We packed up the child, loaded the car and headed off on a road trip across Canada – destination, the coast. This Summer it is the East. I’m looking forward to doing the West sometime soon. I have salty hair, a child that is experiencing an amazing summer, and a husband that is an expert at navigating roads and booking hotels. You can follow along on Instagram or follow the hashtag #ToTheCoast2017. Now to fall asleep to the Ocean waves crashing on the beach.
I escaped to our family cottage last week – It turns out I hadn’t enrolled Oscar in any camps (oops!) and work commitments were light, so I packed up my laptop, Oscar, some clothes and made a beeline for the cottage. For the amount of time that I grumble that technology is all consuming, it’s also what allowed me to pickup and work remotely from a little cabin on the water. For the mini getaway my Mom joined Oscar and I, and then for the long weekend Aubrey came up too and, my sister. (My brother is busy getting the restaurant in Peterborough open so couldn’t come – if you’re in Peterborough, and stop by the brewery or restaurant ask for Pete and tell him I told you to say hi!)
The house smells of gingerbread and pine tree, and Oscar lost his two front teeth so we’ve been singing and listening “All I want for Christmas Are my Two Front Teeth” on repeat. Somehow, losing those two front teeth for Christmas is what is making it the perfect Christmas for me, as Oscar LOVES that song, so it’s just ridiculously perfect. We’ve been baking, reading Christmas stories and today is his Christmas concert at school and I’m going early to try to get the front row. I hope all of your homes are filled with the smell of baking and the sounds of laughter. xo
We found the perfect tree over the weekend at the Loblaw’s garden centre in our neighbourhood. Not too tall. Not short. Not too skinny but not too fat. 😉 Oscar was home ALL week sick with this awful fever and cough, but was feeling well enough to get out. So excited that the house is now filled with the trees pine aroma!
I’m writting this post from the cafe at my gym – my hair is blown dry, my face is moisturized having just had a steam in the steam room and I slathered it with creams. I sit here, relishing in this moment of feeling like a normal human being – (slightly) put together and decent. I come here not necessarily to work out – although I do – working out is a way to zone out for a bit, burn off some steam, and then I enjoy the luxury of the time of being able to shower, steam and blow dry my hair after dropping Oscar off at school in the morning.