Wednesday, June 30, 2021

What's Up Wednesday: June 2021

Welcome to What's Up Wednesday for June. As always, I'm linking up with Shay at Mix and Match Mama and Sheaffer at Sheaffer Told Me To to talk about what we've been up to lately.

Just to give you a quick update, our province finally opened up (a bit) in June after almost three months of a "stay at home order" so we can buy clothes again (yay!) and the kids have been able to do some outdoor, in person activities. Sadly, the delta variant has taken off in our region (yesterday we had 20% of our province's total cases although we have just 4% of the population) so, while the rest of our province is opening up further today -- we are not. Boo. So things are better, but not as good as they could be -- we're still waiting for haircuts, baseball games to start, and Rachel is desperately waiting to get her ears pierced. The delta variant is no joke :(

image from here

What we're eating this week... I wrote in an earlier blog post (you can read it here) about our kickoff to summer -- we eat strawberries and ice cream for breakfast on the first day of summer vacation. So yesterday, we had that for breakfast :) We've also gotten a few pies from the man at our church (which I talked about in January's What's Up Wednesday post here) and our CSA has started. However, when we're not eating these things, we've eaten out a lot this month, thanks to both Dave and I working full-time and trying to survive June. We'll get back in a healthier pattern in July -- fingers crossed!

What I'm reminiscing about... In our province, Grade 6 is the end of elementary school so I'm reminiscing about Sam in Junior Kindergarten (JK) -- eight years ago. He was so little.
March 27, 2013 -- Registering Sam for JK * September 4, 2013 -- Sam's first day of JK

What I'm loving... That although the vaccine rollout was slow to get going in Canada, within nine days this month Dave, Sam, and I all got our second shots!!! Yay for being fully vaccinated!!!

What we've been up to... We've been doing all the June things -- I've been working, the kids finished off their school year (they finished without being able to go back in person -- boo), Rachel turned 10, Sam graduated from Grade 6, Dave has been working, and the kids have had a bit of baseball and dance. It's been a full month! 
Rachel's birthday
Sam's Grade 6 Grad
Finally the last day of school 
What I'm dreading... I'm not actually dreading anything much right now. I mean, I want our region to be able to open up a bit more but I feel hopeful we're headed in the right direction.

What I'm working on... I'm working on finishing up all the tasks at the school so I can get my summer started. Hopefully by noon today (or shortly thereafter), I'll be on summer break!!! After that I'll be working on getting our house in order because it's a disaster :) Then I'll work on tackling my TBR and catching up on some sleep! Oh, and updating my resume so I can apply for permanent hours this summer.

What I'm excited about... It's almost summer break!!! The kids had their last day of school on Monday and I should be done shortly after noon today! Whooooo hooooo!!! I'm also really excited that our pool opened up a few weeks ago. We LOVE swimming!

What I'm watching/reading... I've been watching Sam at his ball practices and Rachel at her dance practices. It's very exciting to see my kids get to do their things again! As for reading, I've had a hard time making time to read this June. To see my reading for the first part of June, you can go here. Since then I've read just five books which isn't very much for me in two weeks. Right now I'm in the middle of Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney.
Sam at his first ball practice!!!

What I'm listening to... Rain falling on our roof as I'm trying to go to sleep. And sometimes thunder. And if it's not raining, I'm listening to Sam playing catch, which he does by throwing the ball against the side of our house right outside our kitchen!

What I'm wearing... Yesterday was my and Dave's 13th wedding anniversary but it was such a full few days, we decided to postpone our celebrations to next week. However, my wedding dress had been stored at my aunt's since our wedding and I finally made time to get it back in December. So yesterday, I tried on my wedding dress for the first time since our wedding! I'm a little bummed that it didn't fit. Boo :(
Picture from our wedding day, 2008

What I'm doing this weekend... Recuperating from a couple of exhausting months of work, maybe going swimming, and getting the kids ready to attend their respective camps next week! Whoooo hooo!!!

What I'm looking forward to next month... Sam is attending a baseball camp for a week and Rachel is attending a local version of our church camp. I'm so glad they get to have some activities happening. Also, Rachel's final dance show has been filmed and we're invited to watch it as a drive-in movie so I'm excited to see her on the big screen! Other than that, we'll be doing a lot of swimming and enjoying the lazy days of summer! Whoooo hooooo!!!

What else is new... I think I've covered it all. Phew.


  1. Can't wait to read all about Rachel's dance show! Have fun! Happy Happy Anniversary- you were a beautiful bride!

    1. Thank you! Our anniversary was kind of a non-event this year so we'll have to go all out next year!!!

  2. I tried reading Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry. I liked it at first but it just became too depressing and heavy-handed.
    Hope you have a great week! :)
    I love the last picture!!!!

  3. I'm glad things are starting to get back to normal there. Happy summer!

  4. So much good! Yay for happy summer days! Happy anniversary!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Also, ice cream for breakfast on the first day of summer break is genius! My kids would love that.

    1. We started it a few years ago and everyone looks forward to it. It makes the kick off to summer extra fun!

  6. The sound of rain is so soothing!

  7. I think I would need to lose 30 pounds for my wedding dress to fit and that is NOT going to happen. I'm hoping for another 15 but 30 would mean I was on my death bed, ha! Happy anniversary to y'all, and I'm so glad things are slowly BUT steadily opening up and getting fun.

  8. I just told my family that I wanted grilled romaine with my steak for my birthday dinner and they thought I was NUTS! I'm impressed you still have your wedding dress; I got rid of mine just a few years after our wedding. Happy anniversary!


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