Hey guys! I am doing so much better today! Thank you for all the well wishes- you guys are the greatest!! Seriously! Jenny– every time I try to post a comment on your blog, it won’t let me for some reason :-) I am reading, just can’t comment. Today I announce the winner of My Giveaway!! But first…..
I am less stressed. I think the key to relieving stress is to keep calm, press on, and SEE the end product in your mind. I will DEFINITELY do a little research and get back to you as I said I would. It likely won’t be until Sunday because I am making a trip to Windsor tomorrow to find a place to live for the fall as I will be moving there to attend law school. Wish me luck! It’s roughly a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
Susan tagged me in a quiz so here it goes!
What are you wearing right now?
haha It’s Friday night- I am in an oversized tshirt on the couch. Funny story behind the T-shirt: It’s a Jack Daniels shirt I got at a club one night when they were giving them away in my university days . The back of the shirt says “Jack Lives Here” hahah Good times!
What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading?
I am reading a book entitled The 10 Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer and it’s most enjoyable.
Do you nap a lot?
Never. It takes me a long time to fall asleep so I would likely need 5 hours to get in an hour nap. haha
Who was the last person you hugged?
Lancelot Houdini & Layla Clementine (my two loving puppers)
What’s your current obsession/addiction?
Cleaning up all the dog hair my pups are shedding
What’s for dinner?
done eating- see below
What was the last thing you bought?
A vegan cookbook from a New York bakert called Babycakes finally came in today even though I ordered it a month ago.
What are you listening to right now?
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
The power to heal people around me
What is your favorite weather and why?
gorgeous sunshine and warmth
What time do you usually wake up?
6:30am blah- earlier if I want to take more time to beautify or if I have to be at work earlier for a specific reason
What is your most challenging goal right now?
Organizing my life in preparation for law school, moving, shuffling everything in my life!
Favorite pair of shoes that you keep going back to over and over again even though you have a zillion others?
sexy black heels
Name one thing you can’t live without?
What time is bed time?
If there was one place you could be right now where would it be?
on a private beach in Bora Bora
There is a lot of food I have consumed in the last three days that I did not get photographed so the commentary will be just of what I have photographed.
Wednesday evening I finished the macaroni salad I made Sunday evening. I love how the tastes of the scallions, tomatoes, black olives & the Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing infused in the whole wheat macaroni. It was definitely tastier on Wednesday than on Sunday when I made it. Plus I don’t like to waste food :-)
This wasn’t enough so I also chopped up some cucumber, added some baby carrots & radishes. I also toasted a piece of whole wheat bread and topped it with a slice of cheddar- mmmm melted cheese. One last add: beef jerky- a weakness of mine.
Yesterday in my state of not feeling well, I slept a good part of the morning away. I am a firm believer in sleep as a healer. I woke up quite hungry and I wanted a hearty late breakfast. I made an egg white omelette and I chopped up some red pepper & onions to put inside it. I also toasted two pieces of whole wheat toast and I topped one piece with peanut butter & part of a banana and the other piece with Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese mixed with strawberry rhubarb preserves. I chopped up the remainder of the banana and gobbled that up too. What a fantastic pick-me-up when you aren’t feeling well!
I had a light lunch yesterday since I ate breakfast so late. I took some Dare Vinta Sunflower Crackers and topped them with a few things: some with Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese, some with Cheese Whiz, some with Kraft Light PB, some with honey, some with strawberry rhubarb preserves, and lastly some Kurtz Key Lime Pie Spread. I also added some baby carrots to the plate with some Kraft Light Peanut Butter & Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese to dip the carrots in. Fantastic!
I really like the Dare Vinta Sunflower Crackers. According the package, they are baked with 12 grains & seeds including: rye, barley & millet. The ingredient list is something to like as well: wheat flour is the first ingredient! The only disappointment is that there is only 1 gram of fibre per 10 cracker serving and there isn’t much by way of vitamins & minerals. Oh well- tastes great!
One of the products I used to top some of the crackers: Kurtz Kurds Key Lime Pie Spread tastes incredible! This is a product I picked up before Christmas at The Promenade Mall in Thornhill. Kurtz Orchards– a store based in Niagara-on-the-Lake (and they now have a permanent location here in Toronto at Bayview Village as I said in this post. That post also talks about the great store and some of the amazing products I recently picked up there.)
Last night I wanted a simple dinner so I tried something I have been meaning to do for quite a while. I cooked up some whole wheat macaroni and I simply added about a tablespoon of Philadelphia Onion & Chive Cream Cheese to the hot macaroni. It was as good as I thought it would be!! SO YUM!I likely should have added some veggies of some sort but I didn’t want to cook anything else up purely out of laziness.
I only have a photograph of dinner for today so I won’t even bother discussing my earlier meals & snacks. (Plus I am sure you’d rather know who the winner of the giveaway is…)
Dinner was homemade sweet potato fries with a whack-load of Heinz Ketchup. While the fries cooked in the oven, I finished up the last of the light cottage cheese. I just love cheese in any form!
Do you like sweet potato fries as much as I do???
Wednesday: 7 mins run, 50 minutes on elliptical- level 5 (I wanted to run but it didnt feel good)
Thursday: off (home sick)
Friday: 50 minutes on the kick-ass elliptical machine in my building- at levels ranging from 12 to 20- dripping sweat!! Burned 625 cals!
The last little while I have cut back on running considerably. As I have previously stated, my body (and my mind) just needed a break from it. I think I’m prepped to run again on Sunday. :-) Running should always bring joy. That’s my number one rule.
Now: just a reminder of what My Giveaway includes:
AND the randomly drawn winner is…… Kath over at Kath Eats Real Food!!
Love the giveaway combo
the most eccentric food you should LOVE is Sardines in a tin can!!
Congrats Kath! Please just shoot me a note with your address and I will send the goods off!
And to the rest- don’t worry: although this was my first giveaway, it certainly will NOT be my last. :-)
Have a wonderful evening beauties!