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Me, Inspiring? Who knew!

Holy Cow! I’ve been nominated by Happier, Healthier, More Fit Me, for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

The nomination comes with some responsibilities.  I need to:

  1. Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.
  2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.
  5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

So, I’ve displayed the logo here in this post.  Not sure if I need to have it on the home page somewhere or not.  I will look into that.

I’ve linked back to the blog of the person who nominated me.  A bit of background for that…the blogger who nominated me is my sister, Erin.  Her blog is awesome.  She writes about life as a busy mom, trying to eat well, stay fit, and enjoy the chaos of life with 2 young kids.  She has great recipes for healthy dishes and if you haven’t already, you really should check out her blog.

7 Things About Me.   Really, I’m not that exciting, but let’s see if I can come up with 7 things:

  1. I used to be a teacher.  I graduated from Teacher’s College in 1992 (20 years ago!!!) and at that time, jobs were in short supply.  I taught for 2 years at a small private school in Toronto and did one year of long-term occasional work with the Durham board.  I liked teaching, but the jobs were scarce.  I ended up going back to school, getting an MBA and have been working at my current company for 15 years.  I do miss the summer’s off that came with teaching, but I don’t really miss the rest of it.  I love my job and there are some exciting things on the horizon at work that I will share in a future blog.
  2. I have 2 cats:  Crosby and Ovie.  Can you tell we are a hockey family.  We got Crosby the day after the Pittsburg Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009.  The kids love Sidney Crosby, so we named the cat Crosby.  We’ve had Ovie for almost a year now.  It only seemed fitting that with a cat named Crosby we stick with the hockey theme and Ovie seemed to suit the crazy little kitten!
  3.  I have an irrational fear of sailboats.  I’m pretty sure that in my previous life I must have drowned coming across the ocean or something.  I do not like the feeling that a sailboat is going to tip over.  My husband, who is a bit of a sailor, assures me they won’t tip and if they do, you can just pop them back over.  All that reassurance does nothing for me.  I don’t like them.
  4. I love to golf.  I am not good at it, but I still love it. I play every Tuesday evening in an EWGA league.  I’ve played in the league for 3 years now and have improved my game quite a bit, but I’ve still got a long way to go.
  5. Two years ago I learned to snowboard.  I’ve been skiing since I was about 12 years old and used to be an instructor at the hill in North Bay where I grew up.  In university, snowboards were just coming onto the scene and a few instructors tried them out and said how hard it was.  So, based on that I stuck to my skis.  Now that my kids are skiing and boarding, we put them in lessons on Friday nights at Snow Valley, a small hill in Barrie.  This hill is a bore for me to ski.  It’s small, not that steep, and bored me to tears.  So, I bought myself a snowboard and took a lesson in Vermont during our March Break ski trip in 2011.  This year when the kids had their lessons I boarded at Snow Valley and got to the point I could board just about any hill there.  I even boarded on the big hill in Vermont this year.  I took a couple pretty good wipe outs, but I still had fun.
  6. I’ve been to Israel.  In 1990 (at least I think it was 1990) friends of ours got married.  Rob was from North Bay and went to school with Rory, and Irit was from Israel.  They met in Australia when they were both travelling.  Their wedding was in North Bay and Irit’s parents and brothers came to North Bay for the wedding.  I was dancing with her dad at the party and he mentioned that Irit really wished I could go over to Israel for the wedding they were going to be having over there a couple of weeks after the Canada wedding.  I said that would be super, but not likely to happen.  Later that night Irit comes over to me and says “Guess what, you’re coming to Israel!”.  Her dad decided that I needed to go.  He bought my ticket, arranged a place for me to stay and told me to get a passport!  Less than 2 weeks later, I was in Israel!  It was awesome.  I was there for 8 days I think, took 15 rolls of film pictures (this was way before digital!), saw all the highlights (the Dead Sea, Masada, Ein Gedi, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, and probably a few other places that I am forgetting).  It was a great trip and some day I would like to go back.  This is the only trip outside of the Caribbean that I have ever taken.
  7. I love Corona!  I mean I really love it.  I’m trying to cut back since I’m trying to eat clean and train for another half marathon.  On a hot summer day, sitting down on the dock, nothing beats an ice cold Corona.

