Happy Happy Friday beautiful friends of mine!! Who agrees with me that this week flew by!? I don’t know where it went! But, the weekend it here and I am incredibly thankful nonetheless
I have been waiting all day to write my post My day has been fabulous and just seemed to get better and better What a perfect way to end the week and kick start the weekend, don’t you think!?
Every morning I wake up extremely happy and thankful for a new day Mornings are my favourite part of the day I am always so happy and ready to start a new day I think that’s one of the reasons I am up so early no matter which day of the week it is
However, I wasn’t smiling when I went outside and I realized that I had to scrape frost off of my windows!
Last night was the first night of the year that the temperature dropped below zero, but there are many more to come! All I could think of was how I wish my Daddy was here, so I could be sitting in a warm car while he did the scraping haha… perhaps my dreams will come true two weeks from now when he comes for his visit? haha!
I was even more saddened when I realized that I should have brought mittens with me…
Those darn steering wheels get so cold!
It was so hard to take notes in class because my poor little fingies were frozen like ice (Let’s just say, not many notes were taken…)
However, the day took a turn for the best
I walked out of my exam with a smile on my face Much better than having disappointment written all over it… (seems like that’s how it’s been going lately, but today was a change! yay!)
I walked outside to a sky clear of clouds and the sun beating down on me
Now that’s quite the change from what the weather was like two hours prior! Loving it!
If it was possible, my day got even better when I was driving past the grocery store (ok, I was driving to the grocery store) and noticed this sign
(Sorry about the horrible cell phone picture, but just so we are all clear, it says “SUPER SAVINGS EVENT!”)
Could you imagine my excitement? How did they know I was coming today and love deals!?
Ever since I have moved away to go to university, I have become quite the thrifty shopper. I actually scout out the sales when I go shopping now. This is totally opposite from how I was prior to moving away! I would purchase whatever whenever and have no clue on how much I spent upon leaving the store. That was the Meg prior to being a student.
Having said that, I need to clarify that I am not your typical student trying to make ends meet. My parents support me in everything I do, but I guess it’s just a student thing that I picked up on. So now, I have started shopping a little bit more (ok, much more) consciously since I have been going to university
Well let’s see what I bought today seeing as how I have been waiting all day to share this excitement with all of you
The protein (notice: NO protein powders! haha!)
I managed to get deals on all of the items shown in this picture! Go Meg! I saved more than $5.00/bag of shrimp! They are usually $12.99/bag, but not today! Definitely couldn’t pass up such a steal! I love my shrimpies
I always go down the canned meat and fish aisle in search of a sale on the tunez (tuna) and today I lucked out Not only did I luck out on the glorious low-sodium tunez, but it was the Clover Leaf brand (favourite) and under a dolla Awesomeness!? Definitely.
Ever since my evening date with the fresh fillet of black cod, I haven’t been able to get the thought out of my mind. Fresh fish is so much better than canned or frozen. When I am at home, all we have is fresh fish, but being the thrifty gal I grew into being, I haven’t bought my self fresh fish once up until the amazing day with the black cod! Crazy! So, when I saw that these fresh tilapia fillets were on sale and that the weather was amazing I put two and two together and bought the fillets, so I could do some BBQing on my deck tonight WIN! So pumped!
(coleslaw, organic baby spinach, a lonely tomato, beets, brussel sprouts, zukes, and a cuke)
Sometimes I go into a grocery store with a plan or a list, but sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I know which recipes I will being making throughout the week, but sometimes I don’t. Today, I had no list nor did I have a plan or any idea of which recipes to make this up coming week. So, the veg that I bought today are just what I was feelin’ at the moment while I was shopping away We’ll see what recipes I come up with. Maybe some new ones for you all I have some ideas for the coleslaw mix…
(dates, raspberries, blackberries, b-nanz, mango, local apple, and local pear)
Again, I just kind of bought whatever fruit appealed to me today. However, I must always have bananas on hand. They are just so convenient and I usually have them PWO. Also, raspberries are my all-time favourite berry, so I snagged those as well.
Even though I have tea coming out of my ying-yang, seriously I should take you all on a tour of my pantry (remember, I am a DavidsTea addict!), I couldn’t resist this flavour. I have had chocolate chai spice tea before (Presidents Choice brand), but I had never tested this one out yet! It definitely had me after a single glance. I tested it out as soon as I got home and love it Much better than the President’s Choice variety. More chocolatey, less spice Definitely a new obsession of mine
(I have consumed more than one of these today by the way. It’s that good.)
So, as you can see my day was incredible and full of smiles I still can’t believe my day went from a frost covered ground in the morning to a night beautiful enough to BBQ on my deck…
The tilapia turned out fab
(Observe the perfection of the flake )
Oh, fish is so much better fresh than frozen
I also threw some veg on the BBQ for a change in flavour
Gotta love that BBQ taste!
See you all tomorrow with a simple recipe that I am totally pumped to share with you all! Restaurant worthy for sure!!
Love you all!
Remember that you are all beautiful just the way you are!
What was the highlight of your day?
For the students out there, did you get to be a “thriftier” shopper after moving away from home?
Do you look for deals when you shop at a grocery store or is that just something you do when it comes to clothes?
Plans for the weekend?
Something to do tonight:
Laying leg raises x 15
Leg hover (lay on back with legs hovering ground and arms reaching for the ceiling) hold for 30 seconds
Bicycle crunches x 15 each side
Scissor kicks x 20
(Repeat 2 – 3 times)