It has been almost a month since our last update to this blog and there is no real reason why this has happened.
Since our last post many things have happened and none of them earth shattering just the normal goings on of a Canadian family.
We continue to give back some of our time in volunteer activities within our community, driving, at our local library and most recently for the Salvation Army.
We have spent time with our children and grandchildren who are all well and we have visited with extended family.
Since our last post we have been consciously posing the following question to each activity we engage in.
Do we want to (fill in the blank)?
Do we think we should do (fill in the blank)?
What we found is that too many activities that are taking up our time fell into the we thought we should and were not activities that in the moment we really wanted too.
Over the past month we have wanted to spend time together as a couple watching Netflix, we are enjoying Suits, at the moment.
We enjoy going for walks either outside when the weather is nice, on our home treadmill or at the local indoor track when we would prefer to stay inside.
Paul has enjoyed planting his 2020 garlic crop and cleaning up outside the house.
I completed two junk journals, and two knitting projects are in the works.
Amazingly today I got into the Christmas Spirit something that has not happened for the past three years.
We continue to participate in a weekly yoga class and Paul works out daily.
I had a great time taking an acrylic art course from Kathie Smith a local artist and what fun Rylee and I had completing her Halloween Costume ‘Circus Baby’.
We took a tour of the local Alpaca processing plant.
Getting our snow tires on was a should that turned into a glad we did as snow has come to Ontario and looks like it will stay.
At church we participated in a potluck and enjoyed a cooking class. Emma B taught us to make her Whoppie Pies.
There has also been moments of sadness as friends have discovered they have cancer and others have passed away.
There is a release in life when you consider if an activity is a ‘should or a want’. It does not mean that you ignore the should’s no for us it has meant we do not feel guilty about adding in more wants on weeks with too many should’s.
Like movies, ice cream and yes sleeping in.
Thank you for taking the time to visit with us today.