This weekend felt non-stop. That’s really the only way to describe it.
Friday nights Colin goes to “jam” to relive his youth through his love of music. ie: band practice So I made this pizza dough and decided to make it healthier by topping mine with cottage cheese, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and onions (I added green olives because I love them) It was a huge success! I loved it
My friend Charlene comes over some fridays and we usually have a few drinks (thanks for the healthy drink options – I had gin, water and lime with a splash of tonic! my new fav) and talk. She’s a makeup artist and she’s british – blonde with an accent – I know! I’ve been trying to convince her to do makeup video tutorials so we were practicing.
Saturday morning I had to work at the retail job. I haven’t discussed this on my blog but if you’ve noticed I’ve actually been able to comment on your blogs and have been responding to comments – it’s because I’ve been getting NO shifts at my new job They hired another girl while I was away and it’s been really shady. Needless to say I’ve been attending interviews and dropping off resumes for work elsewhere.
* I just wanted to show you my amazing breakfast – it was so yummy: pumpernickel rye, all natural pb, squished raspberries and blackberries with a dollop <– I’ve always wanted to use this term, of greek yogurt and sprinkled with cinnamon YUM!
When I got home, after a pit stop at the bank and grocery store, I quickly set my mind to FOOD-Mode. Which is a mode I enjoy unless pressed for time, which I was. I wanted to make a chocolate pie for my mom’s birthday that was a healthier option. I spent hours constructing it and it was my biggest baking fail to date :’(
It looks amazing!
It tasted too sweet (thanks healthier sugar supplements – agave, stevia = YUCK) It didn’t stay hard…when whipped cream can’t help it, you know you’ve screwed up
It was gross. If looks could kill this pie sure could.
On the flip side I made Quinoa Macaroons, as my facebook friends know, and they turned out amazing Thanks so much Carmen for the suggestion. It worked out perfectly for me because I was in charge of bringing a treat to Pirates of Penzance (a play) we were going to in Stratford with my Grandmother.
I went to bed early and got up Sunday morning for my “long” run. Normally I run with Leah, but with my time restraints I decided it’d be best if I ran alone.
The run was great! I was actually laughing at myself for thinking it might be easy to skip it. It was the best part of my whole weekend. I felt so alive and maintained a decent pace that left me feeling very accomplished.
I got home and went from sweaty beast to hottie theatre-buff in 1 hour
* I felt very safari -esq in these colours but I knew I could pull it off
My brother and I drove together and it was nice to check up. We saw something CRAZY on the highway and thankfully I managed to capture a picture…..
Yes those are zombies in a pickup! I would like everyone to note that although this spectacle was truly epic in large proportions, the people responsible for driving the car were douches. Yep, they really were. If you’re driving with Zombies, be cool! FACT.
Once in Stratford we had a picnic lunch by the Avon river. It was a beautiful area and there were tons of people all around.
Then we went to the theatre. The play was fun and the first half was really funny however if I were to review it I’d say – meh. It was “light & fun” as my grandmother stated and overall it was just nice to be able to be with her
We had a great day!
We saw a man that was dressed the exact same as I was but he literally raced out of the theatre before we could ask him for a photo sorry for my pitiful blogging. Next time I’ll run after him.
1. what is the craziest thing you’ve seen while driving??
I don’t know how you can top Zombies in a caged truck…but try
2. are you a theatre lover?? if so what’s your favourite play??
My top 3 plays to date based on performance and directing are King Lear, Dirty Dancing & My Fair Lady.
3. have you ever had a baking/cooking fail?? was it so bad you had to throw it out??
4. are you good at doing your own makeup??
I don’t think I’m horrible, but I definitely don’t have a clue what I’m doing. Char’s tips definitely helped me.