Weekly Life / Cross Country Skiing


I'm not sure how to really start blogging again, but perhaps the best way is to just jump right in. There have been a few changes in my life... the most significant being that I am no longer married. Adjusting to a single life that I did not want has been enormously challenging, especially with a new baby. But here we are. So. I no longer have the luxury of having beautiful photos of me and our family, so I will have to settle for iPhone snaps. One day I hope to get my own camera, and learn more about photography.

Most of our weeks are pretty busy with the day to day comings and goings of a six year old, four year old, and 6-month old. It's surprising how busy their little lives can be! I try to squeeze in some of my own time in little pockets as the day allows. Forty minutes at the gym, a car ride with a sleeping baby, a few extra minutes in the shower, or sometimes a yoga class after the littles bedtime.

We try to to get out and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, and a new activity for me has been cross-country skiing! I hadn't been in years and years, but it's a great workout and something I can do with the baby. I wear her in a baby carrier and she is content to nap. We've gone to the Windsor Park Nordic Centre which is great for newbies. There are rentals available and most of the trails are somewhat sheltered, which has been good during our cold winter. I haven't taken Soren and Poppy with me yet, but I hope to!

We've also gone skating on the river trail a couple of times, and let me tell you Soren is FAST. I should have expected it I guess, but he totally surprised me. One of the hardest things about solo-parenting is getting enough one-on-one time with each of the kids. Blake's easy, of course, but it's tough to carve out time with the older ones. Hopefully Soren and I can go out skating just the two of us... I'm pretty sure I could out-skate him if I wasn't pushing a stroller with two kids in it!


Jacinta said...

I'm sorry to hear that. It must be hard to write that down, and I didn't want to simply read it and leave silent.

Anonymous said...

You are an incredibly brave woman! You deserve all the best life has to offer, I am so sorry you have to go through this. You are handling it with such class and taking the high road.

Rosanna said...

My heart goes out to you. I too had a marriage that ended abruptly with a newborn in the picture. It was terribly difficult, but it also changed my life in many amazing ways that I wouldn't trade for anything. I learned very quickly that I had to prioritize my own well being if I had any hope of being a good mother. It sounds like you are already doing a great job of finding the little ways to take care of yourself, and I hope that the blog is also one of those ways. Wishing you all the best!