Wednesday, September 27, 2023

What's Up Wednesday


What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Salmon burgers
Tuesday - Chicken Shawarma
Wednesday and Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Out for Q's Birthday
Saturday - Pizza at Q's Birthday Party

What I'm reminiscing about...
Earlier this month I took a trip to Nova Scotia. I got to visit with family and one of my best friends from when I was growing up.  Lots of memories shared :)

What I'm loving...
We have been having a great September for weather. I like the cooler temperatures in the morning but it's always quite pleasant during the day.

What we've been up to...
Helping Q with his reading, encouraging E to practice his guitar, and getting them both ready for their cross-country race next week.

What I'm dreading...
As part of our renovations, we have decided to replace our old radiators with new ones and get a new boiler.  This means some of the work needs to come down to the basement where we are living to remove piping and make connections to the new rads. I am wondering how that will all work out with us being down there.  Dave is hoping they can get a bunch done while we are away next month.

What I'm working on...
Getting those last minute things done for Q's birthday party this weekend.  We are actually doing a joint party with one of his buddies so the moms are sharing the burden which has been nice.  On my list this week is preparing some fruit and vegetables and pre-ordering the pizza. Favour bags, drinks, and cake was on the other mom's list :)

What I'm excited about...
We have been doing a good job of eating well, not drinking, and not snacking at night.  That said, I am excited to go out on Friday night for Q's birthday and treating ourselves to pizza and beer.

What I'm watching/reading...
Dave and I are watching Dopesick and The Morning Show, and we are watching The Office with E.  Amazing Race starts this week so we will be watching that one as a family. 

My books for September will be shared on Monday. 

What I'm listening to...
No change from last month, '90s-'00s Hip Hop and Chris Stapleton.

What I'm wearing...
A few fall finds I wrote about last week.

What I'm doing this weekend...
Celebrating Q's 7th birthday.

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Thanksgiving, Halloween, E's birthday, and DISNEY!! (and Universal)

What else is new...
I had a fall cold last week and I took a different approach of powering through with revolving doses of Advil Cold and Sinus.  Although I certainly did not feel 100%, my symptoms were pretty contained. Not sure if this is the best way to do things, but I'm on the other side of it now.

Linking up with Shay


  1. Oh, good luck with living in the midst of renovations. Here's hoping they can get most of it done while you're gone. I hope E has such a fun birthday party!!! And I feel like our weather has been THE BEST lately! I'm so here for it!

  2. Ooh! I need to try that chicken shawarma recipe-- I had never heard of that before and was so curious as to what it was so thanks for the link. Wishing Q a great birthday and love that you and the moms are tag teaming the party; what a fabulous idea!

  3. I hope Q has a wonderful birthday party! What a brilliant idea to team up with another mum and share the work load. The trip to Disney will be so fun, I’m looking forward to reading all about it! Good luck with the renovations, fingers crossed they will be able to get the connections etc done while you are away.

  4. Good luck with the renovations! We did a joint party for LG in May and it was so much easier than doing it alone. Yay for Disney!!!

    Lauren @ Don’t Mind Our Mess