Now, for 15 blogs that I enjoy reading and find inspiring:

DrinkRunYoga  With a name like that, how could it not be great!

Trials In Food  A great blog with some very tasty recipes.

Ingredients of a Fit Chick A blog about the love of food and fitness.

Running Haiku A blog written mostly in haiku.  Always good for a laugh.

Skinny Taste  This is a great blog with healthy recipes.  I’ve made a few from this site – love the overnight oats in a jar.

Joy in the Day A blog about running, food, fashion and just about everything else.

CultFit  This is a fitness and workout blog that has some of the craziest posts ever.  I don’t do the workouts (they are way too intense for me) but I get a kick out of reading their blog.

MyThinEats   A blog about eating well and staying thin.  Isn’t that the goal!

Bubblegirl  A blog by a friend of mine who crochets the most amazing baby items, and lately has gotten into Photo of the Day challenges and has posted some really neat pictures.

Dont’EatCrap A blog about eating well and working out.  I’ve found some great recipes on here.

Inspiring Healthy Living. I juzt recently discovered this blog and really like it. It’s got lots of great recipes and tips about how making small changes can help you lead a healthy life.

Jerome’s Kitchen another food related blog, but this one has a lot of cakes and baking. Some yummy stuff, for sure!

365 Days of Healthy Eating.  This is a fairly recent blog discovery, but the more I poke around the more I like it.

Beautiful Body Bistro. This is the blog written by Trainer Trish who is the creator of the Couch to Half Marathon app that I used to train for the Toronto Women’s Half Marathon.  She has great motivational pieces, super workouts and so much more.

Megified  My sister put me onto this blog.  I think it’s written by a friend of hers.  It is a site full of delicious recipes with a focus on being a bit healthier, but still taste great.  Her slogan is “sinful made heavenly”.  Yum!

There you have it, 15 blogs that I enjoy and spend countless hours reading.   Seems to be a bit of a food theme to them…hmmm.  Many of them I am just lurking on so far.  I’m still fairly new to this whole blog world so don’t comment all that often.  I guess I should embrace the blog world and jump right in and start “interacting” more with other bloggers.  I’ll give it a try.


The Friday Five

Another week is over, and it’s time for another installment of the Friday Five!  Here we go.

  1. It’s a LONG WEEKEND!!!  After what seemed like the craziest week (although they all seem to be on the crazy side these days), we get to enjoy an extra day off in honour of Canada Day.  The weather is supposed to be amazing and we will be at the cottage so it should be a fantastic weekend.
  2. O Canada!  This might just be the coolest version of our national anthem ever.  This whole song is performed using different types of beer bottles and cans.  Pretty cool….take a listen.
  3. I’ve fallen off the wagon, but I’m going to get back on….just not this weekend!  My food choices for the last little while really have not been good.  Between being busy, not cooking clean dinners, having work lunches, end of school BBQ’s and just general laziness, I have not been eating clean nearly as much as I should.  I’ve also had a few Corona’s in the past few weeks as well.  A few while golfing, a couple at a BBQ, and I’m even having one now as I write this blog entry.  But hey, it’s a long weekend, I’m at the cottage and it just seems like the right thing to do!  July is only a few days away so I will recommit to eating clean and my half marathon training will also be starting so I will get back on track next week.  Promise!

  4. My kids may drive me nuts this summer.  Today was the first day that both kids were home for summer vacation.  You would think they would be loving it and have so many things to do, but no.  At about 2:30 this afternoon while I was working my cell phone rings.  It’s Jackson phoning to tell me he is bored.  Are you kidding me?!  This is not a good start to the summer.  The kids begged this year to not be put into camps every week, and we agreed, giving them 3 weeks home to just “chill and play”, as they phrased it.  This may not have been a good decision.  If I get another “I’m bored” phone call I just may have to institute the “I’m bored chore jar”.  I’m sure as soon as they have to start doing laundry and tidying the basement they will find something to do!

