Monday, October 18, 2010

Much Love Monday {books, etc.}

via flickr

Good morning and happy Monday! I'm looking forward to a really great week, full of books and reading and learning and fun! Here's what I'm loving about today, and the week ahead:
  • I won Megan's giveaway (can't wait for my Paris prints to arrive!)- hooray! Ooh, and I won Nikki's new Finding LOST book, because my photos were so hilarious... (she said it, not me!) Yippeee!!!
  • I'm going to my favourite little bookstore downtown on Thursday night for a special teachers' evening (am totally going to spend hundreds and hundreds of someone else's dollars on new books for the library! and I'm going to treat myself to tea at Murchies, too, since it is right next door...)
  • Friday is professional day, which means I'm off to a conference about reading and writing for kids in grades K-2 (Dylan's teacher, my good friend Nerine, is coming with me, and we are definitely going for a pumpkin spice latte at the end of the day!)
  • Am just about to borrow our newest book club selection, This is Where I Leave You. Am really enjoying being in a book club and finding new books I might not have picked up otherwise... (oh, and I also quite like going out in the evening once a month, drinking wine and chatting with a group of girls!) Am just finishing up The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and picked up a copy of The House at Riverton (for free!), too. Reading up a storm these days!
  • Meal Plan Monday continues to be a huge success and is totally keeping me on track with making healthy, delicious dinners every night of the week. This week's meals include spaghetti and tossed salad, Mexican chicken, spinach & feta pizzas, butternut squash soup (I love my new soup cookbook!), Jamie's red thai curry (I'm doing chicken instead of prawns) with jasmine rice, and everybody's favourite... pancakes! (this is the boys' pick- they think having breakfast for dinner is awesome)
  • The Inbetweeners is on tonight. I'll watch it with Alan when I get home from the gym. Will probably laugh our heads off...
  • Making lists like this helps me to appreciate all the little (and wonderful) things about my life
How about you? Are you loving all sorts of little things this Monday? I'd love to hear about it, and if you want to write a post of your own to share the love, you can leave a link on Much Love Anna as well...


  1. Firstly, those pancakes are so cute! What a great image.

    Secondly, isn't it wonderful how making lists of happy things helps you remember what's going really well in your life? I love your list.

  2. House at Riverton is OK but "The Forgotten Garden" is more than brilliant, also by Kate Morton who incidentally has a new book out which I will download to Kindle (my mechanised best friend) as soon as I have read the other 10 stored on board!

    sorry, had to delete previous comment as had v bad typo ... the shame!

  3. I keep reminding myself that I need to get on board with your meal plan Mondays. No luck yet. Maybe after school. And what book club are you part of? I'm thinking about joining one or maybe start a little group for the one or two books I want to read. So glad to hear you have such a brilliant week planned! Hope you get to start every day with pancakes.

  4. Breakfast for dinner IS awesome! : )

  5. I'm so incredibly envious of your organization. How you manage to teach, raise two kids, exercise regularly, and make healthy meals for each night is beyond me! There are some days when I am so exhausted that I come home and can do nothing but zone out and/or collapse on my bed--ha!


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