Happy Friday friends! I hope your week went well and you have plans for an exciting weekend. The family and I will be going to the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival
I haven't done an Insta-Friday post for a while, mainly because my phone doesn't seem to like to connect to wireless, thus making it impossible for me to Instagram. But the phone is for the moment up and running and I am sharing a look at our back-to-school week. Picture one, above, the kiddies heading off to their first day, hair spiked (him) and bunned (her) and new clothing on.
In preparation for getting back to our summer-free, busy routine, I posted my favourite fridge calendar. You can read about our family meetings and enter to win a calendar and other goodies for yourself here.
I told you how we had a back-to-school sushi party on Saturday night. My little gal also wanted to make a special breakfast on Saturday. She made vegan blueberry pancakes (recipe here).
She also put together this fruit platter. Rather impressive I think.
I should have prettied up my plate with some fruit, but there it is. Sometimes I just want to eat. We had veggie sausage patties too.
Here is our sushi party dessert in progress - chocolate banana pie from "The China Study Cookbook." Great cookbook. Enter to win a copy here. Boy, I'm feeling like a marketing rep today! But it's a good book, trust me.
Here's our lunch cupboard, all ready for school/work lunches. I am making an effort to keep it tidy each day. Until I grow sick of the constant cycle of filling containers, emptying containers and washing containers. Then we will see.
The first (successful) day of school over, we took the kids to Tim Hortons to discuss their classes and teachers. My son just wanted to eat and run. Mainly because we have just acquired a PVR for the first time. I actually wanted to cancel the cable, but that's when they offer your husband the good packages and then he upgrades your service.
I have the house to myself now during the day. Along with Jolene the beagle mix of course, but she mainly sleeps. I am trying to make sure I wash the breakfast dishes before heading to the computer to work each day. While I'm washing up, I have been spinning vintage records on the Crosley record player I bought my husband for Father's Day. Dance Hits of the '20s, Ella in Berlin. Oh, and the American Graffiti soundtrack. Love that one. My son yelled at me when I tried to play it while he was home. Come on - you don't get lyrics like "sitting here ya ya, waiting for my la la" anymore!
Once I get to my desk, I have this beautiful poem (or Pome) from my daughter to keep me company. She's a sweet one.
Have a wonderful weekend everybody! Any great plans?
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