A lovely kind of week this week. Lots of work. Lots of play. Lots of ‘I’m feeling great. Wow! It’s nice to feel like this’ sort of moments…..
The week when…
– We decided to have a ‘closet clear out’ which turned in to a ‘Mama, try all your dresses on’ afternoon, which turned in to a ‘Mama, look at me!’ sort of afternoon, as she tried all my shoes/jewellery/hats on, modelling them worryingly well. She’s definitely an exhibitionist, my littlest little one!
– My son gifted me a rose. We were walking past some flower stalls at the side of the rose, he disappeared for a minute and appeared with a rose….”for you, Mama”, the biggest smile on his face….I don’t know how he managed to convince the stall holder to give it to him, but it was most welcome. It’s sat on the kitchen shelf and makes me smile every time I see it.
– The Rainbow Loom reappeared with a vengeance. It’s amazing to see him, learning so, so quickly and creating incredible things from youtube tutorials….what did we do before youtube?
– My son wanted to go to the zoo so he could take photos. I’m all for encouraging this hobby, so off we went. Picnic lunch, camera in hand and a keen eye for a good shot…..love this photo he took of the model shark….
And the week when I’ve been…..
Loving Maurice Sendak’s illustrations of Grimms Fairy Tales. Such exquisite details!
Lusting after new clothes…this shirt from J. Crew (oh my!); this dress from Michael Kors (swoon!); this dress from Anthropologie (have never before seen such a perfect dress!); this skirt, this skirt and this skirt (love ‘weird print’ clothing!)….and am on a search for a perfect pencil-shaped denim skirt….like this – love the one here and this 70s style one here….[Tell me I’m not the only one who stores ‘Clothes they’d love to buy if only they had the money’ on Pinterest?!!]
Reading (again) One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity by Debbie Macomber. Love it. Love the idea that one simple act of generosity can convert in to a multitude of unforeseen miracles.
Watching The Magic of Belle Isle and 10 Items or Less (both so sweet!). I never knew how wonderful Morgan Freeman is and I’ve been marathon-watching his films…late at night….with hot chocolate and salty popcorn…..so life-giving!
Listening to Ruben Gonzalez Mandinga…..“Wow”…!
Laughing at Laurel and Hardy….I challenge you not to be in fits of laughter by the end of the video!!!
Wanting to blog more often! Missing it! I need to schedule time to get my posts bulk-written and scheduled for the week ahead again…here’s to finding some time tonight for that….!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
P.S. I had
forgotten — erhhmm, overlooked the fact – that I had offered a prize on my first 1+4=Life post here (which was my 200th blog post)….to a randomly-selected winner, chosen from amongst the people who had left a comment on that post…Britney Lee, Barbara, Isabel, JenJo, Lizelle, Carrie Ann, Julie, Heather and Alexa all left comments…….and the winner is……Heather….chosen, again, by Falcao, our hamster…