143 Years Old

Happy Canada Day! Our wonderful country celebrated its 143rd birthday. Hopefully all my Canadian readers got out and took part in something fun while I was at work. I can’t complain too much though – I was getting paid overtime 😉

Our wonderful new sales tax also came into effect today. On the soy/rice/non-dairy milk front – we still weren’t charging tax on it at all, same as dairy milk, so I’m not sure if the information from the government is correct, or if we’re incorrect, or what. It’s been a hot topic in the local media though, which right away should signal to the powers that be that the “average consumer” may just be consuming dairy alternatives. Or we’re just a bunch of hippies out there in BC.

Like I said before, I was working all day today. It was an opening shift, so I had to drag my lazy ass out of bed hours before it wanted to. I wanted to do up a pretty, patriotic breakfast, but time was tight, so I went with cereal instead.


Kashi Honey Puffed & Honey Almond Flax cereals, with peanut butter and local BC raspberries. In my non-taxed almond milk.


Hey, at least I got the red and white colour scheme incorporated into my breakfast, even if it was a little half assed.


Plus the last of the Happy Planet Extreme Green juice. My sister has discovered that it tastes good. Curses!


And in true BC style, it was raining. And cold. Apparently it’s July. You wouldn’t know it around here.


Instead of joining the party downtown (where they relit the Olympic Cauldron for the day!), I was at work all day. It was so…slow. At least throughout the morning. All those lucky people with the day off, sleeping in. Sure, I was getting paid, but I hate being bored at work.

At least I had a whack of tasty eats packed with me for the day.


I went with a little twist on the classic pb & j sandwich – this one (on Silver Hills “The King’s Kamut” sprouted grain bread) contained hazelnut butter and marionberry jam.


First of the season rainier cherries! When my dad saw we had them in stock at work, he gave me 10 bucks and told me to get some. They are his favourite, and only in season for a few short weeks.


A white fleshed nectarine.


And my standard fresh veggie combo – carrot and cucumber with caramelized onion hummus.


Sometimes I wish summer could be around all year, so we could get all these fresh fruits longer. Winter is a long stretch of apples, oranges, and bananas.

I thought I might have plans to hit up a fireworks display this evening, but alas, they did not come to fruition. Which, considering the dodgy weather (I think it was maybe 14 degrees C today?) was probably an okay thing. So I stayed at home with the parents, and enjoyed the BBQ dinner mom made.


Pork tenderloin, asparagus, and corn on the cob. The garlic parmesan whole wheat buns were courtesy of moi.


Something was funky about that asparagus though. Both mom and I thought it tasted off, even though it looked really good. We tossed most of it. Such a shame.

Despite being somewhat tired, I got my running shoes on, and went for a walk after dinner. Back at home, I had the urge to do something else physical, so I dusted off Jillian Michael’s “No More Trouble Zones” and proceeded to sweat it out for the next 50 odd minutes. Definitely going to be feeling that one tomorrow!

Now it’s time for me to sign off, sip on my H2O + lime, nibble on a black bean brownie or two, and pass out in front of the TV. Looking forward to 2 whole days off work. Night!

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6 Comments on “143 Years Old”

  1. July 2, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Happy Canada day to you!
    I adore summer fruit, can’t get enough of it!

  2. July 2, 2010 at 6:36 am #

    Beautiful, beautiful photos, Marianne. You have some of the best photography skills in the blogworld! Plus you like hockey 🙂

  3. July 2, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    That really bites that you had to work. Everything aside from Shopper’s Drug Mart was closed yesterday here.
    Wonder what was up with that asparagus? Hmmm…

  4. July 2, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Happy Canada day! Woo for time and a half right? Though it was the same at starbucks – not a lot to do, just a lot of standing around…. :p

  5. July 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    darn right u deserve to be paid overtime hehe ❤ wow 143, i didnt realize we were THAT old.. or young, depends how you look at it.

    haha so happy u went for the canadian colors for breakfast 😉 i said on my post how i wanted to do yogurt and raspberries lol

    xoxo ❤

  6. July 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    Seriously jealous of all the gorgeous produce in this post!

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