David Bowie is amazing!
I had to start the blog this way, since this past Saturday I went with my mom and dad to the AGO to see David Bowie is...and what he is is amazing (birthday present from my Mom <3). The amount that this man has done for all aspects of the music industry, fashion, movies, etc. is profound. He would see a trend or something in an old film and he would take that look and re-imagine it into something incredible. For example: when he appeared on TV for the first time with his androgynous look, red hair, makeup, and colourful space outfit, singing Ziggy Stardust; the look was appropriated from Clockwork Orange's main character Alex, but it was fashioned brightly and outrageously to really make him pop and stand out. So much so that teenagers around the world asked for more, more, more!!! The exhibit throws you into the mind of a man without a set identity, who appropriates images and characters to represent the space he is in at any given moment. The real truth is that David Bowie himself is hard to pin down.
When you work in event planning and your event comes to an end it feels like you can finally breathe again and live your life. So, this past weekend, not having to work as I would have had to in the past, we managed to get in some family time. My mom and her sister came to visit and we all headed to St. Jacobs to check out the shops and the model train exhibit. The best part of the whole experience, the open space that our little one could run around in. She just loved running from window to window in the one gallery room, and couldn't get enough of banging on the window at the people below.
Family gatherings are my favourite, no matter the time of year. Especially with the amazing families we have, both mine and my hubbies. So really, any excuse to hang out is the best one! Thanksgiving is just a great reason to see all of them, and is my link from fall into Christmas season. I know, but as I told my friends yesterday, "I think about Christmas year round". I can't help it, it's my favourite time of year, my favourite season, my favourite for everything!!! I digress, Thanksgiving is an amazing time, because it includes beautiful fall weather, changing colours of leaves, delicious turkey dinners, and being with family.
These just make my day, and make me realize how much fun my babe has at daycare. Although, I would love to spend everyday with her and we would craft together if we did, I get to come home and have these little treats waiting for me. It just brings a smile to my face and makes me super excited to see how her next day goes as well.
I really am grateful for the daycare situation we were able to find. My mind is blown every day by the things I hear about our little ones day; from her patting a little boy who wasn't feeling well, to her sharing, to her sticking up for herself when kids get to in her face. I know she is such a strong little girl and I love knowing she is growing stronger, more independent, and more caring. My heart expands knowing she has fun with other little ones all day, even while I miss her.
This past weekend was bit gloomy, but we didn't let that get us down. On Saturday we took the little one to the library, where we picked out some books for her to read throughout the week with us. As well, we went to Family Storytime, enjoyed some Robert Munsch and made this amazing noise shaker. Turns out it is the best thing we have ever made there, and the little one LOVES it.
The rest of the day we spent at home, but we got loads done. Laundry, vacuuming, cleaning, I made some spiced apple butter in the slow cooker, made some zucchini loaf, and my husband made some chili for the following day after our race. It was awesome, we have never felt so productive!
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