Wow, I just realized my last post was July 20th… time sure is flying by. I have missed writing and so, here I am, checking in with all of you.
The other day I had a very cool experience. I was standing in Alice’s Tea Cup (the best tea shop in NYC- go already!!) talking with a friend, when a woman approached me, she said “you’re the woman who writes the blog ‘It’s Always An Adventure’, aren’t you?”. I was kind of blown away and it also confirms to me that my crazy curly hair IS that recognizable. So, it turns out that she was visiting from Australia and used to live in NYC (I won’t bore you with the rest of the details, mutual friend, etc..). However, she was incredibly nice and said how she and some friends read my blog in Australia- wow- what a compliment! HELLO AUSTRALIA, thanks for reading all of my crazy thoughts and keeping up with my adventures =) And it also prodded me to get my butt in gear and start writing again.
Things have been busy in our family. I started a new job. I am working in a school again which makes me extremely happy. I love being back involved in education and working with families, children and administration in my role as a parent coordinator. Not going to lie, it has been a big adjustment for all of us having me back at work but I think the change is good for me as well as the girls. The big kid started high school this fall and the little one started middle school. Between the three of us we are navigating three school schedules, meetings, extra-curricular activities and personal growth. No wonder I feel so damn tired. Maybe I would write more if I could stay up past 9:30😉
Overall, we are doing well. Positive change, steps forward. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I am enjoying the cooler weather. Memphis and I are taking lots of long walks in Central Park. My achilles is still not super happy with me but Soul Cycle is keeping me sane and healthy. Good friends, connecting with old friends, warm mugs of tea, belly laughs, episodes of Gilmore Girls, binge watching new tv, dreaming of my upcoming Thanksgiving trip to California… all of these things are helping to distract from the insanity of US politics, a finalized divorce and a general heaviness in the world.
Today is Canadian Thanksgiving and a perfect time to reflect. Ultimately there are so many things to be grateful and thankful for. Right now I am thankful for the peace I find just regrouping and working on life’s simpler things. It is not all sunshine and lollipops but damn, it is life and it is meant to be lived. I guess I have been in my head a lot lately trying to find perspective, answers or simply just daydreaming. And I am a-okay with that. I am grateful for a new day.
Thanks for hanging out my friends. Hope you are all well. Be good to each other. Here are some of my favorite pics from the past few months. Enjoy and rock on with your beautiful, badass selves!
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Sorry, I haven’t been around in a couple of weeks, I have been enjoying the unstructured days of summer 😊
The girls are at camp and I am desperately finding ways to counter balance the heartbreak in the world right now and the insanity of politics with the simple things that summer brings. I am distracting myself with quiet moments, new shows, long walks, new reading material, dinner with friends and even trips to the dentist and eye doctor. Mostly I am just taking time to breathe.
Summer, a time to slow down a bit, relax, look around, appreciate.
Here are few pics from the past couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy them. Happy summer my friends! 😎💜
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Even after living in this city for almost six years I am still amazed at how fast the weather can change. A reminder that we do in fact live on an island!
This morning was absolutely beautiful. Cooler temps with dazzling sunny blue skies. The perfect morning for a walk in the park with Babette and Memphis.
I am now back in the apartment and the sky is darkening, the wind is picking up and there is a storm warning that includes thunder, lightening and hail!
So, I will leave you with the beauty of Central Park from this morning. Wishing you a fabulous Wednesday. Hope you remembered your umbrella! 😊
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Summer weather has officially hit NYC which means hot and steamy running conditions. That didn’t stop us and tons of other runners from getting out there and hitting the pavement on global running day. The 4 miles weren’t exactly refreshing but they did feel like a great workout. Feeling lucky to be able to have access to so many incredible running routes in NYC and grateful for fantastic running partners. Happy Global Running Day everyone! Hope you find some time to lace up and get out there 😊
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This morning Memphis and I did our first run together in Central Park. The forecast for the week calls for rain and more rain so I thought I would try and burn off some of his energy by bringing him with me. I am supposed to be easing back into running. Ha! He is fast. I definitely slowed down his pace but luckily he is easily distracted by everything!! Squirrel!!
We have to work on our synchronicity but he is an enthusiastic partner and motivator. His energy is contagious.
It was great to be back in the park hitting the pavement. Hope you are having a great day! Stay dry and think positive. 😀
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I am totally blissed out after spending the day at Le Nordik Spa with Nina and Kelly. It is one of my favorite things to do when I visit Ottawa. Massage, hot tubs, cold tubs, saunas, steam rooms, infinity pool, good food, wine, napping in a hammock- all in the beautiful Gatineau hills. It is an incredible way to spend the day. I am feeling grateful for wonderful friends and memorable days. And I am sooooo relaxed… Happy Wednesday 💜
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