Insta-Friday in real life, March Break begins | Woman in Real Life:The Art of the Everyday

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Insta-Friday in real life, March Break begins


Happy Insta-Friday! I know, I know, it's Sunday! But it's also March Break and I had a house full of kids on Friday. We went tobogganing and then I just generally followed them around cleaning up after them.

Those of you who call it "Spring Break" probably don't live around here. A, it's not spring. And B, it doesn't look anything like spring. We are still facing mounds of snow all around. I wish I could report that we're heading off to sunny Florida or Cuba or something wonderful like that. But we will be catching up with family this week. Not that that's a bad thing. I would just rather catch up with them in Cuba.

If you aren't familiar with Insta-Friday, it's an opportunity for people to provide a peek into their daily lives via only cell phone photos. If you meet up with me on Instagram, you will have seen some of these pics, like this one above. Basically it shows me relaxing after purging a staggering 11 books from my bookshelves! If you just think that sounds pathetic, I really don't blame you. But, the thing is, I NEVER get rid of any books. So I was real proud. I even delivered the boxes to the Salvation Army yesterday so I wouldn't be tempted to take anything back out.

Here's a pic of my girl eating watermelon after school one day. She was so cute listing off five of the reasons she loves spring. 1. riding her bike 2. nice weather 3. it's pretty 4. you get to plant seeds 5. birds singing

This is our backyard. As I mentioned, it's all snow city right now. (I think I caught a good angle, because you can't see any of the dog poop.)

Small indoor projects keep us sane in winter. The little gal and I organized her hair accessories and tools into a new, bigger carrying case one day. She keeps getting more bows, hence the need for a bigger case. Getting ready for dance classes is so much easier with everything in one spot.

This is me making pancakes for dinner for Shrove Tuesday...on Wednesday. My husband took his basketball team out to dinner on Tuesday, so we had to do pancakes the following day.

We couldn't miss it, because, you see, we always put money in the kids' pancakes, just as my mom did for my siblings and me. It makes it all very exciting for the kids.

This is my view shortly after putting the pancakes and veggie sausage on the table. Yep, I'm eating all alone. Those people sure eat fast. And they don't think about hanging around to keep Mom company.

Is it March Break for you? (Or Spring Break if you're really lucky!)

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  1. I hear the birds singing, in particular the cardinal but I see no sign of spring at all!!!

    Wish I was somewhere warm and wonderful too!!

    1. It's warmer today Jill and the snow is melting. Can it be that spring is on the way? ;)

  2. We get the same maple syrup from Costco, minus the French writing! We pay $17AUD for a 1 litre bottle. Aussie dollar and Canadian dollar are the same right now. Haha at pancakes on Wednesday, that's how we roll here too.

    1. I can't quite recall what I paid for the syrup. Maybe about $5 less than you I think. That's a long way for syrup to travel!

      I'm glad I'm not the only late pancake maker. ;)

  3. You crack me up with your 11 book purge ;) We are the same way though, basically the only way books leave our house is when we 'loan' them out and they don't get returned. We should start doing that more! And good on you for making the most of the winter weather. I guess we need to stop complaining. It's tough though!

    1. I know, eh? I'm so proud of those 11 books. I may even get rid of a couple more in the next year or so. ;)