Goodness me but it has been such a weird day. I had a visit from my old friend Insomnia last night and so felt rather knackered. Then I managed to write up a Tuesday post earlier today. And then, I read this Wordless Wednesday post and I thought it was Wednesday, And only later this afternoon I realised that it was in fact Tuesday!
Anyway, thank you for your comments on my post yesterday. There is a lot of proactive happening behind the scenes wrt planning my evenings and also wrt Child1 who I’ve been neglecting because of being so caught up with Child2 and his issues. I’ll blog about it soon but it is clear that I need to find a way to clone myself. Here’s my Tuesday 10:
1. We had a little party on Sunday for Child2. It was small and low-key and perfect for him. Come to think of it, I forgot to base it on a theme. There were yellow balloons though (he loves yellow balloons) and I served all his favourite snacks. He was just VERY cute and I realised that for the first time in a long time that I am really enjoying him so much – even though he is so bossy!
2. Our birthdays are all done and it’s downhill to Christmas. Have you started planning yet? At what point does one start planning?
3. My house is a complete MESS! I haven’t been keeping track of the organisation for quite some time (I blame the cold weather and Rose) and now everything is all over the place. I started making lists of what needs to be sorted in each room and I am doing 15 minutes EVERY evening! It’s so much easier now that Child1 is done with those school assessments.
4. I can’t make up my mind where to go and camp at the end of this year. I need to be very close to a beach but I don’t want to be on the West Coast or in Hermanus because those areas are just way too crowded at year-end. I thought about Stilbaai or even Arniston but it doesn’t seem like those places cater for hyperactive tweens who like to do very physical activities. My DH suggested that we just go to the same place as last year. There are pros and cons to this – that place was FANTASTIC but it would be lovely to experience something different? Any ideas on where to go and camp? I really need to finalise this by the end of next week latest.
5. I have a yoga session on Friday evening, a run on Saturday morning, another yoga class after my run and a 5km run on Sunday morning. Am I mad or am I mad? My body is soooo going to be in shock after this weekend. I must say I am LOVING the spring weather just so I can exercise outside again. I really can’t stand exercising when it’s cold – even though that is apparently the best time to do it.
6. And speaking of running, I briefly considered doing the Gun Run in October. I have since changed my mind. Last year I did a race on Women’s Day and I didn’t enjoy it because it was packed and I couldn’t cope with the crowds. The Gun Run will probably be worse. I do need to be challenged so will be looking around for a lesser-known races where they also run those distances.
7. Lately I have been going to different Churches. I noticed something that (I think) separates the traditional Catholic, Anglican, Apostolic Churches from your “happy” evangelical-type church. The traditional church sings hymns that refer to God in the Third Person whereas the “happy” Church tends to sing hymns (or rather praise songs) that refer to God in the First Person. I think that this is somewhat significant. Because the one “type” of Church i.e. the traditional Church preaches religion and tends to instill fear and the other type of Church encourages relationship. For me it is a case of seeing the song as a prayer as opposed to a “lecture” if that is the right word. I am a musician so I DO generally get distracted by music. Not sure why I decided to blog this point. Just had to see it in black and white. Moving along swiftly.
8. Child 2 can’t say his R’s yet and used to substitute R with L, for example, he would say something like “lolly” instead of “lorry”. Anyway, lately I noticed that he is making progress where this is concerned. He no longer substitutes R with L. He now substitutes R with W. He says things like “where’s the toilet “woll” instead of “where’s the toilet roll”. Or when we are washing our hands and apply the soap then he says “wub it together” or he says to his brother “stop wunning away from me”. I think it is sooooo cute. I have to say that regular speech therapy has made SUCH a difference in his life.
9. I am taking crochet lessons with a colleague. She’s soooooo good and so fast! I am awkward and fiddly. It’s very different to knitting and I need to switch off the knitting side of my brain in order for the crochet side to work properly. So far I can do a chain. And something called a treble stitch – apparently this stitch is used to make granny squares. I guess I just need to practice more. I can totally see myself crocheting cute things like bangles and little flowers and cute purses.
10. My phone is missing. For an entire week already. I had it in my hand on Monday last week and I remember walking to the charger because the battery was flat. I don’t know what happened but I didn’t make it to the charger. I think that it may have been swallowed by the couch. I didn’t get time to look for it and quite honestly, it is a bit freeing to be without it. Only inconvenience = not being able to find peoples contact numbers. Sigh. People are complaining that they can’t reach me so I guess I should look for it.