It feels like life happens so fast. Catching one's breath must be scheduled-in.
I remember as a child considering my grandmother's calendar, and recall how carefully she had penned in her appointments for the next month. Each one anticipated for days and carefully prepared for. Out of 30 days, maybe 5 had an activity. The rest of the days were likely spent watching the birds on the feeder outside, watching M*A*S*H or soaps, preparing food, meticulously executing her toilette (despite infirmity,) etc...
And I wondered, how.does.she.not.get.bored.out.of.her.mind???
But then life can be quite wearing on the body and there likely comes a point where slowing down is embraced, possibly welcomed.
But so long as it is possible to catch my breath, I am grateful for all that is on my plate. In this last week:
Monday: made a new recipe for Henry (broccoli, white beans & rice) he loved it, surprisingly!
Tuesday: parents watched Henry's karate class and read him bed-time stories. My friend Sarah arrived later in the evening for a 4 day visit.
Wednesday: with Henry at his dad's and Sarah busy, it was lovely to get together with family and eat my mom's cooking, something I haven't done in possibly years?
Friday: Henry's back for the weekend
Now in pictures:
|The boy is loving checkers.|
|Fake sad face to ruin the photo of his back-to-school outfit.|
|Learning tips from Grandpa Dan|
|Vicki at funky airBnB family dinner. |
|new desk at work - refreshing|
|Henry needed for his friends to have magic powers.|
So they got the scarf treatment.
|Saturday Beach picnic...|
|...and bike ride|
|WoofFest at Woodbine park!! |
Henry saw all sorts of dogs, most of whom were having a blast!
|The birthday cookies were a hit, |
so Henry asked that we make some more.
(These clearly did not receive
the same amount of care and attention.)
|Sunday after church, we headed Harbourfront to check out|
the Word on the Street Festival.
Henry was captivated by the youth spoken-word slam.
|Spoken word event|
|Checking out the book stalls|
|Taking in the sights of Harbourfront|
|Only way to get a picture of us---he just can't notice what's happening|
|And the real Chirp!|
This next week should be much more low-key. Cleaning, catching up, exercising, cooking, seeing friends etc...
Life is busy, but very good.