Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What's Up Wednesday: April 2018

It's What's Up Wednesday time again. I haven't done one of these in awhile but it's a fun way to fill you in on some of life's recent happenings.

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What we're eating this week... About a month ago I posted about how I've been menu planning for at least seven years and how I still do it by hand. (You can read more of that post here.) Well I've been using my new menu planning pad for two months now and I'm still not used to it. However, this week we've been good about following the plan, although last night we had grilled cheese and tomato soup instead of eggs on toast. Oh well.
And while I usually plan a month at a time, it looks like I ran out of energy halfway through. Oops.

What I'm reminiscing about... Summer. We haven't really had Spring yet and I'm already ready for afternoons of reading by the pool and wearing shorts. Also, I'm ready for a break from the school routine.

What I'm loving... I LOVED having two days of warm sunny weather earlier this week. I read a couple of books outside, the kids played, laundry hung on the line -- it was completely glorious!

Basking in the sun and reading -- perfection!

What we've been up to... Just the usual -- school, work, getting ready for Rachel's dance performance, practicing ball with Sam, laundry, cooking, dishes, reading - ha! It's really not been all that exciting around here.
You can't tell it's the usual by looking at our calendar though, which looks pretty full.

What I'm dreading... Bluey hasn't been very active lately. He's mostly been hanging out at the bottom of his bowl and I'm very worried that he's going to die. I know he's "just a fish" but I've been a little stressed about this lately. I've also been Googling "Do beta fish get depressed?" If any of you know of a fish psychologist, I might be interested...
Don't die Bluey :(

What I'm working on... I'm not working on much of anything right now. Ha! I finished our travel photo books for Kenya and our Disney Cruise. Laundry is caught up. I feel pretty on top of life right now. (And now that I've written that, everything will fall apart around here!)

What I'm excited about... Sam is signed up for Junior 3 Pitch this spring and out of thirteen kids on his team, SEVEN of them are from his school. I'm just excited to watch Sam and all his friends play ball together!
 Sam during his first season of t-ball when he knew absolutely no one on his team.

What I'm watching/reading... Thanks to our local radio station playing a lot of hockey games lately (our local team made the playoffs - yay?!), we've been watching a lot of Blue Jays baseball. I've also been watching a lot of Sam playing/practicing baseball.

In the past four days I've read three very different books featuring death -- They Both Die At the End, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, and Columbine. They are all very good books but I've been thinking a lot about death in different forms lately.
They Both Die at the End Spoiler Alert: The Hero DiesColumbine
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What I'm listening to... As I'm writing this I'm listening to the Blue Jays beating Boston on the radio. It's the top of the sixth and the Jays are winning 3-0. I hope they can hold on! The Jays have been playing so well this season; it's been so exciting!

What I'm wearing... NOT MY WINTER JACKET!!! Whoooo hoooo!!! I'm trying to figure out if it's too early to wash all the winter gear and put the snow boots away...

What I'm doing this weekend... Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! Whooo hoooo!!! I participated in my first ever Readathon in April 2015 and now I have found two which each happen twice a year so now I participate in a readathon every three months which is the best!!! (For me, that is, Dave might not agree! Ha!)
Me reading during my first ever Dewey's.

What I'm looking forward to next month... My birthday is happening! We're going to a Jays game to celebrate Mother's Day! And our friends are having a fun dinner to celebrate ten years of marriage so the kids are staying with Dave's parents overnight and Dave and I are having a night out. Yay!

What else is new... Rachel is starting soccer at the school through our neighbourhood association in May and Dave is coaching Sam's Junior 3-pitch team so we're going to be a family divided by sports over the next few months. It should be interesting...


  1. I am so impressed you've been menu planning for seven years!! Do you save your old menu plans?!

    1. No, but that would have been a great idea! Then menu planning wouldn't be so hard now.

  2. Hi, I'm stopping by from the link up. :) Hooray for summer coming quickly and it being almost your birthday month! Enjoy celebrating!
    - Brenda //

  3. I laughed so much about your poor beta fish. I had one in college and was very emotionally invested in it. My fish “rainbow” was passed around to different dorm mates as babysitters when I went away for the weekends and when he died, the floor had a whole ceremony. I do remember that towards the end he hung out at the bottom and only came up for food. And then one day... he didn’t! :(

  4. We have the girls in gymnastics and ballet--same times, different place. We're going to try to get on a better schedule because we both don't like always missing someone. Good luck with the divided sports!


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