Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022
Just a couple of books to write about this month.
The first one is just a fun one from David Sedaris, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
What's Up Wednesday
I just wanted to start off this post with a comment about the school shooting in Texas yesterday. This feels like another thing where I feel like we just continue screaming into the void. Here we go (and so quickly after the Buffalo grocery store shooting too) sending out more thoughts and prayers while the actions that could actually make a difference go undone. I watched the announcement yesterday and it was the phrase "the families are being notified" that really got to me. Those families will never be the same, just like the families from Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, and so many others scenes of mass gun violence. No one wants to get the message that a loved one has died, but when it keeps happening even when the cause has been identified and the solution (even partial) is achievable and yet goes unaddressed, with people wringing their hands as if they can't possibly understand how this keeps happening, then it is all the more tragic. There is a staunch group lawmakers who refuse to support any type of gun control, even something as simple as background checks for gun purchasers, and they carry on, unfazed. I don't know what, if anything, will finally be the catalyst to make a change on this. So for now, join me:
Okay, onto my trivial What's Up Wednesday post.
What we're eating this week...
Sunday - We were at the Blue Jays game so we sort of ate there and had snacks when we got home.
Monday - Macaroni and Cheese and Wings from the freezer (stores were closed for the holiday so this is what we had in the house)
Tuesday - Tacos
Wednesday - Out
Thursday - Butter Chicken in Slow Cooker
Friday and Saturday - not sure yet, but likely something on the BBQ
What I'm loving...
Riding my bike to work. I've only done it three times, my goal is at least once a week, and I've done that. I need to bike tomorrow though to keep my streak alive, I hope the rain stays away!
What we've been up to...
Running from sport to sport, but we're doing a good job of staying organized. My mom was here last week and it was great to have her help. She had to make notes to keep all of the activities straight though!
What I'm dreading...
I was looking back at my What's Up Wednesday post from May 2021 and this section referred to the construction they were starting on our street. Well it's a year later, and although the top and bottom of our road has been blocked off (at different times) throughout the year, they still haven't done anything in the middle of the street or near our yard, so I guess I'm still dreading that whenever it does happen.
What I'm working on...
Finding restaurants for Montreal. We booked one dinner and have a few ideas for our other dinner and a Sunday brunch. There are just too many choices, it's overwhelming!
What I'm excited about...
I bought a bottle of Whispering Angel for when my mom was here, but then we never drank it (we had other rose instead), but now I'm excited to enjoy it this weekend. It's always a nice treat.
What I'm wearing...
The same clothes. I realized I had drawers full of clothes and was just wearing the same things over and over so I finally weeded out the things that were just getting pushed around. I do need a few new things, but I'll try to keep it to a minimum.
This dress is like 10 years old, but it still works :)
What I'm watching/reading...
We just finished Severance, which was a slow burn, but I'm all in now, just in time to end the season. Next up is Ozark and we are watching Casual.
What I'm listening to...
My current go to song is As It Was by Harry Styles, and that leads me into Harry Styles Radio on Spotify. I've never really cared too much about Mr. Styles but this song has me hooked.
What I'm doing this weekend...
Kids sports, hanging out with neighbours, and getting our herb garden set up finally.
What I'm looking forward to next month...
My trip to Montreal, my Birthday, Father's Day, church picnic, end of school, and our first camping trip. June is always my favourite month.
What else is new...
Dave got a new lawnmower which is pretty exciting for him. We have had a manual push mower forever but Dave thought he needed to up his lawn game ;)
Not much new to report here. I have my clothes and toys ready to donate next week, but I haven't made any food donations yet.
Linking up with Shay.