Things I Learned The Month I Came Home

That saying “you can never go home again” is not true. I feel very much at home.


Novelty foods, like poutine pizza, for the most part are just that. A novelty. Not necessarily a delicious dinner.

Big kitchens aren’t all they’re chalked up to be. I spend more time walking from one end to the other than getting anything accomplished!


It’s really easy to feel sad, it’s a lot harder to remain upbeat.

Flexibility is so, SO important. I attribute regular full-body stretching to the progress I’ve made with my arm lately.


My family needs to buy one big house and live together again. I promise I’ll share the channel changer this time!

Just because Toronto “wasn’t for me” doesn’t mean I won’t have days where I really, really miss it.


Losing weight is only hard when you don’t really want to do it.

Shaved poodles are kind of frightening.


I took my fitness for granted before. I also shouldn’t have assumed it would come back quickly.

Yeast is a tricky bastard to deal with.


Even though I know I’m capable of great things, there’s nothing wrong with being ordinary if it’s what makes me happiest.


Posted on April 30, 2011, in Lessons Learned. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Shaved dogs and sheep also freak me out. I’m glad you are having a great time at home Susan. My heart will always be at home with my family.

  2. I hear ya about weight loss sister. I’d rather be happy with a full belly than moody and skinny!

  3. Damn ,poutine pizza looks delicious…

  4. Eek! That shaved poodle really is freaky…

    That last sentence made me smile. I’ll just add that it is never too late for greatness if you decide that that’s what makes you happy in the future :)

  5. “Ordinary” can also be great :)

  6. You have so much wisdom, I love reading posts like this from you.
    Being happy isn’t ordinary. Finding happiness in everday things is crucial to a happy satisfied life. I really believe in that.

  7. “Even though I know I’m capable of great things, there’s nothing wrong with being ordinary if it’s what makes me happiest.” — I *love* that statement!

  8. Humm…poutine pizza… I’m from Québec, poutine is french fries, gravy and cheese, but I can’t remember if it’s the same in NB… what was on this nice pizza, I’m really curious!

    • That’s it! Gravy for the sauce, fries and cheese for the topping :) Poutine is the exact same in NB, although the Acadians have a version of a boiled potato ball with ground beef in the centre. I’m not sure why they call it poutine, it’s weird!

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