A night of Girl Talk and and Thunderstorms

One of my most favorite places in the world to be is on my boat.
When I’m on it I forget about my job, about someone complaining to the city about our chicks, about the laundry that needs to be done, the emails that need to be read, and only do I think about all the things I am so grateful for having in my life.  There are the obvious ones like my kids, my husband, my parents, then there are the things that I don’t always stop to think about.  Such as the wind that can actually make my boat move, the water that not only my boat floats on but that I can jump into and swim, where I realize how small I am in this huge world but can see how my actions can cause ripples. The Chubby Bean is 19 feet of pure bliss and clarity.  Its also a great place to have a good sleep!

Last night I was sitting on the boat reading when I heard someone walking down the dock……I couldn’t have been more excited when I saw Taya’s face.  She climbed aboard and got comfortable.  Taya and I had no intentions on sleeping on the boat but we started talking.  Talking about her report card and being on the honor roll, boys, her upcoming birthday, our hair and just life in general.  It was one of the best nights I have had with my daughter in a long time.  The older she gets the more I wish I could hold her like a baby again, the more I realize how lucky I am to spend time with her…any time at all, because I now understand how precious time really is.  Taya will be going into grade 12 I’m running out of time or the times are just changing.  Either way it can be overwhelming.  Last night is a night that I will probably talk about at Taya’s wedding of some other huge life event.

While the lightening flashed and the thunder rolled Taya and I drifted to sleep swaying to the motion of the water.

Tonight is going to be another great night!!!  We are off to see our friend Tony of Great Lake Swimmers at Massey Hall!  Thank you to his family for inviting us to come along!

Give your loved ones an extra hug day cause….why not!

Leslie
xo

On the Chubby Bean with The Bean

On the Chubby Bean with The Bean

Who doesn’t love a good surprise!

Working on a Saturday when my husband is off can suck…but hey that’s how it goes sometimes.  Matt and I try to make the most out of the free time that we have to spend together with the kids.
Friday night we spent the night on the boat.  Tristan was out with a friend and Taya was working late.  It was a perfect night, warm with a nice breeze that kept the bugs away and just the right temp for a good nights sleep!
Saturday morning Matt and I debated on going for a sail before I had to go into work but decided against it.  So we choose to go looking for a patio set for a porch we have off of our second floor.  There wasn’t a lot to choose from and some of the prices were crazy high.  We stumble into one of my least favorite stores…..walmart and found a deal on four chairs and an outdoor rug, and at Target we found lots of fun Beaver Canoe accessories and 4 colorful  ottomans that we made into a table.  I actually can’t believe what we were able to fit into our lil VW Cabrio.
We could only 2 of the four chairs so Matt had to head back to Walmart while I went off to work.

I work with some pretty great people so the day was going by at a good pace and there were lots of laughs while we were working away.  On my break I grabbed my phone to see if I had any texts and Matt had texted saying he had a surprise for me.  I was guessing that he set up everything we had bought, and I couldn’t wait to come home and see what he had done.

Once I was all done work I practically sprinted home to find Matt on the 2nd floor porch he had put the chairs together, put the carpet down, put the ottomans in a pattern to create our table where he had bought candles and a cool tray that totally finished our little slice of serenity.  Could I have been more stoked????  Hell no!  My Matt is the shit and I never forget for one second how lucky I am!

Time to relax before we get back to the grind that Mondays bring.

Have a blissful night!

Leslie
xo

Our Chill Space

Our Chill Space