This past weekend was a good one! I desperately needed some rest as I had completely wore myself out the week before. My husband Sam had a bachelor party to go to that evening so my daughter Daniella & I stayed home and watched movies. It was nice to just sit and relax. It felt like it had been too long since I’d been able to do that.
Saturday was a little crazy again. I had a cooking class on Saturday for 4 hours. It was great. We learned some more about sprouting, and we made sprouted lentil patties, sprouted kamut buns, we made a power smoothie, sprout salad and a few other things. After all the foods were made we sat around the table and ate all the new creations. It was a good time.
The weather was so beautiful that day so I had ridden my bike to the class. I was amazed at how gorgeous it was! Well that didn’t last.... When I got home, Daniella & I left to go to the Good Food Show in Mississauga (Sam was working on rebuilding the motor for his boat and couldn’t come). When we pulled out of the driveway the sun was shining and the birds were chirping. Just shortly after I got on the freeway, black clouds started to fill the sky and the wind picked up. Suddenly the wind picked up every piece of litter and whipped it against the side of my van. Lightning filled the sky and you could feel the cracks of thunder. I had to be careful as the wind was trying to push me off the road. The wind had blown several big business signs into the road so the cars were carefully dodging them.
We finally got to the show and I was debating whether I still wanted to go in. I was going to have to push a stroller, hold my purse and my daughter and carry an umbrella as the rain pelted hard. The stroller tried to blow away and my umbrella flipped out while Daniella started to scream from the rain pelting against her. It was crazy! We finally made it inside. AH!
The show was good. There were booths from different food makers. Some big names like Jell-O, Lipton and Beatrice, and other local small named business trying to get some recognition. Almost every place had samples so we filled up on pieces of cheese, sausage, rice, curry, ice cream, freezies, coffee, chocolate milk, etc. It was wonderful! Most of the booths were selling their products for MUCH cheaper than you would find the same item in the sore. So I bought some tea, butter chicken sauce, beans, Himalayan salt, and a few other things. We came home with our bags loaded right up from the samples. I actually had to turn away some samples as I had run out of room in my bags. All in all it was a good time.
I was worried about the weather as we headed toward the door but the wind seemed to have stopped and it was just drizzling lightly. When we got home Sam was in the garage with his cousin just finishing up his boat with a light on overhead. So when they told me the power was out I was a little confused. It turned out Sam had hooked up the light to his boat battery so he could finish working in the garage.
Since there was no power in the house we sat on the back step and visited with some neighbours for awhile and then headed inside when it started to get late. We lit candles in the living room and watched a show we had saved on Sam’s laptop. Thankfully his battery lasted the whole show! :) Then we all sat and read books by candlelight until it was bedtime. Just as we were falling asleep the power came back on and we realized all the lights had been on before so we had to run around and shut off all the lights. The overhead light in Daniella’s room was shining but thankfully it didn’t wake her up.
And that was my Saturday! Tomorrow I will share about my Sunday! Hope you have a great day!