Day one of vacation has been rather delightful. Stayed up until midnight watching for meteors (saw 12), got up and outside at 4:30 am to look for more (saw zero), watched the sunrise before going back to bed for a bit), relaxed, read, had burgers on the BBQ, took some over to our lovely Syrian neighbors who invited me to sit and have the most delicious tea while they practiced their English with me, and now I'm sipping wine and wondering how early I can go to bed. I love staycations. How about you?
Today is my six year wedding anniversary with my husband George, which is always kind of hilarious when I think about the fact that we've been together for almost 20 years. I don't believe there is any such thing as a perfect relationship or person, but we are a perfect match for each other. There's no one else on this planet I could imagine by my side on this crazy journey through life.
Slow living tip: If you are a Type-A personality who doesn't know how to just slow down and do as little as possible, get yourself trapped in a multi-month-long heat wave. You will find that you have no choice BUT to slow right on down. Good thing I'm not actually Type-A and love chillin anyway. Are you dealing with a heat wave? How are you beating the hot weather? I went and jumped in a lake - literally, haha - as soon as I finished working.
The best thing about a long weekend is waking up on what feels like a Monday but realizing it's actually already Tuesday. Sipping coffee while the temperatures are still manageable is a big help to kick off the week too. Because no matter how hot it gets, I just can't do iced coffee! Are you an iced coffee fan or do you do hot no matter what the thermometer says?
I always love a good weekend but long weekends are truly the best kind. Today we chilled at home and after rain all day, I'm enjoying the sun again. As for tomorrow, I'm hoping to squeeze in a swim. What did you do this weekend?
Today was crazy hot and humid with random sprinkles of rain. But overall it was a great day of visiting a community church event and spending some time with family before they flew back home to Toronto. And at the end of the day, the sun went down and left behind a beautiful sky. What a blessed view from my back deck. Happy long weekend!
It's FriYay and it is day 575 in a row of our heat wave (slight exaggeration perhaps but it has been a couple of weeks and it is currently feeling like 40C or 104F). Can someone please take me to a beach and let me live there until the humidity breaks? #beachplease
My friend said this photo is so purely Canadian. 🇨🇦 Before I changed jobs I spent a horribly large percentage of my Sundays fighting off anxiety. Ever since I started my new job back in May - and especially ever since I started working from home - I have noticed something remarkable. I can enjoy my Sundays again. The pre-work-week-kickoff a anxiety is gone. It has made such an incredible difference in my life. In my QUALITY of life. Yesterday I did not freak out and get anxious. Instead I enjoyed a lovely BBQ with family and friends. What a huge shift. Change can be scary and hard and I'm sometimes resistant to it myself, but change can be the greatest thing you can do for yourself. Having 2 kids, moving from Montreal to Halifax, and changing jobs are probably the three best changes I've experienced. How do you feel about change? What was the best one for you?
Cheers to this last weekend of July. I find time is going exceptionally fast ever since I started working from home and I would like to cling to July just a little bit longer (yes, even all this crazy humidity). On the other hand, I have a vacation week coming up in August and the weather is usually still nice then too so it's not all bad. Have you already had some summer vacation time? Or are you still waiting? #whplight
How is it Saturday evening already? I swear I just blinked and the day was gone. Lately I feel a strong need to unplug myself and my family and go camping somewhere with no wifi and limited data access. I want nature and grass under my toes and millions of stars in the night sky. I'd like to escape to #Keji for a weekend. I just need some camping gear. Where would you love to go to get away from it all?
Rise and shine? How about no? Or at least not yet. It's too soon to be Monday already. Are you a hit the snooze button person or a leap out of bed person? I do not understand the second type AT ALL. #mondaymoods #morningscenes #morningculture #morningsarehard #magicinthemundane #slowmorning #slowstart #slowstarter #onmybed #inmybed #fivemoreminutes #nestandflourish #freeupmyinsta #stillswithstories #thislifetoday #awakethelight #make_more_magic #memyselfandportrait #reallifeandstyle #todayiam
Sometimes we miss moments of beauty when we spend too much time looking at our feet or even straight ahead. Remember to look up once in awhile and get a whole new beautiful perspective on your surroundings. #whplookup
That FriYay feeling when you've got your coffee and the sun is shining, and you know there's a whole weekend of fun JUST around the corner... What are you looking forward to most of all? Personally I can't wait to walk with my new company in the #halifaxpride parade on Saturday!
I know it's almost here but right now it feels like I'm standing here on those rocks and the weekend is waaaaay over there at the tip off in the foggy distance. Perhaps I need more sleep? Maybe that's why an otherwise normal week feels so long. Is your week flying by or barely crawling along?