DRINKING | Sauvignon Blanc, fresh from the box.
EATING | Just finished Chinese take out from Red Chillie. Yum. Even better will be leftovers for breakfast.
EMBRACING | That the only thing you can count on in life is change.
ENJOYING | Helping my youngest with his short story. LOVE that it has to be between 300 – 1,000 words and he wants more. His story is really good, too.
COOKING | I just found a white bean succotash recipe which I am hoping will turn out as well as the tasty dish at The Oakville Club.
TRYING | To do my best; to be my best, every day.
MISSING | My two older kids, away at university. I am so very happy they keep in touch via phone or text a few times each week!
FEELING | Like I’m accomplishing a lot – last week, this week, next week. Thank goodness for the cooler weather.
LISTENING | To a lot more music, especially during the day. I am completely IN LOVE with this new Chris Cornell song: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart. Such a great vibe.
WATCHING | Suits. A while back the youngers and I decided to watch another “smart” television series together. The problem was getting us all together to watch it. So far, I’m through episode 9 of the first season. Love it!
WEARING | Pajamas and a big sweater.
PLANNING | To send Caden to Iceland for a course next summer. I think I may just tag along!
WANTING | To feel 100% rested. Sometime soon. Please.
NEEDING | A housekeeper. Really. How wonderful would it be to have someone else do the cooking, cleaning and laundry? Blissfully wonderful!
WISHING | I could eat as much candy corn as I like and not go into a sugar coma.
WAITING | For nothing and no one. Such a liberating feeling!
THINKING | Squash and sweet potatoes are truly disgusting.
ENJOYING | My new truck – it’s like riding on a cloud.
ENCOURAGING | Each of my children to look into their heart and follow it. They are all at different stages of who they want to be when they grow up and the best advice I wish I had been given was to look into my heart and follow it. #fixgoingforward
CELEBRATING | My laundry room is clean, spotless. Functioning at 100%
MARVELING | That every time I get a block of time and sit down at the computer to write, all the ideas that are regularly swirling around in my head disappear. *POOF* Totally frustrating!
ANTICIPATING | The real world to come barging in full of opinions, outdated ideas and bully tactics at any moment so I’m enjoying the calm that is right now.
CULTIVATING | Meaningful and honest relationships with my children. We have always had a secret-free zone in our home. Now that they are all teenagers, I realize that was probably the single most smart “rule” I ever imposed.
DATELINE: Oakville, Ontario, CANADA @ 6:54PM on 18 September 2015
WEATHER OUTSIDE: A few clouds. 4C.