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Monday Truths

Truths: I had to do some prioritizing this weekend.  All last week I have been having random panic attacks just at the thought of all the school work that needs to be done before finals start a month and a bit from now.  So what do I do when I start to freak out? Make lists and start planning.  I was extremely productive this weekend, getting most of what I wanted done, but the list still feels endless. Therefore my typical- spend a night putting together my blog posts for the week -didn't happen.  I have to remember that blogging is just a hobby and that it has to be the first to go on the grande scheme of things.  I hope with another week of extreme-checklisting (which should be a sport) I will have control again of things and be able to spend some time doing the fun things for me, like blogging.

So in honour of Mother's Day weekend, let's do a throwback to May of 2012.  This post makes me smile because I find myself missing my Grandmothers so much during this time of the year.


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This post first appeared on ShoestoShiraz on May 14th, 2012.  (and yes, I went through and corrected some grammar...)


Mother's Day this year was perfect.  Every single thing aspect was exactly as I would have wanted it had I planned it myself- minus the change of ball schedule resulting in an 8am ball game on Mother's Day, axing my sleep in plans.  But still, silver lining, it was a beautiful morning and I got my exercise in bright and early.

My parents and Gram were in town this weekend so we spent lots of really good time with them: we got things done in the yard and wow- did that feel good. Garden was weeded, potatoes and carrots planted, the pool was set up and filled, the deck scrubbed. Seriously, it was amazing.  And then to top it off Dan made an amazing turkey supper for my family. I even got to spend some time with my mom, my Grandma and my sister at the greenhouse, enjoying the fragrant bouquet of fresh flowers and happily purchasing vegetables and plants for our year.  We even got to watch some of the Jays game.  I'm very pleased with my day yesterday and it has started my week off quite freshly!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend.



 

 

 

 

 

 









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Comments

  1. Living on Cloud Nine08 May, 2016 21:30

    So sweet, just LOVE that I got to see your sweet kiddos as tinies and how precious....your grandma, mom and I had a hard time missing mine yesterday!! Bet our grams were having a ball in heaven together!! :-)

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  2. Tiny babes! I saw your sweet Grandma in there too. Can I just love your family from afar...because I do. Glad you had a productive weekend. I feel like I did too!

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  3. Nicole Miller08 May, 2016 23:10

    awww , love the flashback. Did you use a 50mm for those pics? the photographer in me is curious.

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  4. Little Willis and Lucia are the cutest. I like your attitude re blogging, it is a hobby, but a darn good one! Let's chat today.

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  5. I love the baby feet!!! How quickly they grow!!!!

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  6. The kiddos faces are just so cute :) Totally made me smile!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  7. I love it when you do these throwback posts, since I missed them the first time around. I will join you in the extreme checklisting sport!

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  8. Sorry to hear your list is so long. I HATE that. Cute kids. Lucia's expressions get me every time!

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  9. Oh lists...I do think it should be a sport! Sometimes I'll add in eat lunch, Get out of bed, just so I have something to cross off! :) The kids are so little! Geez, where does the time go?!

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  10. As a new reader, I love that you are sharing old school posts. It let's me get to know you even more. Happy Monday! Hugs and remember, you'll get through all this. You are one awesome gal and I'm sure you are going to tackle all you have with style and grace (maybe some wine, too!) but you'll get it all done.

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  11. Oh my goodness they are so little! Why, why must they grow so fast. What a fun throwback to a post many of us probably never saw. Happy Monday!

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  12. Aw, thanks...glad to hear you had a productive weekend!

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  13. Ya, definitely understand how you're feeling...especially with it being so fresh.

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  14. Crazy how that happens, hey?

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  15. We could totally win first place for list making.

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  16. Little chubby cheeks are the cutest!

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  17. Loved looking back at our ball memories. I miss playing ball with you.

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  18. I know, hey. I would love to go back 4 years just for a snuggle.

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  19. Well that makes me feel really good then, because I was getting all stressy about not posting the stuff I wanted to post and then felt really bad about repeating something, but now you made me smile and all is well!

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  20. I feel you on the overwhelmed... I need to start making lists and not losing them or leaving them random places lol

    OMG little Willis and Lucia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DYING, they're so big now?

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  21. You have a picture perfect family!! Loved reading this whole post! And I freak out too all the time. You're not the only one!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  22. What Lana said! I want to see a picture of your lists! 😜
    ~Sheila

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  23. It's a fun look back! I hope you are able to get lots done and power through! It can be tough when everything seems to come at once!

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  24. I know all about how blogging is the first thing to get cut off the neverending list, but still, this was a fun read for us new followers :D I am a huge fan of extreme listing, I swear I make at least 20 lists a day! Loved reading through this; one thing I love about blogging - being able to relive all the wonderful memories! XO -Kim

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