January 15, 2014

Details C1.01

dreaming of spring travels snow falling fresh bread and animal friends 'invisible new york' just us girls snow plow spotting second breakfast sunday reading together

It's been a long time since I assembled a collection of details. There are so many photos in my archives at this point that I am going to need to get very creative, or lose some sweet moments. I'll work it out somehow!

Our protracted holiday season has officially drawn to a close, and I finally have that light feeling of heading into a new year and fresh possibilities. I start teaching one night a week again tomorrow (I'm kinda sorta ready), and I'm taking a good look at those goals for 2014.

Although these days are short and the logistics of bundling up two kids are a drag, it really has  been a good winter so far. We've gotten Little Smith skiing, gone for a family toboggan ride, built a snowman (none of which was adequately documented). There's also been a lot of loafing around the house with the babes; much reading, choo choo training, baking, and even more eating. It seems Little Smith has taken to eating all day long. Accomplishing anything, or even feeding the baby, is becoming a challenge between the constant cries of 'I hungry mama!'. It's exhausting and expensive, but he's a tiny thing so I do feel obligated to keep the kitchen open on demand. 

I finally re-made a sourdough starter, having spoiled my previous one a few years ago now. I had forgotten how easy it is to turn out a loaf once you have that starter, and I'm newly addicted. The house may be a wreck and my emails may sit unopened, but there will be bread!

Sleep remains elusive; because of me, and because of them. I know I would feel and look so much better if I just forced myself to get into bed my 9PM one of these evenings. Maybe I could put in a little effort towards that goal for improved personal style... but it's 12:45AM right now and here I sit, prepared to be awakened at 3:30AM for a feeding, then start my day at 5:30AM when James gets up for work (he does try, but he is definitely not as quiet a a mouse. all three of us, meowing cat included, hear him loud and clear). Many days I do snuggle up for a nap, and that always feels sooo good. I will find a better schedule soon. It's time. There may have to be some rules laid down regarding my very loved iPhone, but somehow I am going to start taking better care of my body, sleep included. 

Good night!

*oh and sheesh is the bottom of that bouncer dusty! i'm off to swipe that sucker with a towel, some things are much clearer in a picture- i hope :)



27 comments:

  1. Hi Lilly, life looks lovely at your place. I love all of your little snippets but something that really caught my eye is that light coming into Little Smiths bed while he is reading...it looks like a beautiful moment. I am so happy you have re-started your sourdough too! x

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  2. Ugh, lack of sleep is the WORST! We still struggle with it around here too- if it's not one kid, it's another, or the dog inexplicably needing to go out at 4am (she is getting old). I'm resigned to the fact that I'll probably never sleep through the night again until they are all three out of the house, and then I'll probably be worried about them, ha!

    And dusting is not my forte. Along with cleaning toilets and picking up dog poop, it's my least favorite chore. It gets pretty dusty around here, especially in the winter when all the windows are closed. I have no idea where it all comes from!

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  3. These pictures are so precious. Your little guy sitting with his animals around reminds me so much of when my son was small. He always had one little toy or another in his hand. Now it's mostly an iPad. Not as cute!

    In terms of his snacking you must do what you feel is best but let me caution you - once my daughter started that she never stopped. She is always in the pantry cupboard! I really wish I had set specific times for snacks and said eat all you want but only in the next 15 minutes!

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  4. Love these pics, they look so cosy! :-)

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  5. Ah the lovely life of night-people-insomniacs. The minute we are out of school for any length of time, my sleep schedule flips. Sigh. Stay healthy!! Your pictures are always so dreamy and lovely, thank you for sharing!

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  6. That Little Buddy is so cute , Your house is refreshing .

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  8. You are such an inspiration to everyone. Please stay happy.

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  11. Love this picture . the baby is so cute . thanks for sharing this blog .

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