Friday, July 18, 2014

FOODIE FRIDAY - MOROCO

A must do when in Toronto!
The weekend got off to a great start tonight when I met a girlfriend for an early dinner at a great restaurant not far from my work. I hadn't been to MoRoCo for a while and really enjoyed it.

Both Jenn and I took a few pics with our cell phones, as I forgot my camera at home. We sat outside on the patio to enjoy the great weather so some of the pictures are shadowed.

This drink was called a "Hot Mess", which was how I felt after the work week.
I started with the Goat Cheese Salad.
I had the Truffled Mac & Cheese for my main, but forgot to take a pic of it. Luckily, Jenn had a pic of her order from a previous visit and emailed it to me!

Truffled Mac & Cheese
Dulce de Leche Caramel Cheesecake for dessert.
MoRoCo is famous for their Macarons
Bathroom Mirror.
This truly is a unique restaurant and worth a visit. Delicious food, funky atmosphere, gorgeous washrooms, and an on-site gourmet chocolate shop so you take goodies home. I look forward to my next visit!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

PROJECT 52 - WEEK 6 - BOOT CAMP


I've been getting my walks in, but still haven't got into a regular routine with the exercise dvd's. We had to replace the dvd player this week, so I'm good to go now.  

After reviewing the exercise dvd selection I have, I changed my mind on what I am going to do exercise wise. A few months back I purchased the Slim in 6 set on advice from a friend, and have now decided to just "go for it". It's a 6 week cardio and resistance program, working out 6 days a week. I'm putting myself in "boot camp"!

I know going from hardly exercising to this seems like a bit much, but I figure, why not? It's the perfect time to do it. It's getting hot and sticky outside, not so nice walking weather, and by doing the Slim in 6 series I'm getting both a cardio and strength training work out in one shot. I'm throwing myself into it, reading all the material that came with it, and will be taking before photos and my measurements.

My official start date is Sunday, July 20th, that will take me doing the program until the end of August. I want to do the first dvd once before then, to practice the moves, I was hoping to last night, but a migraine had me down and out and is also the reason for the late post.

I'm going to give this exercise series my best and will update you weekly. Feel free to join me with your own 6 week exercise program!  

Friday, July 11, 2014

FORTY PLUS YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP

Lunch with old friends.
I recently returned from a trip to Nova Scotia to visit family and friends. I haven't uploaded pictures to my Facebook account yet, but have looked at them many times. Of all the pictures taken on that trip, I am most grateful for the one above.

I grew up on Dixon Court, it was a short, dead end street. The four of us all grew up together there, along with our siblings. I have memories of the three women pictured with me as far back as my memories go. Counter clockwise; Me, Sherry, Cathy, and Heather.

We played hide and seek, Barbies, had sleep overs, laughed, squabbled, cried, and discovered boys together.

We all eventually left Dixon Court to start our own lives. All of us are married now, and Sherry and Cathy have children. I'm the only one living out of province, though Sherry lived in Ontario for a few years too.

I honestly don't remember the last time the four of us were in a room together, but I hope the next time I'm in Nova Scotia we can all get together again, for a longer visit.     

So many memories......