Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I'm exhausted. Alberta Winter Games is great, but exhausting. Thankfully, it was only one 15-hour day.

I think because my ankles are so achingly sore, and also my left shin where the bruise from slamming my leg with a bench is still swollen, I'm not getting really good sleep. Which doesn't help matters.

Okay, going to try and pull my brain out of fog.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Food. Fooooooooooodddddd

I'll admit it. The quinoa salad I have for lunch every day is really tasty. And the cereal is delicious, even with plain soy milk. And even some of the new recipes we're trying are pretty good. But here's a list of things not to mention in my company, because if I'm feeling slightly off that day, chances are I'm going to burst into tears. ;)

  • Cheese. Don't even talk to me about cheese. There's a huge gaping hole in my heart (stomach?) that can only be filled by some good Brie, or Jarlsberg, or even plain old cheddar. And the little bit of goat cheese that I'm allowed to put in the quinoa salad isn't satisfying it.
  • Uncle Dave's Noodle Bake. In all honesty, this is one of our favourite dishes, and when I go over the list of ingredients, the only part of it I can conceivably have besides the spices is the onions, before they're goldened in butter. *sigh*
  • Macaroni salad. Mmm... It's not too bad now, but if we get to summer and I still can't have macaroni salad, we may have a meltdown on our hands...
  • Bananas. Yes, I'm actually missing fruit. It's shocking.
  • Booster Juice. It was starting to be a bit of a tradition for Mike and I on the weekends, to stop and get a Booster Juice. They don't make a smoothie with apples, pears, and grapefruit, even if they could make it dairy-free.

Despite the above whine (and the whines I've been giving to a lot of people in person), it does seem to be working, and I can definitely tell when I do something wrong (or at least, not as right as it should be, like the adventure with the kamut pasta last week). So I'll stick with it.

No matter how much miss (MISS) cheese.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Gods Laugh

Monday morning I was flipping through the flyers while eating breakfast, and came across the Canadian Tire flyer. Before I even opened it, I thought to myself, "You know, I just bet, BET, that tool bench we want is on sale this week." And what was on the front page? The blue Mastercraft tool bench with light and two drawers. 55% off. Naturally.

Why, you ask, was I so sure? Because every time that tool bench goes on sale, we are somehow or another not in a financial position to buy it. And because Mike was laid off on Friday, naturally, the tool bench we want had to be on sale this week.

But I have thwarted you, Canadian Tire Gods! For while I was obsessively tidying this weekend, I rediscovered the cash that I made selling my fencing gear, and since that money is supposed to be used for fun things, things we want, we're going to get the tool bench! You haven't won this time! I laugh at you!

But quite seriously, Mike was laid off on Friday, which may be a blessing in disguise, considering some of the things he's told me about the atmosphere there and the... personnel management, for lack of a better term. So he's now looking for work up here, and if he hasn't found something by the end of February, will head down to Calgary, where he has enough contacts that he could get a job in a couple days. In the meantime, he's focussing on finding a job here, and we'll deal with what comes.

In other news, my sneaky ploy to get people to post didn't quite work. Maybe their keyboards were frozen. I suppose now that it's thawing, we might see something new!

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