Yesterday, making all the pieces of my day fit together meant arriving at work super-early, running from work, along the lake, through High Park and a brief interlude at home followed by dashing off to a meeting at C-5 with the bandleader of Ethio Fidel Jazz band who will perform at our gala People4Kids.
The day got off to a sweet start as we got an early morning delivery of chocolate from CAMINO fair trade, organic chocolate destined for Gala goodie bags. We received this note from CAMINO. WooHoo!
Thank you for considering us as sponsors for your event. We are truly impressed with all your hard work and dedication towards orphaned children affected by AIDS in Ethiopia. We are happy to be able to contribute a small gift for your gala. We are able to offer you 300 chocolate minis (55% dark).
I just popped a chocolate into my mouth and yes, yum, it is superfine stuff. Thanks Camino chocolate, you are the best! I’ll also be seeking out their chocolate coconut bar.
The foggy dew of the morning evolved into an atmospheric mistiness over the lake in the afternoon. I took the beach shots just before starting the 12 x 200 meter pick-ups with 75 second recovery. When I remarked to my coach that it was a fun workout, he confided that it is one of his favourites. My coach, a former Olympian also holds some world records for his age group in the 800 meters. I gather that one of his training secrets is circuit training which includes hopping up stairs on one foot.
On the heels of my workout I bounded breathlessly into our local Starbuck’s at College and Dovercourt to be greeted by the manager who told me that yes, Starbuck’s will donate a $75 gift basket to the Gala. This manager is very excited about the opportunity she will have next week to meet Howard Schultz of Starbuck’s.
As for food I added shredded apple and orange juice to my carrot oatmeal to improve on the “fruitlessness” of Wednesday. Also consumed through the day was; 1 bottle YOP, Activa yogurt (2.9% MF), peanut butter and banana sandwich, portion of a large charcuterie platter and that is it. Not much really as my appetite is still a little curtailed and I’m feeling about 90%. A nurse who is part of the team looking into the illness incurred by me and many last Friday was quite interested to hear that I had previously been struck down by the Norwalk virus.
After returning from C5, I was inspired by the sight of 4 very ripe bananas to bake banana bread for a friend’s visit. Well, actually she will put to work, helping me to bake 30 dozen cookies. After baking I was completely out of gas. Time for bed – blog or no blog.
p.s. I just got off the phone with Dufflet pastry and they are donating a cake certificate to the silent auction. Life is sweet! But — will my friend feel the same way after helping me bake 30 dozen cookies?