Friday, February 25, 2022

What's up Wednesday (on Friday)

I missed the opportunity to link up on Wednesday with this post but I love these monthly wrap up posts so I still wanted to do it.

What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Tuesday - We were in Jamaica
Wednesday - Chili topped with cheese, plain yoghurt, and nacho chips
Thursday - Spaghetti and Meatballs
Friday - Chicken, Potatoes, Broccoli and Cauliflower
Saturday - Salad Bowls
(The theme was easy home cooked comfort food after being on holiday.)

What I'm reminiscing about...
We just got back but remembering our trip last week.  It is always so much fun to get away.

What I'm loving...
That COVID restrictions are finally letting up.  We mostly kept to ourselves before we went away, even after restaurants and stuff started opening up, so we could make sure we wanted to stay healthy before getting on the plane.  Now I feel like I can go out to eat, attend a class at the gym, and see more people.  

What we've been up to...
Getting tested for COVID.  We had to do antigen tests to fly to Jamaica, PCR tests to get back to Canada, and then were "randomly" selected to be tested again when we got back to Toronto. 

What I'm dreading...    
I don't know what is going to happen with the Ukraine.  We live in a Ukrainian neighbourhood so I feel particularly drawn to this story and incredibly sad for the people there.  It also makes me worried about Putin's actual plans and if he will just want to stop with the Ukraine or perhaps come across the Arctic to Canada.  

What I'm working on...
Nothing exciting to mention. 

What I'm excited about...
Pancake Tuesday is next week and then Lent begins. I feel as though I've been sort of removed from church over the past few weeks since we ski on Sundays, but I'm looking forward to getting back into it and prepare for Easter, my favourite time of year. 

What I'm watching/reading...
When I was on the plane I watched the Oscar nominated documentary "Summer of Soul" (found on Disney Plus).  It was so good. I smiled, cried, and bopped along with the music.  It's about the Harlem music festival that took place in the summer of 1969 and what it meant to that neighbourhood at the time and since.  
I am doing my February book post on Monday, and now I've just picked up "What I Remember, What I Know".

What I'm listening to...
After the Super Bowl Halftime show I have been selecting more '90s and 2000s hip hop.  I used to play this Mary J. Blige CD on repeat in university. 

What I'm doing this weekend...
Trying to get caught up on laundry and cleaning.  E has a ski race, but Q can't ski because he has injured his toe (dropped a bowling ball on it on our last day of vacation), so we'll see if we all go up on Sunday or if one of us will stay home with Q for the day. 

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Our ski trip to the Eastern Townships in Quebec for March Break, Dave's birthday, and St. Patrick's Day. 

What else is new...
The Humber River overflowed its banks again with ice floes. This happens every couple of years and wreaks havoc on the trails and parkland.  This year they were doing construction down there and when the ice came through, it took down a lot of the equipment left there. 

Resolutions Check-In
I have tried a few new Peloton instructors and particularly love Robin Arzon. We travelled outside of our country.  But the other things have fallen by the wayside for now. 


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry Q hurt his toe :( I hope he feels better soon. I'm also sorry about all the Covid testing, especially the random pick. Not fun. We always want comfort food when we get home from a trip too! And I'm definitely going to check out "Summer of Soul." That sounds really fun!

  2. Glad to hear that you are all back safe & healthy from your holiday. How wonderful to go somewhere warm & without snow! I too worry about Putin's long term plans. Hopefully sanity will prevail with those advising him & that they see long term, he's not a good choice to lead. Hopefully Q's toe heals in time for Quebec sking.