My dog Pepper died. I was really sad for a couple of days. I found this video though and it made me really happy. She was so ugly. I’ll miss her.

She loved carrots and tuna. She got hit by a car when she was a puppy, chasing a squirrel, no less. She knew what W-A-L-K and B-A-T-H meant. She hated both.

She liked going for rides. She growled/ barked when anything moved. Oh, she also liked ice cream. I wanted to take her for more walks this summer. She was getting fat.

She was my moms favorite child. She looked for sun spots to lay in. If she got hurt she would sulk and play it up for hours so that we would give her lots of attention. She would pretend she got hurt a lot.

On the morning she died, I slept through my alarm and missed my spin class and decided to take her for a walk instead. Things just work out sometimes, I suppose.

After we got home she ate and went to sleep, I went to work and she didn’t wake up. I’d like to think that’s the best way she could have gone.

I used to let Pepper lick my glass clean whenever I made a smoothie. Although I wouldn’t have shared this one, because it had cocoa powder in it, these little things remind me of her.

Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c. cherries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2/3 c. almond milk
  • spinach

Peace out, dog.


Well that week went by quickly, didn’t it? I took a double take at my calendar when it said Friday at me. crazy talk, Mr. Calendar!

First on the menu was yoga, I left a puddle of sweat behind and it wasn’t even a hot class !? It was taught by the incredible Gord at the Yoga Passage. Hovering planks, looonnng pigeons and many a wise word. He’s my fave. Now that my work schedule has changed a bit, I won’t be able to make it to my usual Tuesday evening hot class with him, but I’ll be sure to make it to his Friday Ashtanga at 9:30 from now on! This class left me with a dopey smile for the whole day.

finally got my hair did


Pepper got a new ‘do as well

Sassy Pants.

Play Work was fantastic as usual, don’t expect that to change, the worst part of my job is packing peanuts so I’m not complaining. We got in some beautiful new scarves.. or shawls? I don’t know! I’m not a scarf/ shawl person and even I  was ooh-ing and ahh-ing over them. Maybe I brought one home with me, maybe I’ll show you tomorrow, maybe it’ll be a fashion post. maybe.

30 second dinner!

Scrambled eggs with curry powder in a wrap, plus half a Costco-sized container of blueberries.

I’m really craving some time in the kitchen this weekend to make something time consuming, what should I make ?
I just spent an hour on the phone harassing U.P.S. and asking WHY the pair of shoes that I ordered last month while half asleep (seriously, I thought it was a dream until I got my receipt in my email inbox) have not made it to my feet yet! One hilarious hour later, we realized that the shoes were sent via Canada Post. D’oh. I finally tracked them down and they will be one with my feet by tomorrow evening. YES.

She Lives!

I left you with a picture of a plate piled high with spaghetti in a smooth avocado sauce. The verdict? My stomach was fine ! The pain I associate with avocados luckily made no appearance (and I’d be able to tell, it’s the same pain every time, almost like burning) and I am so glad, because that dinner was amazing and so easy !

I would love to share my most recent encounter with avocado with you all, but I’m a little upset at the moment.

I have a very.




I kid. Pepper is indeed old, senile and stupid as they come, but she IS house trained.

That brown blob is chocomole ! I simply blended a ripe avocado with four heaping spoonfuls of cocoa powder, six medjool dates, about two tablespoons of agave and about half a cup of almond milk into some thick and dreamy vegan pudding.