new toys

As a kid, it’s always fun getting new things. No mom, I’m not talking about the educational work books.

Like, a new barbie doll (as if I didn’t have enough already). A new nano. A new CD (Backstreet Boys…naturally). A new dog. Just kidding, I never got one…yet. Mooommmmmmmm!

But what’s better than being a kid and getting fun new things? Being an adult and getting fun new things. Especially when they’re surprises to you to the husband. Because after all, this fun new thing I’m about to show you is actually his fun new thing.

Hey, I’m entitled to half of what he owns, right?

Yesterday, the husband was shockingly surprised with a little gift (note: I just needed to point out that I almost typed ‘girl’ there instead…yikes!) from one of his students he teaches (and if you don’t know what I mean by ‘student’ because you are just tuning in for the first time, I mean golf student – yes, my husband is a golf teacher).

This student of his played good in his most recent tournament and as a thank you gave the hubby this:


Did he just give me the husband a new camera that has 16MP (ie: 4 more mega pixel than our cam now has). Why yes, yes he did. How friggen thoughtful is that?

Also, how thoughtful is me christening the camera for the hubby?

Ok, ok…so I couldn’t be that wife and corrected it with another self picture…how vain am I?!

This might actually be worse because now he has the image of my sleep deprived face to just remember how lovely I am. And sleepy.

See…new toys can be fun at any age and even if they aren’t your own.

His fault for not putting it away…or hiding it. Ah, brings me back to the days leading up to Christmas. And no mom, I didn’t ever open up and reseal presents on Christmas morning before you woke up…

Q: What is a favourite new toy that you have?


matcha green tea goodness

Ok, I only have time for a quick post, as I got distracted today and didn’t quite accomplish as much chemistry as I had set out to do. But that’s alright! I won’t let it stop me from reaching my goal of finishing a unit this week. The more I read, the sooner I get this class outta my life!

One of my distraction’s was running; I ran a lovely 6.47 miles. So what better thing to have after a nice run than a nice smoothie!

Matcha Green Tea Power Smoothie

Hold the protein bar, will ya!

green goodness!

whey protein powder (I used just under 2 tbsp)
1 tsp matcha green tea powder (I use this one)
1.5 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
dash of honey for sweetness (or any other sweetener such as maple syrup or agave)
8-10 ice cubes
1-2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk

Combine all ingredients together in a magic bullet/blender and enjoy!

I might add a banana next time to form a better smoothie ‘paste’ as I basically just sucked all the goodness out of the ice, but I just didn’t want banana in it this time!

I’ve also tried adding vanilla frozen yogurt and that makes it reeeeally nice!

If it does get really chunky, just add more coconut milk, because who doesn’t love a little more coconut milk!

I’d like to apologize for the crappy picture of the actual smoothie (ie: camera on phone), as the hubby stole our only camera to use at his golf lesson today. We all know what I’m asking for, for my birthday!

Well, time to go shower, so I can get a bit more chemistry done before dinner. Dinner is looking like it’s going to be a quinoa salad (based on what ingredients I have waiting for me in the cupboard and fridge) and maybe a small batch of broccoli and cheese soup! Then the hubby and I will try and squeeze in a workout later tonight.

What are your favourite smoothie flava-flaves?!