currently {link up} mark it with a bookmark

This week we are getting back into routines and celebrating an unglamorous life full of non-holidays... until Otto's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese this weekend that is. I am sure that event will fill his head full of more hot air for a while. Oh boy! But really, he is coming back around from his super-spoiled winter holidays and has been spending much of his time in the evenings working on tracing letters and copying words and otherwise melting my heart with "important work" that reminds me how much he is just like I used to be. He continues to make bookmarks (see above) to mark his favorite page in every single book.

Currently is a weekly link-up hosted by the lovely Randalin of Harvesting Kale and I am super excited to be co-hosting the series with her. I hope that you can participate by writing your own Currently post (using the provided themes or your own) and please join us by linking up. This week, around these parts, we have been...

Missing sleep. Dear Loretta, bless her intense little heart, is having a hard time going back to sleep after each sleep cycle. So every 90 minutes or so, every evening, she's been waking up and tearing the house a new one. Since what she really wants is a little minute or two of nursing and snuggles, this means I am in high demand and as much as I love cuddling with that lady I also am looking forward to her moving along onto the next phase in baby sleep drama. May that phase please be the one where she sleeps for such long stretches that we can hardly believe our eyes!

Thinking about everything that is and was and needs to be and all of the things that need to be done and kind of freaking out about how much of everything there is! I saw this on Pinterest and it sums it up, including giving me some really good advice about how to deal with my overactive brain. Image via.

Except I would add to the word "create" other words like "parent, live, work, enjoy, calm down, watch Justified"

Considering how much I love meal planning and why I never thought of it before. You guys, I invented this genius thing called meal planning where you write down what you are going to make for dinner for the coming week, go grocery shopping just for the things you need ::hand smacks head:: and then make those things and have rad dinners and save money. Yes I invented it; you're welcome! We haven't ordered out once in 2 weeks. That is literally a world record. Look it up.

Moving things from boxes to the places they go. Yep, having lived in our house for 4 months now we decided it was finally time to start tackling "that room" that has all of our extra things like our photos for the walls. So as-of last weekend it finally looks like people live here with pictures up and everything. My next project is organizing my work/sewing station and making some upcycled sweater pants for Ms. Loretta using this pattern from my rad sponsor Adirondack Patterns (not a sponsored link, just a true story).

Playing the Scooby Doo version of jenga that Otto got for Christmas. I am absolutely terrible at it so it's probably important that I continue to play it enthusiastically and with a smile and practice both my hand/eye coordination and showing, by example, how to be a good sport when you LOSE EVERY TIME.

That was this week. Here are next week's themes:
growing, making worrying, dancing, laughing


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