Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter!

So far, this has been a beautiful weekend! We spent most of the last few days outside, which- after this winter- has been so appreciated. The trees are budding, flowers are slowly coming up, the BBQ has been started up and people are smiling again (well... if they are wearing masks, it looks like they are smiling). 

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter! May the sun be shining down on you! xox

PS: yes, we went for a walk so you get a photo spam ;)

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Evening walk

I said yes to participating in a team health/physical activity "competition" with some of my colleagues. The goal is to accumulate steps that is tracked on an app as a walk across Canada.  Problem is that, even if I say "competition", I am competitive and we are walking against 69 other teams. So, I also often find myself talking long walks in the evenings to get some more steps in ;) Darn app ;) Anyway, I have the chance to spam you with some evening walk pictures... my apologies... blame it on the app ;)

Darn app! ;) PS: we are the light blue blob and in 19th place

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Spring happiness

Yesterday, it was 19C and sunny. When I went for a walk at 7pm, it was 16C and still light out. The snow is melting, the air feels friendly and the sun warms the bones. This evening, we are expected to have rain, which will rinse off the streets and melt the rest of the snow. The bird songs are welcoming spring... and I am too. Definitely a case of spring happiness :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Oliver loves St. Patrick's Day and takes it very seriously. It might even be, after Christmas, his favourite occasion. We have a special green hat collection... and he asked me for shamrocks (thank you, grocery store, for having them in stock). Ready for St. Patrick's Day action!

“May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!” (Traditional Irish blessing)

Thursday, March 4, 2021

A while ago

Yesterday, I decided to head into town to go for a walk. I love where we live but, frankly, I think it has long been over-walked (is this a word?). So, deciding to do something different, I went to do a walk that I haven't done in almost a year... my usual old walk to work. While it seemed very familiar, a lot is different: some stores have closed, some stores have opened, road work was actually finished (weird, right?) and there were a lot less people around. I ended the outing with a coffee and scone from my favourite coffee shop (Melk on Stanley Street). Thankfully, that was still open and going strong. Best coffee-crack around ;) 

I haven't done this walk since Thursday March 12, 2020. I remember it clearly... I had just cancelled my trip to Europe so I bought a train pass for the rest of the month. Most expensive trip home ever ;) Hindsight is 20/20. I honestly thought I would be on this walk on the Friday. Guess not... 

Here is some photo spam of my walk... Happy Thursday! xox

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Small gratitudes

Today was sunny and warm. I managed to get a good house clean in and still have time for a walk. The snow started to melt and the ice cream shop opened. We even had coffee outside. Tomorrow is March. These things may be small but worth so much.

Happy week ahead xox

Friday, February 26, 2021

The family wall

I am sure that most families have a wall. You know the kind, the one that has the kids' heights on it. The one that looks messy but I would be sad to leave it behind if we ever move. The pencil marks have long since faded and smudged but I can still see, from 2013 to now, how the boys grew over the years. The first one from Oliver is just above my knee height. There are marks from Alexander and Nicklas that prove that, at one point, I was actually taller than them. I can also see where they clearly started to look down at me. Also precious are the scribble drawings that Oliver contributed when he was bored of waiting for his turn to get measured... 

We still add to this family wall. This is where Alexander is now bypassing Andreas in height. This is where Nicklas keeps comparing himself to where Alexander was at his age. This is where Oliver will most likely bypass me in height in the next few years. This is where I do not wash the wall. This is where I appreciate the pencil marks.

Wishing you all a happy weekend xox

Yes, I feel short ;)