Jan 22, 2014

2014 So Far.

Today's post is part of Nikki's 2014 So Far project over on her blog. If you'd like to be involved, just copy the template on the post and start filling in those blanks!




Can we really be 3 weeks into the year already? I feel like I've been on the go with one thing or another since New Years. On the up side, this glorious summer weather and day light saving helps me feel like there are just enough hours in the day to do what has to be done.





Making: changes and plans for the future.




Cooking: toddler food. We've finally moved on from plastic cheese. Hooray for grated Parmesan Reggiano in risottos.





Drinking: bubbles. There's been so much to celebrate over the last few weeks. But also lots of water (less exciting photo than the bubbles), endless cups of tea and the occasional takeaway coffee.



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Reading: Bossy Pants. Again. And I always laugh out loud at the same moments. Sometimes, I wish Tina Fey could live my life for me and then write about it so that I'd be able to laugh through the tough times.





Wanting: a little sign somewhere that I'm doing this mothering thing right. Tea leaf reading, anyone?

Looking: at the clock and wondering where this day has gone.





Playing: with Duplo! Oh, the fun of play time when I get home from work. It's very cathartic banging pieces of oversized Lego together at the end of the day.

Deciding: that there's no point looking in the rear view mirror of life all the time if you're meant to be going forward. Eyes on the windscreen.









Wishing: that I'd do more things 'just because' rather than making plans to do them.

Enjoying: those unplanned moments where I can take a breath, look around and just be in the moment.




Waiting: for time to do its healing thing.

Liking: when a plan comes together at work.
Wondering: what destiny holds for me.




Loving: being a mother.




Pondering: the two sides to every story.

Considering: that I'm doing pretty well under the circumstances. If I do say so myself.
Watching: the sky. Those clouds are getting grey and heavy.
Hoping:
for silver linings.








Marvelling: at how quickly they grow up.

Needing: a virtual hug and a smile every now and then.



Smelling: my Scentsy warmer as it takes me to Havana Cabana.





Wearing: my trusty diving watch with the large second hand and the date.

Following: the much wanted pregnancies of good friends and the journeys of those who have just become mothers. I'm also hoping for those whose time is yet to come.



Noticing: that I'm getting stronger by the day. I reckon it's these fancy weight training gloves of mine with the hot pink power stripe.

Knowing: that all will be well.




Thinking: that the world is a funny place.

Feeling: that progress is being made.
Admiring: my parents.



Sorting: hundreds of baby photos.




Buying: some sugar snap peas on the way home from work. I love eating them with dip and rice crackers for lunch.

Getting: some allegedly toddler proof cardboard books in the post from The Book Depositary.
Bookmarking: websites that stock interesting fit and flare skirts. Review, Modcloth... any others you know of?




Disliking: the biscuits we get at work. That's why there's always a spare box of McVitie's Dark Chocolate Digestives under the table where the printer is. Don't tell anyone...

Opening: work emails. They seem endless.
Giggling: (still) at how nothing can get between Toddler SSG and his Coles rotisserie chicken. He pushed my arm away from the plate on which I was teasing a thigh for me and kept grabbing shreds of meat the moment they hit the plate. He ate at least a quarter of the chicken in one sitting.

Thanks for starting this, Nikki!

If you're joining in, please leave a comment here so that I can read your responses too.


17 comments:

  1. Ahhh I love this! Such a great idea to reflect on the year so far and appreciate the things we've done/seen/experienced. Hopefully I'll get around to doing the same :)

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    1. Can't wait to read your responses, Kay.

      It was a fun post to write and think about.

      SSG xxx

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  2. What lovely thoughts, thanks for sharing. BTW there is no right way to be a mum, there's only your way. xT

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  3. This was a lovely read - hope everything is going ok for you xx

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  4. This popped up on my FB feed today. Though not an infant anymore, I guess the message can still be applied to ToddlerSSG. You're doing a great job, mamma!
    http://www.pinkymckay.com/blog/the-slippery-slope-of-mummy-self-doubt/

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  5. Just beautiful. Sending you hope, light and love. Parenting and being a mother is what you make it. And you're making it just right for you and your toddler. x

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  6. I am also sending a virtual hug! Hope you are well SSG.

    I will most likely use this idea :-)

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  7. This was a lovely read and I just know this year is going to be great for you as you are clearly embracing it and being positive. I have no doubt you are a stellar Mummy and it's so great for new Mum's like me to have inspiring people to look up to. Keep up the good work darling xx

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    1. Thank you, gorgeous! Hope I can keep being a good role model :-)

      SSG xxx

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  8. What a beautiful list. It's easy to tell from your blog you are a wonderful Mum. Love your outlook on life. Virtual hugs to you xx

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