Well, it’s been a few weeks since the last post so you know what that means: some sort of vague update is in store! This time it’s a daybook of sorts.
Reading: Too many things, I’m a little over my head in the book department to be honest! I’m working on The Importance of Being Little which I am enjoying, but it’s also rather damning in regards to some of my beloved preschool routines and activities. I’m attempting to keep an open mind. I also have Acedia and Me, which I am a little scared of starting because I know that acedia is my number one vice. Hence, why I ordered the book! I also have The Nesting Place waiting for me at the library, so yeah, lots of things to read! I’m also dying to reread an old favorite, Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher. Does anyone else experience this, like a craving for a favorite food, but it’s a book?
Watching: Downton. Duh! (Spoilers ahead) So, I’ve been very “meh” about Downton for the past few years because it was just getting so ridiculous, but this last season has been ah-maz-ing! But! Why oh why did Lady Mary get her happy ending before Edith? I mean, Edith called it like it is. Mary is a B.
Thinking: Stewing is more like it. Has anyone else read this article? I feel so lucky that I’ve been able to nurse my two, but I also know so many women who greatly struggle for various reasons and eventually need to switch to formula. I hate these types of articles that impose moral guilt on mothers! [Update: Simcha Fisher responds! Thank goodness! “Women are more than the milk they can make.” Love her.]
Praying: For sick relatives, for one pregnant sister and her upcoming move and the other formerly pregnant sister and her new baby girl! Maura Rose was born on February 8th! I can’t wait to hold her little self!
Eating: (I feel like the following is a bit misleading because I’m not really a crunchy health nut, but it is Lent and I’m trying to stay away from sweets, so I’ve been focusing more on eating healthfully… believe me, I’d rather be baking chocolate chip cookies…and eating the dough…) I made these homemade apple pie lara bars to snack on and today I made a big batch of quinoa and roasted veggies so I could have veggie bowls for lunch this week. Oh! And I made this spinach bacon chicken risotto for dinner last week like a boss! It was so good and so easy, you have to try it!
Playing: Outside! This weekend was very mild, which was nuts because last weekend it was in the subzero temps! It’s such a blessing to have these mild days in the middle of winter. We also went to the indoor trampoline park this morning. The kids didn’t like it at all. 😉
Wearing: Too many stripes, probably. I’m afraid we’re all going to look back on ourselves 10 years from now and shake our heads at all the horizontal stripes. But I can’t help myself! And I feel like it must be classy, right?
Thankful: As always, for my Dave. I was able to get away for most of the day Saturday to view several of the Catholic Conference 4 Moms videos with some fellow Catholic moms at a nearby parish. I came back so refreshed with my extrovert cup filled, and the kids had a great time with Dad of course. Whenever Gus has too much alone time with Dave, he starts calling me Daddy. Funny, he doesn’t call Dave Mommy despite me being home with him all the time. Dad’s just a special guy. 🙂
Looking Forward: Spring! I can’t wait to see if the bulbs come up that I frantically planted in November. We also have a lot of house projects on the horizon. A new roof, new paint job, maybe new paving, and hopefully a nice facelift to our living room too. We bit the bullet and ordered a new slip cover for our couch because it’s really been looking shabby lately. We ordered it in a dusky shade of blue instead of the parchment shade of off-white we have already and I’m so excited! With a new couch (color) and fresh paint on the walls, it will be like a whole new room!