making: plans to do old things in new ways. plans for organizing, plans for making, plans for being a better human.
cooking: potentially for dinner tonight. there is a battle going on over that. in one corner, we have sesame noodles and eggrolls. in the other, laziness. it should be a riveting fight.
drinking: endless cups of steaming vanilla chai tea for the number this cold is doing on my throat. except it seems every time i turn around my mug has grown cold. i think i just like the way the little tea tag looks over my mug.
reading: picture books with aidric and my favorite mama blogs. needing to go get a joco library card.
watching: the office. if only there were a font that expressed how much glee i have typed that with. **about to be watching: sherlock and i just cannot even contain my excitement i have been waiting for this day for so long!!!
listening: to myself speak. i am trying to slow down my speech. i went so many years around the same people i had forgotten i talked so fast, until i started school with new people who commented that they had trained themselves to understand my speed. oops.
wanting: a mamas and papas chair for a, but nice design has such a large tax i will surely be getting something in ugly plastic colors.
looking: forward to graduation. looking very very very very forward to graduation.
playing: increasingly with aidric. he’s becoming so much more able to interact with his environment.
wasting: so much time.
sewing: nothing but i jUST GOT A SEWING MACHINE FOR CHRISTMAS and would like to try my hand at some baby clothes!
wishing: for a roadtrip to somewhere full of pines and muted colors with a stay in a little log cabin full of colorful blankets.
enjoying: this season of life, in all of its incomplete glory.
waiting: for graduation. did i mention i am very excited for graduation?
planning: a mother's day + graduation party extravaganza for myself. i would like a photoshoot. yes, a photoshoot.
liking: what and who i am growing into.
wondering: constantly whether i am giving aidric enough stimulation, verbal exposure, baths, cuddles, etc. etc…
loving: wool socks and fleece-lined leggings and scarves and candles.
hoping: i become all i intend to be, while raising a scholar and a gentleman.
marveling: at how much debt i am in. it is truly stupendous. s/o to you, student loans.
needing: a haircut and color and styling. maybe not needing. but it’s pretty close.
smelling: new delicious vanilla and pumpkin candles i received for christmas. oh and also the horrible smoke smell that is clinging to everything in this apartment from the time we started a fire with the flue closed (in my defense, there are two very misleading levers for the dang thing that apparently both have to be tugged open. who knew).
wearing: the same mustard sweater every dang day. there are actually like 6 pictures on facebook right now of me in it and i wonder if anyone has noticed.
following: too many instagram models. or maybe not enough.
noticing: that things do lose their luster as we grow old(er). like christmas has passed and i still don’t feel like it’s december but it's already january. thankful to have a child to begin seeing things through fresh eyes again.
learning: time moves fast, but change comes slow.
knowing: that i need to get a handle on all of the time i waste.
thinking: that actually fishdom isn’t a waste of time because it makes me happy, ok.
bookmarking: lots of my own blog post ideas.
opening: please no more opening, i haven’t even started putting away everything from christmas.
giggling: in every video i take of aidric ever and embarrassing myself on playback.
life according to my recent camera roll has been very cozy, snuggly, and slow. it might have something to do with these colds. it definitely has a lot to do with being on a break from school. i'm soaking up all the extra cuddles and hours of sleep before the new year, then i cannot wait to delve into new projects and ideas. but for now, the change of pace has been quite kind to me.