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My Nana and Mama Burgers

Hurraaaaaay for the weekend, is all I have to say.  I have been pretty darn busy at work this week, so I am pumped to relax.

Right after work I hit up my Nana‘s for a quick little visit.

Me & My Nanners

(That photo is from Easter, I didn’t get one of us today.  Although I should have, because she was looking HOT.)

Though I love going to see my little Nanny-pop, sometimes (like today) her nursing home makes me feel a bit down, and generally just afraid of getting old.  My Nana is basically the best old person ever and probably a dream for the nurses (she is very self-sufficient, and was even doing her own laundry in there!), but most of the other residents are not…with it.

My Nana is one of the few I’ve seen not in a wheelchair, and one of the few I’ve seen who actually do something other than stare into space.  When we were walking out, she pointed into a room where a woman was just lying on her back in her bed and my Nana whispered to me “That’s all she does all day long.  If I ever get like that, I just want to go.”

Fortunately, I don’t think my Nana will ever get like that, and I told her that.

There is one man who sits in his wheelchair by the window at the end of my Nanny’s hall, and all he does is yell “MOMMY!” over and over again.  It is so sad, kind of disturbing, and pretty distracting when that’s all I can hear as I’m visiting with my Nana (he isn’t there all the time, but he was today).

But what is going on here?!  I am getting all Debbie Downer!  There is a glimmer of sunshine…

My Nana is a Ray of Sunshine!

(Pic from last summa)

My Nana is a glimmer of sunshine.  She is almost 97 (birthday is in just over one month!) and she looks fabulous!  She is happy and positive.  If being old means I get to be peppy like her, well then I’ll take it.

And on a much more positive note, she gave me quite the healthy care package…

Nana's Care Package

A bunch of random cookies she’s saved from her meals (surprise surprise), and Werther’s Orginals (score!).  And a little black change purse.  She is always giving me change purses.  I have no idea why, but it’s funny.

I love those maple cookies usually, but I’m not sure how I feel about them unwrapped…

If you are new to my blog and haven’t heard about the awesomeness that is my Nana, you can read all about her here.

For dinner tonight, this happened…

Mama Burger

I called Ando on my way home and asked him if he wanted me to pick anything up for dinner since I was so late, and he immediately said “A&W.”  It’s his fave.  Since A&W does not do salads, I reluctantly hopped on the burger bandwagon.

I have not had a fast food burger in…at least six months!  I can’t remember the last time, but it was definitely before Christmas.  It was alright, but it just reiterated that I’m really not missing anything.

You Aren't as Good as You Think You Are

I hope to go another six months without you, burger.

At least I had a big ol’ healthy salad for lunch.


It included baby spinach, cucumbers, tomato, steamed broccoli (leftover from last night’s dinner), sunflower seeds, garlic flax seeds, and mozzarella cheese.  I still felt a little hungry after eating this, so I supplemented it with a Druxy’s turkey vegetable soup and it was a good little lunch.


Today’s workout was lunchtime yoga!  Today’s yoga class was a good one, I was actually sweaty at times.  And we started learning some new moves that are a little bit on the crazier side.  Like the crane pose!

Crane Pose


Which I haven’t mastered quite yet… Although our former intern and current part-time staff member Mary can do it!  I was impressed.  One day…

I’m off to put in some serious leisuring time.  Have a great Friday!


I Heart Yoga (and Bagelwiches)

Good morning!

Yesterday ended up being a busy day and evening, so I didn’t get a chance to update the ol’ blog.  But I did get a chance to squeeze in my fave office lunchtime activity…

Yoga Gals (Myself, Mary, Lexy)

Lunchtime office yoga!

Since we were away at our conference last week we had to skip Friday’s lunchtime yoga session.  I have missed it, as well as our awesome instructor, and it was a really relaxing way to end the work week.

My office bestie Lexy has the cutest little preggo belly of all time.  She is literally just belly, and looks amazing!  You wouldn’t even know she was pregnant from behind, except she has a slight waddle ;).  I have loved checking out her bump every day at work, she always dresses it so cute.  I will actually be hitting up her baby shower later today, which means two of my favourite things…shower finger foods and party games!  Can’t wait for those…

After yoga I had a pretty darn good bagelwich to look forward to.

Bagelwich FTW

I topped a toasted whole wheat (Weight Watchers) bagel with goat cheese and jam, and it was sooo delicious.  I love the combo of goat cheese and fruit, and I could have gone on eating this forever.  So yummy.

J'adore Bagelwiches

I had intended on bringing some sliced up red pepper as a side, but I forgot it when I was packing my lunch :(.  No veggies for me.  I ended up eating the apple I was saving for my afternoon snack instead, and then my afternoon snack was this…

Chips & Salsa

I saw Mary digging into this in our lunch room, and since I was a snackless wonder I had to join in.  I love salsa!  Fave condiment, hands down.

After work, Ando and I had to run to his parents to switch cars, as we were borrowing theirs while we got our brakes done (so needed, I was getting embarrassed whenever I had to stop because they were making a terrible grinding sound).  Immediately afterwards we hit up the Royal Oak for dinna (which you may remember from my So Nice We Ate There Twice post) with our friends Shane and Candis!

Dinner Party

I haven’t seen these two cheeky cats in a while and it was really fun to catch up with them.  Good thing, because our food took forever and they kept me distracted so I didn’t start snacking on my own arm.  It was really busy in there (ran into my friend Fran also!), and our food seriously did not come until 8:30.  I was dying by the time it arrived, and my hungry monster was about to make an appearance…

Shepherd's Pie

I selected the shepherd’s pie for my entree, which is kind of a weird choice for me and not something I have ever ordered in a restaurant before.  Whenever I have gone out for dinner in a pub with a group of people, someone orders a shepherd’s pie and it always looks delicious.  I decided to embrace The Royal Oak’s British atmosphere and go for it.

It was pretty good, and so filling!  Even though my tummy was eating itself by that point I could only finish a little over half of it.  So beefy!  My salad was a nice addition, and I definitely finished that plate.

After our dinner extravaganza, we headed over to Candis and Shane’s for a fun little evening of Euchre and Taboo (which I am terrible at, I always say the word I’m not allowed to say).  Good times.

I am excited for this afternoon because I have a lunch date with one of my old and favourite friends, and then Lexy’s baby shower!

I hope you all enjoy your Saturday!

Have you ordered a dish in a restaurant that you wouldn’t usually order and been pleasantly surprised with the outcome?