Hey all, Happy Labour Day. I have to work (womp womp) but, I thought it’d be fun to take a break and try a life lately post – a whole lot of pics which I’ve mostly kept on my phone and off Instagram – until now. The last few weeks have been busy…
Back to school shopping – he’s mostly okay with grade two. Lunch date at the Heartwood with my sister and niece. Their veggie burger is pretty amazing.
Edith is now + 6 weeks old and 6 x more adorable!
I still won’t eat alpha sprouts (salmonella poisoning once) so they only stayed for the photo.
Summer soccer is a wrap. David’s fourth season at Halifax City Soccer Club.
Finally tried the ‘Montreal-style’ bagels at East Coast Bakery. Yum.
It was National Dog Day and Henry and I celebrated by lying on the grass together.
Long run, and for 27 km I thought about this:
David’s last day at Mic Mac Aquatic Club. Not a bad place to spend summer.
To celebrate the end of summer camp, we went to our friend’s house for a BBQ – I made a pie.
Neighbour’s who make blueberry jam are good neighbours to have!
David decided to have a lemonade stand. He sold 25 glasses at $0.25/each and came home with $16 dollars. Apparently tips are good in the lemonade business.
We went to Pete’s Dragon. I teared up many times behind my 3D glasses.
I made beets and now salads are way better these days.
David, Henry and I took Mike and Amanda to Duncan’s Cove. It’s crazy-beautiful and very close to the city!
When you have to do a little work on weekends… this is how you do it.
I tried to play hooky twice – ended up working both days but still squeezed in a lot of fun. David and I had all-day breakfast at Baba Ghanouj Cafe and candy from the Freak Lunchbox. (psst. my eggs are on top of eggplant and that’s pickled turnip on the side!)
Then the next day we biked to the ferry – and rode the boat over to Dartmouth for a date with Sarah and Libby at the Canadian Sprint Canoe/Kayak Championships.
Libby and David ran away with our phones and I found these pics later that day.
August is over and work is busy! Halfway through marathon training and trying to check a few more things off my 100 Days of Summer list!
If you love poached eggs as much as David and I do, learning new tricks to make them even better brings such joy (boil the egg for a minute then crack into a bowl then slide into the boiling water!)
I had a BAD long run so I needed this one to be good. I found 25 km of Heaven in Pugwash and ran happy the whole way. Phew.
A field of sunflowers!
And the most camera-happy cows!
Sometimes when you create a route online with MapMyRun.com, what looks like a road may not actually be a road (this was the better end of the 4-km trail)
My mom, G’love her, puts up with all my crazy running and follows behind on a bike regardless of the conditions.
I was born right here:
Pugwash has one of the best Saturday Farmer’s Markets.
Edie looking very adorable in David’s old Oeuf chair
When camping got cancelled in August, I was determined to still sleep in a tent and eat camp-stove Kraft Dinner so we did it in my parent’s yard.
So, I totally jumped on the cider train this summer. My current favourite:
Maureen (my aunt) and Mark’s garlic! If you want some, it’s for sale – let me know!
On our drive back to the city we stopped at a sheep farm but one of us had to wait by the car… I was happy to hang out with him.
That’s a wrap. I hope you’re enjoying the last bit of summer. It’s not over… just a wee bit cooler at nights.
I may try this again… let me know what you think.
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