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Ten Thought Tuesday: May 9th 2017

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  1. I am so behind in my blog reading!  I really need to find some time to catch up.
  2. We’ve been dealing with the consequences of floods caused by the unrelenting rain around here.  At our house, we’re fine, but a few blocks away, roads are closed because of flooding.  One of the two bridges that lead to the island of Montreal is closed so traffic is horrendous.  Luckily, the road I take to drive the kids to daycare isn’t affected.
  3. Today is supposed to be the worst day and water levels are supposed to start receding starting tomorrow.  It’s hard to believe, though as this is what is forecasted for the next week.
  4. Despite the crappy weather, we managed to get some time outside when it was nice out (meaning just super cloudy).  The kids went to the park and had some fun.
  5. We had a really busy but super fun weekend.  On Friday, my husband and I managed to go to the restaurant just the two of us.  Then, on Saturday, we went to see our friends to celebrate their son’s birthday party.  Charles, Amélie and Elliot had a blast.    Finally, on Sunday, after going to the pool (Charles and Elliot) and gymnastics (Amélie) classes, we went to my parents’ house for a lovely family brunch.  Afterwards, I went to a ceramic cafe with my two friends for some girls-only time together and they all stayed for supper.
  6. The neon noodles I made last week turned out wonderfully!  My kids gobbled them up.  Well, except Elliot.  He wasn’t impressed and just threw them on the floor.  I just tossed them in garlic butter and served them with sweet and sour chicken and steamed broccoli.IMG_3278
  7. I’ve recently discovered a love for matcha tea.  I went to David’s tea about a week ago and bought some peach matcha.  It is so delicious!  It’s great as a hot latte, just plain hot and is amazing as iced tea (not that I’m drinking much iced tea these days).  I’ve yet to try it as an iced latte, but I’m certain it will be awesome.
  8. I recently read an article on the Dirty Dozen on the David Suzuki website.  I checked through my makeup and realized that everything I own (not that I own much) contains at least one ingredient from the dirty dozen.  Since I’ve been wanting to wear makeup more often, I started researching brands that don’t contain any of the offending ingredients, but I keep coming up short.  I think I’ll just give up and go back to my au naturel look.
  9. I haven’t gone out for a run, or a swim, or done any type of physical activity since last Thursday when I played some squash with my husband.  I am going totally nuts, but I’ve been feeling under the weather recently (thank you dear children and husband for kindly sharing your colds with me) and have been faced with rain and cold temps outside (did I mention that yesterday, it snowed!).
  10. Tonight, I’m planning on making some oven-baked crispy skinned chicken thighs with steamed green beans, pearled barley and an acorn squash puree.  It’s going to be yummy!  What are you eating tonight?

What’s on your mind this Tuesday?

 

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Ten Thought Tuesday: February 14th 2017

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    1. Well, it’s February 14th today.  Happy Valentines Day!
    2. Charles and Amélie got all prettied up this morning for daycare.  We even had time to play around with some Snapchat filters before putting on our coats and heading out the door.
    3. Yesterday, I finally got around to crocheting the new beanie I’ve been promising my husband for months.  I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out! fullsizerender-16
    4. Elliot’s top right central incisor finally cut, and his left one is on the verge of cutting.  He discovered his little tooth yesterday and was having fun grinding his teeth together.
    5. Today’s a run day, yay!  Unfortunately, the track I usually run on is closed all week due to an event being held.  This means that I’ll be doing today’s run (and my next two) on a treadmill.  I’m not super thrilled because running in place facing a window overlooking a parking lot doesn’t sound too appealing, but I’ll give it a try!
    6. I’ve currently working on leaning the crocodile stitch for my next crochet project.  I’ll give you guys a sneak peek of what I’m working on tomorrow.
    7. For the second morning in a row, I’ve found Elliot turned over on his tummy.  And for the second morning in a row, he wasn’t overly-excited about it.  Hahaha!
    8. Amélie and Charles spent the weekend over at my parents’ house.  When I asked my daughter what she did here’s what she said:
        • She watched a movie with a mean man wearing a dress in a cage; (my parents have no idea which movie she’s referring to)
        • She played outside and saw a snake pooping; (actually, the snake was shedding its skin in an indoor terrarium – though she actually did play outside as well)
        • She ate a sandwich with different little things inside for breakfast. (she had cereal for breakfast)

      Gotta love how a two year old views the world LOL!

    9. Yesterday I washed the kids’ clothing.  I’ll probably have to do another load tomorrow.  Oh joy…
    10. The Final Fantasy concert by Distant Worlds last Saturday was amazing.  My husband and I also discovered a really delicious Japanese tapas bar called Kinoya Izakaya.  If you’re ever in Montreal, I strongly recommend!

What’s on your mind this Tuesday?