Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's Up Wednesday: August Edition


I wasn't actually planning on writing a blog post for today but then I remembered it's "What's Up Wednesday" with all the people listed above, and it's a fun way to check in. So here goes...

What we're eating this week... Kale Chips!!! I devoured almost an entire head of kale made into chips while I wrote this blog post. I'm telling myself that at least they're healthy :)
What I'm reminiscing about... My TimeHop has been reminding me that two years ago this month, after a four and a half month closing, we moved into our house. In some ways our life has been eerily similar this past month as we've packed and unpacked many of the rooms in our house as a result of getting our floors redone. Sam's room gets done this weekend and then we're done! Yay!

What I'm loving... My flower share. It's seriously been so much fun. I especially love that, after I commented on Stephanie's Instagram about how beautiful the bouquets were that she made for a wedding this past weekend, she duplicated a few for the flower share this week and made sure to save me one. How's that for personal service?!
What we've been up to... Packing, unpacking, packing, unpacking, repeat... But it's almost done. And it's been so worth it. And besides all the floor chaos, we've also packed and unpacked for two out of province trips this month.

What I'm dreading... Our very long travel day this coming Monday. We normally try to split the twelve hour trip over two days, but we're attending a wedding on Sunday on Long Island and need to be home for work on Tuesday. Fun times.

What I'm working on... Learning how to do all the things I need to do at work, on my own. It's taking me about three times as long as it should to do everything. Thankfully, it will only go up from here, right?!?!?

What I'm excited about... Marshall's in our city carries big bows!!! I bought a package for Rachel tonight and she promptly declared the purple star bow her "nighttime bow" and was super-excited about it.
What I'm watching/reading... I've been reading mostly non-fiction lately, which is really odd. Currently, I'm working on "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" by Marie Kondo, and while I don't know that I agree with everything she says, I am looking forward to going through our house in a couple of weekends and getting rid of things.

What I'm listening to... The Blue Jays playing the Texas Rangers on the radio. Since we don't have a TV, we've been listening to a lot of Blue Jays baseball this summer.  And the Blue Jays are currently tied for first in the standings with the Yankees. Whooo hoooo!!!!!

What I'm wearing... Work clothes have been a lot more fun than I anticipated. It's been nice to switch up the pjs and yoga pants. Ha ha ha! I've been specializing in t-shirts, skirts, necklaces, and flip flops. In the summer you can often find my sunglasses on top of my head and my toes painted a bright colour.
Dave calls the pose on the right the "I was an ancient Egyptian in a former life" pose.
He's so funny :)
What I'm doing this weekend... We're heading to New York for Dave's cousin's wedding. We might even being taking in a little baseball, although it's not our beloved Jays :)
 image from here

What I'm looking forward to next month... Getting back into a routine. Working, watching my friends' kids, traveling -- it's been a busy August. As much as I'm dreading the early mornings where we all have to get out the door, it will be good to have a predictable schedule again.

What else is new... Not much. I think I've pretty much covered it all :)

The bonus question this month is: What's your favourite back to school tradition? Honestly, we don't have a back to school tradition. I'll do the First Day Of School picture, and probably the interview, which I did for the first time last year, as well. You can see Sam's from last year here and Rachel's here.

And that's what's up with me this Wednesday. What's up with you?


  1. I am #2 out of 155 on the library hold requests for the "life changing magic of tidying up." I am such an avid purge-and-organize freak, so I'm really excited to see what this book inspires me to do. CLEANSE!

  2. CUTE OUTFIT!!! I love that so much!!

    As for the kale...I tried it once, and I didn't hate it. But for those who promised me it could replace chips - ummmm I couldn't get there.

  3. Thanks! It's been fun to dress up a little again.

    And the secret to the kale chips is oil and salt. YUM!!!

  4. The hair bows make me so happy!!!! Rachel looks so cute in them. BTW, I also really like your work outfit.

  5. Rachel looks like a true southern belle now with all her big bows! Wish we could join you for the Mets game. Eddie has never been a huge baseball fan, but he does prefer the Mets over the Yankees. I was raised a Yankees fan. ;-)

  6. Oh! New library book to request... I was out of requests because I read my whole list....which is a sad occasion....and hadn't researched more to make a new list. I need to do the Whats Up Wednesday- looks fun! And I am ready for fall too! (This comment might need to go with another post... I am reading a bunch of your posts and by the time I get to the end I forget what comments I had for which post and am too lazy to scroll back up! And yay for Target and yay for bows. And one more, I promise.... Kate wore the shirt today from " Excuse me, do you have a shirt?" And I about died laughing remembering that!!!!


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