Friday, May 22, 2015

Seven Quick Takes vol. 121

Joining the great takers for a couple quick ones, stop by Kelly's for more!


It's birthday week around here! I can't believe my baby girl turned 8 on Tuesday! I know I say this every year, with every child, no matter what, but truly 8 feels old. And since Gemma's my oldest her birthday always hits me the hardest, and at the same time it's terribly exciting and makes me so happy. It's a bundle of emotions really. On one hand, since I'm used so used to babies and toddlers and little kids, I practically let her go about her day like an adult. And on the other I'm still cutting up her food because I'm a crazy person who can't think outside of toddlers! Seriously, I'm a mess guys. 


Gemma did have the loveliest birthday and is the most joyful, sweet girl on the planet and really, I wish I could throw her parties everyday because they make her so happy! She loves a party this girl, she's a very sanguine extrovert and presents are the best, so she's lucky we have a "birthday week" whenever her birthday rolls around.


We have a birthday week because my birthday is the day after hers. And this year I turned the big 3-0. Which seems like a staggeringly big number to me who couldn't imagine what 30 would be like when I was 20, but mostly because I have a problem with long term goals. Being 30 makes me think I should now be better at looking at long term goals but nope, still stink at that! Anyway - it all equals a lot of cake over the course of a few days and I don't think I have a problem with that at all.


So being 30 should make us think back over the past decade shouldn't it? I feel like my 20's are going to be pretty hard to top because they were really quite amazing. My short college career, very short working career, followed by my very early start at my mothering career, 5 kids before 28, married for almost 9 years, and a whole lot of learning was crammed into that decade. It feels pretty accomplished in it's own way. Sure, a couple more trips around the world would have been nice, but I doubt I would have learned so much about myself and how the world really works than by what I did instead. And that's kinda satisfying.


 I may be old but I did end up buying a cream soda slurpee for myself on my birthday. I took one sip and thought, "Maybe I really am too old for this shit?" But I ended up drinking all of it so I guess I was wrong.

Also; I have not matured out of the comical/ridiculous movie. Somehow I completely missed Pitch Perfect when it first came out, and the last three years it has been out, so last night I watched it on Netflix and I have to say, I loved every minute of it. So. There's goes my accrued maturity. 


This week we talked to the hilarious and sweet Dwija from House Unseen on the podcast about making big life changes and how to do it with a big family. She was so fun to talk to, I could have talked to her all day. And did it end up being in the podcast how I wish I was one of her kids so I could just hang out with her all the time? Because I really do. If you haven't gotten a chance to listen yet I hope you do, because you'll have a good laugh.

Also with the podcast we're looking for listener questions you may have. Questions about anything really. We're looking to answer random questions on a whole episode, so let us know what you think. The randomer, the better!


Our long weekend was last weekend, and it was half cold, half fairly warm, but this weekend is going to be downright HOT. Well, hot by Canadian May standards. Our trees are blooming, the grass is green, the sun is almost giving me colour, our garden is planted. Basically, it's heaven and I never dreamed it possible in the depths of February. I'll be outside if you need me, hope your weekend is grand!

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  1. Happy birthday Christie!
    Im turning 30 in a couple months and just have to say 1) it sounds like our 20s were very similar, 2) cream soda slurpees are my FAV, & 3) Pitch Perfect is awesome. It all sounds age appropriate to me 😉

  2. Happy birthday sweet Gemma!! I am turning 30 in the fall Christy...hoping to celebrate it with a half marathon!? ;)

  3. Happy birthday to you and your sweet girl! I am turning the big 4-0 this year (gasp) - when did THAT happen? Seriously, I LOVED my 20s, but my 30s were infinitely better. That makes me not worry about hitting my 40s. I just figure it's all going up until we reach the final frontier, right? :)

    PS - Long-term planning is overrated...just makes God laugh a little harder. ;-)

  4. So what you're saying is that it will be 50 degrees (F) instead of 25?? :p


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