Dinner and a Movie

I’m up early as usual, luckily I have no where to go because I’m getting sick again. No joke.  One whole side of my throat is really swollen and after a look, my Mom (medical background) thinks my tonsils are infected. My speech is all slurry and I can’t swallow very well. Today is Remembrance Day, so no doctor until tomorrow.  Seems the healthier I am the sicker I get.

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I have 2 different heating systems on at work plus my BFF, Honeywell blasting at my feet  Honestly, don’t know how I could live without this thing.

I’m wondering if this is related to the weightloss?

Anyways, regardless of my silly throat, Mom and I had a great time on our date last night. I met her after work and we headed over to the Ramada for dinner at the Peppermill. The lighting in the restaurant was horrible and my pictures reflect that.


We got there before they officially started serving dinner so we had to sit in the bar.   No prob, I did find it chilly though. Turns out they were having issues with their water systems and didn’t have any coffee.  Won’t lie, I was disappointed, had been looking forward to an afternoon pick-me up.

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We ended up splitting a glass of wine, a local white – Grand Pre L’Acadie Blanc.  Although I wasted it by only having a sip or two.

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They brought us over a small loaf of seedy bread and garlic butter to munch on while we browsed the menu.  I had 2.5 little slices with a bit of the fantastic garlicky butter. Counted as 3 Points.

I stuck to my original plan and ordered the entrée-sized Spinach Salad w/ a Grilled Chicken Breast.

In true WW-style I immediately got rid of one of the cups of dressing.   The menu indicated that there was supposed to be apple and almonds in the dish but I didn’t see/taste any.  The Jarlsburg cheese did give it a nice flavour though. 

I counted this salad as 10 Points -  spinach, tomato & mushrooms 0, egg 2, cheese 3, dressing 2 and chicken breast 3. Over all it was good, give it a 6/7 out of 10.  Honestly though, nothing spectacular.  I think I could’ve found a better way to spend 13 points (half of my daily points) at home. I am proud of my healthy choices though, lots of veggies, protein and dairy! That is how you stay OP at a restaurant.  Really simple if you’re focused.

Going to point out the obvious here too, and admit that I’ve become quite the food snob, especially when dining out. If I’m going to pay a decent amount of money for something then I expect it to taste exceptional. 🙂

My body was craving caffeine so we made a quick detour to the Starbucks drive-thru.  My Mom nearly died from laughter when she heard me order a “tall, non-fat pumpkin spice latte, no whip.”  Yup, turns outs I’m finally down with some of the ‘bucks lingo that all the cool kids use.  ;)  Totally hit the spot AND it’s my first red cup of the season!

We made it to the movie with plenty of time to settle in.  Does anyone else find all the advertising annoying?  I know it’s the same thing as commercials on TV, but I really disagree since you’re paying money to see the film.  Ok, well tonight I wasn’t paying, I scored some tickets to see Coco Avant Chanel from the wonderful folks at The Coast but still. Thanks again by the way!

Here’s a summary of the film from IMDB:
Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She’s both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated.

I really enjoyed the movie. It was my first time experiencing a film with sub-titles.  So neat, I do a have a bit of a background in the French language so it was quite interesting to see what I could understand.  The sub-titles were great too, by the end of the movie you didn’t even realize that you were reading them and watching at the same time.   What a life Coco had before becoming a famous designer! I knew she was the genius behind the LBD and woman’s suits but I had no idea that she originally started out making hats. Did you guys? 

Yup, was a great Mother/Daughter night for sure!

So plans for my day off include trying out my new French press compliments of Things To Do For Two, with a full review to come.  Getting in 2 cardio sessions, checking out my newly dug-up yard (septic issues) and cooking. 

I kind of thought I might head up to the cenotaph too, I always went to Remembrance Day services when I was younger, it was a nice tradition and a great way to remember all those who fought for our country/freedom.   This will depend on how I feel though.

Alright, off to check up on all my lovely bloggies now!

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