For the past seventeen months I've started my WUW posts with a Covid update. Well, I live in Canada, so while cases are on the rise (slightly) in our province, we have a significant portion of our population over 12 doubly vaccinated and so life is (somewhat) normal. I mean, we still have mask mandates and distancing but we don't have a lot of restrictions right now which is so great. We're looking ahead to school starting in two weeks. The kids will have to wear masks but it seems like extracurricular activities might be an option and it sounds like the school libraries will be open too! We're slowly getting back to "normal."
What I'm loving... I'm loving how independent our kids are getting. They spent some time on their own at the pool earlier this week and Dave and I have gone for a few outings on our own while they stay home. We just suddenly seem to be in a new stage of life where they don't need us 100% of the time and it feels pretty great!
What I'm looking forward to next month... I'm so excited about September!!! The kids are going back to school, I'm going to buy sunflowers and chrysanthemums, Rachel gets to return to in person dance, we're probably going to be able to go to church in person for the first time since March 2020 (!!!), and we're going to an IN PERSON TORONTO BLUE JAYS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaaahhhhhh!!! We really didn't think we'd get to see our beloved Blue Jays play live during the 2021 season so I'm thrilled that, not only did they get to return to Canada but, we get to go see them!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What else is new... We spent quite a bit on flavoured sparkling waters this summer so the kids convinced Dave and I that we needed a Soda Stream. We've been having fun making fizzy water and drinking it with a little lime or lemon juice added. Yum!!!
So that's what's up with me (us) this last Wednesday of August. Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to make some time to read the other posts in this link up. Until then -- heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work I go.