Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What's up Wednesday

What we're eating this week...
Monday - BBQ'd chicken, fresh corn, boiled potatoes.
Tuesday - Homemade tomato soup, cheese nachos
Wednesday - Out somewhere for Thai food
Thursday - Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Friday - Hamburgers

What I'm reminiscing about?
Some of my family members are up at Hyatt's Manion Lake Camp this week, and some were there last week. I am reminiscing about our trips there.  Hopefully we can get up there next year!  I posted about the camp in a previous here.

What I'm loving...
Our new TV! We got a 55" LG TV this week.  Our old one was near death, it had lines on it and is was starting to flicker, particularly during important sporting events.  We also replaced our receiver and speakers with a sound bar that makes everything much cleaner.  After our fireplace is installed, we will mount the TV and sound bar on the wall beside it, and then we can also replace our Ikea TV table (not that there is really anything wrong with it, but we've gotten our money's worth out of it!).

Picking it up from Best Buy. E is excited!! Or at least pretending to be.

What we've been up to...
This week we are on vacation and staying in our own city.  People travel to Toronto for their summer holidays, so we wanted to enjoy it for ourselves.  Our plans have included (and include) Toronto Islands, Blue Jays game, Zoo, and a city beach). 

We love our city!!

What I'm dreading...
Not really dreading anything, I just know that I will have a busy two months at work before I go on maternity leave.

What I'm working on...
Figuring out what I need to buy for the baby.  I've been through everything that we have and we have so much.  At first I was a little disappointed that we were not having a girl only because I wanted to buy new things, but now I'm happy that I don't have to buy a bunch of new things.  We are pretty set with what we have. And we are also lucky that the baby will be born in the fall just like E.  

We still have all of these things!

What I'm excited about...
The PGA Championship this weekend.  I'm even more excited to watch it on our new TV.  

What I'm watching/reading...
We just finished Season 4 of Homeland. We have also been watching the new show in HBO, The Night Of.  We need to start this season of Ballers, and continue with Bloodline.  And of course I'm watching The Bachelorette.  #TeamJordan

Love that hair.

I am reading our next book club selection, The Dressmaker.  It is also a movie starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth, so I will have to see that when I've finished the book.

What I'm listening to...
My playlist of choice on Google Play lately has been The Ultimate Oldies Party.  You can't beat the old tunes and they have me dancing while I clean the house.

What I'm wearing...
Basically the same five outfits on repeat.  Most of my maternity clothes are from Old Navy and I've been able to keep a few non-maternity items in the rotation.  

What I'm doing this weekend...
It is Caribana in Toronto this weekend so I want to avoid going East of High Park.  We do want to find a beach somewhere on Sunday.  We also have a 5th birthday party to attend.

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Our trip to Cape Breton, the Olympics, our office retreat in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and my mom's visit while she is here to look after E for a week. 

What else is new...
This probably is not a new product, but it is new to me and I love it!  Rather than drinking plain water all of the time, I like something a little "fancier" and I just found this club soda with lemon lime flavour.  It's unsweetened which is good, but has more flavour than just club soda. 

What is your favourite part about the summer...
The hot weather, seriously.  Our winters are long and even with extreme temperatures and humidity, I would rather have the summer heat than the cold winter any day.  Wearing just shorts, t-shirts and flip flops, instead of coats, boots and scarves, is so much better, I'll even put up with having to apply sunscreen multiple times a day.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. I really like that photo of the Toronto skyline with all the blues and greens! That is a keeper! Of course Baby E is pretty cute, too!

  2. That's exciting about the new TV. I think that's the one we have. We returned from a very expensive vacation only to find out that our TV was broken...haha!
    I'm stopping by from the linkup. XOXO Enjoy your weekend!