Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What's going on in November!

I can't believe I just discovered this linky - I feel like I've been living under a rock!  Thanks to Oh' Boy 4th Grade for this wonderful linky!


I am currently on maternity leave, as my son is 7.5 months old, and right now, he's playing with his mound of toys.  He loves this.  He'll sit with all of his toys surrounding him and play with them, going from toy to toy to toy.  


When I was pregnant, I started craving tea (especially since coffee was WAY out of the question!) And then I discovered loose leaf tea!  It is way way way better than regular tea bag tea!  The flavour explosion is simply wonderful!  My mother-in-law got me two bags for Christmas and they were gone pretty quickly.  I had a friend who had an online tea party with Steeped Tea and I ordered a few more.  I just loved them!  I knew I wanted to join the company one day, but was waiting for things to calm down a bit.  Well, last week, I took the plunge!  I received my starter kit and... WOW!  I am still trying to get through all of it, but there's so much and it's all so great!


So, I just found out that Gilmore Girls is on Canadian Netflix and, well, it's tied in first place for my favourite show ever (with Friends)!  So, of course, I've been binge watching it while my son is napping.  I'm semi-working at the same time (it's on as I'm writing this blog post), but I have been spending a lot of time in front of the TV lately!

Only about 5 and a half more seasons to go before I'm done :) haha


One of my husband's hobbies is making his own wine.  He uses kits mostly - he does have a dandelion wine on the go, and last week decided to surprise me with a ice wine kit!  I love ice wine, I love sipping it after dinner.  Now, you HAVE to drink this stuff when it's ice cold, otherwise it's just not as good.  So I'm desperately wanting this wine to hurry up and ferment so we can age it!!

Fun little fact - did you know that it takes 4 bunches of grapes to make a bottle of wine and 40 bunches to make a bottle of ice wine?! Crazy eh!  Hence the huge price tag!


So, I know I'm crazy, and I really do want my son to become a young man but it's just going by waaaaay too fast! He has learned so much in the past 7 months, it's driving me crazy!  He's gone from not knowing anything, not being able to even hold his head up to crawling and climbing everywhere.  It's toooo fast!  This kid has to slow down and allow me to savour every single moment.  

Ahhhh, right.  I'm not going to get this wish, I know.  :)


My colleagues and I formed this book club last year.  Every two months, we meet up at someone's house, we chit chat, we eat, we drink and we discuss a book.  The hostess gets to pick a book and this time, it was my turn! I chose Defending Jacob by William Landay after a lot of research and I'm so glad I picked it!  If you haven't read it yet, you must!  It's really, really good!

Want to read more?  Head on over to Oh' Boy 4th grade!

Have a great month!