I can’t hear what she’s saying but I wonder if she knows that yelling at him over the sound of their lawnmower makes her voice carry up to our window?  It’s pretty obvious she’s annoyed at him about something!

Ahhhhh suburbia.  Don’tcha just love being only 8 feet away from your neighbors?  🙂

So, mid-afternoon the munchies hit…as always when I sit at my desk all day…so I decided to put some of the fresh berries to use.  In the bowl: sliced fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries (perfectly ripe!), the leftover bit of Liberte vanilla yogurt, and half of a crumbled up oatmeal chocolate chip bar.  (OK, you caught me, I ate the other half!)


After work I discovered FH snoozing on the couch so I took that as a sign that he wasn’t waiting around for dinner and used the opportunity to do a session from yogadownload.comDetox Yoga #1.  I thought I had done it before, but during the practice I didn’t recognize it so I guess it was one of the ones I downloaded and never got around to.  I quite enjoyed it, except I’m still terrible at Warrior 3.  I’m trying though!

When I finished FH was awake so I put him to work grilling up some steaks.  He’s in charge of steaks.  :)  Such a guy thing!  I don’t know what he seasons them with, but he always makes them super tasty.  (Veggie-heads close your eyes…red meat photos coming your way!)

To go with the meat I boiled up some more corn on the cob, and prepped a zucchini for grilling.  Easiest meal I’ve made in ages!


Cute little tenderloins…mine was only about 4oz…just perfect pour moi!


A la Amy, I topped my zucchini with herby goat cheese (insert drooling here).  And of course rubbed some real butter on my corn because margarine just doesn’t fly in this situation.  🙂

See, he grills the perfect medium-rarish steak!  (I like it soft and pink, but not running juice).


The sun came out again this afternoon and made for a lovely evening so we went for another walk around the neighborhood.  It’s not a big area but there are lots of different routes to walk so I’m happy FH is interested in going with me!  Afterwards I watered my lawn and checked on my little garden.  It’s coming along great!!  The new grass is starting to sprout…I’m very please with myself!

And now a movie with the mister.  He brought me a little treat from the movie store and I’ll happily enjoy a few of these:

027   Cuz when the sugar crash comes, it’ll be bedtime anyway!


Do you know what happens when I am tired, do a morning workout, and only have one cup of coffee?  Afternoon crash, that’s what.  I did predict a dragging of the feet, but holy man…I just about nodded off at my desk!

I tried to be healthy and fill the void with 1/2 an apple with some crunchy organic peanut butter, but it didn’t work.


Around 3:30 I decided maybe sugar would help, so I drank up the second half of my Sugar Tahiti Treat leftover from yesterday.  Along with this I had a handful of honey roasted cashews and some chocolate macaroons.

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Felt great for about half an hour, but then the drive to get FH zoned me out again.  THIS is why I don’t really drink sugary sodas anymore…the CRASH.

Not enough coffee + too much sugar = exhausted me

Thankfully, dinner was easy leftovers of last night’s awesome pizza.  I heated it in the oven because microwaving it would have been gross.  We added some sautĂ©ed mushrooms on top this time just for fun, and served it with a huge, fresh salad.


In the salad bowl: romaine & radicchio, broccoli, cauliflower, orange pepper, tomatoes, red onion, and Renee’s Spring Herb Italian dressing.


After dinner FH suggested a walk, so we took a 15 minute stroll around the neighborhood.  Lovely.  Clear skies, but quite chilly!

For dessert I made up a bowl with the last of my Liberte coconut yogurt, one of my banana coconut muffins broken up, and three fresh strawberries chopped up and stirred in.  It’s like healthy trifle!


I’ve prepped more strawberries from the HUGE box I bought today, plus made a Greek-ish salad for lunch tomorrow, and cut up some more veggie sticks for whenever I need them.  We have a whole lotta produce in the fridge right now and I find it gets used up more quickly if it’s prepped and ready to go.

Now I think a sit on the couch is in order.  I’m pooooopered.


Not a cloud in the sky!!  Love it.

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After a wander through the park, by the water, around the picnics and kids playing…we stopped for ice cream.  Yummmmmmm!

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Pinky’s is one of those cool brazier style food stands.  They serve a wide variety of ice cream, plus fries, burgers, etc.  (I saw a sign for deeeeep friiiiied iiiiice creeeeeam…drool).  We will go back for lunch sometime when we’ve planned for it.

His ice cream: Brownies on the Moon topped with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.  (The PB was creamy and awesome…with chunks of actual cookie dough).

Her ice cream: Polar Bear Paw (french vanilla ice cream with white chocolate caramel cups, chocolate almond bits, and caramel ribboned throughout).  Seriously the best ice cream I have had in forever!! 


After some more time in the sun, a nice drive through a neighborhood we’ve never visited (we like to see how the rich folks live!), and a couple of errands we returned home.  FH was in a hurry to get to the fridge.

While in the US he found his favorite childhood drink.  Since he hasn’t seen it in Canada in years, he brought us home a six-pack.

Tahiti Treat!     (Urban Dictionary definition is hysterical.)

I totally remember this stuff from when I was a kid.  What kid wouldn’t love fizzy fruit punch!!  FH is in nostalgia heaven!

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Ooooooops, almost forgot I had to come back here again today now that I have a camera full of photos for you all. I know you are all just sitting there with baited breath waiting for your Google Reader to tell you I’ve posted! bwahaha.

After we spoke last, I….

– went for a 4km walk
– had dinner
– did two loads of laundry
– cleaned both bathrooms
– changed the kitty litter
– dusted and polished the living room furniture
– vacummed the whole house
– talked to my Mom on the phone for over two hours
– had a snack

Gah, and now only 15 minutes to get to bed on time!

It was a bit chilly and totally overcast today, which made perfect weather for working in the yard…so I decided it was also perfect weather for a walk. I felt guilty about missing yoga, but didn’t feel like going to the gym. So I hit the BLT Trail.

Spring has only barely begun to arrive here.

I did meet this guy along the way.

and this little fellow.

and I’m pretty sure the lake must have beavers….I saw a lot of this kind of thing.

When I got home I was a hungry girl! It’s times like this I’m glad to have leftovers in the fridge. Perfect night for a bowl of my homemade cauliflower & cheese soup, served with some garlic parmesan toast, and a tiny glass of white wine. Added the wedge of lemon to freshen it up.

Watched a little bit of 13 Going on 30…that’s Jennifer Garner on the big screen.

While talking to Mom on our uber-long call I got snacky, so I cut up a gala apple and served it with a big scoop of White Chocolate Wonderful PB.

I tried to get a shot of how thick and ungreasy it is, but it’s a little blurry. Still working on learning the new camera.

Now I’m off to bed like a good little girl…hopefully to fall asleep right away because I want to have a very productive work day tomorrow. The more productive I am, the more likely I can sneak off to Halifax Seed and look at fun lawn fixer-upper stuff! Oh, and sneak in a mid-day workout so I don’t have to go along with the after work crowd. Night-night!