Reunited with Family, Friends, and Old Favourites
Hello and Happy Hump Day beautiful readers of mine!
Before I get started on my post filled with the joys of finally being home for the holidays, I just want you all to know that yesterday’s post has been updated! Don’t feel obligated to go check it out, but if you are dying to know that I also had eggs along with my greek yogurt, blueberries, and buckwheaties to make a complete breakfast for myself, be my guest and check out the updated version of yesterday’s post
I often forget to include so many things that I want to include within my posts. It’s so frustrating when I realize I forgot to write something and my post had already been published! Yesterday, I asked over Twitter if any other bloggers experienced the same situation and it appears that I am not alone! Other people forget, too!
Despite the fact that I did forget to include the picture of my “complete” breakfast in yesterdays post, I still received an abundance of replies regarding dreaded exercises! Seems like I am not alone on the leg curl hating! To be honest, I think the machine is too big for me. I’m not that short (only 5 ft. 2 1/2 – yes, the 1/2 of an inch is very important to mention), but the back of the seat on the machine wouldn’t move up any further on the leg curls, so I was unable to do them properly which led to my distaste for that exercise. I suppose I will just use the cable machine instead if that’s what works for me!
So yesterday, as all of you already know, I was reunited with my best friends!
First, my Mom!
She picked me up from the airport, we hugged (a lot), got my luggage, cruised around Winnipeg, and did some shopping (the remaining Christmas shopping and picked up a tea and coffee)
DAVIDsTEA for me (Southern Belle – a peaches & cream flavour which is MARVELOUS!) and a Starbucks for Mom (Italian Roast).
After spending some time in the mall, we thought we better get some dinner in our bellies, so we went to Earls (just as I predicted!)
It was like I was being reunited with the restaurant as well. It is my Mom’s favourite restaurant, but it is one my my many favourites as well and I haven’t been able to find one in Ontario yet. London doesn’t have one that is for sure.
For dinner I went with their featured salmon (no surprise there, salmon is usually my “go to” meal) which was served over roasted beets, butternut squash, and sweet potato.
The salmon also had a delicious topping of tomatoes and capers. It was awesome. I love capers and they pair so perfectly with tomatoes and fish!
We had a long drive home, since I flew into Winnipeg, but my Mom’s a trooper and drove the entire 5 hours! I managed to sleep awake for all but one of the 5 hours I consider this to be a huge accomplishment seeing as how I usually pass out in the car once it starts moving. I love sleeping in vehicles and fall asleep so easily!
We finally made it home after midnight. 1:00 on the dot apparently.
This is when I was reunited with my Daddy and my baby, Cuddles!
Cuddles was waiting in her spot as usual and totally attacked me with kisses when I walked into the door!
In the morning, the good stuff just kept coming my way! I enjoyed an old favourite of mine
Food for Life’s Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Almond Cereal. This stuff is to die for and definitely my favourite cereal of all time. I haven’t bought it for myself in London yet, though! I guess I got too consumed in my oatmeal? This will be the very first purchase I make once I am back in London, guaranteed!
I enjoyed my favourite cereal with almond milk and a side of eggies
I love scrambling my eggs with green onion and some sort of spice. A favourite spice of mine being, steak spice!
Something else I need to buy for myself in London! It’s great being home. My parents seem to have everything
After I was fuelled up and roaring to go, I hit the gym. I loved this gym over the summer. This is where I really found a love for fitness and started to train smart (using a split and not only training my arms and abs! HA!)
I had a good workout considering it not being my “usual” gym and forgetting my gloves. I cannot believe I forgot my gloves. I was not impressed with myself. Oh well, I got through it, but my hands did hurt by the end.
Don’t worry, I’ll live
In the afternoon I was lucky enough to meet up with a friend (one of my best friends that I have met throughout my university years) for tea at the cutest little cafe in Yorkton!
I ordered a rooibos tea that tasted just like apple cider.
My friend ordered a Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Latte that came with the most precious heart design on top!
Feel the love.
For the rest of the day, I spent time with my family.
My Mom and I did some more shopping (apparently we didn’t get everything in Winnipeg) and then my Uncle came over for dinner, so it was so nice to see him again, too
Do you ever forget to include things in your blog posts and remember once it is published?
Have you ever forgot your workout gloves!? Or something else equally important when you went to the gym? Please don’t say you’ve forgot your pants! HAHA
Seeing as how it is WIAW and all, what was the best thing you ate today? I think my cereal was the best for me It’s that good and I hadn’t had it since summer! Have you ever tried Ezekiel 4:9 cereal before? What did you think of it?