Monday Morning Coffee

Good morning, beautiful people! I know I’ve been pretty scarce around here lately, but I just haven’t had the itch to blog. The creative juices have been feeling a bit dried up and not much is inspiring me to write. Regardless, I figured I’d give you all an update on what we’ve been up to lately.

So, if we were sitting down for coffee this morning, I’d be telling you that …

… Isla has been loving school! She’s made some friends and so far I haven’t had any notes sent home by her teacher that she’s been misbehaving. Win!

… Norah has equally been enjoying having a bit of alone time with me while her sister is at school. Not having to share the toys for a couple of hours? Oh the joy!!

… We’ve started doing some Christmas shopping and this year is proving to be challenging. I have zero idea what Santa is going to bring the girls (they have ideas but I know Santa isn’t made out of money), and even my wish list is pretty boring. (Like, “Hmm, new towels would be nice” boring.) Maybe once Halloween comes and goes I’ll be inspired.

… We did some hardcore adulting and renewed the mortgage on our house and even pulled some equity out of it. Hurray! Time to adult more and tackle some loans. Adulting is fun, yo.😉

… My face has been glued to the World Series playoffs, specifically the Blue Jays! We’re down 0-2 in this current series against Cleveland, so hopefully we’re able to make some magic happen this afternoon.

… I’ve started watching a few new shows on TV and I’m undecided on whether I actually like a couple of them or not. “This Is Us” is probably my favourite, but “Lethal Weapon” and “Pitch” I’m on the fence about. No one can duplicate Mel Gibson and Danny Glover’s chemistry in the Lethal Weapon movie series, and Pitch is a little too “Girl Powery” for me. I’ll give them the season to help me decide, if they last that long.

Clearly, my life is boring AF.

Please, tell me what’s new in your world!

What I’m Reading: The Girl on the Train

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

My review:
Yet another book that I’m certain I’m one of the last people on the planet to have JUST read it. And I didn’t even realize it was being made into a movie until I downloaded and wondered why the F Emily Blunt was on the cover. Either way, I digress …

So, The Girl on the Train is/was referred to frequently as the “next Gone Girl.” I personally think that Gone Girl is the better read out of the two, but that’s not to say that The Girl on the Train was bad; the characters weren’t just as captivating for me as Gone Girl’s. I found Rachel to be messy and irritating, and Anna just drove me bananas. And what happened with the guy with the red hair? I felt he would’ve had a bigger role in the end, but apparently not.

Still, I found myself chewing through the pages because I just needed to know who did it, and the guilty person surprised me a little. Hawkins did a great job keeping me guessing, I just wished the characters were more likeable. There wasn’t a single character that made me think, “She/he COULDN’T have done it, I like them too much!”

Overall, I’m giving The Girl on the Train 4 stars out of 5, only a half-star less than Gone Girl.



TGIF v.38

A high of the week was winding up slo-pitch season with all sorts of good feelings in our dugout. We came in 2nd in our bracket and really came together as a team over this past season. I’m going to miss playing with those goons and am already looking forward to the spring!

And of course, I mustn’t forget about the epic 11-inning AL Wild Card game that the Blue Jays won on Tuesday, sending them to the ALDS! I was on the edge on my seat for the whole game and they absolutely KILLED it yesterday! Lets hope the trend continues today!

A low of the week was Isla catching her second cold of the school year. I knew it was bound to happen when she started school, but so far we’ve had one a month, and that’s ridiculous.

An internet find I loved was this video:

The best money I spent was spent at Costco so I could restock my freezer and pantry😉

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was being able to go on a field trip with Isla’s preschool on Monday. We went to the pumpkin patch and Norah got to tag along as well! We fed sheep, picked pumpkins, went on a tractor ride, and fun was had by all!

Beautiful day for pumpkin picking!

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The song that has been stuck in my head is “The Greatest” by Sia.

My meals of the week were:

Monday: Spaghetti
Tuesday: Take-out pizza
Wednesday: Sausages
Thursday: Fried Chicken

My plans for the weekend are lunch with friends who are visiting from out of town, dinner with my mom, and a much-needed movie date with Kyle!

What are you weekend plans? Did you watch any baseball this week??