I am so behind in my blog reading! I really need to find some time to catch up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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?
We have been having absolutely horrible weather (complete with flooding and the like) around here. It’s cold and windy and rainy and grey. Bleh… On the bright side, the grass is green.
On Saturday, we made the most of the beautiful day (despite the 50km/h winds) and went to the park in the afternoon. Then kids then decided that they wanted to take a walk and so Amélie and Charles took turns pulling the wagon while Elliot tried desperately to touch the turning wheel despite being securely strapped in.
I decided to take a play from Elizabeth’s book and make some neon spaghetti noodles. The plan was to eat them yesterday evening, but we ended up stuck in some horrible traffic because a streetlight was out of commission, so I ordered some pizza instead. We are going to have it tonight instead. Look at how awesome the noodles look though!
Sunday we had our movie night. I made some brown sugar & sriracha chicken wings, homemade oven-baked fries and some popcorn shrimp. We decided to watch Brave. I found it entertaining, but it’s not the best (animation) movie I’ve seen. The music was absolutely amazing though.
Charles is getting really good at MarioKart Wii. He races at 50cc, but he’s almost always placing top 5 now.
I’m really happy because I’ve started playing the flute again. I hadn’t realized how much I was missing it. Oh boy, though, my mouth gets sore really quickly, I have to relearn to loosen up my lips and right hand a bit.
I went swimming on Sunday and it went really well…except my butterfly lap. It’s hard to believe that when I was a teen it was my favourite stroke! Oh well, I definitely have something to work towards!
I’ve finally finished the mesh for my crocheted scarf. Now, I have to get working on the chains to weave through the mesh. I’m planning on doing that while I watch my daily tv show with my husband as it’s not something that requires a lot of concentration.
I recently discovered the joys of audiobooks! I listened to The Chemist last month and it was pretty good. I started listening to The Fifth Season recently and was wowed by the imagery. The description and vocabulary used are really wonderful. However, this book is definitely more complex that The Chemist and I’m having a lot of trouble following what is happening. I might have to read it instead.
INCOME TAX SEASON IS FINALLY OVER!!!!! And I finally get my husband back *woot*woot*!
What do you do when the baby wakes up 45 minutes into his nap and can’t fall back asleep because he’s stuffy from yet another cold (gotta love how thoughtful Amélie and Charles are when it comes to sharing germs)?
You make the most of a beautiful day, stick him in the woven wrap, secure a hat onto his head and go out for a nice long walk. Win-win!