Happy Father’s Day!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 21, 2009

I just got off the phone with my dad! His phone wasn’t working this morning for some reason. My calls kept going to the answering machine so I must have called him 8 times between 8am and 9am! lol. Finally I got through. :)


Here we are last October 2008. I flew my dad down to Toronto as a surprise so he could attend my Master’s Convocation ceremony!

He didn’t get to attend my Undergraduate convocation so I really wanted him to be there for this one! He was thrilled :)

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My dad told me a story this morning of the first time I was ever on a beach when I was 2 years old.

He said, ‘Do you remember your first beach experience?’

Of course, I said no…

And he said, “Your sister Kristi came up to me and said: ‘DAD, Angie is EATING THE SAND!!!’”

My dad walked over to me to find me with a huge pile of sand shoved in my mouth! LOL.

Oh the things kids do, eh??

My dad lives in the Maritimes so we don’t get to see him too much. Eric and I are planning on going there for Christmas this year though, and we are so excited! It has been so long since we were out East for Christmas. My dad is already making plans for parties, what FOOD he is going to cook, and he put me in charge of the desserts of course! :)

I woke up this morning with huge, puffy eyes! I think my allergies are bothering me lately! Anyone else?? My skin also gets itchy from time to time. I don’t have severe allergies or anything like that, but it is still enough of a nuisance!

food To help myself feel alive (I haven’t been sleeping much lately- even last night too!) I had some Swamp Water (Amazing Grass Wheatgrass Powder with water).

I had a full glass but forgot to photograph it right away:


This drink is not for the faint of heart! lol. I put in way too much powder, so there was a thick sludge at the bottom of the swamp. I did it like a ‘shot’ of wheatgrass and then ‘chased’ it with some tea. LOL. If you could have seen it…

Then I had some Spelt cereal!

[Sorry for the blurry pictures…my camera wasn’t waking up this AM!]


Today I decided to crumble some of my leftover On The Glo II Bars over my cereal!


Oh WOW was this ever good!!! These bars would be amazing crumbled over oatmeal too!!!


I crumbled about 1-1.5 bars worth of the regular PB and chocolate versions over top.


fixups This morning I was up early around 7am because I couldn’t sleep again! I have not been getting my sleep lately and I am not sure why. I wake up in the morning and my mind is racing about everything I want to get done that day so I find it very hard to go back to sleep. I also don’t go to bed until at least midnight on the weekends, so I haven’t been getting much sleep these days! I think I just have a lot on my mind!

So this morning I decided today would be a catch up day!

I hate to say it, but I have fully switched over to PAPER to-do lists and calendars once again!!! I just kept forgetting to go into To-Doist too often and then I would find it hard to go back into To-Doist just to try and update what I wrote on paper!

So here is this mess, lol:


I have June, July, and August printed out!

Over the next 8 weekends, we have ONE weekend that isn’t booked!!! We have such a crazy busy summer this summer. It seems like it is busier than last summer even!

I also am going over all of my orders and getting everything organized with those. I need to have everything written down on my calendars so I know what days I am baking and when the orders need to be ready for. I am putting together a huge order for 16 people for tomorrow so it is going to be another busy day!

On that note I better get going! :)

OH- and the weather is a BEAUTIFUL sunny and 25C today- figures!!!

Today’s question:

Is your summer booked up? Do you have lots of plans?

Do you like when your schedule is full or wide open?


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april June 21, 2009 at 10:38 am

Sometimes I like when I have a full schedule to keep me busy but other times I love to just relax and do what I want! I love the idea of crumbling up those bars over cereal.. I’ll have to try that!


lora June 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

i hate planning for things because the plans never actually work out lol..im more of a “go with the flow” type of person and have given up on being a planner…however I do have summer trips planned :) so excited for those!



Danielle June 21, 2009 at 11:13 am

Happy Father’s Day to your daddy! :)


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope June 21, 2009 at 11:13 am

Thanks for the blog comment!
I keep my To Do lists in a planner. It has each month spread like a calendar and then each individual day. It helps me to organize when bills are due, etc.
I kind of like to be busy since I do have a lot of time off in the week (I’m a nurse, so I work 3 twelve hour shifts), but then again, I love to just sit around and be lazy:)


Kimberly June 21, 2009 at 11:29 am

Yes, busy summer around here, too!! Although not as busy as your summer sounds :0) Remember just take it one day at a time. I think keeping a to do list is great…it gives me such a sense of accomplishment when I can cross something off :0) Have a great day!


Island Girl Eats June 21, 2009 at 11:33 am

I like to have plans, but I also like free time too. Otherwise I feel overwhelmed and it is too much work. It sounds like you have a crazy summer planned!


Recipes for Creativity June 21, 2009 at 11:44 am

I like to be kinda busy sometimes, but to have plenty of downtime! I haven’t been sleeping well, either, I feel your pain, Angela! I didn’t have my GM yet this morning, but I’m sure I’ll feel better once I do. And I love my paper to do lists…


Hallie (Healthy Twists) June 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

I HATE being busy! I don’t like it when my weekends are so packed that I felt like I didn’t have a chance to relax before it’s Monday again. Even if it’s fun things, I totally relish (and need!) my downtime. My weekends have been crazy packed lately, but it should (key word there) calm down soon.

Sorry to hear about not sleeping! That’s the worst.


Jenny June 21, 2009 at 11:53 am

Glad you got to talk to your dad, and cute story haha!

Wow, that IS a busy summer, but I’ve got a few things planned here and there, and I think I like it! I function much better with plans, I don’t know what to do with myself with too much free time! ;)


Runjen June 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Yes! My summer in insanely busy! I kind of gripe about it but I guess it’s a pretty good problem to have. I do love a good wide open weekend though! I don’t think we have ANY this whole summer.


Shelby June 21, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Wow, that cereal looks amazing! Once I make those bars I’m recreating that ASAP!


A June 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Your dad is so handsome!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Thanks for sharing that about your dad. I can definitely see him in you! And that will be so fun to get to visit him with Eric for Christmas. :)

I’ve always been more of a paper-person when it comes to to-do lists. It just seems so much more efficient to write things down, and I end up remembering things so much better.

Try to enjoy your busy summer, but don’t forget to take a step back and savor each moment. The summer will be over before you know it, and you don’t want to feel like you missed out on anything!



Mandy Unruh June 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Great idea to post pics of you and your papa! I might just steal that idea…

Happy Sunday and Summer Solstice!




Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) June 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Love the first photo! Too cute!


Susan June 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Yay for the Maritimes! I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else :)

Wow, you do have a busy summer, I hope most of those things are FUN things!! I just started a new job, so I’m putting my time in at work this summer. I’m a little bummed about it, but at least what little time I have off will be extra special :)


Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Mmmm! I want some bars to crumble over stuff!
My summer is wide open….my schedule almost always is, as I’m supposed to keep it that way b/c as show biz is fickle and unpredictable. But I would love a little more stability. Like a dog, I thrive on a schedule.


Meredith (Pursuing Balance) June 21, 2009 at 7:05 pm

The pic of you and your dad dancing is so cute!


Marcia June 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm

My kid ate sand until he was 2, 2.5.


N.D. June 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm

This is fantastic that you are getting orders. I love the idea of the samples too. : )


Fitzalan June 22, 2009 at 3:43 pm

I just realized this weekend that I do not have a free weekend (non-travel or non-visitors) until Aug 14-15 (which may now switch to a trip to Boston). I am definitely an over planner. More than anything, I promise people so many things and trips and visits that before I know it I am booked.

Sometimes I like it, sometimes I want just a carefree “me” weekend.

Happiness Awaits


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