  5. I’m about to start “The Pursuit 2.0”.  I have committed to running the Niagara Falls half marathon on Oct 21.  You may notice the new countdown on the right side of my page.   I think I may have found a training program to use.  It has hills, speed training and tempo runs.  I need to consult with my personal fitness adviser – my sister Erin – and see if she thinks it has everything I need to get faster and hopefully finish this bad boy in 2:30 .  


Happy Friday, everyone.  Enjoy your weekend….especially if it’s a long one!

Hope your weekend view is as good as mine is!  Cheers!



A Tough Day in the Life!

Today was a tough day.  I worked from home for the morning and then I had to go golfing this afternoon!  Next week, four of us from my office are participating in a client’s big fundraising golf tournament.  Last week, my boss decided that we should have a practice round before the tournament, and booked us a 1pm tee time for today.  Yeah, I’ve got a tough job…but somebody’s gotta do it!

My golf wasn’t too bad.  In typical fashion, there was some good, some bad, and some downright ugly!  My driver was working fairly well, and I had some great long shots with my fairway woods. My putting wasn’t too bad, but I didn’t get many first putts to sink and had a couple of 3 putts (I hate 3 putts!).  Oh well….it was still fun, and you know what they say…

Today was not a great day on the clean eating food front.  Today I ate:

  • Breakfast: Starbucks Chai Latte
  • Lunch: Subway 6 inch meatball sub on whole wheat
  • Dinner:  1/3 order of Cactus Cut Potatoes and an Individual Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza at Boston Pizza
  • Snacks:  1 Corona after my round of golf
Hopefully tomorrow will be better, although I have my doubts!  We are going to a neighbourhood “School’s Out For Summer” pot luck BBQ.  Hopefully I will find something reasonably healthy to eat or at least keep the damage to a minimum!  My weight-loss has hit a bit of a wall these last few weeks and I’m sure not running and poor food choices have been a big factor.  The running is about to kick back up, and I need to make food choices a bigger priority.  Hopefully if I can get those 2 things back on track, the scale will start moving in the right direction again.

Aside from making the decision to run the Niagara Falls Half Marathon, I haven’t done anything else on the running front.  Work has been busy, so I haven’t had a chance to go through my files to see what training programs I’ve got on hand or look online for any other ones.  My sister thinks she will be ready to run again with enough time to train for an Oct 21 half, so we are going to do this again!  We’ve got 17 and a half weeks to prepare.  Wish us luck!

Have you started training for a fall race yet?  How’s it going?  

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Never Again Grace Elizabeth

They were talking about this video on Q107 when I drove to work today. This guy deserves an award.  Enjoy!

Super Dad!


A Dull Day in the Life

Today was the most uneventful day that I’ve had in quite a while.  Work was busy, but that has become the norm these days.  I honestly don’t know when it will let up, but that’s a good thing.  I did not do any good clean eating cooking and didn’t even eat a proper dinner.  I was still pretty full from a dim sum lunch, and ended up just eating a few chocolate covered digestive cookies as my dinner.  Brutal!

On another note, I think I may have found a fall race to run!  So far, I am leaning towards the Niagara Falls Half Marathon, October 21, 2012.  See here for all the details:

Niagara Falls International Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

According to the race website, this is mostly flat course, with a 55 foot drop over the last 3.5km.  All that sounds pretty good to me!

I will have to check with my sister and see if she thinks she can be able to race by then.  She is in a boot cast of the next 6 weeks for her stress fractures in her foot and tibia, and thought she would be good for a race towards the end of October.  If we pick this race, our hubbies and kids could come with us and we could hit up Great Wolf Lodge or the other big water park in Niagara and make it a bit of a family affair.

If I do run this race, I have 18 weeks to get ready.  I don’t want to start officially training yet, since I’m pretty sure by the time the race gets here I will have already peaked and be sick of running.  So, over the next few weeks, I will try to get back into running 2-3 times a week, but just short runs of 4-5km.  I also need to find a training program that has some speed work (tempos and track) as well as hills, which were two aspects of training that I think were missing from my last half schedule.  I’ve got a file full of programs on my computer at work, so I will have to look at them and see which one best meets the requirements.

So, it looks like I will be undertaking another “Pursuit”!  If you have a good half program I would love to see it.



