Finally, it feels like summer is here! This past Monday was Victoria Day in Canada, our unofficial start to the summer. The weather was amazing and it was nice to have a long weekend to unwind and enjoy our new city.
Even though it’s golf season year round here in Barbados, many golfers are just at the start of their season. So I thought it’d be a great time to share with you what’s in my golf bag.
One of the downsides of being an expat is that you can’t always get exactly what you want, particularly for your home, when you exactly need it. For example, it took us six months of scouring the island looking for a big girl bed for my daughter. Not a toddler bed, just a normal twin or double-sized bed. Everything we came across was either outrageously priced, or ridiculous looking. So we found a wonderful (completely unrelated) company on island to bring one in for us. Anyway, as such, any chance you get to add stuff to a new colleague-arriving-on-island’s container, you take it. And you just throw whatever you can into it, even if you don’t need it at this particular moment. We had the Mr.’s colleague bring down a toddler bed for Jackson (which we’ll store for the next year and a half) AND one of these…
Currently, my workout routine has me going to the gym later in the evening. By the time I’m done, I’m hungry and find myself wanting a salty snack as I catch up on tv and relax for the rest of the night. Of course, I don’t want to undo what I just accomplished in the gym, so instead of reaching for the nearest bag of potato chips, I’ve been snacking on nuts.
It’s been two weeks now since my little pup moved from Barbados to Toronto, and what a two weeks! She wound up in emergency surgery last Friday to have her gall bladder removed and then we discovered that she was allergic to the pain meds, which meant multiple trips to the vet. The poor thing! While it wasn’t the homecoming I had planned, she seems to be doing fine now and on the mend.
My husband, daughter (aged 6), son (aged 14 months), parents, sister-in-law, her fiancé, his two kids (aged 5 and 8), and I just spent 10 days at the most magical place on earth! We went to Disney World and visited Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center, Magic Kingdom, and Disney Springs. It was quite the holiday!
A couple of months ago I wanted to cut my hair, but several of my friends talked me out of it. I’ve had long hair for about 90% of my life with only a few short hair cuts in between. Usually it’s always been a few inches past my shoulders, but since we’ve been in Barbados it’s been draping somewhere near the middle of my back. Today, however, I’m saying goodbye to my long hair and am opting for a long bob, aka the lob. Think Rachel McAdams or this year’s Grey’s Anatomy cast;) Wednesday was my birthday (yay!), I’m headed out for a celebratory dinner tonight, and I think it’s about time I had a little change. Read More…
Finally, the media gods have delivered! There is a golf magazine now just for women!