Saturday, 9 August 2014

Currently I'm. . .

Reading. . .  It Starts With Food

Playing. . .  A whole lot of "Frozen" with Joss where one person is Elsa and one person is Anna and we recreate the "Do you want to build a snowman" song. I also like to unwind now and again with some Bejeweled Blitz on my phone.

Watching. . .  Extant and Under The Dome on Amazon Prime.  I am finished with the first season of Under the Dome it is ok but not earth shattering.  Extant is released one episode a week and I find it good but also a bit slow I would have thought by the fifth episode we would be further along but I feel there is a TON of character development and it just seems to weigh to whole thing down.  Both are good for a bit of relaxing before bed.

Trying. . . Not to loose all my marbles over the summer holidays!

Cooking. . .  a big miss I have fallen out of love with my cooking and baking and kitchen creating.  I think part of it is having a picky 4 year old who will 99.9% of the time turn her noise up at what I cook turning me into what feels like a short order cook making 2-3 different meals for dinner to accommodate her and part of it is I have lost touch with food hence my reading selection above.

Eating. . .  Crap Crap and more Crap hence the reading selection above.

Drinking. . .  Pepsi Max oh my one true love!  I have also found recently a can of Gin and Tonic with Pink Grapefruit Juice at one of the supermarkets and I am in LOVE with it when it comes to a grown up drink.

Calling. . .  Daddy (Philip) every day around 3pm for Joss to say hi and again before bedtime for Joss to grill him on what he has eaten over the day and put in her order for breakfast. She also tells him all the "bad" things she has done that day (her idea not mine she just starts telling him about every tantrum she has thrown and why?!?!)

Skype Messaging. . . My 8 year old niece makes me feel old guess that "how they roll" these days

Pinning. . . Whole lotta Christmas craft ideas

Crafting. . . Mostly knitting but have also gotten into loom bands with my nieces and found this tutorial on how to do it with two pencils which makes it easy enough for Joss to do it.

Doing. . . 2 gym work outs a week with the kids in the creche.  I tend to do a class as I like that I can't wimp out as easy if I was working out on my own.

Going. . . To the park ALL THE TIME pretty much 3-5 times a week we have found that 8am is a brilliant time for the park because no one else it there and Jasper can run around with out getting into trouble with bigger kids and I can spend some time focusing on Joss and helping her with stuff like learning to swing on her own.

Loving. . . Knitting it is my sanity and I love the knitting groups I go to on a Wednesday and Saturday. There is something powerful about women of all ages and back grounds coming together over craft.  There is always a good amount of knatter and laughing.

Hating. . . The lack of routine over summer, I have tried to build as much routine in as possible with certain activities on certain days but there is still LOTS of time to fill and our day is broken up by Jasper's nap.

Thinking. . .about new school routines and how best to set up our time

Feeling. . . Nervous and Frustrated.  On the cusp of so many things but just have to give it all time.  Time that I know will fly by but the moments seem so long.

Hoping. . . For a smooth transition into school for Joss and all the new routines and changes it will bring.

Listening to. . . Frozen it is pretty much all we listen to in the car if Joss is with us and she pretty much always is, I also find myself getting to work realizing I have missed the opportunity for grown up radio as I have just let Frozen play the whole time.  I have also really enjoyed listening to podcasts before bed as I wind down some of my favourites right now are Answer Me This, No Such Thing as a Fish, and The Infinite Monkey Cage

Celebrating. . . Oh so many birthdays. That's what happens when you take a birth class with your first and stay close with all the parents 7 birthdays including Joss's from 28th of June to the 2nd of August!

Considering. . . a job change

Finishing. . . Knitting projects I have a jumper for Jasper I have been knitting for a while but have put down and picked up a number of times between different projects and need to finish it so he can enjoy it for the autumn.

Starting. . . Christmas craft projects


Jacqueline said...

Oh so many goodies here!

Are you going to do the whole30?
What are you thinking for your job change?
What are you knitting?

Yankee in England said...

Jacqueline- I am not sure about doing a whole 30. The book really resonates with me and I am definitely stuck in some really bad food issues but I also don't know if we/I am in a place right now that would allow me to successfully complete a whole 30. I did 15 days a while back after just reading a few bits online. The more I read of the book the more it all clicks together but I don't know?

As for job change it would just be something in the service industry. My current job while brilliant in lots of way require a lot of behind the scenes paper work and bits and while it use to work well to do when the kids were napping or after bedtime I am now getting resentful of how it eats away at my free time especially as it does not really pay much above minimum wage. I would really like something that I could walk away from at the end of my shift and be done and not have a bunch of stuff in my house and car.

Knitting- I have been working on a sweater for Jasper for a while now and mainly do that when I am at my knitting groups. In between working on that I have made a blanket for Joss, a scarf for a friends daughter, and about a million dishcloths/washcloths. I LOVE wiping up dirty faces with a washcloth I have made. I also have a bunch of cotton yarn from crochet projects so it means that gets used up and they are quick projects I can pick up and put down so if say the kids are happy for 5 minutes I can can do a couple rows and then put it down without having to worry about where I am on a pattern.

Jacqueline said...

Here are two books that have really helped me in the last year (not that you asked):
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole
The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual by Julie Simon

They have changed my life and my relationship with food and other aspects of myself. :)

With that said, I think little challenges can be helpful. I have been working on no/less sugar and am finding it helps tremendously with my weaknesses.

Are you still working with Weight Watchers? I love career changes! And seem to be looking for something new every few years as the kids grow everything is different and new again and my needs are always shifting to accommodate.

I have a few unfinished knitting projects that I would love to pick up again...I need to take a class to hone my skills though. I get stuck and then I just sit there with my hole-y garment and then I put it away and don't pick it up again for months/years.

I like the format of this post. May I borrow it?

Yankee in England said...

I have emailed you the Pin I used to format this post so please borrow as I borrowed it.

Thank you for the book suggestions I will add them to my list of to read. It is crazy insane when "I know how to eat" for weight loss and management but am stuck in a vicious emotional cycle. I can honestly say that my life needs to be in better order and some of it will come easier then but I can't change my major stressors probably till we move to the US so To Be Continued I guess.

I can't give enough praise to joining a knitting group. The comradery of a group of women together crafting is such an amazing thing and is the high point of my week. I always walk away from a knitting get together feeling healed and able to better tackle life. I also can't sing enough praises for homemade dishclothes/wash clothes it seem to learn so much from doing different patterns I can email you my favourite patterns if you like.