just a smidgen

Celebrating Milestones with a Banana Split

 I’ve always seen the glass “half full”,
always brimming with optimism..

{ In fact I was totally shocked when I don’t win the Lotto Max this week.. I mean, what the hell?? }

This year


won’t arrive with

hot cross buns or egg hunts

or a

glazed ham

baking in my oven..

it will be a quiet one this year, for sure, since both kids are busy,

but I get to see them tons the rest of the year so I’m ok with that!

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I still have my tulips

my chocolate bunnies

Office Desk 3

and chocolate eggs.. { even if I can’t eat them } I think they’re so pretty on my desk!

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And today I got an invitation to lunch tomorrow.. so how lucky am I??!!

So even though Easter will be


I think that it will be


wonderfully new.. and lovely, however it turns out.

I love being sunny and hopeful..

I may come across as too innocent, child-like even naive to some, but I am far from it..

I just prefer being optimistic

to being jaded and indifferent to every amazing


waiting for me.. no, for every possibility that is waiting

for us..

Because I think everyone deserves to win, everyone deserves a shot.. if they dream it.. work for it.. are open to every wonderful


If you look up


all sorts of synonyms appear..





.. all words I fully expected

but I was surprised to also see





Sometimes we fall short of the mark..

I checked in with my trainer today and have a body fat reading of 20% 😳

not what I had hoped, and… not clearly what he had hoped either

but ever the optimist, I thought it had to have been

super high

before I started exercising!

So I patted myself on the back for a job well done, took a photo to mark my


to celebrate how far I’ve come

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and now I’m setting a new goal..

and checking back in

in one month’s time.

I’m no quitter…

Banana Split Smoothie 1A

Banana Split

seemed fitting for a celebration..

but of course I changed it into a smoothie..

ana Split Smoothie 2

{  I love how the strawberries are shaped like hearts }

No fitness goal was ever reached by eating a Banana Split.

Banana Split Smoothie 1
Sadly, while very healthy, I think this one still falls short of the mark for what I’m supposed to be eating..

so I probably won’t have another one of these until I reach the next


Banana Split Smoothie
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup strawberry kefir
  • 1 tbsp sugar free strawberry jam
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately.

 Love and Happiest of Easters,