|Crocheting again - all is right in my world|
|Cheese muffins - first baking effort since becoming a mother|
|The chins, oh my...|
|Lemon Ricotta Cake… looks good but I have to confess it was a Fail Cake, not even close to cooked :(|
|You guys bought this thing for me, right?|
Making : a very overdue baby blanket for my pretty girl, now that my pregnancy puffiness has FINALLY left the building.Cooking : cheese muffins - the first thing I cooked following the arrival of Joan! It took me a good few weeks to get my mojo back, but gosh it felt good to get back in the kitchen. The other day I also tried to make this Lemon Ricotta Cake, but failed dismally :(
Drinking : litres and litres of water. I had no idea how thirsty breastfeeding would make me. Someone said "she will suck the marrow from your bones". YES. That.
Reading : not much of substance, but lots of back issues of Country Style that I bought on eBay months ago and never got around to reading.
Wanting : to have another go at the Lemon Ricotta Cake with a few recipe tweaks suggested by a friend. Thanks Von!
Looking : at the rain-drenched garden glistening in the sunshine.
Playing : back to back episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while Blair is at work. There's something to be said for this stay-at-home-parenting business.
Wasting : plenty of time staring at my beautiful baby Joan sleeping. I am OB.SESSED.
Sewing : not much, but big plans for lots of clothes for Joan in the coming months.
Wishing : that Blair didn't have to go away for work.
Enjoying : the fact that he isn't going anywhere just yet.
Waiting : catch ups next week. Bring on the ladies with the babies!
Liking : the seven hour stretch that Joan has starting sleeping at night (I now need to knock on wood. First rule of the sleeping baby: you do not talk about the sleeping).
Wondering : why I always forget one important thing from the grocery order, every damn time, and then remember it about five minutes after clicking the "Submit" button.
Loving : groceries ordered online and delivered to my door. LOVE THAT.
Hoping : that Joan's sleep continues to improve... but knowing that we probably have many regressions ahead of us... so may as well just enjoy it while it lasts.
Marvelling : at how quickly the weeks pass by. I don't think I've ever been so conscious of the passage of time as I am now.
Needing : an open log fire to really get the most out of this weather.
Smelling : the freshly baked loaf of bread on the kitchen bench. Smug? Why yes, yes I am.
Wearing : my pre-pregnancy jeans! Breastfeeding: best diet ever. EVER.
Following : anyone living a simple country life. Feeling so ready to start our own life in the country.
Knowing : that I'm going to need to order yet more yarn to finish this blanket. Fourteen balls of yarn at $7 each… no need to do the maths I think.
Thinking : about my sister coming to visit in a couple of weeks and how much fun we're going to have.
Feeling : excited to watch our baby grow. I have officially packed away the 0000s!
Bookmarking : patterns for baby clothes on Etsy.
Opening : so many parcels that have arrived from all over the place, containing beautiful gifts for our little girl.
Giggling : at how little room I have in my brain for anything that's not baby-related. Hopefully only a temporary state of affairs…?! Otherwise I'm going to become a pretty boring person.
Listening : to The Simpsons. Blair has found a marathon on Fox8. EYEROLL.