I hope you are having a great morning so far.
It’s chilly and raining here in Stratford and I am currently cuddled up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea and my cat Trevor sitting at my feet as I write this. I love cozy mornings like this, just relaxing and writing…it’s one of the best ways to start the day.
This post will be another combined one since I worked a couple of double shifts the past few days and I completely forgot to post. At least day 6 in this compilation is on time, right?
Also, I forgot to mention this in the last post, but all the prompts I have used so far (including today’s prompts) have come from The SITS Girls blog page! I’ll leave a link to both their home page and their “Writing Prompts for May” post at the bottom of the page so you can check them out!
Here we go….
Day 3: Describe your dream home
I’ve always wanted to live in a smaller, cozy home. Prior to getting married and moving out, I’ve never moved houses. I lived in the same semi-detached house my whole life and I loved it. It was definitely smaller than some of my friends’ houses, but it was spacious enough for everything and everyone. It was the perfect fit for our family and I love the idea of having a smaller, cozy home for my family one day, perhaps a bungalow or a small detached house.
I would love our house to have a fair-sized back yard for our future kids (and possible puppy in the near future) to play in. I would love to have a finished basement as Danny and I are definitely not the most handy of people (although we do try our best). I would like to have space for a small reading/work nook…I’ve always loved that idea. I hope to own a home that has a nice front porch or a patio in the backyard to sit out on when the weather is nice. I would love to have space for a garden to grow our own vegetables and herbs. I would like to have a decent sized kitchen, as Danny and I both love to cook together and even having a little bit more room than we have in the apartment would be perfect for us.
There are a few other things I could mention, but perhaps the most important thing to note is that I hope to have a home full of love, laughter, and gratitude. I hope to have a home that feels warm and welcoming all the time and to be surrounded by people I love in it.
Day 4: What made you smile this week
On Tuesday, I went to a local coffee shop and decided to give the cashier extra money to put towards as many other orders a possible after mine. She was surprised but cheerfully agreed and I headed back to my seat. Seeing the next few customers come in and smile when they were told their order was paid for was great to see. A gentleman and his wife came in and their order was the last one that was covered by the left over money and they asked who it was that paid and the cashier pointed to me (even though I did hope to remain anonymous). They came up to me and thanked me for their coffees and said that they would pay it forward that day. I smiled and thanked them for coming up to speak with me and also for agreeing to perform a random act of kindness. I hope that doesn’t sound too selfish or self-interested. It really made my day to know that someone took the time to talk to me about paying it forward after they discovered what I had done and committing to doing a similar act of kindness of their own. They were such a lovely couple and I was thankful that they stopped to chat with me. Their kindness was definitely one of the biggest things that made me smile this week.
Day 5: What does your family do on family night
Since it is just Danny and I and our cat, I guess you could say that family night is every night in our home. We often cook dinner together and we will talk about our day, play a game of some sort, and just hang out with each other when I am not working a double shift.
There are times when we will get together with Danny’s family and we try to see my family for dinner at least twice a month so family night looks a little different on those days. For example, the first Sunday of each month, my dad invites us over for what he calls pizza Sunday. We get together with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend and my grandparents. We usually gather at my parent’s restaurant in Kitchener and we chat with each other, play card games, and eat lots of yummy food….a pretty standard family gathering.
I love spending time with my family and when Danny and I have kids one day, I will make sure to have lots of family time planned. Danny and I both have had many awesome family nights growing up and we hope to make some of the things we experienced into our own family night traditions.
What are some things that your family does on family night?
Day 6: What ingredients make the perfect Saturday
Who doesn’t love Saturdays? I usually work on Saturdays, but regardless, I still love them. When I am not working on a Saturday, I try to take full advantage of having the day to do the things I love. So here are some of the things that make a Saturday perfect for me.
-Sleeping in until 8:00/8:30 am (I am usually up at 5:30/6:00 am during the week)
-Snuggling with Danny and/or Trevor while trying to get myself out of bed (this is a daily occurrence but it’s much more enjoyable when we don’t have to rush)
-Making a pot of coffee and a big breakfast for Danny and I
-Going for a walk with Danny or even by myself: fresh air is important
-Getting ready for the day at a leisurely pace while talking to Danny or listening to music
-Running errands (I am one of those people who really enjoy grocery shopping)
-Going to our favourite restaurant for a quick-lunch (this doesn’t happen every Saturday I have off, but it’s nice once in a while)
-Visiting with family/friends
-Cooking a nice meal with Danny
-Snuggling up on the couch with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine, haha) and popcorn, watching a movie (or more recently binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy)
That is the basic formula for what I consider to be the perfect Saturday.
What is your idea of the perfect Saturday? I’d love to know!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post!
As always, thank you so much for reading my blog and showing your support, I am very grateful that you are here!
Happy Saturday everyone,