Lately…

So much to do, so little time. Sorry for lack of blog posts! Here is my peace offering…  an update of sorts on life.

Lately I’ve been…

READING
blogs. I don’t have time for books these days, something I really miss. I used to read books a lot. I really want to read Hippies In The City. But for now I do most of my reading online. Current fave blogs are BabyMac and First Time Fancy.

COOKING
lentil patties. I’m trying to perfect my own version. They include coriander and tamari but that’s all I can say for now. I need to keep working on them before I share them here!

But I added some haloumi to my lentil pattie burger tonight and OH MY GOD….!

MAKING
this tray. It’s packaging from a toy of O’s that I sanded, primed, painted and am now using washi tap (!) to make a base for it. Pretty? It’s still not finished but very close.

DRINKING
appletiser. I drank bottles upon bottles of this when I was pregnant. Must be the warmer weather because I’m reaaaally craving that fizz. Bonus: no added sugar.

WANTING
sleep. O is waking for the day before 5AM lately. I think she knows daylight savings begins in one week! And thank fuck for that.

ENJOYING
music. It’s been years since I’ve really listened to music. I’m rediscovering Jack Johnson and loving some reggae, something I’ve never listened to before.

WAITING FOR
my veggie garden. I’ve planted some seeds and some seedlings. I’m not the most patient person, I really shouldn’t of planted seeds!

LIKING
the iphone update. Yep, I’m a fan. And the Instagram update is sleek too, no such thing as too much white if you ask me!

HOPING
for nice weather. It is soon O’s first birthday party. We have lots of people coming to celebrate at our (very small) home and minimal outdoor uncover area. I need sunshine! And seriously, one already?!

MARVELING
my daughter. Everything she does is amazing. I could give a million examples. Yesterday I marveled at her awareness – we were outside and she was playing with the letterbox flap, opening and closing it (seriously, non stop for 10 minutes!) and suddenly she stopped and I could see she was really listening. It took me a minute to realize she was listening to the birds that had started singing. I heard them too but they were in the background and I paid no attention. I marveled at how sharp her attention and hearing was. She knows the word “bird” and anytime she hears one she stops, listens and says “oooh” and looks up in the trees. She is so amazing ❤

NEEDING
a holiday. We last went away in September 2011 on a road trip/camping. 2 years ago! It’s hard when your baby still feeds to sleep and is probably safest on a mattress on the floor. Imagine making the reservation “hi yes is there space in that room to put the mattress on the floor? I don’t want my baby to fall off.” She’ll sleep in her cot one day, surely.

WEARING
my new-ish necklace. I bought it for my birthday with some gift money and I just love it. It’s actually very dainty and tiny. It’s from this shop at Etsy.

THINKING
pfft. Who has time for thinking? I’m tired. I’m busy. No thinking.

WONDERING
about memory. Do we not remember life as infants because it sucks? Teething has been bloody horrible lately and I’m sure a tooth coming through the gum isn’t a memory any of us want?

WISHING
that said-tooth would just burst through! I’m really over it. I need my happy baby back.

LOVING
life. Feeling really happy and grateful lately. Things aren’t perfect, but it could be worse.

FEELING
bloody blessed. The end.