Well Hello Friday!
This morning I finally woke up to my third alarm (yes, I have to have three because I love sleep and I don’t like getting up, so I have this annoying tendency to just go right back to sleep after switching off the first alarm.) Anyway, I was snuggling with Seth just wishing that that’s where we could stay. No pressure to get up or do anything. Just sleep, cuddle and be.
I generally only feel like this, well, every day, but I only really deeply feel it like this morning when we’ve been packing on too much. Which means that it’s been a while since I’ve just caught up on the up’s and down’s of life in a currently post, so I thought I’d do exactly that.
Doing: What is free time? Nah, I joke, we have still got a fair amount of free time to do things, but I’m finding that the time that I can sit behind my computer and come up with content is becoming more and more limited. And then I start to doubt what I do and why I do it. And more so, why anyone bothers to read it.
So basically, I’m just having a pity party of self doubt right now. Look, I’m not going to stop blogging, because this is my place to get thoughts out (case in point – this very topic. A professional blogger wouldn’t be opening up their souls to you, telling you that they don’t know what to write about. But look at me. That’s exactly what I’m doing.)
In case it’s not obvious, this is a cry for help – so help me out. What kind of content do you like to see on this blog? Are you enjoying the adventure type posts of places to go in Cape Town? More article type posts about parenting? What do you want to read about? Tell me, I need to know!
* All photos taken by the kids on a random afternoon after school. Completely styled and edited by them. I love that they’re enjoying photography as much as I do!
Watching: We have been consuming series like it ain’t no thang. Here’s what we’ve been enjoying on Netflix:
FRONTIER: Watch this because of Jason whatshisface. The story line is about um, Jason. Um, he does, um, stuff. *drool* No, no, I joke, I only drool over my husband. Anyway, the story is about England settling in America and the fights between them and the Indians. It’s interesting but not gripping.
THE CROWN: I am about 4 episodes in on this and have to watch it by myself because Seth is just not into it. It’s too Downton Abbey for him which basically translates to not enough people dying 😉 But even though I enjoy it, it is not a show that I am gripped with.
BETTER CALL SAUL: So you know we loved Breaking Bad right? This is part of that and I have loved watching the characters make appearances etc. I have fallen asleep in two of them but that’s not because it’s boring – I have just been so exhausted lately. I think we’ll smash a good few episodes this weekend and I’m looking forward to it.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTERS WAR: I struggled through this. It wasn’t funny and I just didn’t feel invested in it at all. Even with Chris Hemsworth as the lead. (This was on DSTV catch up and no Netflix just BTdubs).
Reading: I totally missed the buzz of the new J.K Rowling book when it came out because who wants to spend like R400 on a book?! But then yesterday I saw it in the book shop on discount for like much less and so I said to myself, “Self, it’s time to treat yo’ self”. And so I did. I’m only about 3 Acts in but so far I’m not smitten. It feels so empty. The other stories were so great because you really felt like you were immersed in the story.
With the kids we are busy reading The BFG. We’re almost at the end and then when we finish it, we’re going to rent The BFG on BoxOffice or Google Play or something and watch it with them. We’re all about Movie Fridays with the kids so this is one that I’m looking forward to!
Adapting to: We’ve finally decided to send Knox for speech therapy. As I mentioned on various social media this week, I’m sad. There’s just something adorable in the way that he speaks and I’m sad that he’ll be losing it now. But it’s for his best interest because we want him to feel confident and not shy around others because of the way he speaks.
Here’s a little video we made in memory of his accent. It’s actually a well said one, I need to take more videos before it’s too late. Also, is this even called a video anymore? A clip? What’s the now term for it?
“Mom, if you don’t let me have dis ting den tomorrow when I have to draw my family at tool, den I’m gonna make you a circle!” #parenting
— Cindy Alfino (@CindyAlfino) February 15, 2017
Excited About: Italy. Granted we don’t have our VISA yet (application went in last week) but still. I’m pretty sure they won’t say no. At least, I’m praying they won’t.
But here’s the thing. As I have been researching what to do, eat and see etc, I have stumbled onto about a million blogs on the topic. Each one has the beautiful pictures of the sites and the blogger (in the trendiest of clothing) perched thinly in front of it. Spending who knows how much on doing err’thang they can – from shopping to expensive restaurants. I’m not going to lie to you. It’s been really hard to remind myself that I am not about that life. Especially when that life looks so freaking amazing.
And you know, at first that made me really sad because it’s our “once in a lifetime” adventure and I don’t want to waste it. But putting so many high expectations into it is what’s going to ruin it.
So what I am saying is, you can expect relatively well taken photographs of some of the sites, in terrible light. With two dishevelled back packing tourists (us) who are venturing out into the World for the very first time. Oh, and we have very limited budget which means lots of supermarkets and not fancy restaurants. But it will be real, it will be full of stories and most of all, it will be OUR adventure.
Take that silly expectations.
And this is where I will leave you my friends. Won’t you take the time to mail me, comment here or on other social media about what you’d like to see on this blog?! I’d really appreciate it!
Have the very best weekend.
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