Wednesday, November 24, 2021

What's Up Wednesday

What we're eating this week...

Sunday - Leftover red lentil curry
Monday - Tacos
Tuesday - Slow Cooker Roast Beef, Baked Potatoes, Carrots
Wednesday - Leftover Roast Beef
Thursday - Thai Salad Bowls with tofu
Friday - Out
Saturday - Pizza

What I'm reminiscing about...

Thinking back to last year at this time when we had accepted our fate that there would be no Christmas events and no visiting family.  Although we are still wary that cases will increase again (like we are seeing in Europe), we are cautiously optimistic that social events and travelling will continue as planned. 

What I'm loving...
That the kids have their appointments for COVID vaccines on Friday!  We even got them at the same place at roughly the same time.  Signing up was painless.

(This was last week for our flu shots.)

What we've been up to...

Dave has been taking a break from drinking this month and I was supposed to have been doing the same, however with my various work events, I have not been a diligent teetotaler.  I may add on a couple of extra days into December but my work Christmas party is on the 4th so the clock runs out then! We just thought we should try to be a bit healthier this month since the month of December is typically a free for all, and we wanted to do what we could in preparation for Hawaii in January.

What I'm dreading...

Knowing that the month of December will be a busy one at work as we wrap up year end and then I'm going on vacation.  It's always hard to get things off your desk so you can go away!

What I'm working on...

Getting some Christmas gifts ordered.  I started looking around and then remembered about Black Friday so I will keep my eye out for when the deals start (and some of them already have).  

What I'm excited about...

The new Pixar moving coming out in March, Turning Red.  It takes place in Toronto! Check it out, the CN Tower is on the poster.

What I'm wearing...

Ick, nylons! I got to avoid wearing nylons all last winter since I was working from home but they are back.  They aren't that bad, I just hate that they get runs in them so easily!

What I'm watching/reading...

We are between shows right now but I think we will start The Shrink Next Door (Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd).

I completed my reading list finally so I picked up a few random books at the library this week. 

What I'm listening to...
I dipped my toe into the Christmas music this week (after writing about that on Monday) and although I'm not full Mariah Carey yet, I have been enjoying some "Christmas Peaceful Piano" on Spotify, and also my favourite Christmas album from last year, The Pianoman at Christmas, by Jamie Cullum.

 What I'm doing this weekend...

We will start decorating the house, E has a birthday party to attend, and we will view Week 1 of Advent on our church's YouTube channel on Sunday morning.  There are also still some leaves to rake up. 

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Christmas!! Parties to attend and host, food to make, family to visit with, movies to watch, and more!

What else is new...

Not much else!

Linking up with Shay.


  1. We're doing the same thing on Friday and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! So excited for these kids to finally get their shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Oh my son is going to want to see that movie; he LOVES red pandas!

  3. I'm a long time reader and very seldom commenter, so it is pretty embarrassing that what is ousting me from lurker-dom is a bullet point about nylons, but so be it! I got soooo sick of ordering nylons that would inevitably run after a few wears. I ordered two pairs of Sheertex last year and never looked back. They do not run. The price tag is hefty but works out cheaper than hose in the long term because they are virtually indestructible and there is no need to replace them every few wears the way you have to do with regular hosiery. I'll never buy any other sheer tights again! Huge fan of the Sheertex brand.

    1. Thank you!! I will check those out for sure. Appreciate the tip.