Friday, January 27, 2012

Insta-Friday in real life

Once again, I am posting a Friday look at our week in cell phone photos.

The weather has been completely erratic and mostly miserable, and I know us “northern” types are starting to feel the pain. Some sun once in a while would be lovely.

Hang in there friends. Spring is around the corner…sort of.

In the meantime, enjoy some simple pleasures, like great friends, good books, a warm fire, maybe some nice wine and some delicious food (of course).





All my life I have lived within about an hour’s drive of the CN Tower in Toronto. But, I never actually visited the thing. Last Sunday, teachers and their families got in free—a perfect way to save yourself about $100. See that first pic? Time to get my car cleaned.

At 553.33 m (1,815 ft, 5 inches), it is the world’s tallest tower. I had some trouble standing on the glass floor, I’ll tell you. It’s darn windy and cold on that outdoor observation level—ten degrees colder than ground level, my son reported.

In terms of food this week, I have been cleansing. I had this great smoothie while I was shopping at the local health food store—veggies and fruit and dates…yum. I made a favourite veggie and rice soup, using a recipe from Robin Robertson’s One-Dish Vegetarian Meals. I added some beans for protein. My daughter made a special “cupcake” of her own creation the other day—applesauce, cut up apples and red sprinkles. She said that if I put it on my blog I would be sure to win the Top 25 Vegan & Vegetarian Mom Blogs contest…so vote for me and make my little girl happy. J


This was the view from my back door on Sunday—unfortunately, the next day it rained and melted the rink. At least they had the good sense to take the nets home. Today? Freezing rain. You never know what you're going to get around here.
Linking up with:
life rearranged

14 comments:

  1. What a special treat that they let you go up in the tower for free! I like the photo of your "backyard." My parents have a pond in their yard and I have wonderful memories of walking out the back door and ice skating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That does sound nice and convenient. The town we live in is so afraid of being sued, they have fenced the pond off. But, people climb over anyway.

      Delete
  2. A glass floor that high would be scary. But what a great trip for free admission! Uh, yeah the weather has been wonky here and dreary. They say sunshine the next 4 days and I am SO ready for it. This morning was still rainy with gray skies. BRING ON the Sun!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That cupcake sounds delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  4. love the cupcake-- tell her it got my vote!! and your photo idea is so neat. happy to have learned of your blog via the contest. I'll be a frequent visitor, as I have been looking for inspiration when it comes to meatless meals. keep up the wonderful posts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! She will be thrilled. I can help you with the meatless meals for sure. I have been a vegetarian for 16 years. Email me if you ever want to at joannmacdon@hotmail.com.

      Delete
    2. just voted for you again!! highly recommend putting the link on your FB page, if you have one? i know you might think it's nudgy to ask friends to vote, but it's hard to remember to vote daily, and you have a fabulous page full of great ideas!!

      Delete
    3. Thanks so much. So kind of you. I did put the link on my FB page, but I was late to FB and don't have a lot of friends. You're right, it does feel awkward to ask!

      Delete
  5. Hopefully some warmer weather is on it's way.

    ReplyDelete
  6. also, before I forget, WHERE oh where is the recipe for that phenomenal looking treat photo'd on the voting page? i tried looking through archived posts, but couldn't find it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those are Sweet Marie Bars I made for Christmas. They are quite simple, and good for many people, as they are flour-free and vegan. Here is the link: http://womaninreallife.blogspot.com/2011/12/c-is-for.html (under December 2011 C is for...)

      Delete
  7. Wow the CN Tower looks huge! I think I would be a bit freaked out by standing on a glass floor that high up too!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't last long. It is a very strange sensation.

      Delete


 photo copyright.jpg
blogger template by envye