Happy Easter Friends!
Hope your holiday and long weekend have been filled with fun and family!
I traveled home for the long weekend to spend a few days with my parents and lil Miss Maggie. It has been really nice to come home and chill before my exams start this coming Saturday.
For my Easter Sunday I got to have a nice dinner with my Nana and Papa and parents so our gathering was nice and intimate.
I tried. I really did.
The catching up was so nice as I don’t get to see my Nana and Papa as often as I would like. Dinner was fabulous as well. I was in charge of all the veggies so I roasted up sweet potatoes and squash in rosemary and olive oil in addition to a big batch of asparagus, green beans, brussel sprouts (I ate 4 and didn’t die! Those lil brains are my favourite, I miss them) and mushrooms.
Unpictured was the batch of roasted tri-colour baby potatoes (my Dad needs his taters since he’s anti orange :-P), stuffing my Mom made, a big salad, and my Nana and Papa’s carrot and turnip mash.
Dessert was a peach pie courtesy of moi picking that up from GoodnessMe! for my parents and a yogurt parfait for my Nana and Papa as my Papa is on a diet due to high cholesterol.
As someone studying to be a dietician, it annoys the hell out of me how old fashioned some dieticians are. The rules and restrictions they place on their patients make me so angry, especially if it’s my Papa we are talking about. I worry that he is not getting enough nutrients in his day due to this ‘diet’ and nutrient density is critical for older individuals to maintain their longevity. His meals appear to lack in protein (um he’s not getting any with lunch due to having a salad only..), he’s not allowed to eat past a certain point in the day, lean meats only (ie, no fat for you!), etc, etc. I hate these cookie cutter diet plans and the fact that many dieticians are stuck in the past when science has proven a number of these rules to be completely false.
Ranting aside, not all dieticians do this, but I have experienced way to many that have. I understand that with the elderly it may be easier to just give them a plan to follow, but filling their head with lies I don’t think is right when they are depending on you for knowledge for their health.
I hit legs hard this morning and will be heading back to Guelph tonight after a lil bit of indulging…
First my Mom and I are going to get our traditional Easter nails. This is what I’m thinkin
Although I think I would go with a lilac for the other nails and not that blue.
I also really like this one…
But I’m worried it will be too much…Then again it is Easter so I should go crazy right?
Or this. Minus the thumb and in that bright pink colour…
Gah I’m so indecisive.
I’m also indulging once again in …
Yes. It’s only been two weeks, but my parents are taking me to get ice cream once again on our way back to Guelph. I kinda feel like it’s too soon to be indulging in something like this again (big fear for me, but I do love it) but my parents want me to challenge myself more often so that I don’t get as scared anymore.
We will see if their theory works.
I did work legs really hard today, so I can haz ice cream right?
Hopefully I survive once again. And a reduction in guilt would be nice too. Sigh. Soon enough.
Anyways I’m off, but before I go, here’s a pick of Maggie after she got beautified this weekend. She had cute lil Easter bows but those fell out.