Sunday, January 25, 2015

Resting, unwinding

Dictionary dot com's definition of unwinding is "to reduce the tension of; relax:".  That was dthe build definitely how I viewed this weekend. I had a number of projects at work to deal with last week, including a presentation that I was stressing out over.  By the time Friday rolled around and the bulk of the work week was behind me, I needed to distress in a big way.

I am a homebody and a creature of habit.  As much as I like going places and seeing new things, I also like to spend some weekends during the year at home.  On Friday were went to a movie (Wild) with some friends.  On Saturday, Vic took Fynn to his hockey games in Sicamous and while Sophie was at her acrobatic class, I had a free hour to myself to have a latte and read a magazine.  In my life before kids, I took that time for granted and had no idea that when I didn't have the freedom or luxury of doing it whenever I wanted how much I would miss that feeling.  I got a bit of that feeling back on Saturday morning.

Later that day we hung out at home and that was simple and nice.  No trips to the ski hill, no more gear to load and unload.  Today Fynn had more games in Sicamous for his tournament and I had time with Sophie at home.  She had some math tutoring - which to me is like a brain spa day, as her tutor has a nice voice to listen to and I can sit and listen or can read a book.  Bliss.  Sophie had a friend over after lunch so I got a chance to do a bit more reading, prepped a bit for my book club meeting this week,  did some laundry and put fresh sheets on our bed and went for a walk -- we have had beautiful sunshine -- it was so nice to be on my schedule.  I washed my car -- that in itself was a spa for my car as the dirt and mud from our winter roads is disgusting.

Just a nice day of doing not too much of anything special.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A busy morning

When I went upstairs to get Fynn up this morning, I smelled something none too pleasant.  He had unfortunately soiled himself.  I immediately put him in the bathtub to clean him up.  This was followed by his clothes and all of his bedding being put in the wash with bleach.

When I say soiled himself, he really did.  Not to the point of diarrhea but close enough.  He hadn't been complaining of a sore tummy and he never woke up last night, so I'm not sure what happened.  He was actually pretty cheerful this morning, so whatever was bothering him last night didn't seem to impact him this morning.

Vic went up to his room a bit later and discovered that the smell from his mattress had permeated the entire house.  Because he has had multiple nose bleeds and other "accidents" on his mattress from when he was younger, we opted to replace the mattress.  The furniture company came and took away the old mattress for a very small fee and delivered a new mattress.  Money well spent.  Here's to a good nights sleep and a better smelling morning :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tube Town

We had a busy weekend, with Fynn's hockey, Sophie Acro (acrobatic class) and a birthday party.  Today we took the kids up to Tube Town just to have some fun and not be on any sort of schedule.

This photo shows the skating pond in the foreground and the Tube Town hill in the background.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

2015 Family Priority Goals

We don't really make resolutions around here but prefer setting goals.  Something to work towards.

Here they are for 2015:

Sheri -
Style - have fun with some fashion; invest in others.  I have a fair bit of work clothes, but I would also like to have some fun/play clothes.  I think I have gotten more inspired by feeling that I want to look put together when we go to Fynn's hockey games.  Warm and put together.  Warm is the operative word here.

Health/Well Being - I was getting regular manicures all fall and it really helped me with stopping my nail / cuticle picking.  My nails were looking really nice.  I haven't had a manicure yet in January and it shows.  I've started picking again, so I need to go in and get that dealt with.

Fitness - I love my Fit Bit.  If I do nothing else, I am committed to getting 10,000 steps per day.  Most days I manage to do it!  I am also keeping up with my fitness classes 4 days per week.

Vic - he's still working on his.

Vic and I - we have prioritized a date night - every 2 weeks.  So far we have gone out the past 2 Fridays, so we are on track.  We love movies so it's great if we are able to get out to a good one every now and then. We also took in the symphony. 

Home - we have a furniture design plan for our living room that Goodspace did for us in the fall.  It is really lovely and we want to execute on the plan.  So far we have purchased the coffee table from RH and we love it.  We are going slow and only buying what we can afford.

The kids:

Sophie -  might be taking her Royal Conservatory Piano exam in June.  We are working towards that, but will see how it goes.  She is committed to gymnastics, ballet and acro (acrobatics) for the Winter/Spring.  As far as school goes, she received 4 "4s" on her last report card, and I know the goal is to maintain that, if not improve. 

Fynn - hockey and piano.  And trying to keep up with his weekly French dictee (getting 7/7 is the goal).

Travel - we are thinking of Winnipeg in the summer and our 25th wedding anniversary special trip - hopefully to London!  It would be a dream :)

That's it for now.  I will post back in a few months with our progress to date.



Friday, January 16, 2015

Ski Day #4

Vic and I took the day off work, and with our friends Bryan and Patti headed up to Silver Star for ski day #4.  When we went to pick up our skis from the waxing place on the mountain we had a little surprise.  The ski wax people misplaced Vic's skis (they thought they were lost) and he had to use rentals they provided him.  It was a somewhat frustrating way to start the day, but the blue sky and good conditions all made up for it.

Tonight we saw the Initiation Game.  Such a good movie.  Tomorrow is an early morning hockey game for Fynn so we will need to be rested for it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sewing Classes

Sophie and her friend Hunter are taking sewing classes at our local fabric and paper crafts store each Wednesday night for two hours.

Their instructer is amazingly patient and is teaching about 7 girls how to make around 6 projects.  Each week they sew a new thing that they complete in the two hours.  The first night it was a pillow case and tonight it was a cute little bag.  Next week it is PJ pants.  The class has some sewing machines, but she brings in mine to use.



Sophie seems to be enjoying it - so great to see her learning a traditional, useful skill.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Date Night

I won some free tickets through work to the Kamloops Symphony for their performance in Salmon Arm tonight.  Vic and I secured a babysitter and off we went.

In the dead of winter, the symphony is a real treat.


In other news, Fynn's hockey team tied their game today against Winfield in his home tournament and Sophie enjoyed her curling lesson with her class at school.

Happy Friday!