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Week in Review: Public Bananas

I’m linking up with my good interwebby friend Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets once again for this week’s Week in Review. I’m in a huge hurry so this is going to be a little messy.

First of all, a huge legit shout out to Justin from The Detail Shop for tackling the Honda Odyssey. He made that thing his bitch, and it’s never been cleaner. I should have taken a before and after picture but then honestly, it was so dirty that you all would need tetanus shots just from looking at it. For my local friends, Justin has two shops in Abbotsford: one on the East side (East side, yo!) and the West side (gangsta mahfahks!). I’m sure you can correctly assume that Justin had absolutely nothing to do with this plug other than doing an absofuckinglutley magnificent job on our van, and for this, I owe him my life. OH! AND HE FOUND MY IPOD SHUFFLE!!!!!! So I owe him my other eight lives too. He even spotted me a cute little courtesy car so I could scoot about town and get a bunch of shit done. MY HERO.


Anyway, other stuff happened, too. After writing my post about vegetables, I’ve been eating them daily. You can see my enthusiasm for the broccoli cauliflower combo.


It was hot here. It still is, although it’s getting a little cooler. We dealt with it by doing this:


And when that didn’t work, we did this:



And then we watched Kylah kick some serious ass in the 1500m race:


On a more sentimental note, for the last month or so I’ve been all go go go. I realized the other day that I haven’t cried in a very long time which means that I haven’t been very self aware or in touch with my feelings. Rather, I’ve been so task oriented that my brain has completely taken over my heart.

(This is all bullshit code for “I have PMS.”)

So the other night, when I was trying to sleep (in the heat) I lay on my back and put my palms on my belly and I let myself feel the loose skin, the squishy silly putty feeling that pushed back at me from the growth that came along with my babies. And instead of clenching my teeth and knotting my fists, I pushed back. Because I wanted to feel the discomfort of the pain that comes with real love.

Then I read this quote in the morning:


And then because I felt totally zen with the Jesus universe angel channel for speaking to me at such an early hour, I welcomed this musical suggestion from my eldest insomniac offspring. Check it out:

I just re-read this post and I have come to the assumption that I a) write way better when I’ve had wine or b) I only think I write way better because I’ve had wine.

Meghan, forgive me for taking so long on this one. I ate a public banana today in your honour.

Do you guys ever feel weird when you eat bananas in public?

Our kids hate it when I pack bananas in their lunches.

What’s your resting face like? Is it resting bitch face? Resting smile face?

Mine is resting old face.

Where do you carry all your stress and pain? Like, which body part?



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  • Helly June 6, 2016, 7:04 pm

    I love the pics of you and Callum! LOVE.

    I really like bananas but they have to be green. I don’t have time for spotty bananas.

    Oh man, I have SUPER resting bitch face. I always get the, “Are you mad?” Always.

    I’m sending you a pic.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 6:57 am

      Ha ha ha!!! I can’t wait for the picture! My phone battery died last night so I’ll check it out once it’s all charged.

      I didn’t even know it was possible to eat green bananas. It’s never even crossed my mind. I remember my friend Renata once pulled out a raw cob of corn when we went to the beach and I was aghast at the fact that she just started munching on raw corn. It’s actually quite delicious, so I’m open-minded to the green banana thing too! I’ll have to try it. I may stay away from raw chicken though.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run June 6, 2016, 7:08 pm

    I have resting OLD BITCH face. You look so stoic with your veggies. That’s the most stoic I ever saw you. 🙂 I eat nanners all the time, mostly in my classroom. I don’t feel weird eating them but now I probably will!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 6:55 am

      I’m so sorry that I gave you that pervy banana vibe! You’re going to feel like a sinner every time you eat your nanners.

  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine June 7, 2016, 1:58 am

    Im pretty sure I carry my tension in my shoulders. I always eat bananas in the morning and I hate bringing them with me because they tend to get squished or brown if I pack them in a bag. I was thinking that for someone in a hurry that this was a deep and awesome post!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 6:53 am

      Awe, thanks Lisa!!! And yeah, bananas are like toddlers; they don’t travel well.

