the current | thirty-seven
dateline: oakville, ontario, canada @ 9:18pm on 23 april 2014
weather outside: clear and a mild 8C, whoot! finally on the positive side!
mood inside: optimistic and energized
drinking a cold glass of sauvignon blanc.
eating hummus and multigrain crackers. organic, of course :)
embracing my full house. it is so very nice to have claire home. with all four here, my home feels complete.
enjoying nhl hockey playoffs. the kids are all rooting for montréal, the only canadian team left in the mix. just watched an amazing game - columbus vs pittsburgh. i don't care who wins. i'd rather see a good, hard-won game of hockey. this was a good one!
cooking plenty at home. after my return from canyon ranch, i'm re-dedicated to making better choices! have you been to tree of life here in oakville? just placed my first order.
trying to be open and supportive. of everything.
missing the quiet air and heat of the desert.
feeling a bit frazzled. the calendar has filled up very quickly. normally there is space to breathe - but wow, this is a bit much!
listening to the chatter of my kids. nothing makes my heart happier than when my four children are all home together reconnecting.
watching so many season finale's! i'm not used to shows finishing up in april. what ever happened to "may sweeps"?
reading "you should have known" by jean hanff korelitz, recommended by my friend, meg. a bit of a "gone girl" feel so far, not sure if i should be so wary. (note: just proof-reading at 11:24pm and it's finished. a good read.)
wearing fleece and sweaters. still.
packing away things for claire to take to school for next year: dishes, plates, cutlery, bedding - it's a big deal planning for a house of seven kids!
planning some updates which require a bit of paperwork. actually, a lot of paperwork. getting it all done!
stopping all of the procrastinating. taxes? done.
wanting my home in complete order and slowly we're getting there!
needing to not worry so much every time my kids are out driving around town. i'm really not worried about them, they drive well - just all the other ding-dongs on the road. the ferocious garage? another matter entirely.
wishing love and joy and peace and acceptance to everyone.
waiting for warmer weather. (yes, there is a theme.)
thinking my sister andrea rocks!
enjoying my new courses: writing and art. tuesday and friday mornings in burlington. bliss!
paying attention to the structural improvements that have to be made in the house. eventually it will all be completed!
encouraging my kids to go for their dream.
celebrating the choices my kids are making. every day.
cultivating ideas. so many ideas.
marveling that after years of knowledge, effort and dedication, i have not dropped one ounce! argh. frustrating. time to figure out what i'm doing wrong. and then do it right!
anticipating a big push for year-end marks ahead. the big scramble for assignments and submissions. exhausting. emotional. many lessons to learn.
and tada, a photo from my week:
i love the tradition of the senior boys rugyby team after practice and games, walking down the length of the field singing (guide me oh thou great jehovah). i've known these boys since their voices were much higher. so lovely to see them grow up! looking forward to rugby season!