The image from google says it all.  It was my day to get back to work today after a nice long holiday break.

Before I start today’s post, I just want to send a shout out and a big electronic hug to my best friend Marion and her family over in Victoria.  Regular readers have met their pup Ceilidh many times over the last couple of years.  Sadly, Ceilidh died this morning.  She was only 5, and was a little dog with a BIG personality (who, as you see below, did a mean container plant imitation).

Dennis and I will both miss her (and her long ears) when we visit, as she was Dennis’ doggie girlfriend (they loved each other as you can see in this photo I took on Boxing Day this year).


Pet owners know these days will come, but it never gets easier.   She wore the “cape of shame” well, and will be missed.

On a brighter note, it felt good to be eating good, nutritious food, returning to my walking routine and getting back on the weight watchers track.  I still think weigh in on Saturday may not be pretty, it’s been a wonderful holiday full of indulgences and fun, but it’s time to get back to the healthy routine.

Breakfast this morning (by the out of focus Confucius) was a whole wheat English muffin with 1 tbsp light cream cheese, 2 slices of lean ham and 1/4 avocado.


Speaking of getting back to the routine, I met Michelle for our usual pre-work Wednesday coffee, and her famous finger made its first appearance of 2013!


During the morning, I had a few grapefruit segments.


Lunch was some of turkey soup I made last week, with some whole grain crackers and a pear.  (funny, there were a number of us at work today having turkey soup for lunch.  ‘Tis the season)


Later in the afternoon, I had a half piece of the Blue Menu banana bread that I made last week.


I had a few of this new flavour of pop chips when I got home.


I worked later than normal tonight, and Dennis is a bit under the weather, so we decided to just send out for dinner and relax.  We ordered a half and half pizza, my half was grilled veggie with no cheese.


Now, I have some housework to do, and this month’s Clean Eating magazine to read.  Happy hump day that felt like a Monday!!