Oh I've been bad. So very bad.
My days have been spent working, meeting, with the kids, and NOT ON THE BIKE. We just came out of our cold snap this Monday and since then I haven't had any leisure time to hit the road with the bike and Dexter, though I have plans to do so tomorrow…
In lieu of my outdoor adventures, here is a glimpse of my indoor living. Like handsome Howard up there, with his cozy scarf. Always welcoming my students and keeping us company.
And there are my pretty bells, and the vintage ornament a friend got at the Antique Mall, for Don.
Value village vintage ornaments and light bulbs.
Presents wrapped with recycled paper and ribbons and yarn. Labeled with a sharpie.
And that's what I've got going on at the cozy bungalow! Have been making preparations for Christmas; teaching a lot; taking care of the kids (why do people forget that this is incredibly time consuming and very important?); and working on my increasing volunteer duties. Ie committee for a few very exciting things, and also the honorary chair of Edmonton Public Library's Books2Eat gala! It's going to be sci-fi themed this year and I am stoked. Oh, and I am becoming a Big Sister too. Excellent!
I'm also doing my community league volunteering and you know… volunteering in my capacity as the mayor's lady wife alongside Don.
When I say all of this out loud, I wonder how I have time to do all these things (with more on the horizon). But I just try my best to stay organized, surround myself with great people, and take it one day at a time. It's so much fun to have a wonderful little family, my work, and all these amazing opportunities to build community and help people.
Like the Bon Jovi said:
I just wanna live while I'm alive.
It's. My. Life.