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Letting it all out

When was the last time you cried? I mean, really cried. Wept, sobbed, shook your shoulders and snotted everywhere…

I did that tonight. It’s been too long since I let it all out. Apparently, I had a lot building in me.

I have to be out of my current apartment before my new apartment is available. I’ve hired movers for Saturday who are too expensive to cancel. I work at 5 am both Saturday and Sunday. There is a very real chance I will have to sleep on the futon in the newsroom.

Both my sisters are in the province this weekend with their significant others. I would love nothing more than to be at our beautiful cottage with my beautiful family this weekend.

My dad and his family are going through rough times. I wish I could be there to help them.

For the first September in my life, I will not have plans to return to school. I am working a permanent job indefinitely. This terrifies me.

The last of my friends has moved away. I am left behind in this city, alone.

 

As of right now, I am looking forward to:

  • going to the gym in the morning
  • Waffle Wednesday
  • reporting on important trials tomorrow
  • getting my new glasses frames on Thursday
  • swimming for the first time since the triathlon
  • my long run on Friday
  • seeing my mom and one of my sisters on Monday
  • joining a new gym
  • starting my new life in a place to call my own

And what’s life without a little flavour?

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Savoury oats

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • chopped up breakfast sausage
  • fried egg
  • hot salsa
  • mozzarella

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Mahi mahi in a peach sauce. Pan-fried mahi mahi filet in Bragg’s topped with one chopped peach, onions and plum sauce. Brocolli and brussel sprouts with a little Bragg’s for the side.

Also, do not freeze watermelon then thaw it out. It turns slimy and meaty, and can only be saved in a smoothie.

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At least it was pretty. 1/2 cup plain yogurt, handful watermelon meat, handful frozen papaya chunks. 

 

When was the last time you cried? What is stressing you out at the moment? What are you looking forward to?

Thankfully, today is over. I’m going to bed and look forward to the brand new day ahead of me. It will be better. My outlook alone will allow that to happen.

Packing: The “At Home” Workout

Happy weekend!! Hope everyone is enjoying it to the fullest :) I’ve already put in a whole work day, ran a bunch of errands, and did a bunch of packing/cleaning. But that’s kinda easy when you’re up at 4:30 am ;)

Office eats!

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Peanut butter breakfast cookie. A lot of you still put oats in plastic jars, I was surprised by this! I thought it would melt! Maybe my jar was flimsier? Next time I’ll definitely give it a go though.

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • few roasted peanuts
  • few chocolate chips (couldn’t help myself!)
  • splash almond milk

Probably one of the most common questions I get is how I make my breakfast cookies so hard. Honestly, I add as little liquid as possible. Just enough to dissolve the protein powder (which, I also think is a key ingredient, it hardens in the fridge and acts as a binder). Also, in the morning, I scrape the cookie off the plate and pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes. After that, you could toss it in the air! Seriously though, no extra moisture! No bananas, no pumpkin, etc. That equals one mushy cookie.

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Amazing Ontario peaches and cottage cheese. Eating a whole basket of these is a lot of work for just one girl! I’m never one to turn down a challenge though…


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Egg white pillows, laughing cow cheese, english muffin. Made the pillows in a coffee mug today, then popped it in the microwave. Worked just as well!


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An eve apple. Anyone ever hear of these? It was new to me. Kinda tasted like a braeburn – sweet, crunchy with a touch of softness, small edible core. This may have been another apple purchase based on the sticker. It says “luvya.” 

 

After work, I headed to the exhibition centre next door where they were holding the “World’s Largest Garage Sale.” I’m not so sure about that, but it was pretty big! I was on a mission for a dresser, something I don’t own but desperately need. Unfortunately it was mostly smaller items, but I did leave with a couple goodies!

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This 50 cent item will be going up in my new kitchen! I’m a total coffee snob who loves a good espresso (straight-up!). I also thought it would go well with the poster I currently have in my kitchen, which my sister bought for me in Nashville.

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Also bought: a George Foreman!!

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This is one of the larger ones, so I can fit ginormous wraps and a plethora of veggies on there. It’s lightly used, and I talked the guy down to $15. Not sure if that’s a deal or not, but I felt comfortable paying that much for it.

I paid my cell phone bill, which meant a free sucker! 

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I’m an, ahem, sucker for suckers. The only reason why I still pay my bill in person is because they have a candy bowl there :P

I also forewent any workout I was contemplating, and spent the afternoon cleaning and packing. For someone who read the weather forecast 59 times on the radio today (yes, I counted) I had no idea it was going to get so hot!!! It went up to 38 C (100 F) with the humidex. I ended up getting quite the sweaty workout in doing all that housework.

Come suppertime (5pm! Breakfast was at 5am though, so I at least have an excuse :P ) I was so not in the mood to cook or have anything hot. Which in my books, equals a pita.

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  • 1 can sardines in a mustard sauce
  • capers
  • tomato
  • mushrooms
  • onion
  • green pepper
  • spinach
  • fresh basil
  • 1 laughing cow cheese wedge

I mixed the filling together in a big bowl first so the sardine’s mustard sauce would coat everything. Totally worth the dirty bowl!!

I also have a popsicle experiment in the works. But you’ll have to wait till tomorrow to see how it turned out ;)

Oh! And it took me 20 minutes to get my stupid contacts in this morning, after struggling for almost the same length of time to get them out last night. On the bright side, it only took 5 minutes to take them out this afternoon. Still feels really weird to be able to see and not have these bulky lenses in my line of vision though!

Anyways, I’ve rambled enough, and there are moving duties that still call. Exactly one week till I’m in my new place!! I can’t wait to get in there and give you guys a tour ;)

Hope you’re having a stellar weekend!

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