Rainy Days and Sundays…and Golf!

Today, was a pretty good day.  I played in a breast cancer fundraiser golf tournament up at Tangle Creek in Barrie.  I played with Toni, Kathy and George.

George, Kathy, Me and Toni

The forecast for the day was not looking good.  All week it was calling for lightening and thunder showers today.  In the end it didn’t thunder or lightening, but it did rain.  It started out just spitting, but for a few holes it was really pouring.  We still had fun and were playing pretty well.  We started the shotgun on the first hole, and were sitting at 5 under par when they called the tournament just as we were teeing off on the 14th hole.  On top of sitting under par, George won the ladies’ longest drive and I won the ladies’ closest to the pin, so our group cleaned up on the contest holes.  It had actually stopped raining when they called us in.  Apparently it was the course that called it, not the tournament organizers.  The course gave everyone a rain check for a full 18 holes + cart for anytime this season.  Not too bad.  The girls are going to try to find a day when we can get back out there and use the rain check.

Dinner was included with the tournament entry fee, and it was fantastic!  BBQ’d chicken & ribs, veggies, roasted potatoes, a variety of salads, and some pretty tasty desserts!  I”m not sure how “clean” a lot of this was, especially the desserts, but it sure was good!  The 2 beer I enjoyed on the course weren’t too “clean” either, but they were pretty good too!  I’m sure if the weather had been nicer, there would have been a few more cold ones consumed out there!

I’ve got 2 golf days coming up this week.  It’s our “Meet the Member Night” for my EWGA golf league on Tuesday.  We’ve got a shotgun start for 9 holes and then a nice sit down dinner in the clubhouse after where will give out some prizes and officially welcome our new members to the league.  The weather for this event is looking good so far, so hopefully that forecast sticks.

Wednesday afternoon I’m golfing at Ballantrae with my boss and 2 other colleagues from work as a practice round for a tournament we are playing in on July 5.  Weather for Wednesday is also looking good.  🙂

It’s back to the grind tomorrow.  Lots to do at work, but some golf in there too will make it all just a bit more bearable.  Plus next weekend is the Canada Day Long Weekend, so looking forward to that!

Hope you all had a good weekend.  Here’s hoping the week ahead flies by!


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Kickin’ Back on Saturday

Today was a pretty relaxed day.  I ended up having some unexpected time to myself.  I was dropping Nick off at Dave and Buster’s for a friend’s birthday party and they invited Jack to stay too.  At first I wasn’t too sure, but they insisted and Jack really wanted to stay, so I agreed.  That gave me 3 hours to kill.  I ended up going to Vaughan Mills and doing a bit of shopping.

I’m not a big fan of shopping, but I needed some new shorts, since my old ones are all a bit big now!  🙂   I found a couple of pairs at Roots that fit the bill quite nicely.  I didn’t have much luck finding a shirt to go with the one pair, so will have to hit another mall and see what I can find.

While at Vaughan Mills I hit Teaopia and grabbed a coconut tea.  It was good, but not as good as the ones I’ve got from David’s Tea.  I did find something neat at Teaopia though…its called a Tea Master.  It’s this tea steeper thingy.  Instead of putting the loose leaves in a tea ball, you just put it directly into the Tea Master, add water and let it steep.  Then, when it’s ready, you sit it on top of your mug and it presses on something, opening a valve and your tea comes out the bottom and the leaves remain in the Tea Master.  The “Tea Dudes” at the shop said that you can also reuse the tea, making 3-4 more cups of tea out of your leaves.  Who knew!  I always just make one cup and then dump the leaves out.  These guys claim that the second cup is even better than the first.  I tried it out with some David’s Tea Cinnamon Hearts tea.  I only wanted one cup, so not sure if the second cup thing is true.  I did throw some more water into it to get the pics here and it seemed to change into tea coloured water pretty quickly.  Check it out:

After picking up the kids from the party, I spent some quality time on the back deck reading, napping, and soaking up some sun.  It was really nice back there.  It’s too bad tomorrow isn’t supposed to be the same.  Still calling for rain, which sucks since it’s the golf tourney.  Oh well…they still have 12 hours or so to change the forecast, and 90% of the time they are wrong anyways!

