Monday, April 25, 2016

Tax attempt

I spent yesterday afternoon attempting to sort out taxes, but was not successful. This will require more effort.

Yesterday evening was the goodbye AA party, which was nice to see everyone one last time.

Saturday, April 23, 2016


James gets A's in hockey. He is now signed for AAA. He is very pleased. I made brownies, not knowing the outcome- either for celebration or to soak up the tears. They ended up being for celebration.

Yesterday when I went to Food Basics, I saw Steve R. talking with someone inside the entrance. When I left, he was in the same position but talking with a different person! Holding court in the supermarket.


I quite enjoyed the polenta. The steak I tend to need to cook double what they ask for. This meal involved a number of parts all happening at the same time so it was complex that way, but pretty easy and quick to make overall!

My tongue has been healing but it has been a very slow process. Not 100% yet.

Last night I went to a coffee house at Kim's church and got an exceptionally good chocolate chip cookie and brownie to eat and they had some fun entertainment to watch. Lots of laughs.

Today I am working on laundry and cleaning!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


James made it through the first cut to AAA. He is quite pleased.

I got a cut on my tongue (I think maybe I burned it and it blistered and burst) so eating and talking is painful. It is swollen a bit. Hopefully it goes down on its own.

Today's meal is roasted heirloom carrots with lentils

 The carrots went in a tray in the oven to roast them with some sauce on top. Then they were put together with the lentils and some ricotta salata cheese and parsley was crumbled on top.
My cut is making me grumpy so I am going to bed and hope it improves overnight.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Yesterday was the final presentation for my students. It was a long day but really, really good!

Wednesday, April 06, 2016


Today was a good day at work- the email was not overwhelming, which was a good thing. Exams start tomorrow.
Today was mustard crusted steak! These meals are nicely blended together with tastes and feel balanced and healthy. Yummy as well.

The new "fibe" that bell installed a while ago has improved the phone line but videos on the internet don't play as well. So I will need to call them tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016


Today I organized, cooked and cleaned. The cooking is the only part that is news worthy. Sriracha Honey Baked Chicken. The rice had turmeric, coriander and carrot. The Sriracha gave a very nice tang to the meal. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Bike stepper sighting

I saw a guy using one of these this morning. I had never heard of these before but apparently bike steppers are a thing now!

Monday, April 04, 2016

broken in

After wearing the boots for longer and longer time periods, it seems like they are now broken in!

The snow disappeared by the time I walked home.

It was indeed a long day, with interviews, training sessions and exams. For some reason I was up at 3am. Looking forward to a good sleep tonight!


I didn't think we were going to get snow from the clipper (thought we were just out of range) but apparently we did! Time to wear my new boots.