I’m back with my Week In Review this week. Not sure what’s going on? Go see Meg and she’ll tell you all about it.
Last week I did a number of things for my creative soul. Aka my very hungry, high maintenance artistic baby that’s in consistent need of feeding.
I went to a coaching with a past instructor for a form of movement work that leaves me all sorts of zen and whimsical.
I took a class (2nd week in a row) with another movement instructor. A type of work which leaves me feeling open and inspired and has my heart longing to do more.
I also volunteer ushered for a show at a Women’s Musical Theatre Festival happening in the city, which just so happened to be the most wonderful thing for me to have signed up for. So many Canadian “celebrities” (to me), so many reunions with past fellow-artists and a lot of exciting new connections.
Last week I soothed my soul with friend and family time.
I took a 24 hour vacay to Guelph to spend time with Dan and his brother. It was a much needed time of scenery change, company, and relaxation.
During which, I went on my very first trip to COSTCO! Okay so I’ve just never ever been before and have wanted to see what all this crazy hype was about for years now. I was so very excited. I assumed I would embarrass myself by taking countless pictures – me infront of the building sign, me with a 10 kilo bag of almonds, me bathing in a life sized tub of yogurt etc. etc., but apparently I was a little too focused, as the only picture I came out with was of the ginormous shopping cart. It was a big shopping cart.
I didn’t really need anything, of course, but I had to come out with some sort of loot. Dan and I shared a 12 pack box of Annie’s Mac&Cheese and some canned salmon, and I grabbed some organic canadian honey and some cod liver oil capsules. A pretty good deal, I do think.
We went out for coffee and muffins and a lovely outdoor lunch, went on a nice long hike, stalked a hilarious line of Canadian Geese (okay that was just me), sat on the deck doing absolutely nothing, ate a massive pizza and watched a movie. It was everything I needed.
I also – after a number of plan changes due to airplane delays, then getting on last minute flights etc. – high taled it out to the Toronto airport to spend a couple hours with my brother and sister in law who were flying back from their honeymoon in Switzerland. We didn’t get as much time together as planned (due to flight delays), but we still had dinner and I got to see their trips pictures. It was just so nice seeing them. I’m very glad I took the shift off work, even if the plan was at a risk.
Last week, since Fringe is now over, I had some extra moments of openness. Those are always kind of uncomfy when you aren’t used to them, eh? Like… “wow… what the hell should I do!?” But I think I got through them pretty well.
I worked on my tan. Sorta.
I got my pencil crayons back out and did some mindless doodling.
I found a new window spot. Ummmmm hello bay window.
And treated myself to the most delicious mocha, alongside some relaxing journalling, on a rainy afternoon
Last week I had success in some bucket list items and scratched off some items from my to do list
I actually made sourdough bread! REAL sourdough bread! From scratch! As in, I fed that baby more than I’ve ever fed anything, stood in my kitchen in utter confusion, threw caution to the wind and hoped for the best countless times, threw in the towel, picked the towel back up, kneaded, hoped, waited, cursed, baked and….. voila! I couldn’t believe it actually turned out.
Just like a real mother.
Also made this gluten free zucchini sourdough loaf.
I put out two blog posts. One with some HA recovery updates combined with suggestions from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Dr., and a super *sweet* review of the eight best (in my opinion) cinnamon buns in Toronto!
I went to yoga, went to acupuncture, got a dr. appointment set up for next week, followed up with the two agents I’m pursuing, responded to comments, fed my babies, and cleaned up after my two latest batches of double fermented kombucha got extra excited.Making time to see family, relaxation, and feeding my artistic baby. #weekinreview #family… Click To Tweet
What did you do for your soul, artistic baby, to do list, home, or family time last week?
Have you ever made sourdough bread? If so, I need to pick your brain.
Have you ever been to Costco??