Post-Christmas update

The longer I go without writing the harder it gets. I have quite a few half-finished entries in the queue, diagnosis including a year-in-review one, order but I keep boring myself as I write them. And, well, if I am boring myself that doesn’t bode well for others.

I guess the truth is I am feeling the usual post-Christmas letdown. Even though I try and simplify it as much as possible I can never shake the feeling that something is missing or that I am doing something wrong. Top that off with money & job worries and an increasingly active baby and I just don’t have that much to write about. Also, I like entries with images but the camera has gone on holiday with it’s rightful owner who we share it with (the nerve that she wants to use her own camera! I know!) and won’t be back until mid-January. Our camera just doesn’t cut it and is too heavy for me to carry around (really, I’m carrying enough around these days).

So this is what I have been up to lately: errands, some organizing, cooking (lots of turkey stock), reading about breastfeeding, making bath products for us: I am now cleaning my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar and it is MAGIC – I now just have to find a suitable homemade conditioner. I’ve also made lavender milk bath and a sage rinse that supposedly covers grey – ha! I’ll keep you updated on that one. So even though having a week off means no income – having a week off has been wonderful.

My other big project for the week – and I mean big – has been to knit the Mister a toque for his giant head. It needs to be big enough for his large brain, large hair and a fleece lining. I made one toque that just didn’t cut it but I have finished the body of another one that is now waiting for earflaps and lining. I’ve been laughing as I knit because any sweater I might make for the baby won’t be this big in circumference for a while. I try not to think about what all this might mean in the delivery room.

And, my birthday is coming up, tied with the first of the year which means Resolutions and Lists and all the other things I with which to pressure myself. I didn’t get much done on the 31 in 31 list this year and I’m not sure what I can do with the 32 in 32 one – come April all bets are off and I’m okay with that.

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