No matter what you are going through, no matter how bad it is, know that the ability to bounce back is within you. You just have to give yourself the time, and get yourself in the mindset, to be ready to bounce back.
The year 2020 marks our 10-year wedding anniversary. Like all of you, we had great plans for this summer to celebrate this milestone in a memorable way. That plan changed and was postponed. Instead, we decided to venture out on a mini-vacation of ours in the beautiful Niagara Wine Country, to spend a few days away from kids, work and generally any grown-up responsibility. Keeping physical distancing and recommended precautions in mind, the six of us ventured out with a set itinerary which took us on a self-guided bike tour of three wineries (Marynissen, Lailey and ReviewView), a picnic lunch of our own at one of the wineries, mixed with some quality time with friends who have been our small close group that have maintained isolation during this pandemic. The bike's we rented were provided by Tour de Vine, who have a pre-arranged package that includes bike rentals and the wine tasting costs and reservations at each of the three wineries. Out of the three wineries, both Marynissen and…
This friendly little bird came over (in June) and decided to hang out on our patio railing, giving me a great opportunity to snap a few pictures up close. It must've stayed in this spot for over 10 minutes, finally making its way over to the neighbours railing, when I approached a little too close to its liking.
The pandemic has caused a havoc for all of us, with the change in work-life style, for parents with kids, it's an even greater challenge. But the one thing I've enjoyed during this time is the simple pleasure of being able to play a game with my kids without feeling guilty about it. After all they ( the kids ), during this time of isolation, need us just as much as we need them. Another simple pleasure is to have the kids come over and give you a hug, right after you get off a conference call, which you wouldn't have been able to do in the office. Enjoy it, cherish it, while it lasts. I will.