A year ago today, I held my breath as I entered my “40s”. I knew looking back things have been good, but I really wasn’t sure how this new era is going to hit.
I am happy to report that now I have had a year to practice being 40, I’ve got this. It’s actually pretty damn awesome!
There were three things I was very happy about:
- Savanna and I traveled to Morocco. I will continue to talk about this trip for years to come. We really bonded on this trip, and I learned that she is an amazing little traveller.
- I am more fit than I have ever been. 21 Day Fix Extreme, P90X3, Insanity Max 30, spin, kickboxing, running and biking had me drop 30 lbs since a year ago. But it’s not the weight I’m most excited about; it’s the feeling being strong and growing stronger.
- I cleared out the noises in my life. Taking a social media hiatus is one of the best things I have ever done. I stopped caring so much about what people think of me and wasting time on things that do not matter. I made time to be home for dinner at least twice on weekdays.
Today we enjoyed skiing in Whistler. There is no better way to spend the day than with the very people who make my life so damn awesome.
In the blink of an eye, spring break is over, and I am beyond behind on my 365 post.
We spent the entire first week of spring break in Whistler. The snow this year has just be amazing. The kids both made great progress in a short time. Savanna can now tackle the entire beginner hill on her own without assistance. Josh is leading me down tree runs that scare the crap out of me.
Josh asked me to play Lego with him the other night. I do love Lego, but I am just at a loss of what to build when he plopped a huge box of thousands of pieces in front of me.
I picked up a white shark and a figure, and started playing with them. Then I had this idea of building an ocean scene. I enlisted Josh’s help to make some fish with bricks, we found an octopus and some greens we used as seaweed.
At the end, I was quite pleased with the scene of a great white shark eating this poor man in the ocean.
Savanna gave me this drawing the other day, and said, “It’s a picture of the girls.”
I’m apparently the multi-colored hair, upside down pear, pink blob of a thing on the right, and she’s the smaller one on the left.
I do not enjoy catching up on posts. But I don’t have anyone else to blame. So. Here we go.
You’ll notice Day 57 and 58 are missing. I’ll post Day 57 separately. I am not able to post Day 58–not because I don’t have a good photo to post. On the contrary, I quite like my photo from Day 58. But Josh didn’t have a shirt on in the photo, and he says only people in our family can see him without a shirt on. So I’ve been banned from posting that photo online. You’ll just have to take my word for that it was a good photo.
The last day of our girls’ weekend, I suggested to Savanna we go for a bike ride after dinner. She enthusiastically agreed. We rode to Earnest Icecream to get her a treat, and to get me some exercise. By the way, that hill coming back up Quebec from E.2nd to 10th just about killed me.
As we got into the store, I realized I had forgotten my wallet. Seriously. To disappoint a child right in front of the icecream counter–I get the crown for the worst mother in the world. Thankfully as I was explaining to Savanna that I didn’t bring any money, the lady behind the counter offered us free icecream. Yup, you heard that right. She said, Don’t worry about it; it’s on us. Savanna got her “Serious Chocolate” icecream, and I was filled with gratitude.
Thank you, Earnest lady, you saved my night.
Savanna laid out a dinosaur family and asked me to play. While I have zero interest in dinosaurs, I am so glad she wants me to play with her.
Savanna and I regularly play Zingo and GoFish. Josh isn’t really interested in those games. He is really interested in drawing, and unfortunately I can barely draw a stickman.
The other night, Josh said he wanted me to draw something with him. I stared at the blank piece of paper, and I have no idea what else to draw than a corporate organizational chart with rectangles and triangles.
Yes, I am that sad.
He then came up with this idea that he’ll teach me how to draw. So he gave me a lesson on how to draw a bird. I think I did pretty damn good!
The building across the street from my office looks like a beehive to me, with little busy worker bees. I’m pretty sure they look back at me and think the same thing.