Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What's Up Wednesday


What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Swiss Chalet
Monday - Sausage Pasta
Tuesday - Tacos
Wednesday - Chicken, Spinach, and Artichoke Pasta
Thursday - Thai Crunch Salad with Tofu
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Steak

What I'm reminiscing about...

Last year we were planning our trip to Hawaii.  How lucky we were to go on a trip at the beginning of 2020 before it all came crashing down.  I still follow the Four Seasons Oahu on Instagram and it will take me back to those lovely days we spent there. 

What I'm loving...
I know I'm late the Siracha party but I'm here now.  I always thought it would be too hot, but using just a little is fine. We've had it on our noodles and mixed it with honey for our chicken wings.  Delicious!

What we've been up to...

Diligently wearing our masks.  Dave and I are lucky since we are at home most of the time so our mask wearing is minimal, but the kids wear them all day.  I am impressed with the way they have adapted.  Yesterday Q was still wearing his mask as we drove home and I turned around and told him he could take it off, and he says "oh phew!"  And we wore our masks at the playground since it was a bit crowded.

What I'm dreading...

I am first of all hoping that we will still be able to attend the ski lessons we are registered for starting in January.  However the rules for entering the lodge have changed, and we are not permitted to bring our bags inside to put on our boots, and we can only go inside to eat if we are buying food and we only have 40 minutes to sit at the table.  So that means we will be getting changed at the car, in the cold, and then perhaps have to warm up in the car too.  The ski hill parking lot is always a high stress area, so it should be even more so now!

What I'm working on...

Getting our Christmas cards ready to send out.  They were delivered super quick and have just been sitting there. Now I need to get some stamps and send them out.  I love Christmas cards!  Also working on doing some online shopping.

What I'm excited about...

I am excited about the progress being made with the Covid vaccines.  I know it will still take some time, but that seems to be the answer.  On Peter Mansbridge's podcast this week he recalled a quote he heard "There's a light at the end of the tunnel, we just can't see it yet." It seems very fitting for this situation. 

What I'm watching/reading...

We finished up Queen's Gambit last week and it was really good, highly recommend.  We also watched Totally Under Control, the Covid documentary on Prime.  Setting aside the political commentary about whether Trump did enough, it is very interesting to watch, particularly now that we are into our second lockdown.  We are also watching The Crown, Masked Singer, and Amazing Race.

I'm reading A Gentleman in Moscow.  Tomorrow I will post my November book review.

What I'm listening to...
Taking a break from the Christmas music to listen to some Nelly.  How great was he on Dancing with the Stars!?!  He brought me such joy watching him dance and his medley of hits on Monday was so much fun!!

What I'm doing this weekend...
E is getting his flu shot finally so that's good. But other than that we will probably stick close to home given the current lock down situation.  We may put up some decorations around the house and the kids can put up the small trees in their rooms. 

What I'm looking forward to next month...
A Christmas season with fewer no events but still filled with fun - making cookies, watching holiday movies, driving around to look at lights, wrapping presents, and getting outside when we can.   

What else is new...
Last Thursday was Beaujolais Nouveau Day so I picked up a few bottles for us to enjoy.  One type is my standard favourite Joseph Drouhin and I also got a few bottles of George DeBeouf as I heard it received high marks. Both are delicious.

Linking up with Shay.


  1. Dave and I were just commenting last night that we're so glad that our cruise happened in January. Our cards got delivered super quick too -- I just ordered them on Friday and they're already here. And I totally forgot about the trees for the kids' rooms -- maybe we'll pull those out this weekend too. I always start "lightly decorating" this weekend and I'm excited to get started.

  2. Nice! Your trip memories will keep you warm on the hard and cold days! Yes, Nelly was fun to watch...and I enjoyed his music. I'm just starting The Crown. I've ordered in some Beaujolais Nouveau but could not get any Joseph Drouhin.

  3. yes to all of the above... love that quote from Peter Mansbridge. I'll check out that documentary. Maybe after Christmas LOL.

  4. I have my cards addressed but haven't yet gotten stamps on them. I typically try to mail ours out the weekend after Thanksgiving or Monday the latest if I have no where to go over the weekend.

  5. We LOVED The Queen's Gambit! Did you know the school was filmed at UFA/Western Tech/The Student School on Glendonwynne?
    I also love writing (and receiving Christmas cards). I am ordered mine tonight, so I hope to have a similar early arrival experience! I will send you one after I receive them.
    I hope ski season happens too. This is the first year we signed Emily up for the North York Alpine Race Club and I am really hoping they can go ahead. We also bought the Blue Mountain 5x7 and booked ski in ski out accommodation through VRBO at the bottom of the ski hill, so we can avoid the whole parking lot situation and have a safe place to eat. This is one of the few things we can look forward to this winter...though the skating rinks are opening this Saturday!
    As for light shows, I booked Polar at the airport and the one in Vaughan. Today, I took the kids to a neighbour on our former street at 25 Cardigan to see their spectacular display. They are at 25 Cardigan and have lots of inflatables, light up and even a Christmas pig on the roof! I also plan to take them to 127 Glenlake for their Christmas display (don't quote me on that address as it is from memory). Their Halloween display was incredible and I heard they go all out for Christmas too.