Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Media Wednesday

 The media I am currently consuming:

Streaming TV - Hack Your Gut Health, Canada's Ultimate Challenge, Bridgerton (starting this week)

Network TV - The Amazing Race, Blue Jays Baseball, and I guess Oilers Playoff Hockey now!

Library Books - Tom Lake and The Coronation Year

Podcasts - David Beckham on Smartless, Dr. Janice Stein on The Bridge (Tuesday) on even more uncertainty in the Middle East after the death of Iran's president, Jerry Maguire on The Rewatchables

Instagram Algorithm - The Office and Modern Family clips

News Stories Twitter Wormholes - P. Diddy, Where is Kate Middleton? 

(this isn't her)

Music - Lovin' On Me - Jack Harlow, Good Luck, Babe! - Chappell Roan, This One's For The Girls - Martina McBride

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Weekend Recap

We love the May long weekend!  It's such a great time of year, especially here in Southern Ontario. Dave was away this weekend in Alabama for a golf trip but the boys and I had lots of fun here. 

The boys have been biking to school and they were off on Friday morning to do the same. 

We had plans to bike from school to High Park for Q's soccer but with rain in the forecast we ended up just driving.

However, there was no rain and I was again reminded never to cancel plans for rain!  We were also going to get French fries at the park but the concession stands were closed, so we ended up just having popcorn and ice cream sandwiches when we got home.

We were out of the house bright and early for Q's ball hockey game.  He was playing against two our neighbours so I got to hang out with their parents.

Ready for nets!

After we got home I quickly walked up the street to get some produce and coffee beans.

Then we hopped on the subway and streetcar to go to the Blue Jays game.

Watching Danny Jansen warm up in the bullpen. 

Another family we know was there so we hung out in this area with them before we all took our seats.

Beautiful day with the roof open.

This sign was on the Jumbotron and then the camera panned over me and our friends saw me :)

Q talked me (or actually E) into buying another stuffy, but he did hand over the cash for it when we got home,

Jays lost in the end.

But it was still fun!!

E and I slept in on Sunday morning but we got up in time to scramble to church.  The afternoon was spent tidying the house and groceries.  

E did get out for 9 holes in the evening and we went to pick them up.

 I had bought this little kit in Lima but I didn't really know what it was.  Turns out it's like a layered cookie and you pour a syrup over top and add the sprinkles. 

It was okay, a little hard to cut, and sweet.  

We woke up to another beautiful day on Monday so we made sure to spend most of it outside. 

First stop was the Powerhouse Balzac's for a coffee and a couple of treats.

Then we went for a walk in Prospect Cemetery.  I think it's a good experience to spend time in the cemetery, which may seem weird, but we saw lots of veteran's graves from World War I and II, some babies' graves, large families, graves from 1890 when the cemetery was established, different languages, some bible verses, and there was a lot for the boys (and me) to see and appreciate. 

We did a couple of grave rubbings, being very careful and respectful of course.

Then E got the idea to look for some geocaches and we found this one outside the cemetery's gates.

It was then time for lunch so we went to Tre Mari, what a gem! I had the veal sandwich, E had a panzerotti, and Q had pizza. 

And gelato for dessert.

There was another geocache nearby so we walked to find it.  I could not resist taking some flower photos on the way.

This was tough, but Q spotted it. 

Then we stopped to find a couple more on our way home.  We tuned into the Jays game and relaxed on the couch. 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Friday Favourites

Yay! It's a long weekend here in Canada, the unofficial kick off to summer.  

On Monday I got to go golfing for a ladies' day.  We were at a golf club near my house so it was very convenient.  It was supposed to rain all day but it didn't and we had blue skies. 

Q started soccer this week.  This year he is on team Argentina, which meant everyone wanted to be number 10 (for Messi).  But that shirt was too big for Q so I convinced him to pick 7 for David Beckham (yes, I know he didn't play for Argentina).

Q was goalie to start out (in the orange shirt).

We had no sports on Wednesday so we biked up the street. I wanted to go to the library and grocery store so I had to bribe the kids with Yogurty's in order to get them to come with me.  It worked and we all enjoyed our treat (Dave was golfing).

We had one of our favourite meals Crunchy Mac and Cheese this week and I had E sort of do it himself, with me prompting him along the way.  He did a great job.

Dave picked up these planters last week for the front porch and they look great.  Now we just need to make sure the watering system is on so they stay healthy all season.

I listen to the podcast the Rewatchables (part of the Ringer pod family) where they talk about old movies.  This week they did Jerry Maguire so after listening and then forcing Dave to listen, we watched the movie itself.  I think it holds up pretty well for being from 1996.  Show me the money!!

We have a few fun things planned for the weekend - bike rides, Blue Jays game, golf for E, and probably an ice cream and French fries at the park :)

Linking up with Andrea and Erika.