Ok… a new year means a fresh start and a good opportunity to try something new… so this year on the blog I thought I would try a new method of weekly blogging, one that I saw on one of favourite bloggers, Shutterbean, and it seems super simple… although that’s usually a cue for me to totally over complicate it.
Anyway, it’s just a recap of sorts of the week that’s been… somewhere I could write about our listing adventures, share some pictures, and quickly recap. I am a little worried mine will start to read a little like a grade 5 diary entry… but hey, when it really all comes down to it, this is here for me… and if you love it too, excellent.
So the plan is at the end of each week… probably Sunday (which is technically the start of the next week) I will write this… which will help my regular blogging, help me to record some fun things… and maybe the not fun things, and give me a little “me goal”… which I already have way to many of… but maybe a “me goal” that I might actually achieve.
So here we go:
January is a funny time… a new year brings lots of potential… a little associated pressure and some really really big plans. It fills me with hope, but also stress that this is the year that I have to fix/complete/try/achieve x y & z… some of which I bring on myself with a little thing I like to call the list but also for those things that don’t make it on to the official list. The lists in my head, the lists on our bench, and the lists I didn’t even know I was keeping.
But so far so good… it’s summer and lets face it everything feels better in summer. So this week, I was glad I posted the new list… but a little disappointed that I never quite managed to finish my recap of last years list, blog thanks to my computer breaking down… I will finish it, but it turns out there is even less time to blog now that Isaac is at home. But we did manage to cross a few things off the new list…
Fix my computer – completed: 02/01/2018
My computer had a moment on new years eve… and after a few hours on the phone to apple support it seems to be back… although it’s probably time I really start saving for a new one… I think it could be on borrowed time.
Update some photo wall photos – completed: 03/01/2018
There are still a couple more that need updating, and it is unlikely that this is the only time I change some of the pictures, but we have updated 3, and I figure that’s enough to cross this off.
See coco – completed: 06/01/2018
Yep, but I didn’t take the baby… I finally have a valid reason to indulge my love of Disney… but I left him at home with his Dad and went with some of my besties instead. And unsurprisingly I cried like a little baby.
We started the new year at the beach, and I got my first real dose of fomo… (fear of missing out, for all of those who are playing at home, who unlike me have embraced their age and don’t try to keep up with the cool kids). It turns out, that even though I knew life would be different with a baby, I hadn’t really thought about what that looked like on holidays. It turns out going to the beach and spending hours in the ocean without a care in the world will probably never happen again… we may be able to spend hours in the ocean… but we need a few years and a few hundred swimming lessons… and I will probably always be worried about Isaac. So this summer we just walked near the beach… because our pram does not like sand and neither does oxygen tanks or tiny nose prongs.
When went for a few late night family walks…
Swam in the pool at my Dad’s place for the first time in year… why I have I not been doing this more often?
And Isaac turned 5months old… far out… how did that happen? So we celebrated with two little photoshoots. One on the actual day, and one a few days later, because I forgot to take the milestone card to the beach with me. But at 5months, he is super smiley, starting to coo and getting bigger everyday… right on track for being 8weeks corrected.
So there you go… week one.