Warm and slow Sunday

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We were on the road much of the day yesterday. A round trip to Montreal for a little bit of Christmas shopping and some time with my sister and our niece. We are so lucky to have little people that do very well with travel (for 3 hours at a time at least) an we had a lovely, but very late day.

So today was all about slow stuff : Slow play in the morning light, slow walks in the warm snow-melting air and a big slow bountiful trip to the city’s year-round farmer’s market in the heart of Old Quebec. At this time of year, we still have a handful of small local farmer stands that are selling the last of their conservation veggies and fruit. We were able to get potatoes, carrots, squash and cabbage. We also laid our hands on crisp apples and the last of the local pears. Then on to the more yearly vendors, artisans and specialty stores. We had ordered our flour for the winter, 60 lbs total, for our bread making and baking needs. As we walked along the stalls, we found dried cranberries, fresh cheese, fresh chicken eggs and the ultimate surprise, fresh organic quail eggs from just about 20 miles down the road. This nice little man assured us he would be at the market all winter. What a treat!

Dinner was simple, bread and pumpkin cookies were made, the evening is calm and the kids are going to bed SO early! The day has been a little rough after a short night and everyone is due for some peace and quiet I think. Anyway, mom and dad are looking forward to some chamomile tea and a little bit of garden planning for next year.

Hoping all of you had a wonderful week-end.

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About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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12 Responses to Warm and slow Sunday

  1. Look at those quail eggs! Isn’t it nice having a year round market, we have one here too, and I love it! Hope you enjoyed your evening.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      It’s wonderful… And right now, many of the stands that are only there for the holidays have started setting up. Soon there will be little things like handmade donuts, roasted cinnamon popcorn and musicians playing Christmas carols. I have a feeling we’ll be going back a lot in the next month. πŸ™‚

      Have a lovely week! xo

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  2. sally says:

    Sounds perfect, and love your pictures of your two playing together, always something very special about siblings together.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you, there really is huh? They are still at very different ages so quiet times together are few and far between. This really was magical. πŸ™‚

      Have a wonderful week!

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  3. karen says:

    how nice that the children travel well. My daughter was good but my son was not. He was a little devil as a baby and toddler. Now that they are adults well it’s easy as pie πŸ™‚ Love the photo of the sled and snow. Glad you were able to see your sister! I love seeing mine.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      My sister and I are guilty of living too busy of lives. We only live 2 hours away, but only see each other 4-5 times a year. It’s always nice. And our niece is just growing like a weed. We just adore our precious time with her.

      Have a lovely week. Thank you for stopping by to say hi!

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  4. appleshoe says:

    Your egg carton play made me smile. We play the same way here. Those quail eggs are beautiful. We buy them once in a while for a treat. Enjoy them πŸ™‚

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I love it when they bring all their toys together and create something amazing. Makes me feel like even in times of doubt, we are doing something right. πŸ™‚

      We are letting the eggs age a few days. They were literally a few hours old when we bought them. My Chinese doctor told me that quail eggs are wonderful to improve kidney function which I seem to have issues with in winter. πŸ™‚ I haven’T had them in years, it will definitely be a treat!

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  5. KC says:

    Sounds so wonderful. Can’t wait to hear about those quail eggs!

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  6. How cute, I love this!

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