We move at the end of June, and I feel like the clock is ticking, I'm doing that stupid thing where the weather is nice and the parks are great and the kids are happy and one part of my brain is like, Don't enjoy this because it's gonna be gone. THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF MINDFULNESS, brain.
Anyway. We have been doing the Saskatooniest things we can think of. There's this sandbar down by the river that people hang out on, so we hung out on it.
It's a pretty alright little beach.
We go to the farmer's market. They have the bouncy castles up on Sundays again!
We get cucumbers and carrots, and eat half of them on the way home.
We go to Kinsmen park, which remains one of the best parks of my life.
We hang out with Josie a LOT. We are going to misssssssss her. We went to a bbq at her place a few weeks ago
and then had her and her husband over for supper, and then saw them at my cousin's place the other night. I know it's normal for people my age to have children but I'm always so delighted when we all get together and there are just PILES OF KIDS and they all move around in this mass of bodies and the big ones look out for the little ones and they all sit at or around the one table, just like in stories.
So we're losing that, that is a bummer. But we're here now! Tryn'a be here now. It's so hard. Every time we walk along the river, I have a little pang. But then there are goslings!
The weather has been amazing. Joel was gone last week and we barely noticed. I took the girls down by the river with their wheels one evening.
IT WAS STRESSFUL FOR ME because I'm trying to keep an eye on them both, and there are cyclists and people jogging by with their dogs. A woman walked by with two large dogs and Geneva was like, Mayyeye pet you dogs? And the woman heard her, and stopped! And Geneva petted her dogs! I dunno, kids having spontaneous interactions with strangers is the best.
We had a little snacknic in the dandelions because wheelsing is HARD WORK.
We went down to the ice cream bus for a belated birthday cone. Geneva got bubble gum because Eleanor got bubble gum but she did NOT LIKE IT so she gave it to Eleanor and came after mine. I got peanut butter cup because I am not a child and I know what's what.
We took forever coming home. We love the river.
We love the weir, we love the pelicans.
We went out for brunch today, a belated Mother's Day brunch, and Eleanor had a sandwich with a banana in it and Geneva had some of what everyone was having, with a side of What Is Your Face Doing
and the whole time I had to keep reminding myself that it was ok to be trying a new place instead of visiting our old places, because trying new places is one of the things we LIKE and we don't like it less because it will never become an Old Place. A friend said last night that it's better to be sad about leaving than to be closing the door on three terrible years and they're RIGHT, but it's still sad to be leaving.
BUT WE'RE NOT LEAVING YET WE'RE STILL HERE STOP BEING SO SAD ABOUT IT, BRAIN. You can be sad later.