Wednesday, May 27, 2020

What's UP Wednesday, May 2020!

, What’s Up Wednesday {04.29.20}
I haven't been here for a hot minute, I know. The kids at home, their homeschooling and well being are keeping me so, so busy. I miss this little space of mine so much though and all of you! Here's a little bit of what's been going on with us. 

What we're eating this week:
After a couple weeks of all the carbs in all of the land, I'm reining it in just a little bit. There is still baking and snacking but we're just trying to start the process again.
Monday: cauliflower salad and chicken wings
Tuesday: grilled veggies and shrimp
Wednesday: leftover wings and quinoa salad
Thursday: coconut red lentil curry with cauliflower rice
Friday: so far away but maybe ground turkey tacos or a turkey "rice" bowl
Weekends will be time on the grill and maybe one set of takeout

What I'm reminiscing about:
Summers past when I visit my family in NYC. It's not happening this year so I'm thrilled that I did an extended visit last year.

What I'm dreading:
There seems to be no end in sight some days for this pandemic. We are making the most of it and love a whole lot of it that's for sure and I'm seeing a sloooowwww improvement but it's a long way to go...

What I'm loving:
It's warmed up so I can sit on my balcony to have my morning cup of tea or the rare breakfast!

What we've been up to
We did some fruit and veggie planting with our landscaper's advice and help. There is a bed and we have a couple pots as well filled with an assortment of fruit, veggies and herbs... hopefully, my indoor green thumb will transfer to outdoors.

What I'm working on
All of the homeschooling in all of the land. I have to be on top of A's work with Google classroom. There's minimal stuff with deadlines but soooo much extra stuff... and my personality A tendencies tend to want my kids to do most if not all of the extra stuff... and their music practice and some French reading we do at home. 

What I'm excited about
Hopefully takeout this weekend... there's a sushi place we want to try with very good reviews.... I miss sushi after not having it for almost 3 months.

Also, D got an air fryer from my mom for his birthday... time to start researching those recipes!

What I'm watching/reading
We started to watch Hollywood and it is not exactly my preferred genre.... I like more the Virgin River variety that I finished last week. As a family, we're also either going to watch The Voice or America's Got Talent next...
Re: reading, my Kindle Unlimited is getting a workout.... the last one I read which was pretty good was this one below about two estranged sisters with a very traumatic childhood.

When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel by [Barbara O'Neal]
I also bought the new Jennifer Weiner and just started it.... looks like my Kindle will get more use this year with the libraries being closed until July. 
What I'm listening to:
The Headspace Radio podcasts... Andy does one daily for a couple minutes and it's a good listen especially in these times. 

What I'm wearing:
All the swimsuits and summer dresses... it's been a scorcher lately and I'm thrilled... We've been spending lots of time outside!
What I'm doing this weekend
Low key and fun.. Hopefully more time in the pool, cocktail hour with friends,  a walk with a friend (on the opposite side of the street), maybe a chat with the neighbours, some time to read and grill.... all little, fun stuff...
What else is new:
Our very favourite boy had his birthday last week and we kept the celebration low key and lovely with our meals outside, some prosecco, Thai food, an olive oil lemon loaf and quite possibly the best donuts I've ever had.

This food lasted for four more meals after. 

We were lacking candles but not cheer!

Have a great week, friends!

 Linking up with  Shay and Shaeffer


  1. It's so hard not to know when this all will end!

  2. The food you ate this week sounds so healthy & yummy! Good luck with your garden!!! :)

  3. Sounds like a great re-start with your meal planning and a nice weekend ahead. Enjoy your day!

  4. Yay for all the swimsuits and sundresses! Those turkey taco bowls sound delish! Sending lots of hugs, really hoping we can get back to somewhat normalcy soon <3

    Green Fashionista

  5. I'm sooooo looking forward to things opening up a little more -- libraries, my hairdresser, etc, although it does feel like a lot of that is still really far away... :(

    I'm sure your garden is going to be amazing :)

  6. I love that we're having nice weather lately and I have started eating breakfast and lunch outside too.

  7. I'm glad you got to extend your trip last year. My kids are also using Google classroom and it's been so much to remember and work through. Things are still up int he air for what will happen in September with them going back. Eating outside has also been one of our favorites. Glad to hear you're doing well!

  8. What a lovely birthday celebration!!

    We do have a long way to go, doesn't it seem strange to see other parts of North American (ahem, southern US) opening up and allowing people to gather? I feel like that won't happy here for awhile. Keep on keeping on, I guess!

    Enjoy your weekend.


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