Friday, March 16, 2012

Peanut butter cookies and a little hockey

So I have been away from blogger world for a little while. Been busy...been saving up so I could do one good post instead of a bunch of "meh" posts.
So before I get to these....

A quick recap of some hockey!
Allen and I went to the Vancouver- Montreal hockey game the other weekend with friends. The Canucks lost- boo...but it was still a good time!

Just checking out our hotel room. Gotta love King size beds!!

The tickets! :)
Now I know you are itching for the cookies...but hold your horses! I need to show you something that I am giddy with excitement over...

SPRING!!! It is almost here! I pulled some weeds today...still too wet and gross to do some major gardening, but I can tell Spring is coming!!!!

Now onto the cookies!

Allen and I made these delicious cookies last night. I swear I haven't made cookies in ages!
Butter/Oil Free Peanut Butter Cookies were just what I wanted!!
I found them through pinterest so you can find me on there and check out my Delightful Treats board... or just click the link :)
I copied the recipe...only thing I changed was I did half a cup Kraft Smooth Peanut and half a cup of natural chunky peanut butter.
They made 12 good cookies (especially since Allen and I dipped into the batter...seriously amazing batter folks!).
Anyways I am off to go do some errands... I see some sun popping out! Yahoo!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Amazing off leash trail

This past weekend my mom and I met for a walk. I searched for some good off leash parks so that I could bring Emma and hopefully tire her out! I lucked out! We took her to a off leash dog trail. Perfect place for Emma. It was a network of trails and all the poochies were off leash. Emma did wonderful! She listened and got some time to play with other dogs. My mom and I got to get a good walk in as well!

I had such a great day with my mom and Emma. Allen and I will be heading to the trail once he is home!

In other news, today was a first for me. I had to picket for the first time in my short career as a teacher. It was great for a couple of reasons. It felt good getting out there to stand up to George Abbott and Bill 22. It was great to spend two hours with Miss Amanda!
Not so good part...seeing that not everyone supports teachers. I know its part of being in a union, but it was really disheartening to see people showing their displeasure with teachers...
Something I need to get used to I guess!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Delicious salad

Happy Saturday!
Before I go into my delicious salad...a recap of the week!

I managed to fit in two classes at the gym this week as well as one workout of my own. Thursday is was Combo Express. Won't be returning to this class. I felt like it was a senior citizens workout class...
I left feeling like I could probably have worked out again. Oh well..

Friday morning I went to my usual workout class, Bender Ball. It was awesome.
After the class, I realized how much I need to work on push ups.
Anyways my arms have been sore since my workout on Wednesday.. and now my a** hurts from yesterday.
I love feeling sore.

Today I went to a Bridal Fair with my friend Chelsea. She is getting married in September and she thought I might want to join her.
I will never go to a Bridal Show again unless I am engaged. It was annoying being asked if I am a Bride-to-be. No I am here for friend that is getting married... please stop asking!!! :P

Anyways I was going to post you a
recipe for Banana Bread; however I have lost the recipe!?!?!? I don't know where it went!
I will leave you with this recipe creation though...

Please ignore the crap photo. I realized halfway through the dish that I should blog about it!
So I call this recipe Salmon and Yam Salad!
1 yam (roasted or in my case microwaved)
Leftover salmon
Feta cheese
Red wine and olive oil dressing
Combine and enjoy! I must say I didn't know how the yam was going to taste in this was delicious!

Any good salad combos?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Take a stand to bullying!

Before I get into the issue of is a quick photo recap from Emma and I's Saturday afternoon at the beach!

I have to say...I LOVE INSTAGRAM!

So in regards to bullys....
BC teachers are withdrawing services as of Monday. We will be walking out....
We are taking a stand against the Government to try to get students needs met.
This is my first time going through a strike as an actual teacher. Its interesting to see people take to facebook, twitter and youtube to discuss the issue. It makes me so angry when people assume that the reason teachers are striking is just so we can get a raise.
People need to take the time to educate themselves about the issues that todays classrooms are facing.

My hope for this strike is that George Abbott and Christy Clark will get a mediator and will come to the table ready to negotiate...not just say "no". Something needs to be done for our students.
The Government is trying to bully teachers into rolling over. We will not roll over...we will take a stand to make sure students demands are being met as well as ours.

Two things to leave you with...

Support BC Teachers

This girl is amazing. She is so well spoken! Please take the time to have a listen.

And a fantastic quote...

"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation."
-John F. Kennedy

Coming soon...
Amazing Banana Bread!