I've been bombarding you with crafty posts lately (a little bit), so I thought I'd just write a 'catch-up' style post, only, I haven't really been doing all that much to catch up on! My weeks tend to pass by quite same-samey, lately.
Get up, dress girls, (fail miserably at the eating breakfast deal I made with myself), commute to work, work, commute home, eat dinner, put girls to bed, flop on couch (except for Mondays when I attend my Creative Writing class - more on that soon), go to bed.
Repeat x 5.
Doing nothing doesn't come naturally to me, though, so it's not that I'm particularly idle, it's just that I haven't been planning things like I usually do.
I've been keeping the weekends open too. Waiting to see what happens rather than trying to cram those two precious days full of activities. So we have been staying home a lot, baking, playing, reading, making, watching tv and generally staying cosy during the stormy weather we've been having.
Earlier today it was bright and sunny (it's crazy stormy right now) and there was a definite feeling of Spring in the air. As the earth wakes up, it appears I do too - and my 'planning-brain' kicks into gear.
This weekend, for the first time in ages, we have plans. We have an invite to a preview of the new Tinkerbell movie and I'll get to meet up with some of the Irish Parenting Bloggers gang there, so I'm really looking forward to that. We'll also have a very special treat (yet to be confirmed) for a certain little lady who no longer wears pull-ups at night (hooray!) and we want to make some Valentines gifts for Lile and Sábha's little friends in Naíonra (preschool) too. Fun!
My mind is starting to focus on a few other things too. The girls 4th birthday is approaching and, although part of me wants to ignore the fact that they are turning FOUR (it seems like such a big number!), I am also looking forward to celebrating with them. Both girls have a very clear idea of what kind of party they want, it's just that both ideas are completely different and I'll either have to figure out a way to merge their ideas or have two separate parties (that's so not happening).
So, I'll put my thinking cap on and figure out how to merge it - or admit defeat to Devo and just bring them to McDonalds... (that's so not happening).
In other news - I have just drawn some names out of a hat to be the recipients of the Babytalk tickets!
Vivien Barror and Antje O' Toole a ticket each will be winging its way to you soon!