Monday, February 28, 2011

You gotta roll with the punches

Happy Monday evening everyone.  Hope you all had a good weekend.  I’m going to tell you right now that it’s going to be a very busy week.  You see, I have to get my report cards written by Friday and I've got a long way to go still.  Plus my student teacher begins this week too, so lots of meetings and such happening.  I will try and post some stuff, but I apologize ahead of time if you don’t hear much from me.  Please come and check back often.  I don’t want to lose any of my readers.  So what did everyone get up to this weekend?  Try any new recipes?

Friday night we took the kids downtown for a Festival of the Arts.  It was called Wind & Fire.  Although it was a very chilly night, the kids did pretty good.  We took them to Tim Horton’s later on to warm up with some hot chocolates.  We watched a fire show… a group of 4 ladies dancing and spinning various objects on fire, such as swords and hoops.  I forgot my camera at home, so I took pictures with my Blackberry.

fire spinner

fire spinners 2

Saturday was a bit of a bummer for me.  I mentioned earlier that I was going for my NLS Lifeguard Recertification course.  Before someone is able to recertify, your CPR-C has to be current within one year.  I thought mine was, but apparently I only had my CPR-A.  I had to take a first aid course in October for work since I”m the first-aid attendant at my school and I remember practicing infant/child CPR, but I guess the instructor decided to throw that in, but not give us credit for it.  To make a long story short, since CPR-C was not written on my first aid certificate, I was not able to take the NLS recert course….boo Sad smile.  However, there is always a silver lining on every cloud…I’m going to be taking my recertification for Standard First Aid and CPR-C in a few weeks when I visit my parents for Spring Break, and then take my NLS recert course.  And since there are many more options for recertification courses offered in the big city, I’m also going to be updating my WSI (water safety instructor) as well as my LSI (lifesaving instructor) courses.  Then I’ll be good for another couple of years. 

Saturday night I played another game of hockey and then we had some friends come over for a games night.  Great times had by all.

And are you ready for some cuddly, cute, awesome and adorable news?  I got a call from my dad Sunday morning… we have a new addition to the family.  May I introduce you to Bonnie…….



Bonnie is an 8 week old Jack Russell Terrier.  My  jaw just about dropped when I saw her picture.  I can’t wait to meet her and cuddle her when I visit in 3 weeks.  I wonder what Buster will do with her?  Can’t wait to see them play together too. 

As for my eats this weekend…. nothing too interesting until Sunday night.  I did my regular grocery run Sunday afternoon  and decided to come up with some sort of creation for Pork Tenderloin….and some vegetables….and voila…..

Roasted Cream of Vegetable Soup


Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Brie in a Truffle infused Filo crust



Unfortunately the filo pastry kind of fell off the pork when I cut it to serve, but that’s ok.  It still tasted pretty darn good. 

Well guys, I’m off now.  I need to get in my workout, eat dinner, prepare an assignment for tomorrow AND work on report cards.  AHHHHH.

Talk soon



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