First off I want to address the abundance of warm, kind hearted comments I received on yesterdays post: Getting cold feet on healthy living. Thank you guys so much for being there for me, and understanding and pep-talking me through my guilt! I appreciate you all so much :)
I took the night off CrossFit last night and did a bunch of chores around the house. Mainly because there was more Power Cleans at CrossFit and I did them 3x last week, all with 100lbs, so I’ve got the bruises to show for it, and I’m trying to let them all heal up on my quads. So ugly.
It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t go out immediately after work. Here’s what I managed to get done last night:
- 3 loads of laundry (towels, athletics and regular clothes)
- Grocery shopped (chicken, bell pepper, mushrooms and eggs)
- Cooked up 4 chicken breasts and once cooked, chopped them up into bite sized pieces and put them in a container for sandwiches/salads
- Made more egg muffin omelets
- Made blueberry muffins for the Boyf
- Cooked homemade macaroni and cheese for the Boyf (I had none!)
- I ate leftovers: coconut covered chicken strips (paleo friendly)
Today I have a guest post to share with you. Back in October I held a ‘Perfect Day‘ contest, and the winner finally had a chance to use her voucher. The winner also happens to be my co-worker (how crazy was that? She had a great chance of winning since there was only 8 people who entered into that contest.
Anyway, here she is. Take it away L:
Hi Nancy! Just popping in to say THANKS! For the fun giveaway ( back in the fall 2012). I finally had a chance to use it!
This past weekend, me and my Hubs toured to the Big City of Toronto! And took advantage of my prize. We chose the â€œDinner & Comedyâ€ option.
Along with our prize, we rented a lovely little room at a luxe hotel right downtown which was near the location where we spent our â€œperfect day!â€
Thanks to your generous giveaway, we enjoyed (flawless service through the perfect day company) and indulged in a yummy meal at Wayne Gretzkyâ€™s Sports Bar & Restaurant. It was pretty cool, LOTS of authentic Gretzky memorabilia and nostalgia to look at through the place and a few dozen big screen tvâ€™s to watch the game on ( if thatâ€™s your thing). Not to mention a fully paid bill at the end!!! If you are interestedâ€¦ my appetizer, was a delish Carrot & Curry soup, my main was Stuffed Chicken with Seasonal Steamed Veg and a Mashed Garlic Potato, and desertâ€¦ a Sweet Vanilla Ice-cream filled Mini Pie-Crust topped with Mixed Berry Coulis. Drool.
Next we walked around the corner to the Second City Comedy Club. FUN-NY! It was a lounge/theatre type club where we spent 2 hours laughing and smiling at the improve and skit comedy, and enjoying a drink together. So FUN. SO Funnyâ€¦again flawless!
To top the night off, we met up with a few friends, and chatted the night away at a Boutique Restaurant called Michaels until 3AM. Walking back to the hotel, I totally forgot how late (errrâ€¦ early?) it was. I mean, there were still people out and about all over. I guess it really is â€œthe city that never sleepsâ€! It was definitely a treat to indulge and enjoy a really perfect day out with my Hubs! This mama rarely gets such luxurious free time!
Thanks spiffykerms, and Perfect Day!
PS. I should make mention of the homeless person (?) we mistook for a street performer in Dundas Square! Along with many other buskers and performersâ€¦ this guy was part of the crowd. We watched as he pulled out a roll of duct tape, theatrically peeled off 3 long stripsâ€¦ arranged them on the pavement in a perfect triangle shape. Stepped inside the designated areaâ€¦ and proceededâ€¦ to â€¦.. throw donuts at passers by and traffic! Oh my!
Awesome McMomsie, glad you enjoyed the night out in Toronto! Sounded like an adventure, especially with the dude at the end throwing donuts at you. Ha!