I have been away for a while, as some of you know from my last post. I thought I'd drop by and say hello as I miss this lovely community. However I still haven't decided on whether or not to continue posting on a regular basis, as I previously did. For now, I am simply saying hello and giving a brief update. (I hope you are all doing well.)
We took Liam ice skating for the first time yesterday. He liked the helmet and skates, but not the ice. We spent maybe 1 minute on the ice, a few minutes sitting on the edge of the ice, and many minutes running around the change area. It was pretty funny, I don't think we will go again until next year. So we headed home and did our favorite thing, engorge our library books. And as per a previous post, it is too soon for potty training, there isn't enough of an interest there beyond the underpants, so we will hold off for a while.
I have not posted in a while, been under the weather, turns out I have Strep Throat. It's not fun. But I love this time of year. Change is in the air! I have resolutions every year, however I don't recall last years, and I don't recall achieving it, but it's fun to think about nonetheless. This year I have a few. I would love to know what yours are. Happy New Year!
Today is a day to stay inside, despite the Boxing Day sales. Here in Vancouver it is snowing hard. There are car accidents everywhere, roads are slippery, or closed. I was out getting groceries this morning, my car got stuck on my way home. Thankfully I had heavy boots on and I was within feet of my home, I just dug myself out. So I hope everyone is safe and warm. Maybe enjoy some homemade Chai? I hope everyone had a good Christmas day.
I've been busy despite my efforts to keep things simple. I feel so stretched for time, that even to make today feel easier, I was dropping a package off at a friends at 10:45 last night. Seems my days don't end, and they still aren't long enough. I can't imagine how I would achieve anything if I had a job outside of my home. Kuddos to those of you who lead a creative life, work, raise your kids, have time for exercise and still have room left over for your husband and yourself. Are you out there? If so, please, do tell how! Anyway, I don't know how much I will be posting over the next couple days. We are visiting family and friends and our days will be full. I also teach my first Yoga class next week, I want to be prepared for that, so I need to focus some time on being quiet and keeping my practice up. I have to admit, I feel a bit overwhelmed right now. I love the Christmas season, I love the snow we have right now, I love playing Christmas carols, having the Christmas lights on, the smell of cookies baking, wrapping presents, sending and receiving cards... But a part of me is ready for it to transpire into something else. Something a little more organic; less shopping, more Yoga, less sugar, more salads... Don't get me wrong, I am super excited for Christmas morning with my son and husband, and the rest of the family visiting we have that day, and I am so lucky most of us are in the same town and not missing each other due to the snow. (I won't see my mom however) But I am craving a bit more balance. Am I alone in this? Well if I don't get a chance to post in the next couple days, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, and I hope everyone has a safe, healthy, warm few days. I will leave you with a few snowy photos from a full day in it yesterday. (this is not normal for Vancouver)
The other night I had a really nice visit with my friend Kirsten. She passed on some gifts to me that showed a lot of thought and knowledge of my interests. I wanted to share these gifts here.