Sunday, 19 February 2012

My first Sunday Night Chit Chat!

Thank you to Carla for hosting Sunday Night Chit Chat. This is the first time I've done this, so be kind & patient with me!

What am I reading?

I'm reading "The Help" purchased at Costco for $9. My friend has it on order at the library & she is #64 on the list. Which means if everyone who is on the list gets to take it out & returns it within one week, she'll be waiting more than a year to borrow it.

Maybe I should let her borrow mine, once I'm done. I'm about 1/4 of the way in & enjoying it. Haven't seen the movie yet but hope to once I'm finished.

What am I watching?
We're watching "Heartland" on CBC because we have a friend on the show. And our daughters ride horses. And it's shot in Alberta.

What am I listening to?
The washer make our clothes clean & the dryer dry them. It's a quiet background noise but one I love!

What am I cooking/baking?
Absolutely nothing. But two hours ago, we enjoyed a pork roast that slow cooked all day, my dear husband's yummy asparagus & cheesy-broccoli rice. Deciding now on popcorn or digestive cookies (the milk chocolate ones, not the dark chocolate - I hate dark chocolate) for a snack.

What am I happy I accomplished this week?

I caught up on most of my work after being sick for so long. I have a few more case notes to do on some of my recent counselling sessions with clients but will have time to finish that this coming week. I took a chance & offered to be the birth doula for a couple that is having a baby this spring & is not happy with the traditional medical system but found out they were too late to book a midwife. I set up our Mortgage, Car & Roof pay down spreadsheets. I increased our payments on our car loan. I created new packages for bereaved families to send out & or present at home visits or at our support group meetings. I went shopping & bought some new clothes, on sale, with my gift card. And get to do it again! But now I can empty my closet with some of the clothes I have not worn for a while but someone else would enjoy. Recycling is so freeing!

What am I looking forward to this coming week?

Finishing up & sending a letter to my Irish pen pal. Helping our son find a new car to replace his old car that keeps breaking down. Big purchase for him but we're along for the ride to help keep him on the right side of the decision. Having time to do some writing. Setting time in my work day to work on creative projects that are part of my programming. Spending one of my Chapters gift cards to buy some books I've been longing for. Sleeping in for a bit tomorrow on Family Day Weekend.

What am I thankful for today?
I caught up with an old friend, who found me on Facebook. We haven't seen each other for more than 18 years & she now lives on the other side of the country. Now we are reunited by the power of the internet! We chatted for almost an hour & made plans to meet online again. I'm also thankful for the great shoot we did today at my place of work. Crew was great, our staff did all the right things & we wrapped well before the planned time. Can't wait to see the final product.
And that's my first Sunday Night Chit Chat!


  1. Loved "The Help"! The movie was really good too! :) Pork roast was made here today too! Have a great Monday!!

  2. Wow you have had a heck of a busy week!!!! I loved the help, haven't seen the movie yet

  3. Finished The Help last night. Loved it!

  4. Hoping to find some time to read more today. I'm usually a pretty quick reader, often polishing off a book in one day but finding time lately to read has proven to be a challenge.

    Thank you Carla, Debby and Jolie for your kind comments. Have a great day today. We're off to meet our son and enjoy the sun!