Twas The Night Before

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 28, 2008

Moving and all through the house

Not a thing was left behind…

not even the mouse!


Sketchie and his mouse, sitting on a box by the front door!


Hi everyone! TGIF!!! Work was really busy today and I was so glad to be done. I am super excited about my 3-day weekend– I took Monday off as a vacation day so that Eric and I would have time to unpack and get settled!

I am just taking a quick break from packing right now! Moving is hard work! :D It’s all good though! We are really excited to be moving out of Toronto and into a small town. Many people think we are crazy for wanting to move out of Toronto, but we just can’t take the rat race any longer!


I got a lovely email from my mom tonight (Hi mom!)

We are going out West to visit my family for Christmas and I am soooo excited about it. My mom emailed me today explaining her excitement too:

Hi Ange,

Oh great, I can’t wait to get the tutorial. I am really excited about it, and I have been thinking about my concept for my blog all afternoon. (I am trying to get my sister and mom to start blogs of their own!!!)

I went grocery shopping and picked up a jar of MaraNara almond paste — hope I read that correctly on your blog early this morning. I can’t wait to try it when you come. I won’t open it until then!

I am getting so excited about everyone being here for Christmas. I must ask your sister if she has a copy of Christmas Vacation that we can all watch together on Christmas Eve. I also picked up two cans of Pure Pumpkin (no spices added) today. I can hardly wait to try your pumpkin pie!

Well I must sign off. We were out most of today doing grocery shopping. I go to the Farmer’s Market every Friday and pick up fresh veggies and fruit which is so much better then what you find at the local grocery store. I am thinking of trying a certified organic turkey for Christmas this year.

Hope the packing is almost finished.


How sweet is my mom??? :D Awww I miss her so much! I am trying to get my mom and sister to start their own blogs as a way that we can stay connected and in touch! I figure technology has advanced so much lately, why not use it to benefit and enrich our lives??

I am making my Pumpkin Pie recipe for Christmas this year. I made it for Eric’s family but not my own family yet so now they can be the judge! I will of course be posting pictures of it!

Only about 21 days or so until we are off out West! I can’t wait to see my family- especially my two sweet nephews! I miss them so much!


Tonight Eric and I went grocery shopping to pick up some food for the new house. I picked up ingredients for a special dinner that I am making everyone tomorrow night! We are going to have an informal housewarming after we are moved in (just me, Eric, and the guy friends that are helping us move in). I haven’t made this recipe yet but I think it will be amazing. Stay tuned!!

Oh and guess what were on sale? LARABARS!

Can you believe that my first Larabar ever was tonight???


I had the ‘cocoa coconut’ kind and it was soooooo utterly delicious! I now know why people go ‘nuts’ over these bars!

The breakdown:


That’s right folks, Larabars are 100% natural ingredients!

It only has 5 ingredients: Dates, almonds, walnuts, unsweetened coconut, and cocoa! It tasted incredible.

And get this- it has a whopping 5 grams of filling fibre and 5 grams of protein, as well as 13 grams of HEALTHY fats (from the nuts)! A true nutirition powerhouse indeed.

I also got two other flavours to be featured this weekend….. :)

If you haven’t tried these bars I strongly suggest that you do!

Still aren’t convinced? Larabars are uncooked, unprocessed, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and vegan! WOW!


Well, I should really get back to packing unfortunately!

Not sure what time I will be blogging tomorrow, but I will certainly do my best to get a post or two up.

I am glad to hear that I have so many Office fans on this blog- it is the one show that Eric and I L-O-V-E!!

It is soooo funny when Michael makes fun of Toby so much. Oh my gosh I can’t get over that show sometimes.

haha ok…so I search for ‘motivational posters’ on Google Images, and I cannot find a serious entry. So I present to you…..


I’m serious, go Google motivational posters in google images- its quite a hoot! :D

Hope you have a Friday night filled with inner peace, love, and FUN!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Eric November 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm

I like your poem! Yikes that stingray is nuts! I bet thats the one that got Steve… =(


Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 28, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Awww, that email from your mom was so sweet!

Glad to hear you liked the Larabar! I still need to try them!


bobbi November 28, 2008 at 10:47 pm

the west is the best place to spend Christmas!!!!


VeggieGirl November 28, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Adorable Sketchie; lovely note from Mom; and…



seeleelive November 29, 2008 at 7:11 am

hahaha, i love that poster.

I know, Lara bars are a true gift from the heavens! I suggest ginger snap and apple pie. They are to die for!!

have a wonderrrrrful weekend angela! and that is sooo sweet that your mother wrote that to you–she is a sweetheart! i definitely keep in touch with my mother via email when i am away at school-it certainly keeps us connection and experiencing things together!


Heather from HangryPants November 29, 2008 at 7:26 am

What a sweet email from your mom!

Good luck unpacking, etc. :D


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