I still can’t believe the drastic weather change. Just yesterday, I was lounging on the front deck with Layla



The tulips were a-bloomin’



And we went for a long, sunny walk


(apparently Layla misplaced her ears in these photos)

And of course, she rolled



A summery dinner of burgers and corn on the Barbie were consumed (I had a flaxseed bun. Yumm)


Now, today… Ugh. Such barfy weather. But I rallied and had a nice bfast of Quaker Oatmeal Squares w/sliced banana and almond milk.


2 hours and a finished book later, Tyler woke up. We picked up some Starbucks then headed off to Costco.



We picked up a ton of essentials and a ton of cinco de mayo necessities. Now we’re back home, finished prepping the guac and other dips, and chilling the Margie mix.

I have a 60 min cardio/strength session planned here at home, then it’s time to get our fiesta on!

How’s everyone else celebrating?!

Errand day

We had a selection of three different kinds of beers last night. First up, Coors Light Iced Tea. No, I didn’t stutter. Coors Light + Iced Tea + extra cold = delicious.

Tyler and I shared a few of those, then we went in to have our own beers. He had Heineken

And I tried Granville Island Brewery’s Cypress Honey Lager. I had never had it before ( another Canadian beer- from Vancouver) and it didn’t disappoint. I think my new favorite type of beer is the lager, and the hint of honey in this brew was just what I needed to easily suck down a few 😉


All in all, last night was fun and relaxing!

This morning, I tried something new in my bowl of oats. Instead of cooking them with unsweetened almond milk, I used chocolate almond milk (and obviously topped with a generous serving of almond butter.)


Lots of errands were on tap for today. It started with a trip to the pet store to get Layla a new ID tag.

Tyler and I were amazed that her name and info were lasered in there. We must’ve looked like geeks because we almost had our noses pressed to the glass while we were watching it get done. The end result ( I’m not showing you the back, I don’t want y’all to know my address!)


Second stop, Costco. No shopping was to be had- just had to run in and get my very own card!

I’m an executive member, haha sweet.

Starbucks was next in the order of operations. I was feeling all loosy-goosey and ordered something other than my usual black coffee.

I got a tall mocha light frappuccino…and you know what? I liked it.

Weird thing: Starbucks in Canada doesn’t offer iced coffee in the colder months. Umm, excuuuse me? It could be a blizzard outside and I’d still prefer a cold brew. I asked the barista today about it and she said it should be available next week. We shall see about that!

Last stop: the mall (dun dun dun- hate going to the mall on Saturdays. For starters, it takes 4 1/2 years to find a parking spot, then everyone in there has about 15 children in tow who are either screaming their toothless faces off, or trying to dodge their poor parents grasp- resulting in them crashing in to me). Tyler surprised me with getting me this little gem

Coincidentally, I had bookmarked this exact tank a few days ago when I saw it on a Lululemon blog.

I love my Lululemon
..almost more than breathing.

More fun things are to be done today- I’ll check back soon!

I have a shirt that reads: ‘Yay Clea”v”age!’

Let’s play catch up.

Last night, I had the urge to do my hair and put on makeup. Here’s what happened;

I was wearing my ‘Yay Cleavage!’ shirt (there is no ‘V’, but the V-cut of the shirt substitutes for the missing letter.)

Once Tyler got home, we went go get pizza and wine for a nice night in.

We got Pizza from Panago

I didn’t realize it until just now, that I might have had that little reverse camera function on my iPhone, because I also had this picture:


I got the Panago classic. It had pepperoni, Canadian ham, black olives, red onions and mushrooms

And Tyler got the Genoa Classic with Salami, Green and black olives and goat cheese

We paired out eats with two bottles of red wine from Australia. Both were really good. First, we had Firestick

It was really light on the palate and tasted great with the pizza.
Second was Deakin Estate.

It was also a great wine, but a little too sweet to enjoy with our meal (that’s why I save it until after I finished my pizza! Yum yum) I never really buy Australian wines, but these have made the list, and I recommend them.

This morning’s first task was Costco! It was all too easy to drop $200 there. (Especially when a package of chicken breasts was like $40 million. I should have won that lottery back in the states, then I could have bought two packs of chicken today. I would have felt like the luckiest girl in the world)

I hadn’t eaten anything before, so by the time we got home, I had the jitters and needed food. Pronto. Good thing I bought TWO big jars of almond butter! Yum yum in my tum tum. And medjool dates. And veggies. Lots and lots of veggies.

So, bfast started off looking like this:

A whole grain bagel with almond butter and fruit salad (strawbs, naners and oranges)

But then I sat down, and this is what happened:

Somehow the bagel was consumed and there was a bowl of melted chocolate sitting next to the fruit. I only assumed it was meant for me to dip the fruit in. So dip the fruit I did. And it was good. (Ok, it didn’t just appear. I melted the chocolate. Perhaps it was because we bought a 78 lb. bag of chocolate chips at Costco. This girl likes her chocolate.)

After bfast was consumed (at lunch time) and emails/texts were exchanged with some of my best gals, Tyler and I joined Joe and Twyla to take our gaggle of dogs our for a walk. We went to a park near the Bow River. All the dogs were off leash, except mine because she’s an idiot and looks for an escape, and I was not about to chase her dodging moving vehicles. Nope.

Layla really loves rolling around in the river. She even puts her whole head under the water.

It was a really nice walk. Once we left the little park area, we headed around some pathways that followed the river.

Hopefully it tuckered out this little model of a pup. Apparently, she thought she was too good for the camera.

I finally got her to look at me, though

Now, I just gotta squeeze in a little workout before getting myself presentable for dinner and a lacrosse game at the Saddledome


See ya later!