It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, fellow babies. Oh yes it is. We went to the park today and everything. So you know I loves you, for I am inside posting instead of outside enjoying the sunshine.
- …that going to the park today was not as enjoyable as I had hoped. I didn’t know before we set out that today was a PD day for the schools around here and so the park was teeming with kids. Older kids. And while they were all good kids, they were all being KIDS — 8-10 year old boys, mostly — and that means a lot of racing around and climbing the wrong way up sides and leaping off play structures and pushing past the littler kids on stairs and such. And that makes it harder for moms of smaller kids — like me and Stinkerbelle — to have a good time and play safely.
- …that it’s been 15 years since we moved here, and BDH and I finally agreed today that maybe it’s time we got out and explored and got to know our city a bit better. FIFTEEN YEARS. Oy vey. But to be fair, we are the types who get to know our neighbourhood really well, but don’t often venture further afield. Like when I lived downtown, I walked everywhere and knew all the little shops and places to eat and loads of people… but I never went down to the south end, let’s say. And now that we’re south-enders, we know this part of town well but don’t venture further out very often. So we’re going to start exploring a little, and find parks and walks and libraries and such so we can take That Girl out and have some fun this summer. Or, at least, we will try.
- …that I am finding it hard to get yardwork done while minding a three-year-old. If she’s amenable, she’ll dig in the dirt or drag a rake around or whatever, but if not, it’s a whinefest. And whether she is having fun or not, she has the attention span of a soap dish and so you are constantly watching out for her, calling her back where you can see her, telling her to put something on or put something down… I swear I will never get the gardens done this year.
- …that I really don’t mind the distraction, because I have not been much in the mood for gardening. Read: DON’T WANT TO FACE THE WEEDS IT’S TOO MUCH OMG.
- …that I am going to put mulch on the gardens this year to keep the weeds down. This is big for me because EARWIGS LIKE MULCH. And I HATE EARWIGS. I think this is very brave of me, don’t you? The brave cancels out the lazy, don’t you think?
- …that we’ve started to make a concerted effort to get our lives in order. We each have a book, and the books contains LISTS. Lists of things we want to get done from day to day. And we are trying to use it to help us get more on top of things and improve our quality of life from day to day. Things like tracking our eating and exercise, or helping beat down some debt, or keep the house tidy and organized, or get yardwork done, or keep appointments. It’s all a good way to keep organized and keep procrastination at bay. Will it work? I dunno. We’ll see if we’re still at it a month from now.
- …that I am not enjoying this season of Doctor Who as much as I had hoped. (Okay Who non-fans, now is the time to skip down to the next point.) I am finding the stories very hit and miss so far. And I really, really, really loathe Amy and when so much of the story is wrapped up in her, I find it brings the whole thing down. But I still love Eleven and Rory so I keep watching in hope that The Moff will pull off an awesome last-half season.
- …that I ate my body weight in watermelon at lunch today. And it was fab. First watermelon of the summer WOOT WOOT!
- …that I quite enjoyed watching The Princess Bride in preparation for our movie club discussion. It has been a long time since I have watched it, and it is just as good now as it ever was.
- …that given my choice, I would love to sit out in a comfy chair with a big tasty cold beverage and knit. Or maybe a nap. But my to do list tells me otherwise.