Friday, 21 August 2015

Week In The Life | It's Friday!


I'm working hard to clear my desk.  I'm off next week.  I can't remember when I last had an entire week off work.  Tomorrow will be all about shopping and packing for a week up north, enjoying the solitude of a cottage on a lake, surrounded by a lot of nature.

As I knew would happen, my commitment to a Week In The Life has fizzled.  I haven't given up, and I expect the weekend will provide new motivation, but my real camera hasn't been picked up since Monday, and there's only so many phone pictures I can take of my desk and my kitchen.  Life is dull when I'm at work.  Period.

Monday and Tuesday here.


Wednesday and Thursday more or less:


Fast food at my desk.
Smoothies to compensate.
Garbage day.  Yes neighbours, I take photos of my garbage.  I'm cool like that.
School uniform shopping.
New puppy.
Late night reading and cereal.  Cereal with marshmallows to be exact.
Pizza.
Laundry.
Super salad.  To make up for the marshmallows.


Of course, there was time for the wonders of the internet:

This letter, the one I wish I'd written my kids this summer.

Beautiful Quebec City.  I'd like to plan a weekend there this fall.

This Tofino Gooey Butter Cake.  Like the St. Louis version, but not.

This Bourbon Walnut Pound Cake.  Holy moly.

And these Cinnamon Glazed Zucchini Bars.  You know how I love to sneak healthy things into baked goods :)

Happy Friday, happy weekend!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Week In The Life | Monday & Tuesday


I'm working on documenting this week for Week In The Life, and it's an intimidating project for me.  Trying to find interest in the day to day, often mundane, happenings in our lives is no easy task.  I tried it last fall, and I found that some days were easier than others.  In the end I was pleased with the result, and it was an important reminder that our lives are a combination of memorable events and forgettable daily routines.  All of it is worth remembering.

This week started with the last day of our weekend in Boston.  It was an amazing weekend and I would love to have had more time there.  I will share more from our weekend road trip later.  

Monday morning we set out to find a beach.  We planned to be on the road and on our way home after lunch, so we were up and checked out of our hotel by 7am.  The front desk staff suggested Good Harbor Beach and we were the first to arrive at the beach parking lot.



The tide was out.




It was a gorgeous beach, and the water was beautiful.  A few salty mouthfuls reminded the kids that this wasn't the fresh water they were used to swimming in.







We ventured into Rockport for lunch.


My second lobster roll of the trip.  I think I could eat these every day.



We found some candy for the road.






And piled into the truck for the long ride home.




We got home late, half unloaded the car, and fell into our beds with the ocean sand still on us.

On Tuesday the big camera took a break, and I barely remembered to stop once in a while and snap with my phone.  

I captured this gem.  The obscene post-road trip laundry pile.


And the mess in the truck.


Going back to work was hard.


Groceries looked like this, after eating out so much.


And dinner looked like this.


Beating the heat and catching up with a friend after dinner. 


Ending up trapped in a gazebo while a thunderstorm passed through.



Linking up with Ali Edwards here.

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