It's my birthday, friends!! This is 42!!! Every year ON my birthday, I do a little currently- sort of like a state of the soul if you may.... Here's this year's currently...
thinking | That remote learning will do me in! My little one tests my patience in so many ways as it's a lot of self learning and not a lot of class meetings. It's hard for an eight year old and then it becomes hard for her mama!
drinking | I was more of a tea drinker until this past year when I've converted to a morning cup of coffee on most days. If I'm having breakfast which I seldom do anymore, then I'd have tea.
eating | gluten free as a family. It's going well but it certainly is a transition. A gluten free slice of cake is hopefully in my future tonight.
reading | Family for Beginners-- A Novel by Sarah Morgan... I'm really liking it--- A couple heavier ones are on my list so this touching, satisfying read is good for my soul.
loving | and accepting my strong body and that I can do a push up in my forties when I couldn't do a ladies' pushup in my twenties, even though I was probably 20 pounds lighter.
wanting | my poor Toby's ear infections to be at bay. Poor thing has had a rough week with a possible surgery and double ear infections. And... putting his ear drops in is in the Top 5 of physically difficult things I've ever had to do in my life.... eesh
watching | too much news this past year--- I've started to switch off except for the amazing inauguration--- it was so heart warming and I found myself getting teary eyed... and I'm not even American! Other than that, D and I have been watching some stand up.
listening | to many podcasts when I take Toby for his daily walks.
trying | to meditate every morning and clean my house every evening.... four people and a rambunctious dog is chaotic!
wishing | that I can see my parents and family over the summer.
planning | menus that involve using what we have in our fridge , freezer and pantry so we don't have to go to the supermarket too often during lockdown-- my longest is still 17 days between visits. I consider it a personal challenge of sorts.
enjoying | all the doggie snuggles for his favourite person--- he is getting so big.
day dreaming | of sunshine and summer! Or at least spring and no lockdown.
waiting | see the point above about lockdown in Ontario. So basically waiting for our Covid numbers to go down or at least a large part of our populace to be vaccinated.
liking |My Peloton! Some great workouts, that's for sure.
needing | to stop snacking after dinner.... I've switched from Milk to Dark and soon I'm really going to try sugar free keto chocolate-eeeep!
wearing | all the joggers and all the sweatshirts like everyone else.
starting | to add Bollywood dance from YouTube to my workout selection. A little dance is good for the soul. Any other YouTube dance workouts you recommend.
smelling | lots of cooking over lockdown.
thanking | God for all the many blessings in this challenging year behind us. Here are just a few of them that have come to mind for my past year.
1- Walking around my neighbourhood... it's been a big part of my social life for the past year.
2- F45 and Peloton- two different, difficult workouts that really challenge me.
3- Cooking even more- lots of new stuff and old favourites. Oh and my family is glad that I can finally make roti.
4- My little love, Mr. Toby
5- Getting even closer to my cousin who almost lost his life nearly a year ago.
6- My mom surviving Covid and everyone else in my family staying healthy despite the pandemic.
7- All the family shows we made time to watch
8- The stuff at home we were able to accomplish.
9- Mini adventures in Toronto.
10-New friendships I've forged in the past year.
A low key birthday for sure... takeout, some sparkling wine and lots of laughs with this crew. Oh and cake.... always cake!