Wednesday, July 22, 2020

What's Up Wednesday

Since we will be away next week I'm documenting my What's Up Wednesday today.

What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Beer butt chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans
Monday - Shell pasta with pancetta, asparagus, and mint
Tuesday - Sausages and sweet potatoes
Wednesday - Not sure but maybe pick up some fast food
Thursday - We will be the road so we'll grab some take out pizza in Wawa
Friday - Hamburgers when we arrive at our destination
Saturday - hopefully some fresh fish!

What I'm reminiscing about...
Past trips we have taken to Hyatt's.  I went up for the first time when I was 15 with my grandparents and have been a few times since then.  There are many memories of the place with people that are no longer with us.  Like my Uncle Robert (this was in 2014).

And Wayne! (also in 2014)

What I'm loving...
This hair masque. I got it for my birthday and it smells so nice.  I use it about once a week as a special treat. I don't even know how much it actually works, but it reminds me of my trip to San Francisco when we went to Dry Bar, so it makes me happy. 

What we've been up to...
Golfing.  Dave and I golfed twice this month while the boys were out of town. Then Dave has taken E golfing twice, and we have all hit up the driving range. Our goal of being a golfing family is taking shape.

What I'm dreading...
If you're a parent, you're probably thinking the same thing as me - the upcoming school year. What will it look like? Will we be able to find childcare for the days when the children will inevitably be at home (no way they are going back 5 full days a week)?  Will I be back at the office myself?  It's a lot to think about and I feel like we are running out of time for a good plan to be put together and I'm not confident in the government, school board, and unions being about to agree on anything. 

What I'm working on...
You know what it's like when you're going on vacation...people come out of the woodwork for requests just as you're trying to leave the (home) office.  So today will be spent dealing with last minute things and trying to make sure I don't have any obligations while I'm away (although I will be bringing my computer.

What I'm excited about...
Nothing specific other than our trip.  Then just gliding into August, enjoying the summer weather, and hoping that Canada keeps its Covid numbers under control.

What I'm watching/reading...
We just finished up Fleabag on Prime, it was so so funny (and a bit sad)!  We also watched Modern Love on Prime, episodes based on true love stories, and it was also lovely.  Now we are watching Indian Matchmaker when I'm sure is fraught with tons of cultural insensitivity, but I am enjoying it anyway.  It's like Bachelore(tte) but not.

I am reading The Cooking Gene - A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South.  I have always been a fan of Gone with the Wind and have read it so many times, but have been reconsidering how that book was written and its commentary on slavery (mostly acting as though the slaves were just fine before the Civil War and were happy to dote on their white "family" (owners)). This book is giving me a new perspective of the Old South, and does it through food, which is always appreciated. 

What I'm listening to...
John Legend's new album, Bigger Love.  I heard him on Armchair Expert's podcast this week and wanted to check out his new music.  It is lovely.

What I'm doing this weekend...
We will be fishing, swimming, visiting with family, and enjoying the great outdoors. 

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Hmm, not too much, we don't have anything planned.  Just continuing to enjoy the warm summer weather and happy we are comfortable and healthy in our home and neighbourhood without the need to do too much more than that. 

What else is new...
This hawk and its mate were hanging around our yard for the past few days around 5:00 pm each day.  We thought they were nesting in our front tree but then it didn't really look like a hawk's nest and I think they were actually raiding a squirrel's nest (eek!).  On Tuesday evening, one of them sat in our oak tree out front for awhile and Dave got this great shots.

Linking up with Shay and Sheaffer (if I remember to do it next week!)


  1. Wonderful memories and pictures of Hyatt's! Enjoy your stay and those fish frys. Thanks for the book suggestion. Awesome photo of the hawk. I think it is so pretty, but look at those talons! Safe traveling!

  2. I panicked a little when I saw your post because I thought, "Did I miss WUW?" I hope you have a great vacation! It sounds like you are headed to some beautiful scenery up north. Enjoy!!!