I made a commitment to myself to write a catch up each and every Friday about what I’ve been up to, thinking, feeling, etc. It started because Bart told me he missed the way I used to blog because it felt like a diary of our family life. I missed it too. Writing these posts is the closest I’ve come to ‘old school’ blogging and it’s the most fun I have writing all week.
So, this week, if we were so lucky as to have a gin, lemon, lime and bitters together, this is what I would tell you:
I’m loving: summer. Even though the heat is rising off me like steam, I love it. We are down at my folks, so that means parent and sister time, beach hair, slowly circling fans and the cricket men commentating our days.
I’m enjoying: working late at night. I always do in the holidays as I can’t put a full day’s work in with the kids interupting me every 10 minutes and driving me batshit crazy. Nights are peaceful, nights are productive, nights are flow.
I’m watching: we saw La La Land at the movies on Tuesday night and it was wonderful. Bart was keener to see it than I (which is surprising because The Gos), but we both loved it equally. I may even go see it again while it’s on at the movies and that is a BIG recommendation because who does that?! Definitely taking the kids.
I’m eating: ham. Isn’t everybody eating ham right now? (Possibly even the vegetarians.)
I’m making: a new project for Mumtastic called #365mumtastic. It’s an Instagram community for mums and we’ve used the ‘photo a day’ prompt style to get mums motivated to record their days. I started with a really hard word, though (hope), so I hope it doesn’t turn mums off!
I’m discovering: that 2016 was a bit of non-year for me… until I delve deeper and realise that a lot of good stuff happened in there too. Max graduating was my highlight: seeing him lean into such an emotional time was golden. There is hope that we might even grow him into an actual real live person after all (only partly joking!)
I’m wondering: if my ‘One Word’ for next year will be more focused on than last year’s. I completely forgot my word last year and had to go back on my blog and find it. Not good. So, let’s just say that no resolutionary changes happened for me in 2016. Cheers to 2017!
I’m listening to: 2ST – the local radio station that my dad tunes into on his ‘wireless’ in the kitchen since 1979. The play list hasn’t changed in all that time. It’s the soundtrack of my childhood.
I’m planning: my fave New Year’s Eve – dinner picnic at the beach, walk along the beach path to the local fireworks, walk back and home. We love it.
I’m looking forward to: a brand new year. I’m hopeful every new year’s eve and this one is exactly the same.
What have you been up to this week? What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Do you do a ‘one word’ each year?