Daily Archives: June 8, 2010

Bittersweet

Food.

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French toast with homemade soda bread.

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Lots of leftover eggy bits on the side. The best parts.

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Drenched in chemicals sugar-free syrup.

Pre-workout snack of champions.

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When your mom says there’s bacon on the counter for you – you eat it. Even if you’re on your way out the door to the gym. Sure, the salt leaves you thirsty for the duration of your workout, but the protein/fat combo are magic energy boosters*

*results may vary

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My last lunch with my dad. Our favourite restaurant was closed, so we opted for our second favourite.

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They are known for their crepes, and we were sitting inches from the action in the kitchen.

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But somehow, this Egyptian pizza caught my eye.

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I swear the crust was made out of crepe. Dee-lightful.

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When your Nana offers you homemade fudge, you don’t turn it down either.

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This girl needs protein after a light-on-protein lunch. Some may call it a mix of soy protein powder, hot chocolate mix, and almond milk. I call it chocolate protein mousse :)

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My last Maritime dinner with my mom. Appropriately, breaded haddock. I will miss the seafood here.

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Eating up the last of the veggies in the fridge, wondering how my mom gets the pan potatoes perfectly crisp.

 

Workout.

A light lifting workout. Don’t want to be sore for my travels tomorrow. Shout-out to Janetha who inspired me to do squats and lunges off a bosu ball. I suspect her balance is better than mine being a pro snowboarder and all. My childhood briefly flashed before my eyes mid-wobbly-squat.

 

Things.

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My Nana’s artwork of the Restigouche river “up home.”

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My set of keys. I am leaving the house and car behind, therefore no longer the owner of any key or keychain.

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My 87-year-old grandmother has been packing and re-packing for a trip to Newfoundland for two weeks.

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I pack for a trip across the country in two hours. Things are worsened by the fact that I am not returning, and won’t be reaching my final destination for another three weeks. A few tears and mental breakdowns later, I squeeze my zippers closed.

 

People.

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Dad. Cyclist. Peanut butter connoisseur. Smartest person I know.

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Daughter and Mother. Mom and Nana. Strong women. Heroes. Hilarious. Make a good roast.

 

It’s been a bittersweet day. I love every moment I have spent living at home over the past month, and I hope to boomerang back again some day.

But for now it’s time to think ahead. I’ve got a mountain adventure ahead of me.

Guest posts are lined up, with a few updates expected on my end from higher altitudes.

In the meantime – be safe! And don’t do anything I wouldn’t do! :P

See ya on the flip side!

xoxo

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