  • Amy Lauren June 7, 2016, 2:23 am

    Those veggies look sad and I wouldn’t want to eat them either. I like some frozen veggies but I think you could cook things certain ways and just make them taste good… veggies get a bad rep. I do like bananas but only cold. Like, peel and slice, sit in fridge for half an hour, eat. Also frozen bananas. Preferably really ripe though.

    Love the instagram quote you shared… that is so true. Everyone is dealing with something and sometimes you just have to deal… there is no easy way out. I do feel like people can get into the habit of go go go all the time to avoid issues and being alone with themselves but eventually it catches up with you.

    Hooray for a clean car and found ipod shuffle!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 6:53 am

      Cold bananas sound pretty good, actually. I’ll have to remember that.

  • Allie June 7, 2016, 2:42 am

    LOVE the pic at the track and the way your son is staring up at your daughter! She is built for speed!!! OMG those legs! Awesome.
    I def hate eating a banana in public. It’s awkward.
    I have total resting bitch face that is old so…
    I carry my stress and pain in my shoulders like a hunchback.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 6:52 am

      Oh, I forgot about the shoulders. I think I carry stress there too. My body is like a treasure map with different areas carrying the varying types of stress.

      I’m jealous of Kylah’s legs. She’s such a natural athlete.

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe June 7, 2016, 3:55 am

    Resting super serious to bitch face. We know this. It has been on TV

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 6:50 am

      Ha ha ha ha oh yeah!!!! I forgot about that. SO FUNNY!!!!

  • Laura @. This Runner's Recipes June 7, 2016, 5:28 am

    I break off my bananas bit by bit instead of biting off the whole thing, probably because subconsciously I feel awkward about eating them.
    I have a chronic case of resting bitch face. It was a constant problem in college and grad school – people thought I was angry or full of myself. Love the photos of you and Callum! And congrats to Kylah for kicking butt on the track.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 6:50 am

      For the life of me I can’t imagine you having resting bitch face. I could see you having resting thinking face though.

      Breaking off bananas bit by bit is the way to go.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets June 7, 2016, 1:07 pm

    Three cheers for the public banana. I hope you made eye contact with someone while you consumed it.

    I love the picture of Callum looking up towards his sister. Your selfies are pretty fabulous too.

    I hold my stress in my jaw, my neck and my shoulders. I hold my fat in my belly. 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 4:26 pm

      Ha ha ha the eye contact would be absolutely sinful. I need to try this. Seriously, someone needs to walk around with a go pro banana and make a bunch of eye contact while eating it and then make millions on YouTube.

  • Ange // Cowgirl Runs June 7, 2016, 3:38 pm

    If a banana must be consumed in public, it must be broken so it does not appear you are giving head to said nanner.
    I totally have some major RBF, yet for some reason, weirdos insist on talking to be. ‘Tis not enjoyable.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 4:25 pm

      I used to be way more of a weirdo magnet, probably because I used to be a lot nicer of a person. Eating a banana to a Rhianna song could pretty much be taped and sold as porn.

  • Corry June 7, 2016, 4:09 pm

    I had never given a thought to eating a banana in public…I will now, but it won’t stop me. And they can’t be ripe.
    I have resting old bitch face. When I worked, people were always saying “smile” to me, which made me want to smack them. I haven’t heard it for a long time, so maybe I just hated my job, or the people at it.
    I’d have to say I carry my stress in my ass, because when I’m stressed, I eat, hence putting weight on in my ass.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 7, 2016, 4:24 pm

      HA HA HA OMG I LAUGHED SO HARD AT THIS. I love your dry sense of humour. I’d hate it if people told me to smile. I hate being told what to do but even worse, I hate being told how to feel.

      You’re the second person who doesn’t like ripe bananas. I have never in my 38 years of life eaten a non-ripe banana. I need to cross this off my list, right under Hugh Jackman.

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