Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Up, Wednesday!?

October is so very near! Here's what's been going on around here these days! 

 What we're eating this week?
So we are on Day 17 of the 21 Day Fix. So far, it's been better than I thought it would! Here's what's on the menu for this week:
Monday: Sweet potato cauliflower turkey shepherd's pie
Tuesday: Chicken Gumbo
Wednesday: turkey meatballs in Alex's amazing marinara sauce with spaghetti squash
Thursday: Tofu Stir Fry
Friday: No idea-- most likely an eat out night! 

And this is lunch LOTS of the time. 

What I'm reminiscing about
The long, lazy, decadent days of summer--- sigh!!!

What I'm loving
+The other day C picked up her violin to practise all by herself-- to be fair, we had company over and I believe she was showing off a bit ;-)
+That I've lost over 5 lbs of broken collar bone/summer weight.... the struggle is real, friends!
+That my parents are coming in just over a week
+That the house is scattered with pumpkins everywhere!
+ That there is still some sunshine and even though it's getting colder, it's been a slow transition!

What we've been up to…
Back to school, back to reality, extra curricular and clean eating. The kids just finished swimming for the season and A's trying dance this year and music most likely come January. C is still with her violin and gymnastics and possibly skiing in the fall. 

Peering into class with the other ballerinas

What I'm dreading…
That truth be told, this 21 day fix will continue for a bit after the 21 days in some measure! My waistline's got a way's to go still. 

What I'm working on
+My FS consulting will be for longer than tax season but at a part time pace. 
+ Sorting out  the house, donating, selling and dumping lots!
+ Getting A to read. 

What I'm excited about…
Some sweet Trinidad and Tobago soon hopefully.... my brother's family is expanding and I can't WAIT to head there to meet the addition!

What I'm watching/reading…
Our first neighbourhood book club meeting is today to discuss "What Remains" by Carole Radziwill so I've reread that. One of my favourite books from last year. 

I just finished all five seasons of Friday Night Lights. I watched it all summer while doing stuff around the house--- I adored it, have become slightly obsessed and now I'm in withdrawal. I'm thinking of finishing seasons of The Mindy Project, How To Get Away with Murder and Scandal one at a time before deep diving into Downton Abbey. That'll take me well into next year! 

For new fall TV, so far it's been Grey's, This is Us, Modern Family and DWTS... so far! 

What I'm listening to..
The Happiness Podcast

What I'm wearing…
The leggings and jeans have come out along with some thicker tops and tunics!!

What I'm doing this weekend…
A pretty quiet one with stuff around the house, a trip to  the pumpkin patch  and maybe some dinner out. With the fix and the focus on clean eating and after such a hectic summer, we've deliberately not planned too much.

What I'm looking forward to next month..
Canadian Thanksgiving, my parents visiting, Divali and Halloween!  

What else is new?
A has started full time school and girlfriend is just done by the time we go to get her. She is cranky, wants milk, naps sometimes and is a hot mess all around. 

What's my favourite fall recipe?
Time to bust my favourite chicken vegetable tortilla soup recipe out in repeat again. And these pumpkin poppers are always a hit!

 Linking up with the lovely Mel, Shay and Shaeffer


  1. So much fun stuff is going on. We have fall plans this weekend too and that is exciting. You'v lost 5lb's?! That is so awesome friend. I bet it feels good to see hard work paying off. You'll be there before you know it.

  2. Why does every salad look good as long as I don't have to make it?

  3. Sweet girl looks all wore out. I still can't believe our lazy days of summer are already over. And great job losing 5 pounds.

  4. Look at you go losing 5 lbs of your injury weight! And YAY for an upcoming trip to Trinidad and your brother's expanding family :-D
    Green Fashionista

  5. I have got to try your pumpkin poppers! They look delicious! And thanks for mentioning your favorite podcast. I am trying to get into podcasts, this one looks like a great suggestion!

  6. I love quiet weekends AND Friday Night Lights! :)

  7. Friday Night, I miss that show. Great job with the 21 day fix! Your meals sound yummy. And whew to all your extracurriculars. You guys are a busy family!


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