Wednesday, June 30, 2021

What's Up Wednesday


What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Steak
Monday - Pasta
Tuesday - Out
Wednesday (camping trip begins) - Sausages and salad
Thursday - Tacos
Friday - Burgers
Saturday - Macaroni and Cheese

What I'm reminiscing about...
With E going to camp next week I have been thinking back to the summers I went to camp.  I broke my arm the first time I went to camp so that will always be a memory.  Then I went to church camp and one French camp.  The activities and accommodations were pretty simple but we did have so much fun.   The camp that E is going to is pretty fancy in comparison, he will have fun and he is not nervous at all. We are so lucky to have an easy going kid.

What I'm loving...
For the most part I was fine with staying home (school excepted) but now that things are opening up in Ontario I am happy to have destinations now - restaurant patios, stores, the office, and soon hair and nail appointments.  We still don't do too much but glad there are options now. 

What we've been up to...
Finishing up the school year.  I posted about E's year in Grade 4 here and Q's Junior Kindergarten year here.  The last day of school was yesterday, we made it!  It was a long haul but we did appreciate some of the little things of online learning.

What I'm dreading...
Nothing at the moment. 

What I'm working on...
There are a lot of different things happening with work and July should be a busy month.  Fortunately with the kids being in camp, I can go into the office a few days a week and can feel more focused without being called away to help with online school.

What I'm excited about...
I'm excited to leave the city this weekend.  Besides a few hikes outside of city limits we have been at home for a long time.  Even though it will be an air mattress, looking forward to sleeping somewhere else for a few nights. 

What I'm wearing...
Still wearing my masks.  I received my second vaccine on June 18th so I will be considered fully vaccinated on Friday but I will continue to wear my mask when I'm out and about for now.  

What I'm watching/reading...
We are watching Trying and For All Mankind on Apple TV.  Also watching all of the sports - Blue Jays baseball, Euro Soccer, golf, Wimbledon, hockey and basketball playoffs, and Tour de France.

I posted about my June books on Monday.  Now I'm reading Maid.

What I'm listening to...
Will have The Tragically Hip on loop this week.  It is a staple of our Canada Day celebrations and this year since we are taking some time to reflect rather than celebrate (in light of the discovery of the recent residential school mass graves) but Gord Downie was a a thoughtful supporter of Indigenous rights in Canada so his music feels appropriate.  We are also making a donation to the Downie Wenjack Fund in honour of those little souls that rest now at the residential school sites. 

What I'm doing this weekend...
We are camping at Algonquin until Sunday, and then dropping E off for his first sleep away camp on the way home. 

What I'm looking forward to next month...
My mom is coming to visit!! We haven't seen her since December 2019.  So grateful that we have all been double-vaccinated and that travel is opening up again.  Also excited about summer camps for the kids, getting back to the office, and another camping trip with several families at Arrowhead. 

What else is new...
Q is playing soccer again.  He got to play for two Sunday sessions and then the regular weekly sessions will happen during the week for July and August.  Parents can't go onto the field but I could see from afar that he was having fun.  It was a sweaty one on Sunday.  E gets to play baseball this summer and that starts up again soon. 

I'll be back on Monday with a new post.

Linking up with Shay .


  1. Enjoy your weekend! And we got doubly vaccinated on the same day!!! Isn't it exciting that it looks like summer might be a little more "normal." YAY!!!

  2. I hope you have a great time getting out of the city this weekend!

  3. I’m loving watching all the sports.