Cookies and a book ! 🙂
Okay okay…these were not taken this week. Obviously does pictures don’t look like Montreal in winter. I put them in my Sweets Shot Tuesday because I worked on them a bit. At the time does were taken I didn’t use Picasa and they needed a bit of fixing up. I had just bought my Kodak camera for my trip in Halifax.
I downloaded the Cozi screen saver that uses my pictures and I was horrified at how many of my pictures were not worked on. I will select the albums where the screen saver should take the pictures. But I decided to look at those pictures I took in Halifax to clean them up and, well, I miss Halifax. Those pictures make me feel happy and proud of myself. First time I had travelled this far by myself.
Getting back to eating well ! It makes me happy. I really hate when people make food that my mouth wants to eat but not my body. I can finally go back to eating food that my body and mouth love. I even bought The Best of Clean Eating. I have wanted this for months ! When I found it in Chapters, I bought it.
I have continued going to the gym during the Holidays. It was so quiet. I know that the next few weeks are going to be busy at the gym because of resolutions. After a few weeks most people drop out so it’s going to get back to normal. I took my measurements last night and I want to make a difference in my weight and measures this year. So after a few weeks of eating too much sugar and fat, it is a relief to go back to better food. I’m also going to write down the exercises I do in my No Pain No Gain fitness log. And I bought a 5 classes punchcard for zumba ! 🙂
This might sound weird. But.
I used to let things just…you know. The clean clothes wouldn’t be folded before many days. The dishes would just sit there. Books everywhere. Dust everywhere. I just didn’t know what to do. Of course my parents raised me to be clean. But I had lived with roommates or ex boyfriends and I did whatever they didn’t want to do like clean the bathroom. If they were cleaner than me, I cooked or whatever. When I began living alone, I just didn’t know what to do. You know ?
So now it just makes me real happy when the dishes are done, the clothes is folded, books are in the bookcase or just not on the floor. The bathroom is clean (as much as it can be with a cat that likes to go in the tub and a guy that, well, you don’t want to know 🙂 ).
So my shot of the week, thanks to Picasa mixed with Piknik :
I went for a walk with my friend to make her visit some chocolatiers she didn’t know : Suite 88, Les chocolats de Chloé and Maison kacao. While en route to Maison Kacao on rue Fabre, she stopped in front of this house, in admiration and since I had my little camera, I took a picture.
I’m sure I had never taken its picture. Isn’t it great ? Cute, far from the sidewalk, it appears like a magical place after blocks of duplexes and triplexes.
Baking makes me happy and it makes me feel in control. I know what to do. Of course, as some of you know, I have been in Holiday baking mode for a few weeks. It’s just never enough.
The cookies at the top are smoky bacon-ginger cookies and they make me VERY happy. So delicious !The recipe comes from Martha Stewart’s Holiday Cookies.