Odds and sods

New buffalo check plaid skirt and shopping with my dog at Rona

Today, I have another odds and sods post for you, where I bundle together some of the little things that are happening around the farm and some things that I’ve seen out on the worldwide web.

  • I don’t shop at Rona a whole lot, but I ended up there last Friday, and they may become my favourite store because they allow dogs! I love stores that allow dogs–even though Baxter doesn’t quite have the energy for shopping.
  • Before I tore my office completely apart, I managed to sew a skirt that’s been in my head for a looooong time. Flannel buffalo check laid on the bias (AKA diagonal). It’s a little bit country and a whole lot comfortable for the winter.
  • We’re at an exciting time in our family. Nephew #1 has his driver’s license–so proud of him. Nephew #3 turned 3 a week ago. Nephew #5 should arrive in the next week or so–so extremely excited. Niece #1 arrives in a couple of months. Oh and Matt and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary yesterday and 19 years together this month. Craziness.
  • Alexandra Franzen is a writer whose posts inspire me. This one for the “the hard worker, the un-complainer, the tenacious warrior, grinding and slogging and striving to create something beautiful in this world” was a particularly motivating way to start the year.
  • Other words that are inspiring me right now: “No, we don’t do busy.
  • Thalita, who runs The Learned Observer, is someone I connected with online and then met in person a few years ago at Blog Podium. Now she’s a super busy Work At Home Mom of twin boys and is embarking on a new career as full-time blogger. The work that goes into making your dreams come true is significant, and I’m so impressed by what she’s been able to accomplish. I’m loving following her journey and cheering her on virtually.

I am more than ready for this weekend.

It’s been a bit of a tough week at the day job, with 26 meetings in the past four days and lots of extra hours to get at least a little bit of work done. I am grateful that I’m still on a four-day workweek schedule, so I’m willing to put in the extra time to get that balance.

However, I am looking forward to a few days of hiking, getting back to painting the furniture for my office, sleeping in, snacking and spending time with Matt at our farm.

What’s inspiring you this week? What have you been up to? What are your plans for the weekend?

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9 thoughts on “Odds and sods

  1. Twenty-six meetings in 4 days!?? Wowza!

    Your skirt is super cute. Nice job!

    I love when customers bring their dogs into my work. I have dog treats under the counter and a couple of them come right over and wait for them. 🙂

  2. That is such a lovely skirt. I love the black shirt and tights with skirt combo. When I was a kid I had similar outfits, only with what my mum called a “jumper” instead of a skirt (like a sleeveless dress that goes over a long-sleeved shirt). The jumpers were colourful and I wore black turtlenecks and tights with them. My mum made most of my clothes, too. Good memories! 🙂

      • My best friend keeps insisting I try tunics, which are similar in shape. I always thought they didn’t suit me, and having nothing but swishy fabric that just gets bigger as it goes down where I feel like I’m supposed to have a waistline is an odd feeling. But I’m getting used to it, and it’s certainly comfortable.

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