It's time for "Currently" with Anne at in residence. You can find her blog here. This month we're talking about what we're "loving, reading, remembering, sharing, and wishlisting."
Dave received a fuzzy blanket from his previous workplace in a care package. We all love it and race to get to it first. Every week our grocery store has a free item you get if you spend a certain amount on groceries. Well, this past week, the free item was a fuzzy blanket. After much discussion, we bought one and got a free one. Now Sam and Rachel each have their own fuzzy blankets and I get to use Dave's. And Dave uses his at night when I've gone to bed! Hahaha!!! So I'm loving this picture of the kids in their fuzzy blankets. If they're at home, they're basically wrapped up in these things all the time.
I am so excited because I am on planning on reading ALL THE BOOKS this weekend during the 24in48 Readathon. If you've never heard of it before, it's a readathon which goes from 12:00am on Saturday to 11:59pm on Sunday and you read for 24 out of the 48 hours. I love this readathon and am so excited to spend all weekend reading. The books on my Kobo are Felix Ever After by Karen Callender, How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi, So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. I am trying to be really diverse in my reading and acknowledge that this readathon is happening during Black History Month. Normally, during a 24in48 readathon, I read ten to twelve books throughout the weekend.
My Instagram friend Erin (you can find her here) posted about a monthly photo wall. (You can read her blog post about it here.) She prints out one picture a month for their wall and it helps remind them of the good times. I wanted to buy some decorations for Valentine's Day and I found this cute heart string at Dollarama. And the hearts all have paperclips on the back. Coincidentally, there are twelve hearts. I remembered Erin's photo wall and Voila! Our own, super simple (not at all classy!) photo wall was born. We still need to print out pictures for November, December and this January, but this will hang in our dining room for awhile and be a reminder of family fun.
I shared the chocolate cake recipe I made all the time when I was a kid with Rachel and she now wants to make a chocolate cake every day! Plus, Sam wants to learn how to make it too!
And if you were reading around here in January, you know that I've been sharing my love of tulips all month. And I will continue to share my love for them into February. For those of you who are new, tulips are cheap at our grocery stores in January and February so I buy a lot of them to remind me that spring is eventually coming.
image from here
A local small business which I found out about thanks to Covid, posts their products on Instagram. I saw this bird puzzle and immediately wanted it. But it sold out in the fifteen minutes between when they posted it and when I went to buy it. So I asked them to add my name to the wait list for when they're able to get it back in stock. I never used to be a puzzle person but we've enjoyed them this quarantine and this one reminds me of spring.
Update: I got a call yesterday afternoon that the puzzle was available for me to pick up!!! So now I'm wishing for some time to go get it and to do it :)
Also, today our province is supposed to announce if our kids are going back to school anytime soon, so if I can add "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send our kids back to school immediately" to my wish list, consider it at the top.
Also, in no particular order I'd love a massage, someone to clean my home office, a trip to anywhere, spring to arrive early, and an end to Covid. That's not all too much to ask, is it?!?