What I’ve been…

It's hard to tell in this photo, but this is a steep driveway. He got a run up and was totally out of control. Obviously I tackled him.
It’s hard to tell in this photo, but this is a steep driveway. He got a run up and was totally out of control. Obviously I tackled him.
Gardening
Gardening
I gave Arch a plate of strawberries as a snack, and he shoved the whole punnet into my mouth, while cackling hysterically. Thanks, darling.
I gave Arch a plate of strawberries as a snack, and he shoved the whole punnet into my mouth, while cackling hysterically. Thanks, darling.
This is what we find after every nap. Brian the toy dog, messy blankets and a happy guy.
This is what we find after every nap. Brian the toy dog, messy blankets and a happy guy.

Eating… M&Ms and boysenberry choc tops at a film preview on Monday night for my new job. The job is pretty wonderful. Everyone is super-friendly and the work is interesting and fun. Plus, on the first night, I got to go to see a film with endless free snacks. Not too shabby for day one!

Reading... I have just devoured Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman. SO GOOD. In the past few years, I have become more and more of a strident feminist, and Caitlin is like the hysterical, ballsy, take-no-prisoners warrior chiefess of modern feminism. I will post some of my favourite quotes from the book soon.

I’ve also been reading Dear Zoo about 23 times a day. Archie makes all the animal noises, including going ‘hoo hoo hoo’ and poking his armpits in a mini-me version of a gorilla. Caaaa-ute!

Hearing… Because my commute is a bit of an epic drive across the Eastern suburbs, I’ve been listening to podcasts a lot. My favourites are still Totally Laime and Totally Married, but I also devour This American Life, Radiolab, Sunday Night Safran (although it’s on hiatus at the mo so I’ve been listening to old episodes), Life Matters and The Architects. Plus a bit of Smooth FM, because that’s how I roll.

Enjoying… Having a reason to get dressed up nicely to go to work. When I stay at home with Archie, I can tend to get a tad, um, relaxed and wear leggings, a hoodie and uggboots for the entire time I’m at home. I do put on decentish clothes when I leave the house, but it is only a matter of time before the uggs and hoodie become acceptable supermarket wear, and that, my friends, is the beginning of the end.

Having a reason to wear a moderately clean, neat and poo-free outfit twice a week helps stave off my inner slob, who is just waiting to take over and justify wearing banana-stained holey flannelette pyjamas to the post office.

Worrying about… My amazing husbo is super-busy at work and a bit stressy as a result. He needs a long rest and a lie down. And also a dirty, sweaty mountain-bike ride and some quality family time in nature.

Watching… More wedding videos. Our amazeballs wedding photographer sent down discs of the outtakes from our wedding, including all the bits I didn’t see, like when Lee announced the surprise wedding. I totally teared up watching it and got nervous and excited shivers!

And a heads up: Because I’m working more now, and have loads going on with houses and businesses and babies, I am going to look at taking a step back from this old bloggeroo for a while. I wil still write stuff here, but maybe not as regularly or consistently. Or I might really miss it and bombard you with posts everyday. Who knows? xx

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