I tried a new dinner again tonight.  Spicy Orange Chicken & Bok  Choy Over Brown Rice Noodles from June 2012 Clean Eating Magazine.  We have another winner!  Here’s the drill:

  • cook 6oz brown rice noodles according to the package directions
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tsp safflower oil, and add 1lb of boneless chicken, cubed, and 2 cloves of chopped garlic.  Stir frequently for 3 minutes until golden brown
  • add 2 cups of chopped bok choy and cook, stirring frequently for 2 minutes
  • add 2 cups of drained mandarin oranges, 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes and fresh ground pepper to taste.  Mix well and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until chicken is cooked through and oranges break down.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup chopped green onions and 2tbsp chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Serve over brown rice noodles.

Nutritional info:  per 1.5 cups chicken mixture and 1.5 oz noodles:  321 calories, 4g fat, 39g carbs, 4g fibre, 9g sugar, 32g protein.

It was delicious, the kids liked it and quite enjoyed playing with the noodles…creating FuManChu moustaches, tying knots in the pasta and slurping them in…all the fun things you aren’t supposed to do with your food.

Now, as usual, it’s late and I’m sitting here writing my blog and watching a movie.  I’m watching 50/50 with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan.  It’s pretty good, a bit sad, but good.  I like Seth Rogan.  It’s distracting me a bit, so this post has taken forever to write.  Oh well.  Another late night…I’m used to it.

So, tomorrow is the golf tourney.  I’m asking for the positive sunshine vibes again.  Seems to be a frequent request!  LOL.

Hope your Saturday was a good one.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



The Friday Five

The work week is done and it’s time for another Friday Five!

1.  I need to find a fall race.  Since my half marathon back on May 27, I have run a total of 4 times.  NOT GOOD!  I know I should just get out there and run, but I’m having a hard time getting motivated.  It seems like if I don’t have a target, it’s not happening.  So, this weekend I am going to check out the Running Room’s list of races and also take a look at  and see what I can find.  Hopefully I will find something towards the end of September or the beginning of October.  At this point I think I could get back into running without it killing me…if I wait much longer it will be like starting over.  I need to get on this.

2.  I get to golf this weekend!  I am playing in a breast cancer fundraising tournament this weekend with some girlfriends.   I’m very excited about this because I’ve never played in a fun tournament like this before.  In the past I have always been the organizer of tournaments so didn’t get to play.  When I hosted tournaments, everyone looked like they were having a good time.  Now I get to experience the fun of playing.  I’m on a team with George (my usual EWGA golf night partner), Toni, and Kathy.  We should have a great time…if the weather holds out.  I’ve just checked the forecast for Sunday and it is not looking that good.

Hopefully between now and Sunday at 1pm the forecast changes!  Send positive sunshine vibes this way, please!

3.  I’ve joined a Scramble Team for my EWGA Chapter Championship.  I was planning on signing up and playing regular competitive golf for the chapter championships, but over the weekend one of my friends from the golf league asked me if I’d like to join her team.   I thought about it for a couple of days and then agreed to do it.  Playing as a scramble team takes a bit of the pressure off.  I may not be the best golfer (as indicated by my 33.3 handicap!), but I can hit the ball.  My problem is putting many good shots together in a row.  A scramble team might be a great thing for me.  As long as I can hit a decent shot here and there I can contribute quite nicely.  This is a complete change in direction from what I was originally planning, but I’m really looking forward to it.  I’ve already starting to think about team outfits for the Sectional Championships in Niagara Falls in August.  Since we are the only scramble team for our chapter, we automatically qualify to go on to the next round.  If we win in Niagara we will play for the overall championships in Florida in October.  I’m not holding my breath for that one, but it sure would be awesome!

4.  I met the newest member of our Corona Crusher family yesterday.  My friend Jo, and her husband Dan, had a baby on Sunday.  Kenzie was a bit late in making her appearance in the world, but finally decided that Father’s Day would be a good day to meet daddy.  My sister and I went up to meet her yesterday.    Although she tipped the scale at 8lbs 11oz she seems so little.    She had a hard time staying awake when we were there.  Being 4 days old is hard work!  She is just the cutest thing.

