April-What’s Up Wednesday!

Hey there friends! It’s time to link up with Shay and share a bit about what we’ve been up to during April. Is it just me or do you think that April went by so fast too? Anyway, here we are back for What’s Up Wednesday and I’m so happy you’ve stopped by!

WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK

I was doing amazingly well with my meal planning until this week! I went away to Canberra for a night and got caught up in enjoying the school holidays so much that I ended up skipping my usual meal-planning routine. Sunday night I made a LOT of chicken schnitzel so there would be plenty of leftovers. I wanted to make sure that while I was away, Steve and Sam wouldn’t starve. I know, I know…crazy right? They are both grown-ups and Steve is a chef!

WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT

Our fun Easter weekend which was only last month but already feels like a lifetime ago. I love this pic of some of my younger cousins and me. We went hunting for chocolate eggs in Oatley Bush Park and managed to find them all before they started to melt completely. What a win!

hunting for eggs

WHAT I’M LOVING

I have been loving the Autumn school holidays!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO

April has been a great month which has literally disappeared before my eyes! Here are a few things I enjoyed in April.

Dinner with friends.

dinner with friends

Cousin connect dinner with my favourites.

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April Cousin Connect

Sunny walks.

walking

Shopping with friends.

trying on hats

Brunch with the family.

breakfast

Homemade banana milkshakes.

weekend happenings - banana milkshake

Pretty flowers because it still feels like spring over here!

blooming flowers

I got back last night from an amazing trip to Canberra with my cousin and her family. Here we are in front of the War Memorial. I will do a recap of our short but fun-packed 2 days away soon.

April Canberra trip

WHAT I’M DREADING

I’m kind of dreading this and I’m also kind of not. A long while ago I shared that Steve needed a double knee replacement. Sigh! Well, we have been back and forth with specialists over many months. And finally, we have found a surgeon we are happy with and also have a surgery date – 24th of May.

The first surgeon we saw was very reputable but also charged an arm and a leg (excuse the pun!) even though we have top-cover health insurance. He suggested performing a double knee replacement and getting it all over and done once. Initially, this sounded like a great plan to both of us. But then when we consulted with another surgeon. He didn’t recommend that at all because of the potential risks involved. He even said that double knee replacements weren’t allowed to be performed in some countries! We were a bit confused as to why the first surgeon suggested a double in the first place. Who knows??

Anyway, Steve’s left knee is a mess and the cartilage has completely worn away. I don’t know how the guy manages to stay cheery all day with the level of pain he’s in! So the plan is – he will have his left knee operated on first and then it’s a three-month recovery period. The surgeon will give his right knee a steroid injection and then see how long he can go on before he needs that one operated on. It could be this year or it could be next.

So while I’m dreading him having to have surgery and then of course there’s always the unknowns that I don’t want to mention. I’ll be happy when he can walk without limping and flinching. That will be a happy day!

WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT

Talk about mixed feelings this month! Sam is going to Japan next Friday and I’m excited for him as well as not excited because you know…my baby is going overseas on a plane!!!! Gulp!

WHAT I’M WATCHING

I love European shows and recently discovered a heartwarming Swedish TV series called Bonus Family. It’s a down-to-earth and quite realistic portrayal of  what a messy blended family life looks like. It’s funny too!

WHAT I’M WEARING

Layers! And just recently I have started to wear warmer clothes in the evenings. The weather is still all over the place and as I mentioned earlier most days still feel like spring! But as usual, I have forgotten to take photos of my outfits.

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND

I’ll be trying to keep busy and think happy grateful thoughts for my two weeks off from work.

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH

At the risk of sounding repetitive-I’m looking forward to Steve getting his surgery over and done with and Sam back home telling us all about his adventures in Japan.

WHAT AMAZON PURCHASES I LOVED THIS MONTH

I love this coffee grinder!

April post- manual coffee grinder

This simple shower cap is pretty amazing too.

April post - shower cap

And just like that, it’s almost time to say goodbye to April! I hope you guys had a good month and fingers crossed that May is kind to all of us!

Happy Wednesday friends!

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8 thoughts on “April-What’s Up Wednesday!”

  1. I hope all goes well with the knee replacement surgery and the trip overseas! I’m sure both are quite stressful. We have had many family members have to have knee replacement and they too did them one at at time… I’m not sure how they would have even gone to the bathroom otherwise if they tried to have them both done at once!

  2. You’re putting layers on, and I’m hoping to get my shorts out!!
    All the best as you prepare for Steve’s surgery, I’m sure he will feel so much better!

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