I am so full!!!!


I was starving when I got up this morning and so had a piece of toast and peanut butter. This turned out to be a mistake as I think my body was busy digesting instead of running! I managed to eek out forty minutes in the fog, but it was pretty painful at times! It was my last time for a while having Dennis for company as he is off to a 10km clinic. Lol I don’t know why he’s doing this particular clinic as he can run 10km fast in his sleep, but I hope he has fun. I guess I had better find myself a good pair of headphones quick!

I’ve been completely lazy and have done nothing else exercise wise today:(

Special Event:

I spent a large chunk of today at the Gluten Free Expo Downtown. I convinced my friend Kathryn to come along and it was fun! As I was texting to meet up with her on the skytrain I felt like a kid again. I didn’t do this type of meetup to go downtown as a kid, so I guess I’m reversing it and doing it as an adult. ๐Ÿ˜‚

The expo was held at the convention centre and was huge!! We were not sure we would make it through, but we persevered! ๐Ÿ˜œThere were tons of samples, and even with the fact I couldn’t eat them all because some had dairy, I was incredibly full by the end! I actually haven’t eaten since! There were also tons of freebies which I completely took advantage of. I’ll be sure to write about what I think of the products as I use them. Maybe I don’t have to go grocery shopping this week๐Ÿ˜‚

I did notice that the booths with no samples were noticeably quieter! There were 140 different exhibitors and I managed to visit all of them! The Kinnikinnick Foods and WiseBites booths won me over for being the sweetest people!!! They had yummy things too! The Solo Bar booth got me excited by the news that they are coming out with a vegan bar. My running buddies rave about these bars, but at this point they all have dairy. The Lonetree Cider was very delicious and I will definitely be picking up the Nuun Active line for when I am running! There are tarts in Duncan on Vancouver Island that I may make a four hour trip just to have, and the Sweet Medley flavour of Terra Chips were to die for!!! I came home with lots of new favourites and lots of coupons. I was amazed to learn that there are actually two meal delivery services that cater to allergy sufferers, though one doesn’t quite deliver to my area yet:(. I also learned there is a restaurant in town where I can eat absolutely everything on the menu!!!! I can’t wait to go try it!!

The most amazing part was that I bought nothing … because I didn’t want to carry it all around! I saw some people wheeling coolers around and thought that that was an excellent idea! Overall it was a fun and informative day:)

It probably helped that it was an absolutely beautiful day by the convention centre in comparison to the deep fog we’ve had all day here at home. I took two pictures to show you:)


I managed to finish my Cowl today. I have to thank the blogger who wrote about how to measure out the amount of yarn you will need to complete a row. I wish I could remember who it was, but the trick worked great!! I had just the right amount left. It is currently blocking and I’m hoping to enter it into HPKCHC tomorrow.

I took Chris’ advice and blocked it, hoping that it will hang nicely, though I’m already happier with it than the previous Cowl.

I think my next project may be an entrelac circular scarf, though after that I definitely want to get into something bigger. My next afghan will have to wait until my mom comes home and picks her yarn, but maybe some sort of sweater:)


I learn so many cool things reading blogs, but then I can never get back to them or remember who said what so I can link to them. If anyone has suggestions for how they deal with this problem, please let me know! I’ve decided just to ask you all my crazy questions as your advice so often works! I took Maureen’s advice and drank a litre and a half of water and exfoliated my lips, and I added coconut oil on top of this and my lips are so much better. You all are my new go-to question answerers!!!๐Ÿ˜€


Hmmm perhaps I’m addicted as I watched two Christmas movies today! The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Sharing Christmas. They were both as cute as ever, though I had to wonder in the second what kind of real estate executive has time to help out in a Christmas store??? ๐ŸคฃI shouldn’t think about these movies too much, just enjoy them. What is crazy is that I may just watch a third one!!

It has been quite a lazy day and it’s going to continue to be a lazy night๐Ÿ˜‚

Have fun!AJ

47 thoughts on “Nibble Here, Nibble There, Nibble Everywhere!

  1. That’s awesome you got to get a bunch of samples! Now if you don’t like something you don’t have to feel like you “wasted” money on it. That stinks toast and pb didn’t work for your prerun meal! You’ll just have to play around to find what does work.

    1. Yes I love trying stuff out before I buy. I tried a lot of stuff there too, but so much so that I can’t remember what was what.
      Yes I’ll keep searching for something that works for me!

      1. Same! I always get nervous when it comes to trying new food because I don’t want to throw it away if I don’t like it and then feel like I’m throwing away money.

      2. Yes!! My mom actually encourages me to throw it out, saying it’s cheaper in the long run, but my frugality and hate of waste get the better of me every time!

  2. Iโ€™m just like you in not remembering who told me what. We are a big group of friends now which is so nice to be able to be completely honest and ask anything.
    And I thought you got headphones! Did you look up Senso headphones?

    1. Oh good it’s not just me! I got headphones but they don’t stay in my ears well! I had forgotten the name of the headphones and couldn’t find the right post:(. I’ll go look them up now:)

  3. No more excersize besides the run? You said right after that you wandered a HUGE convention centre for the day! (ok, you were eating most of the time it seems) BUT, I’d still count that as excersize! It’s almost like you were working that food off as you went. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. And, by the way, I asked myself the same question about ‘Sharing Christmas’ he sure spent a lot of time there helping customers for someone with a big important job! Lol! My favourite Hallmark/Lifetime movies are the ones with Paul Greene in them… He’s pretty easy to watch!

    1. I was going to comment on the attractiveness of the actors, but didn’t know if that would be weird?!?!
      I’m on my way home to watch another one:)

      1. Probably, but I figure there are worse problems I could have.
        Oh I haven’t seen that one yet! Do you have a favourite?

      2. .. You know the sad thing is I can’t remember the names of my favourites? I could describe them to you.. But, I’ve watched so many of them that I can’t remember names!! Is that sad??

  5. My vote is for you is to take notes as youโ€™re visiting the blogs that answer the questions you need answering, use the note feature on your phone or take old school notes.

  6. Lazy days and lazy nights are so wonderful!
    That’s exciting about the Gluten free expo. So many samples!!!
    If I want to save or remember where I got something, I usually Pin a photo from the blog post on Pinterest and write why I am pinning it. Then I have it for later!

  7. Sounds like you had a great day. Well, I ate very healthy today… but I didnโ€™t get an minute of exercise in๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ณ

  8. Such beautiful pictures ๐Ÿ˜ It looks like it was an awesome day all around.
    Yay to freebies ๐Ÿ˜‚ I hope you found some delicious treats!
    The cowl is fabulous ๐Ÿ’• I do love the color…and Iโ€™m normally not a fan of darker colors ๐Ÿ˜Š

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