Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
There is so much happening with Elroy at the moment, he is pretty much crawling and constantly moving, I am almost certain there are two teeth about to come up and he is rather disinterested in food. It's been a bit of a roller coaster, he is lovely and has such a good nature and temperament, but at the same time it is tiring and I am tired. I'm also very much an introvert who needs time alone to recharge and just be me, something that isn't always easy to achieve. I guess it is always going to be a juggle to fit everything in.
Linking in with Jodi's 52 Project
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
I remember being a very small child and having my great grandmother (GG's mother) come to visit, apparently she would catch the bus and arrive with a boston bun or something similar, and then later in the afternoon my mum would drive her home. I have kept (and still use) the hankies she would give for gifts, it's a nice reminder of her.
I must also note Elroy's bandaids on his legs from his 6 month imunisations, he was pretty good at the time, a short burst of tears and a very red face, but then smiles for the nurse. He clearly doesn't hold a grudge, although he did refuse to sleep that whole day.
Sunday, 20 September 2015
This week we have finally had some sunshine (well on and off) and it has been magnificent! It really does make me feel refreshed and happy and I am looking forward to spending more time outside. We currently don't have an outdoor setting, and we tend to sit on the front stoop in the blazing sun, which is not ideal with Elroy. I have been thinking a bit about options to spruce up our little paved area so that we have a more functional space. Outdoor settings seem to be outrageously expensive and since we are intend to renovate at some point in the next year, there are many other things we will have to spend money on. I quite like the simple Ikea table and benches above, I don't think they are timber which means no maintenance required, and if after a few years we want to change it up I won't feel too guilty. I truly love the black and white umbrella and lilac hose, how good do they look. Not sure they fit in the budget though. I'm also looking forward to getting a lemon tree to have in a big pot as the tree we planted in the garden withered and died, poor thing. I know us, we still won't have a setting by February next year, but it is nice to plan.
1. Pop and Scott dip pot 2. The Beach People roundie towel 3. Castle and Things yellow cushion 4. Ikea Falster outdoor setting 5. Made by Tait garden hose 6. Made by Tait umbrella
7. Ikea glasses and jug
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Last week I finally went back to the gym (twice), it was so good, I've never enjoyed it so much. To listen to loud music on the headphones and just have some headspace was wonderful. Even my running was better than I anticipated, I did 5.2kms the second time, running without stopping for 4.5 of that. I know that's not amazing or even very far, and I was super slow, but the last time I ran was in July 2014!
I've found a good simple knitting project to start working on, once I find the right yarn, and I'm thinking I might re-read a classic like Litten Women or Far From the Madding Crowd (the new film version is still playing in the back of my mind). I'm also currently enrolled in the Life Captured visual storytelling class and hoping that will help with my photography, both my skills and my confidence.
Basically I'm trying to claw back some time for myself, because I feel I've got a little buried in all things baby related. Blog included.