Waiting for S to finish her ringette officials clinic, this one took advantage of a smooth parking lot and the scooter we had in the van, recently inherited from their cousin who has outgrown it. (Boy do I love having the iPhone camera in my pocket!) Also, we're having gorgeous weather! Today was fantastic (23C) and the forecast is for mid to high 20s all week.
I went for lunch and visited the Regina Floral Conservatory with my mom, her 5 sisters, and my grandma who will turn 95 in October. Wonderful time! (I took pictures of everyone, too, but chose this one to represent the event and post on my blog. I also shared a picture of the mouse we saw on Instagram.)
First little photo shoot on my brand new lens! It's "Canon's first ever EF pancake lens," the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. We used AirMiles to get it for free! (I'm pretty sure my other lenses won't see much action from now on.)
With 3 busy children, fundraising is a part of our lives. This month, the girls are selling these coupon books for their school. Soon, we'll be doing bottle drives and raffles for ringette, and possibly more fundraising for new dance costumes. Can't say I enjoy doing these things, but I accept the necessity of it.
P.S. I need to get a photo as soon as I get home from work, if not sooner. The sun is setting after supper already! Totally missed the light today.
S found this recipe for "spaghetti cupcakes" (video). All 3 girls like them so this is the second Sunday we've made them to have on hand for the week ahead. Easy lunch, snack, or breakfast!
Here's the recipe for reference:
1/2 lb (or 1/2 a package) spaghetti (we use gluten-free rice spaghetti) 3 eggs 1/2 cup parmesan cheese toppings - pasta or pizza sauce, mozzarella, and anything else you like
Preheat oven to 350F. Cook spaghetti and drain. (If using gluten-free pasta, rinse cooked spaghetti with cold water to reduce stickiness.) Whisk eggs and parmesan cheese together. Pour over spaghetti and stir to combine. Grease muffin tins or use cupcake liners (silicone liners work well). Fill cups with spaghetti mixture and top with chosen toppings. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Makes 10. (We double the recipe.)
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson