Friday, April 19, 2013

Insta-Friday in real life


It's Friday and time for a look back at the week using simple cell phone photos. Follow me on Instagram if you like (@ziajojo).

I think we have had all four seasons of weather in the last week or so. We had snow just last Thursday. Then, last Friday, we had icy rain.




Friday was half price on everything green day at the local Salvation Army thrift store and I practically had the place to myself.


Probably because of the rain. I don't mind a little rain if it means no line-ups.

Here's my girl wearing her half-price Joe Fresh army jacket ($4).


Come Saturday, we had our sushi party with the boys and then paired off so we girls could watch Gilmore girls while the boys played video games or something like that.


On Sunday, I debated whether or not to catch up on my magazines or head into Toronto to visit Bunner's vegan, gluten-free bakery. I decided on the bakery, but the family complained so much I gave up on that idea and stayed home.


My son stayed home for the morning on Wednesday so I could take him to the dentist. It meant I had company for my morning walk with Jolene. I enjoy hearing and seeing the Canada geese this time of year. This goose, above, didn't enjoy Jolene lunging at it so much though.


Yesterday, it was warm. It felt wonderful after months of cold. I played 21 with my son in the park. Not surprisingly, I lost, 6 to 21. And my shoulders hurt today. I really, really need to get out and exercise more.

We are back to rain today, with a lot of wind. There are some shingles on the front lawn which may or may not be from our roof. I'm hoping not, but I'm thinking probably.

The kids are home for a PA Day and we did a lesson on pond life this morning. Even though they go to public school, I'm introducing some fun lessons at home that allow them to direct their own learning and explore aspects of the lesson that interest them. I really want them to develop a love of learning. Our first lesson went very well and I'll be posting about it soon.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Maybe I'll convince the family to make that visit to Bunner's Bakery.

What are you planning for the weekend?




life rearranged


18 comments:

  1. Stopping by from instafriday...beautiful captures! It is such a unique point of view from a phone camera. :o)

    You look like you had some of the same weather we did this week- oy! Come on, Spring!!!

    Have a great Friday!

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    1. Thanks Rose!

      Yes, come ON spring. Stop teasing. ;)

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. I can't believe your family complained about a trip to a BAKERY! ;) We're "enjoying" the all-four-seasons-in-one-week phenomenon here, too...though we've managed to avoid ice so far. I ran both my central a/c and my furnace in the same day earlier this week!

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    1. I know, eh? It's a bakery people!! I'm trying again tomorrow. :)

      A/C and furnace huh? We never got quite that hot.

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  3. Looks like a full week! That ice. I don't care to see it again until next December. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I agree, no more ice. And sunshine would be lovely. Have a great weekend too Ruthie!

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  4. Amazing Jacket ,love it with the Scarf ,great Match!

    Happy Weekend xoxo

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    1. Thanks! She just got the scarf too and decided to pair the two. :)

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  5. I loooove having thrift stores to myself! Or when Savers/Value Village have their sale days and open at 8am, I'm usually one of the few people around until 8:30 :)

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    1. I know, it's so great when you can cruise the aisles and nobody's in the way!

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  6. Such crazy weather everywhere this month!

    Apparently we are to get 10 cm of snow this weekend and go up to 17C next weekend here in my neck of the woods.. How does that even happen? :-)

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    1. That IS crazy! More snow? Ouch. :(

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  7. Cue the Vanilla Ice music!! Ice Ice Baby :)

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    1. It's kinda fun when you look at it that way. ;)

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  8. Wow, I guess I've been slacking on my blog reading. When did you get this gorgeous new look? I'm loving it!!

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    1. Thanks Julee! It was just today actually, so you are the first to comment on it. :)

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  9. Your new look IS lovely, and engaging. Perfect for welcoming spring! I enjoyed the glance through your week... I love your daughter's contented expression. She appears to love whoever is taking her pics.

    Out for errands today, I stopped first at a favorite second hand store. Frittered away 45 minutes, searching and deliberating, and then carefully, carefully choosing my favorites. Went to check out and realized I didn't have my wallet. And there were lines...and a little rain (and yikes, police lights on the way home..thankfully not for me). Oh well. My hair is trimmed... (:

    Hope you find time this weekend for the bakery and the magazines! Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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    1. Thanks Lynaea! I'm so glad you like the new look. I have to feel spring somewhere even if it's still snowing outside!! :(

      Yes, I take my daughter's picture and she shows me lots of love. :)

      Oh what a shame you chose so carefully and then didn't have your wallet!

      I've done the bakery...tomorrow the magazines. :)

      Take care,

      Jo

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