Daily Archives: April 9, 2010

Flashyback Friday!

I think Rudy and I are on the same page.

Made it to my mom’s safely!! I hightailed it outta there the second I got off work. I’ve gone from boring-town to a thriving household. My three step-siblings are here this weekend (ages16, 14, and 12) and we had some visitors in the form of toddlers. I like the quiet, but I get a kick out of the chaos too :)

However, two words adequately describe how I’m currently feeling – run down. Oof! It was a four-day work week for me, which sounds awesome, but not when you’re trying to cram five days worth of work into that. I went to spin class this morning and it was tough! My body is definitely tired, not to mention I’m nursing a sore throat. A good night’s SLEEP will hopefully help :)

I ate the usual desk-breakfast this morning, but I got to eat lunch at home! I showed my apartment over the noon-hour, so I threw something together while I was there.


  • rotisserie chicken
  • cottage cheese
  • red onion
  • tomato
  • hummus

Something was missing after this though, so I went back and added black olives and pickles.

Delicious!! Might seem on the odd side, but just think of it as a chicken salad :)

With extra veg on the side.


Supper was eaten during the 90-minute drive to my  mom’s.

Peanut butter + protein powder dissolved with water

Sandwiched together in perfect har-moh-nee. Don’t let the photos fool you though. I made a crumbly mess all over myself eating this in the car. Had an apple with it too!


Flashback Friday – Randoms!

Being at my mom’s means I have access to hundreds of old photos. I couldn’t decide which to focus on, so I just grabbed a stack and took photos of my favourite ones. Enjoy!


Sisters Jane and Sara circa 1984 (pre-me!) playing a harmonica duet. Fun fact: sister Jane is now a professional musician!

Blizzard of 1991. I remember opening that front door and seeing a giant wall of snow. It was nuts.

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My fifth birthday. A pool party at the Howard Johnson. Ohman, pool parties were the coolest back then. We then celebrated in the restaurant and they made me cupcakes.

Unwrapping presents giddy with excitement.

Something that apparently carries into adulthood ;)


Baaaaahahaha. How stylish are we?? Sister Jane on the right has gold stars actually hanging off her purple shirt.

It should be noted that my dad was a pretty good photographer.


I think he had a Nikon SLR?? (pre “D”SLR days) And took courses as well.

Of course, I wasn’t always cute. I went through my awkward punk-rock phase..


Attractive? No. Hilarious? You bet! Me, sister Sara and sister mom in Mexico. Sara did a university exchange to Cuernavaca which was an excellent excuse for my mother and I to go visit.


Mom in front of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan outside of Mexico City. Amazing.

That wraps up this week’s random flashback! I’ll try to capture some more while I’m home. Maybe next time I’ll build a narrative or something ;)

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