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Week in Review

Oh my goodness. I barely even remember this past week; it was so frigging busy. All I can do is jot down snippets of whatever my brain regurgitates as I type out this post. Linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets, here is this week’s Week in Review!

I remember going to Kylah’s basketball game with Katie and Callum and Andrew on Wednesday night. Kylah is living with us right now full time, so it was nice to be able to see Ethan for a bit, even if it was a short visit. We sent Ethan out with Andrew on Friday night for Andrew’s birthday, and they got to have some guy time and catch up on life.

Thursday was Andrew’s actual birthday, so while he went to another one of Kylah’s basketball games, Jake and his friend came over for some supper. Once Callum went to bed, Andrew and I met his parents at Sneakers for some drinks and appies.  I ended up ordering a Ceasar (I know, I know… I didn’t try anything new!) and shrimp tacos. But get this: I ate the leftover shrimp tacos seconds before I ran my 10 mile run on Friday and I burped spicy fish taste for a solid hour and twenty minutes. IT WAS SO GROSS.

A few times during the week last week I’d catch myself literally running around the house so that I could get everything done on time. My kids would ask if they could help me but it was just way faster for me to burn around the house in my Nike Frees and do it myself.

Oh! I just remembered! We took Callum to see Santa on Monday. He was so excited and then just as he got plunked onto Santa’s lap, he started to cry a bit but he toughed it out like a champ.

He’s getting more courageous with each passing year.

We had massive snow on Thursday night, so Callum spent the next 48 hours eating the stuff.

All the soccer games were cancelled for the weekend so Andrew and I left the kids with his mom and we took off to Vancouver for the night. We had lunch at the Irish pub, dinner at the Keg, and drinks when we went to Theatre Sports on Granville Island. We had SO much fun. I probably drank about 5L of water over the course of the entire day, so I spent the majority of my time in the bathroom. Know what’s cool, though? I tried gin and tonic for the first time. AND I LIKED IT! I really liked it, actually. I surprised myself. Andrew stuck to his Crown and Coke which is fine. It’s his tried and true. He’s an old man now, after all. HA!

This is us in the Irish pub:

And here’s a shot of us at Theatre Sports during intermission:

We went to bed at 1 and got up at around 8 but it was so nice to leisurely lay in bed and sip coffee without any kids giving us pile drivers. Once we came home, we cleaned up and I got a tonne of Christmas wrapping done! I hadn’t run yet so I ended up running after Callum went to bed. It was pretty great to be able to run at night; I haven’t done that in forever!

I’ve been doing my 100 push-ups like a champ, and that feels good. I’ve also been keeping up with my daily veggie consumption, even downing a baggie of them before we headed into Vancouver on Saturday morning! I’ve put back on a few pounds (I went down to a freaky 115 lb in the summer, and now I’m about 123lb, which is a lot healthier for my 5’7 frame) and my body already feels so much more balanced. Oh! And my bum zits cleared up! So my hormone issues are definitely leveling out too. Despite the stress of the season, I have to say that I feel pretty healthy and happy right now, and I’m thankful.

Gin and tonic: yes or no?

What was the highlight of your week last week?

Do you guys have snow?


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  • Megan @ Meg Go Run December 12, 2016, 11:17 am

    Callum is so dear! 🙂 I’m glad your hormones are leveling out! I found a black hair on my chin last week so maybe mine are out of wack right now! That’s crazy all the snow yas got. I know you don’t normally get snow. We got a dusting and then it melted an hour later. 🙂 I hope this week is a little more calm for you! It’s going to be a busy one for me due to Winter concerts for my kids.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 12, 2016, 5:20 pm

      Oh, teachers do not have it easy during the last week of school before Christmas break. You said winter concerts instead of Christmas concerts. That’s a lot more inclusive than claiming it as one particular religious holiday. I like it! Although, I was kinda surprised when an Indo-Canadian guy brought us our pizza the other night and wished us a Merry Christmas with his thick Punjabi accent!

      From time to time I will find a stray black hair growing out of my face. It sticks around for a month or two (I’m on it like white on rice so that as soon as it peaks out, I pluck it) and then it’s almost like it migrates to a different spot. I think it has more to do with getting older than anything else.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 12, 2016, 5:21 pm

      I’m just really glad that nobody can see me when I’m on my treadmill in the garage!

  • Meredith @ cookie chrunicles December 12, 2016, 11:49 am

    No snow here just yet! Glad you had a good time 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 12, 2016, 5:16 pm

      We haven’t had a snowfall since 3 winters ago! This is WEIRD.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets December 12, 2016, 1:06 pm

    Bum zits be gone.

    Also, your healthier weight was my pre-pregnancy weight and I’m only 5’2 (maybe 5’3 if I stand up straight).

    I love, love, love the pictures of Callum with Santa.

    I’m glad you and Andrew got a night out. The Hubby and I did not but we got something better yesterday and you know what I’m talking about. Woot, woot.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 12, 2016, 5:16 pm

      Atta girl. This makes me happy. It’s much easier handling lifey life when we’ve had sexy sex. Well, just sex is fine too.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home December 12, 2016, 2:58 pm

    My husband does love his G&T! Actually, he likes Tanqueray and Tonic. Me, not so much…

    Hmmm, something good from last week…hmmmm….

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 12, 2016, 5:15 pm

      Shitty week last week, eh? Yeah. Boo. Smack it around with a wine glass or two.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile December 12, 2016, 4:12 pm

    We had a few flurries on Sunday but nothing that stuck….then lots of rain this morning. Callum looks like he did great with Santa this year!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 12, 2016, 5:15 pm

      We had snow, and now it’s going to turn to solid ice. It’s awful.

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