Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

I like writing (and reading) these What's Up Wednesday posts because it's a good way to give you a peek into our lives. Coincidentally, I also like reading "Currently..." posts. And Day In The Life posts, but I digress...
image from here

What we're eating this week... Random food. I'm highly unmotivated to cook, or menu plan, so I've basically been making it up as I go along and making lots of trips to the grocery store for one ingredient. It's a little annoying.
This weekend we belatedly celebrated my birthday with a low country boil, 
and, as you can tell, I ate more than my fair share of shrimp. Yum!

What I'm reminiscing about... Last summer when I didn't have to work. We had so much fun and I'm sorry that we won't be having any lazy days at home this year. Sniff.

What I'm loving... Our warm weather and all the lovely, long walks we've been taking outside lately.
We walked to a local mall this past Saturday.
It was a gorgeous day to go for a walk and we walked 12.5 km (8 miles) there and back. 
We did have the Chariot for the kids but they actually walked a significant portion of the way there.

What we've been up to... Yard work. I bought 102 annuals on Friday night and they need to be planted.
One down, 101 to go...

What I'm dreading... I don't know that I'm dreading anything right now.

What I'm working on... Well, really, we're working on our yard. I need to weed the front bed before I can plant flowers in it, but first I really need it to rain (which it is supposed to do this week) so that the ground is a little softer.
I weeded half this bed on my birthday (three weeks ago now) 
and now I need to do the other half...

What I'm excited about... Yard work. Are you sensing a theme here? Ha! I'm excited to get our yard in shape after winter and we did make good progress on it this past weekend. However, there is still more to do, and I'm looking forward to it.

What I'm watching/reading... The Walkable City: From Haussmann's Boulevards to Jane Jacob's Streets and Beyond by Mary Soderstrom. This book has been inspiring me to walk more.
What I'm listening to... The birds chirping outside my window. Now that the weather is warmer our windows are open all the time. I love it!

What I'm wearing... On Monday I wore my new shorts from Old Navy and I'm looking forward to wearing them more this summer. They're so bright and colourful! Yay! I'm also enjoying wearing t-shirts and bright necklaces. Oh, and sunscreen, I'm also wearing sunscreen.
Rachel and I were twinning in our sandals, 
red-orange shorts, and white shirts!  

What I'm doing this weekend... I don't actually know... Hmmm, I'll have to figure that out soon.
What I'm looking forward to next month... My parents are coming to visit next month for Rachel's birthday and all of my mom's side of the family who live in Ontario are going to a Jays' game. I'm sooooo excited for that! And the kids have a couple of days off school in June and, rather than find childcare for them, I am taking a couple of vacation days to spend with them. Yep, I'm using vacation days to stay home with my kids when just a year ago, that was my life.

What else is new... We got a water softener last week. That's kind of fun :)

Bonus question:
What are you looking forward to this summer?
Last time I did this, I was looking forward to a little birthday trip. Due to the hotel stays costing twice as much as we had anticipated, we decided not to do that trip. And another trip we had talked about for this weekend also fell through due to other reasons. All this is to say, I'm really looking forward to our long road trip this summer.

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


  1. I love all these kinds of posts too! :) Ummmm 102 plants? That makes me tired just to read it! We bought more annuals than usual this year and now that they are planted, I love looking at them, but this non-green-thumb girl would rather just look at all the neighbors' plants!

  2. Whaaaaat 102 plants?!??!!?!?! That sounds intense!! And I'm super impressed with an 8 mile walk to/from the mall!! I'm sure it also helped you not buy too much stuff...since you'd have to carry it home...ha! :)


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