Happy Monday everyone! I hope your week has started off great. Aside from a pesky little work shift this morning, mine sure has 🙂
Sure, I did have to get up earlier than I wanted to. Much earlier than I wanted to. I was sleepy this morning! So was Sienna – she didn’t even get out of bed when I did, and usually she does. Must be nice to be a cat.
It was slow moving this morning, so I put minimal effort into breakfast.
It started with a slice of Silver Hills “The King’s Kamut” sprouted grain bread, spread with peanut butter and marionberry jam.
For minimal effort, it was still a good little breakfast.
I got to work a different shift today with our person in file maintenance. It basically consisted of hanging up sale signs for products, and putting together the new ones for the flyer coming out this week. It was nice to experience some different roles at the store, and to work up in the office for the day.
I had packed a lunch to take with me, because I wasn’t sure quite how long I would be at work. Turns out I wasn’t there long enough, so I ate the pasta salad at home.
But had the Kind Apricot & Almond bar at work on my coffee break.
I had packed some snap peas as well, but they remain unconsumed in the fridge.
After lunch, I needed a nap. I got comfy under the covers, thinking I might read for a bit, but promptly passed out for a good 2.5 – 3 hour sleep. It was phenomenal. By the time I woke up, the family was deciding what to do for dinner. No one wanted to make anything, so we made good use of the gift certificate my sister and I bought my dad for Father’s Day and went out to The Keg.
The Keg is a steak house, but they have a variety of other options on the menu as well. They have a lobster promotion on for the summer, so I had to take advantage of that and order the Seafood Sirloin – Garlic-sautéed shrimp, lobster meat and asparagus are added to a white wine tarragon cream sauce, and served on our tender grilled sirloin. It came with a baked potato, but I subbed in garlic mashed instead, and ordered a side of asparagus to share with my mom. Oh, it was soo good – the lobster was buttery and sweet, my steak was a perfect medium rare, and the potatoes were creamy and delicious (even though I only ended up eating a spoonful as I was too full!). It was an all around nice treat to go out with the family for a fancy pants dinner, especially on a Monday night.
After dinner, my sister and I went for a walk around the neighbourhood, then I hopped in the shower, and set up camp downstairs with a big mug of yerba mate tea.
And since I was feeling horribly fruit deficient, I dished up some fresh local BC raspberries, and a few glazed sesame cashews.
Yerba mate tea is where it’s at!
And I haven’t forgotten that today is Music Monday! I thought we’d kick it with a little Michael Jackson today. Not only was June 25th the anniversary of his death, but his was the first concert I ever went to…when I was 5! I was definitely the coolest kid in kindergarten by far. Now, a few of MJ tracks for you to enjoy.
I know, the obvious choice. But how can you not include this epic song and video in an MJ list?
Rock With You
Going old school! And that sequined outfit? I have no idea why that isn’t still in style.
I Want You Back (with the Jackson 5)
Even more old school than the last. I’m thinking about bring back those dance moves in the club. But first I would need to go to the club. Minor detail.
Remember The Time
This one is actually one of my favourite MJ songs. And check out the all-star cast in the video – Eddie Murphy, Imam, and Magic Johnson.
You Rock My World
He may have not been as cool by the time this song came out, but I still like it.
So, what are you favourite Michael Jackson tunes?