I have to admit I was crazy tempted this morning to skip this post. Loretta had gotten up at 2am last night demanding to go downstairs and play. I finally managed to talk her into snuggling me in bed and when my alarm went off at 4:30 this morning (it's so much easier for me to get up early than stay up late) I found myself curled up with this little peanut of a girl who rarely will give more than a minute or two of cuddles. But "Currently" has been such a steady part of my life for so long now. I knew I'd regret skipping it. It's really the only blogging I do anymore and I know I'll look back on it and be so glad I have these time-lapse snapshots of our life.
The deal: Use our themes or use your own - just let us know what is 'currently' going on with you! Be sure to stop by and say hello to the other bloggers linking up - especially to my amazing co-host at Harvesting Kale.
This week's themes: watching, learning, considering, needing, changing
We have been Watching the rain come down and feeling cold night air on our faces as we sleep. Fall is so good. I do need to rescue my late-bloomer tomatoes from the garden this week. I'm afraid they'll have to ripen on the counter. Our cucumbers are micro-sized but there are loads of them... I suppose next year we'll need to plant those earlier too and in a sunnier spot. Hard to find in my yard! But it's exciting to know that if I do another garden next year, and just start it a month earlier, we'll be up to our ears in food plants by the end of summer.
Loretta has been Learning to piece by piece add 100 stalls to her bedtime routine. The newest one I want to remember forever. She has some art on her wall with loads of different animals on it and every night we do a little quiz on which animal is what. It took her a while but she can finally say, "hippopotamus!" So now, after she says, "hippopotamus!" she has to run and find Rob and say it again for him and we all go, "oh, you're saying hippopotamus, that's a big word, fantastic!" Last night after she got her rain of praise she launched into a recitation of counting 1 to 20, very slowly, a new stall tactic. She's darling and bedtime takes an actual hour, but it's such a good hour.
This week I am Considering the future. Rob is set to graduate in Spring 2016 and then what? We will almost certainly be moving to another state, the kids will be a bit older, and it will be an opportunity for me to reset a little bit. I've always wanted to own my own business. I remember writing a business plan for a macaroni & cheese themed restaurant - when I was about seven - that included monthly utilities and staff salaries and even the cost of napkins. I'm beginning to do more than dance with an idea I've had for a small business that's been percolating for about a year now. I'd really like to launch at the beginning of the year on a super super small scale so that I can build it up and iron out the kinks while we're here and then really "go for it" when we leave here. But it's scary to think about. Not failing, I'm not scared of that. But just being exhausted. I think for about three months now I've not been exhausted for the first time in years and it's like, do I want to take this on? But I think I do. I think I'd regret avoiding it. So we'll see if I rise to this.
Otto has been Needing a bit more independence lately and it's hard for mama. While Loretta has been testing boundaries since birth, Otto waited until he was nearly six. I think this explosion of testing out sarcasm on us, refusing to do chores, eye rolling (ulgh), etc. is stemming from his move to the K-2nd classroom and exposure to older, grander kids who are changing his view of what's "cool". And I mean, he's a doll, just a doll who now sometimes rolls his eyes and says, "Gosh" like Napoleon Dynamite.
I am excited to be Changing over to Fall clothes. Buffalo Exchange will be happening in my life soon, soon, soon! I could really go for some new-to-me additions to my wardrobe and the whole world looks better in layers. Cheers to that.
That was this week and here are next week's themes:
throwing, drinking, looking, loving, sharing