Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What's up Wednesday

Linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's up Wednesday.

What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Monday - Baked Chicken Tacos
Tuesday - Lasagna
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday - Sausage and Broccoli Soup
Friday - not sure yet

What I'm reminiscing about...
Someone mentioned the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Game so I went back and watched the call on YouTube.  It still gives me goosebumps! The Golden Goal.

What I'm loving...
My new glasses!  They are from Bailey Nelson.  I haven't had new glasses since before we moved to Toronto and they weren't a style that I wanted to wear anymore.  So although I will probably still wear my contacts most days, I am glad I have a pair of glasses I can wear more often.

What we've been up to...
Trying to eat healthy and exercise. Dave has been doing much better at this than I have.

What I'm dreading...
Trying to figure out what to do with E for the summer.  We have to cover 9 weeks of summer holidays, and we need to plan summer camps and our own holidays.

What I'm working on...
I'd like to go away for a weekend this winter so I'm starting to think of where we could go and whether E will come with us or if we will need some childcare.
Maybe Drake Devonshire ?

What I'm excited about...
Our basement is really going to start taking shape this month.  The electricians come in the next couple of days and then the foam insulators and then Dave can do the drywall.  Soon it will be time to pick out tiles, paint colours, flooring, etc.

What I'm watching/reading...
We are watching The Wire finally. We are in Season 2.  We are also watching Downton Abbey and The X-Files.  I am watching The Bachelor, of course!

Our book club meets tonight and this month we read All the Lights we Cannot See.  This will definitely be one of my favourite books of the year.  It is about World War II but it covers different aspects of it than I've read before - occupied France and a young German solider.  It is written in a way that I like and keeps me engaged - short chapters that alternate between stories.  Definitely recommended reading.

What I'm listening to...
There has been an absence of birds in our yard this year. I used to see a cardinal at least once a week, but I haven't seen any.  I have heard some birds singing the past couple of mornings so they are out there somewhere.  I'd love to put out some bird feeders but we have so many squirrels (and raccoons) that those critters steal all of the seeds.
The only birds I've seen this winter

What I'm wearing...
A lot of grey and black, and that's okay. I add in my orange blazer and a colourful scarf every once in awhile. 

What I'm doing this weekend...
Taking the day off on Friday to accompany E's class to the Royal Ontario Museum. 
Skiing on Saturday and skating on Sunday; taking advantage of winter!

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Valentine's Day, Family Day holiday, the Oscars, more skiing.

What else is new... 
 I finally saw Star Wars and it was great.  It was really well done, I liked all of the characters, I'm excited for the next one, and I caught onto most of the throwbacks that they threw in.
What is your favourite Valentine's Day treat... 
Anything with pink and red heart sprinkles and icing.  I'm definitely going to make these cookies again, and maybe some cupcakes.

Thanks for checking in!


  1. Your new glasses are very chic! The Drake Devonshire looks interesting.

  2. Your new glasses look great!! And that book looks interesting! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. That sausage broccoli soup looks so good! Love the new glasses!
    Thanks for linking up with us for What's up Wednesday!