Happy FriYay! Today had an extra good start - I got a drive to work which meant leaving later which meant I had 20 minutes to enjoy the beautiful day out in my backyard. . A relaxed start to the day really makes all the difference. I wish I could be this calm before leaving the house every day! . Are your mornings pretty calm or completely frazzled?
Fields of gold. Autumn has the most beautiful colors and light. . Happy Thursday! Someone I know calls Thursdays Friday Junior which I love since it means I'm one day closer to the weekend. . Speaking of which, I need a quiet weekend like whoa. It won't be this one but hopefully we can plan a nice Saturday with no visitors and a family movie for next week? . I am a big fan of quiet days. I just posted about my defense of being unproductive - link in bio! . What are your thoughts on productivity? Do you feel guilty if you're not always doing something? . #busyzenlife
Today I took the day off. Aside from celebrating my husband's birthday I found some time for some freelance work, a blog post (first draft, not up yet, but soon), and some photos. . Can I have another day off tomorrow again? Please? . What's a great blog you've been enjoying lately?
So I call this pose Shirazana. 😂 I'm super excited on this fine Monday evening because I have tomorrow off! . Sure I still have to get up to get the kids ready for school but other than that, no running to catch a bus for me! . Whew. I'll cheers to that! 🍷 . How was your Monday?
I can never decide which thing I love the most about the fall. Is it the beautiful colors of the leaves? Or is it that amazing crunching sound when you step on them? . I think it's an equal mix of both to be honest. . Which do you love the most? 🍁 🍂#whpmyeveryday
Just a little Throwback Thursday to one year when we went up north of Montreal to stay in a cute little cabin with a group of friends and all the kids. . I love a nice cup of coffee but I especially love a nice cup of coffee outside. Bonus if it's near a lake. . Now that the weather is getting cooler (it was only 4C when I left the house this morning 😨) those outdoor coffee days are numbered but that means I can move on to my second favorite option - coffee as I sit on the couch, wrapped in a fuzzy blanket. ☕ . Which do you prefer?
Every once in awhile I get a little overwhelmed by, well everything and nothing all at the same time. One of my best solutions is to slow down and sit by the water and breathe. . I'm so lucky to work just minutes from the waterfront. This was exactly what I needed this morning. . What's overwhelming you lately? . (Frankly I'm a little overwhelmed that I thought I was wearing black socks until I took this photo and realized they're BLUE omg.)
I will admit one thing - while summer is my favorite season, fall is definitely the prettiest. . The fact that it gets dark early is making me super tired (I went to bed an hour earlier than usual last night!) but colorful leaves wake me up at least a little bit. . Plus, summer always feels busy but fall ushers in a slower approach, don't you think?
Best thing about a long weekend? Not having to rush around in full insanity mode! There's lots of time to enjoy a little breathing room and a bit of tea. I'm grabbing the chance to relax outside now while I still can! . This is my kind of Monday. . What's your favorite kind of tea?
I've had a hard time letting go of summer but I'm starting to settle into fall thanks to good things like pumpkin pie, beautiful leaves crunching underfoot, and amazing soft light. . (Wearing my favorite boots helps too.) . Today we're celebrating Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for my husband, our family, and my laid back life. . What are you grateful for in this beautiful season?
This photo is a bit of a lie because contrary to what my planner says I am actually NOT very busy. I am, in fact, very lazy today. . Later we will have a turkey roasting for our Thanksgiving dinner so eventually I will be very busy eating (and then very busy cleaning up dishes unfortunately), but at this very moment I am reveling in a lazy and very slow day. . Which is exactly how I like my Sundays. Bonus when it's the Sunday of a long weekend too! . What would your planner say if it was accurate? Mine should say lazy AF and probably daydreaming about the zombie apocalypse.
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now... . I always loved that song, which is good since it will now be stuck in my head all night. . What would you wish for right now?
I've been struggling to post lately because with all the horrible news on TV I just couldn't find it in me to be motivational. . Instead I did some reading both online and offline, worked, did things with my family, and tried to catch up on sleep. I did yoga and meditated and looked at pictures of my favorite beach. . What do you do for yourself when the news around you is awful? What's your favorite way to take care of yourself?
Fall weather has really settled in but at least it's still nice enough for a hot cup of tea on a sunny afternoon. For now at least. It did require a warm hoodie though. . Am I the only one mourning the loss of summer even though I do love fall?
A little Flashback Friday to a foggy day at Peggy's Cove. It felt appropriate since my head feels equally foggy. I can't wait to feel healthy again some day. . Peggy's Cove is often filled with tourists but if you come down in the off season it's not too crowded. I love standing on the rocks - the safe, dry ones as opposed to the slippery dark rocks where rogue waves have been known to sweep visitors out to sea to drown. Staring into the horizon is so soothing and works just like meditation for me. . How is your Friday going?