A kiss welcomed me home!

There’s nothing like coming home to relax and forget the stress in life. In the midst of all troubles, it is nice when I’m welcome into my house with a kiss…a Hershey’s chocolate kiss that is! It is a great alternative to eating a whole chocolate bar – there are those days when I really need to devour one, though – but it’s sweet, delicious and satisfying. It also helps that the unwrapping process does not require of your muscles, and you can start eating one in two seconds. I love anything that has chocolate, but I’m not a big fan of dark or pure chocolate; they’re too strong for me. Seriously, why is it that the healthy sweets are the ones that taste the worst? Life is twisted, I’m telling you.

Have a Happy Friday everyone! Be safe and satisfy those chocolate cravings 😀

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

My top 10 favourite snacks

I’m a bit (just a bit) picky when it comes to food, but one thing I love is snacking! Whether I snack while I watch a movie, to satisfy cravings, or to stop myself from drooling over Robert Downey Jr, snacking is quick and fun (at least to me). So, here’s my top 10 list. I was going to write 5, but I didn’t want a snack to attack me during my sleep feel like a leftover (haha get it?). Well, of course I can’t include every single snack I like, but here are the ones I like to indulge in the most, in no particular order:

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1. Anything that has nuts and peanuts (thank goodness I have no allergies). This includes trail mix.

2. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and frozen blueberries

3. Popcorn (not microwaved)

4. Nutella and chocolate(when I have a sugar craving)

5. Broccoli, corn, and peas mixed together

6. Cheese and crackers

7. Cheerios with almond or coconut milk

8. Boiled eggs

9. Greek Yogurt

10. Honey

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What do YOU like to eat as a snack?

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Of course! The world only rules me when I want to eat an unhealthy snack!

My brain, the Breadcruster.

Okay, I’ll give my brain credit where its due, but when it comes to cravings, this one is one huge Breadcruster. I call it ‘Breadcruster’, because I’m one of those people who don’t like bread crusts – I know, you’re a bread crust and you find this offensive- and it sounds cuter than ‘Douchebag’. Hey! My brain can be quite the antagonist, but I have to admit, I feel guilty insulting it – shh, don’t tell it!

I slept in today (I guess you can’t call it that, because I haven’t gone back to work, yet, and therefore, did not set an alarm) and peeked at the weather app. The snow stopped, but it was very cold. I mean, you tell me, why was I surprised of the cold? Was I expecting a 25 C weather during Ontarian winter? Probably. Okay, you may laugh, but only for 10 seconds.

I awoke with a craving for hot dogs. Wait, did you think I was a vegetarian? Actually, I don’t know why, but there are people who assume I am. I mention I’m an aspiring writer, and they ask if I’m a vegetarian or vegan. Does that make sense? Or perhaps, it’s because I tell them I don’t eat a lot of meat (I eat mostly chicken). Well, it doesn’t matter. I have nothing against vegetarians and vegans. I wish I could do it. But, let me go back to what I was saying. I wanted a hot dog, so I ate a hot dog. Yeah… I’m a bit impulsive when it comes to food.

Anyway, I satisfied my craving, watched an episode of ‘Charmed’, and turned on my laptop. I was in the middle of editing the last parts of my short story, “Laura’s Closet” when I felt like going to the gym. Now, I only go when the weather is just a bit warmer, because I walk 30 minutes to get there – I love walking, and surprisingly, some people give me a weird look, when I tell them I walk for that long, why? You go ask them – but, my brain tried to encourage me to go. So, I decided to pack my bag and walked to the gym. I did ‘Bodypump’ (I totally recommend it), and walked back home. After the workout, I felt like I could rule the world, and I guess I can thank my brain for that.

It was all going well, until Breadcruster brain decided to strike. “A toast with Nutella sounds good about now, doesn’t it?” It said. “It won’t hurt to have chocolate!” It said. “How about another hot dog?” It said. So, I had a teaspoon of Nutella, just so it would shut up.

Oh brain, you are always so unpredictable! But, the good thing is, now my brain says I should have tea :). So, I’m happy about that! And in case you didn’t know, I have a penguin mug :p.

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Of course! The world does rule me today!