5.  I am going to bed early tonight.  That is probably the dullest thing you have ever read on a blog, but you don’t know how excited I am about it!  Rory is away on his boys golf weekend so it’s just me and the boys this weekend.  I’m planning on going up early and reading for a bit before I finally turn off the light no later than 11pm.  This may seem late, but for me it’s about an hour and a half to 2 hours earlier than I usually go to sleep.  An added bonus is I also get to sleep in.  I’ve got to get Nick down to a birthday party at 11am, but that still allows tons of time for a good sleep in.

I hope you all had a good week.  Enjoy your weekend.  Got anything exciting planned?


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The Best Thing About WordPress….

…is all the fantastic recipes that I am stumbling across as I follow and click my way through so many great blogs.  I think so far I have made 5 or 6 recipes that have come from other blog sites and they have all be great.

Last night I tried a recipe “Skinny Overnight Oats in a Jar” that comes from  This recipe is quick, simple and great for grab-and-go.  Recipe details:

Skinny Overnight Oats in a Jar
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 jar • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 244.9 • Fat: 10.8 g • Carbs: 35.4 g • Fiber: 8.5 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 12 g
Sodium: 94.7 mg


  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim, soy)
  • 1/4 medium banana, sliced (freeze the rest for smoothies!)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 4-5 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
  • pinch cinnamon

Optional toppings:

  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans (or any nut)


Place all the ingredient in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight. Add your favorite crunchy toppings such as nuts, granola, etc and enjoy the next day!

I made a few modifications to the recipe since I didn’t have any blueberries or stevia.  Instead I added some frozen raspberries since I didn’t have any fresh berries in the house, and I used about a half tablespoon of honey since I didn’t have any stevia.  I put it all in the jar, gave it a shake and stuck it in the fridge.  This morning, I grabbed the jar, tucked it in my laptop bag and headed down to work.  Once I got to work I made a cup of tea, grabbed a spoon and opened the lid, gave it a stir, and enjoyed every last spoonful.  So good.   Before I go to bed I’m making another jar to have for breakfast at work tomorrow!

This was the first recipe that I used Chia Seeds in.  I bought some a while back when I read about them, likely in Clean Eating Magazine.  I guess they were okay. I really don’t think I could taste them, which is probably good.  They didn’t impact the taste and I got all the nutritional benefits they offer.  Check out this link to learn about the benefits of chia:  While you are there, poke around the rest of the Joyous Health website…she’s got lots of great recipes and all kinds of interesting facts about nutrition and healthy living.

Have you tried Chia Seeds yet?  Do you have any great Chia recipes?


Holy Heat Wave, Batman!!!

Saying today was hot, just doesn’t seem to be enough…it was super hot.  This is what the car showed as the outside temperature on the drive home…HOT!

37 Celcius is about 99 degrees Fahrenheit!  HOT!

I didn’t do anything exciting today.   Work was insane again.  I really don’t know when work isn’t going to be a zoo…but that’s okay.  I’d rather be busy than bored!

The highlight of the day was cooking a new Clean Eating dish for dinner:  Chicken Sloppy Joes from the June 2012 issue.  See here for the recipe.   This recipe was easy to prepare and tasted great.

Rory’s mom makes a mean sloppy joe.  The kids love them.  I served my chicken version the same way she does…open faced.  The finished product:  Yummo!

These were another hit.  There was even some left for a few lunches…that is until Rory and Nick decided they wanted seconds.  So now…no leftovers!  They ate it all.

Tomorrow should be another busy day.  Lots to do at work so the day should fly by.  We are planning on having an office lunch of Jerk Pork.  One of my colleagues makes the best Jerk Pork EVER and since it’s been a while since we’ve had it, we have convinced him to make it for us tomorrow.  He has been marinating the pork since Monday I think, so it will be very flavourful.  I will post pics tomorrow!

Tomorrow after work, my sister and I are going to meet our friend’s new baby.  Kenzie was born on Sunday and we are heading up to have a visit with the baby and see how mom and dad are adjusting to the insanity of parenthood.

Stay cool, peeps!  How are you coping with the heat wave?

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