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Busy like a Bee

Today started off buzzing like a bee….I awoke to my Blackberry buzzing away due to my friend’s efforts to wake me for coffee! Teehee….

Caramel Latte

Mmmmmm….hellooooo! I had a grande NF caramel latte. This was so good it was gone in about 8 minutes 🙂

After my coffee I hit the gym and in a word….


It was one of my best workouts yet. I alternated running at 4.8-5.2 mph and walking at 3.8 mph for about 45 minutes. I pretty much did 2-3 minutes of running with 3-4 minutes of walking. I have to say, when I started to run, I felt good. I felt strong and was really able to push  myself. I finally remembered why I used to run–because I love it!

I had other errands to run after the gym so while driving I had 2 clementines:


By the time I got home I was hungry and very quickly assembled this salad:


I used:

  • mixed greens
  • 1/2 avocado
  • red pepper
  • campari tomatoes
  • cremini mushrooms
  • spanish onion
  • baby carrots
  • 1 roasted skinless chicken breast

Despite having picked up some groceries, I forgot one crucial thing…something so important that my heart skipped a couple of beats and I stopped breathing for a moment when I realized…..

I forgot to buy more balsamic vinegar!!!

OMG what a catastrophe!!! How was I going to dress this salad?? I was almost near tears. If you haven’t noticed, I really like my salads and I really enjoy good balsamic vinegar. It is such a huge component of my salads!!! Anyhow, I scoured my pantry and found some rice wine vinegar and used that along with 1/2 tsp olive oil.  It was totally disappointing but will have to do until I can get more.

I was really looking forward to this evening as J and I were going to Walker’s Fish Market for my mother in law’s birthday dinner:


Everything on the menu sounded super fresh! I started out with mussels in white wine as my appetizer. I had about 1/2 of the portion:


Along with the mussels I also tried my first oyster! (not pictured) It was actually very tasty and I didn’t mind the texture at all. Very surprising. I sipped on sparkling water while waiting for my entree.

I chose the Pacific Rim Mahi Mahi–the fish was steamed with ginger, along with vegetables in a hoisin sauce. I had never tried mahi mahi and it was wonderful! The texture was to die for!

Mahi mahi

Everyone was so satisfied with dinner we didn’t even bother to order dessert, but J and I did end up stopping at Tims for a steeped tea with milk. Mmmm….warm and tasty! (Not pictured)

Hope everyone had a great day! Back to work tomorrow for me so I’ll be posting tomorrow evening.

Anyone have anything interesting planned for their Sunday? What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?

Mine is probably having brunch with my hubby, walking around some quaint little area with a great latte in hand, an afternoon nap and sushi for dinner while cuddling on the couch watching a romantic comedy. Yup, that about sums it up! 🙂




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