To be added to the “it works out in the end” file….
I was half-joking about never having any money ever again thanks to Q’s activities and the house and wanting a new piano etc. And _then_ Q says that he wants to try hockey this year.
Captain Zoom before a Marlies’ game last season
I put off buying equipment. Avoided it for a bit. Especially over the summer when he grows like a weed. And also trying to figure out how to budget for equipment he’ll grow out of in a year. Sigh.
So imagine my delight when I receive the following e-mail:
I am happy to announce:
The … Hockey School programme, has been lucky enough to be selected this year to partake in The Maple Leafs Grass Roots Skating Partnership. What that means for you, is that among other benefits, your child will be fitted for and supplied with Full Gear (this does not include jock/jill or neck guard). This programme is open to all first time registered Hockey School participants. Full details regarding the programme along with details regarding equipment fitting dates and location will be provided shortly. You and your child must attend!
The Executive … are thrilled to be able to offer this program to you at no cost. Please join us in thanking the Maple Leafs for bringing this awesome and terrific program to our community!
EEK! We’re going to go this Friday to get Q all kitted up. I’m a bit excited. And extremely grateful to the Maple Leafs Grass Roots Skating Partnership. (Not sure where actually to link to so that’s the MLSE Foundation link)
Considering Q still half thinks I’m the goalie for the Leafs this is just adding to the legend.
hey! that’s me!
I mentioned earlier that I wanted to try and be more deliberate, or at least not so rudderless.
- I’ll stop and think before I eat or drink anything.
- I’ll focus on work at work and on home at home
I’ve been good with the big picture stuff this week: I may not always have eaten ‘well’ but when I did it was a conscious decision and not just mindless eating. And I’ve been far more productive at work this week, although it is a bit stressful right now.
- Buy new LED lightbulbs and replace all the old outdoor light bulbs with the new LED ones; ✅
- Send a note to someone;
- One load of laundry – this is a never-ending chore but sometimes it gets away from me so I’m keeping it on the list for now; ✅
- Practice piano every day;
- Wednesday or Thursday I want to do some baking for work as a treat for a co-worker who is going on leave; ✅
- Wednesday – take Q swimming! ✅
- Thursday – after-work drinks with co-workers. I am almost never able to go thanks to a busy family schedule so I am not bailing out on the one that I can get to!
- Also a bigger goal is to declutter so – post at least 2 items for sale on facebook or kijiji (or both). Does anyone ever do well selling stuff on ebay anymore?
Mortgage renewals and leaving the baking for my co-worker to the last minute meant I couldn’t go out for after-work drinks on Thursday, so that’s a bit sad.
Kugelhopf (will be another post about this soon)
And while I did get the new LED light bulbs, I haven’t yet replaced them all. I got rid of a giant bin of duplo and some knickknacks I’ve had since highschool – think about that for a second. I’ve had those things for roughly 25 years years. Why am I holding on to things for 25 years!?!
And yea, practising just hasn’t seemed to happen this week. I really gotta get on that!
What’s gonna happen on the weekend?
I think I can stop writing out the big picture goals until either (a) they change or (b) I’ve started to ignore them.
More practical / everyday things:
- send a note to someone
- replace the light bulbs & figure out how to properly dispose of the old ones
- clean 2 random things
- pick Robin up from the airport
- spend time with family on Sunday 🙂 this is a little out of the ordinary as we all get together at my grandmother’s house for mother’s day. It’s not a holiday our little family of three make a big deal out of but my mom loves it and her family like the tradition of getting together.
tulips at Osgoode Hall in Toronto
Q has been at Ontario Science Centre day camps this week. He has loved every one that he has done – he did a couple of PA day ones last year too. A bit odd that they insisted I register him as a 5-year-old when he is six on Friday (TOMORROW!!! uhm nope, not anymore TODAY) but there you go.
Tuesday – Super hero theme
Me: So, how was camp today?
Me: did you learn how to fly?
Me: shoot spider webs? or ice?
Q: no momma. This was REAL science.
Wednesday – circus theme
Me: I wonder what you’re going to do today when it’s a circus theme. Do you think you’ll become an elephant?
Q: No momma. (insert sigh) I told you. It’s real science that we do. And we get to play and our recess was in the space area and and and
Thursday – magic theme
Q hides in his room before bedtime
Me (to Toby): Ha! Finally! He learned how to disappear at the Science Centre magic camp!
Q (comes rushing out): No momma. We do real science!
So no surprise then when, at bed time, Toby says “Good night lovely boy. See you tomorrow when you will wake up 6.”
Me: Nope. Not until 1:23 p.m.
Q: what ?
Me: You were born at 1:23 in the afternoon. When you wake up in the morning you will still be 5. In the afternoon you’ll be 6.
Q: that’s not fair! the day doesn’t change. I am 6 the WHOLE DAY
Me: yes, you’re right. You are 6 from as soon as you wake up.
Q: You are too literal sometimes momma. The day is what counts.
I think. A really really bad cold. It hurts to swallow (my neck is actually quite tender) and my sinuses are all plugged up. I am definitely not going to run a long run today so now I have to figure out what I’m going to do in Edmonton in a couple of weeks when I am supposed to run a 1/2 marathon. I’ve run every day – at least a mile – since February 13, 2016 but I haven’t had a run of more than 10-14 km in months. Seriously. I think it’ll be a game-day decision.
From the Edmonton marathon facebook page
I was so looking forward to that coffee on Friday and instead I’ve had nothing but tea and honey. Or whisky 😉
Tea from Victoria, BC:
And I stumbled across this on that “this day in history” thing on Facebook from two years ago. I still find it pretty funny.
Q: what’s that?
Q: no, that
Me: a plum
Q: no it’s not. Plums are purple.
Me: it’s a yellow plum
Q: plums are tricky
I’ll spend some time today planning out the week assuming that I’m better tomorrow…and maybe a version where I’m not better until Wednesday.