got to stay at a reduced rate.  We stashed the kids with movies and what such and proceeded to have a blast.  Don’t worry, we checked in on them frequently.  I  knew dinner would be a late one so I had a microwave dinner before we left to tie me over:IMG_3217 These are just a few photos from the night:IMG_3218 IMG_3220 IMG_3219
The evening was a huge success and a good time to boot.  All the parents on the team DS is playing on this year are fabulous people and I’m so happy to have made a new group of friends.  YAY!!
I was happy to find a big pot of oats in the breakfast area the next morning!  I topped them with raisins and honey.IMG_3222 Lunch was pretty great, too.  Kale freshly picked with tomato and tuna all dressed with some fig balsamic dressing:IMG_3223 We went to a BBQ at the neighbours place last night.  I didn’t take any pics because I got the distinct feeling the the hostess woulda been offended.  I did take these over, though…IMG_3224
HA! I’ve consumed more alcohol this weekend than I have in 10+ years!!!
We all slept in this morning, but had to be in the next city over by 11:30 for 4 hours worth of soccer.  Ugh…  At least it was a gorgeous day out!  We stopped for a very late lunch at Subway before coming home.  I think DS was famished even though I fed him hardboiled eggs throughout the morning!IMG_3228
I had a veggie & Swiss on a flat bread;IMG_3229 This is my second go with the flat brad and I’m not convinced yet.  They just seem too gummy.  We also got cones at McDonald’s for the drive.IMG_3230 We spent the rest of the afternoon chilling in the cool rec room watching Eclipse.  The fam loved it, BTW!   I’m going to go scrounge up something for dinner.  Then I’ll be relaxing some more.  Don’t want to start the first full week back to work tuckered out!!!
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Bye for now!!


  1. lmho! I used to always think the pigeons were gonna be cool with being pet, too. Same for geese...but that's totally not happening. :P

    You've been busy! Glad the hockey party was a success and so was the breakfast bar with that premade oatmeal- score!!

    PS- I love your bracelets in the squash picture :)

  2. Hey girl! I have missed you! Lots of good stuff going on over there. i can't wait to dig into some spaghetti squash- love your toppings. Apple orchards! NOTHING like a fresh apple. Deliciousness. Your little ice cream cone is making me want some soft serve

  3. YAY for a successful (and fun) evening!!!
    oh my i definitely thought you were inside a mall! im impressed that the childrens hospital in T.O. is that HUGE! wow
    ohh and its timmy ho's hehe. soup and bun combo <3 <3

  4. OMG Mudshakes! Reminds me of being in Australia. I think that was where I first found them, and drank more than my share of those and the caramel ones while I was down there. I think they are from NZ or something? So good. A little too good actually. LOL.

    Looks like you've been busy and having a fun time.

  5. Hahaha I remember my Girl Scout leaders forbidding us from petting pigeons. They kept going on about how germy they were.

    Bummer about the babysitter flaking out but I bet your kids were happy!! Glad it worked out and that you had a fun time!

  6. what a weekend! and so full of fun and good eats!

    and def don't let him try and pet the pigeons. i have first hand experience, it can be nasty. ;)

  7. Your spaghetti squash looks great! And how great that you grew it yourself! Love your toppings, too!

    Have a great week!

  8. you've been really busy but having so much fun! Home grown spaguetti squash??? wooo!!! I'm definitely getting a garden for my future house!!! :D

  9. Wow, you sure have been a busy lady! Looks like you guys have been having fun though. The fresh apples look delicious!

  10. The spaghetti squash out of the garden looks store-bought..great job!! And gotta love the McD's ice cream cones--one of my favs :-)

  11. Hey girlie! I'm lovin your bracelets in the squash photo. P and I hit McDonalds every now and then for a bit of vanilla ice cream. It never lets us down.

  12. You grow your own spaghetti squash? So cool! I've had one sitting in the kitchen for a while now, I really need to use it before it goes bad.

    And oh my gosh Chudleighs, that brings back memories. I haven't been for probably ten years now, I miss it!

    I love the gumminess of Subway flatbreads haha. I'm an undercooked dough kinda gal. And McDs has the best soft serve mmmm.

  13. you have such a cute family! :) loooove fig balsamic. and that is a huge ice cream cone! very jealous. i can't wait for honeycrisps to come out!

  14. What a cool hospital! I like that they make it a fun place for kids to be.


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