This week has been full to the brim with Lottie birthday goodness. She is suddenly nine. We had her traditional sushi train / ice cream / Vivid Lights birthday night on Tuesday. She loves to do the same thing every year and it suits us just fine. It’s nice of Sydney to turn on the Vivid festival for her, I think.
I’m loving: surprising my girl with ear piercing after school on her birthday. It’s something she has wanted for the longest time, but I always said, “Not until you’re ten.” I figured the day you enter your tenth year is long enough. She is rapt.
I’m enjoying: being a little more social. I have a tendency to nest into a regular pattern of behaviour which doesn’t involve a lot of ‘out’ time (but is very satisfying and fun nonetheless). Despite my hermitty inclinations, it’s always good to shake things up a little and go and explore.
I’m watching: we started in on Vikings on Netflix, but I’m not sure it’s for us. Will wait for a few more episodes before deciding.
I’m eating: like a pig at a trough, truth be told. Let’s just say I’m having a ‘cheat week’ this week… eek.
I’m reading: the latest Lunch Lady magazine.
I’m making: preps for Lottie’s Camping Party on the weekend. The weather is not playing nice, so I think it will need to be an indoor camping party. Which means I’ve basically been tricked into another over-large slumber party and I am soooooo not looking forward to that.
I’m discovering: that we really do just have to go with the flow. We can’t overthink the ‘what ifs’ because that just hurts your head and maybe your soul a little bit too. We just have to accept whatever comes our way and make the most of it. Plan a little, but not a lot.
I’m listening: to Ed and James belt it out in Carpool Karaoke. A think of wonder, really. You will have seen this, but watch again.
I’m planning: to have a very, very quiet Monday.
How you doing lately?