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Canada Day Weekend

Happy long weekend everyone!

Happy Canada Day to all the Canadians out there…



And Happy 4th of July to all the Americans out there…



It’s been an interesting weekend for me. Friday the husband was feeling a little better so we headed downtown to enjoy some of the Canada Day activities.

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This is the only pictures of the day I managed to take during the day. It was very crowded but a beautiful day. We just spend some time walking around and just enjoying the sun and the people.

We then stopped and picked up some Chinese food for dinner. No pictures but I had tofu with mixed veggies, mushroom fried rice and a veggie spring roll.

Saturday was basically spent running errands and such. Nothing too exciting.

Today, the husband had a early morning flight. He has left for Toronto for a week long work conference so I’m by myself this week. I dropped him off at the airport at 7 am and then headed out to do a little grocery shopping.

This week is going to be filled with yummy, veggie filled recipes. I can’t wait to share some of them with you. The day started with a trip to the gym and then since I had the entire day to kill I hit up four stores.

Costco, superstore, Community Natural Food (a organic/natural foods store here in Calgary)…

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And Co-op.

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I have a fun grocery post coming up tomorrow so stay tuned.

Afterwards I made one last stop at Starbucks for a venti, light ice, green tea.

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I also picked up a new Starbucks sippy cup for my water while I was there.

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Since I dropped my last one a few months ago I’ve been dying to get another one.

This one has a removable inside so you can take it with you and it has your favourite drink already written down for them.

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I’m not going to be using it for that (water consumption only) but it’s still a pretty cool feature.

I’m now at home about to have a chat with my mom and wait for the husband to call then I’ll make some delicious dinner.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a grocery post and my first yummy dinner.

I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of how full my fridge is after all the shopping I did today.

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I have so much produce I’m not even sure how I’m going to be able to eat it all in one week.

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I’m sure going to try though.


Point Form

Sometimes I feel like I have so much to say that blogging is point form is the easiest. I’m not sure why I/others don’t do it more often.

I promised a rundown of the important events of the weekend so here goes:

* Saturday actually didn’t prove to be very interesting. We had planned to go visit Kananaskis, AB on Saturday. The drive there is suppose to be beautiful and we haven’t been yet. Kananaskis Country is about and hour and 20 mins from Calgary and it has 5 provincial parks including 4 wildland provincial park and one ecological reserve. It also has several recreation areas, Canmore Nordic Centre, as well as many hiking and biking trails.

Just looking at the pictures makes me excited for summer! Anyways, we were about 30 mins outside of the city when we hit a huge snowstorm. The roads were getting bad so we had to turn around and head back home. I was a little disappointed but my dad and stepmom are coming up in a month and we are spending the long weekend there with them along with my stepbrother, his wife and my niece and nephew. Hopefully, it will be beautiful by then.

* The rest of Saturday ended up being a errand type of day. We spent most of the time picking up items at IKEA and Costco.

* I picked up a new book on Sunday. Porta de Rossi’s ‘Unbearable Lightness’. I really wanted to read it after seeing her on Oprah and Ellen but they completely forgot about it. I found the book for 8 dollars at Chapters and picked it up. So far I’m really loving it.

* We also picked up two of Gordan Ramsey’s Cooking books. There are now so many delicious and healthy recipes I can’t wait to try.

* Finally, did anyone else watch HBO’s new show ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday night? I love HBO but I wasn’t really sure about this new show. The husband really wanted to see it so I agreed. It was actually much better then I expected and I’ll definitely keep watching for the next few weeks to see how it goes.

Have you commented on my new twitter name? I’d love some input.

Also, were you right about what I did Friday night? Here’s my recap.