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Happy Independence Day to those in the US! 

CelebratingMy birthday was this past Friday, which was a day off at my workplace to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. We didn't do anything big this time. The husband and the girl baked and decorated me a birthday cake, and that was delicious. We also ordered takeout for lunch, beyond that, we didn't do anything major, unlike past birthdays, when we would at least hang outside. July is also when the girl is celebrating her birthday (in another couple of weeks). Earlier this year, I had my eyes set on a bouncy play place to celebrate her birthday with her friends. Sadly, that's scratched off obviously but I'd still like to see if there's something special we can do. She does want a unicorn cake that she once saw at a local bakery so we'll be ordering that. 
Working on It's been a busy weekend so far, working through several projects at the house. The husband added a few shelves to our laundry room closet - it'…

Making peace with chaos | Five on Friday

  1. After a month of feeling like I have a lot of catching up to do, I am finally feeling zen about it. Really, I was so harried for much of January - all those blog posts to read and write, all those books to read, all that knitting to be done, and not wanting to do any of that because I want to spend all my free time with Shreya. I am finally not feeling any of that anxiety. That doesn't mean I am caught up but just that I have accepted that I will not be able to do most of what I want to do and that I was okay with that. It took a while to get there but I am glad to feel peaceful about it. After all, love needs to be shared, food needs to be put on the table, and work needs to be done. Everything else can wait because they don't matter as much.

  2. Shreya has been crawling. A LOT. All the time. Even when she wakes up from sleep in the middle of the night. I am loving this phase! It's just amazing to watch evolution happen right in front of you. How do kids know how to crawl? She had been crawling backwards for a month and suddenly one day, there it was, a forward crawl. Earlier this week, she even started propping herself up on the husband's legs and actually standing. She even tried to lift one hand while she was at it. Who taught her all this?


  3. The husband is going to be traveling for the first part of next week and for the first time, I am going to be alone with the baby for a few days. I am not too fussed about it, but I am wondering how I will get some basic stuff done, like a shower for instance. Shreya's naps tend to be so short (when I'm home because her babysitter says that she naps well and long) that it will be a challenge trying to get anything major done. But we'll see.

  4. I am actually reading. I know, I am surprised too. But a few change of habits helped. For instance, I try (sometimes failing though) not to use my computer once I am home. I use my office pumping sessions and evenings after the baby has slept to read. Much of my blog reading and writing happens before that. Right now, I have just finished The Vegetarian, which I loved for much of the first part and then began to lose interest in. I will ponder this one for a while and try to review next week. I am mostly going to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon next and I am excited about that one.

     

  5. Book Blogger Appreciation is next week! Are any of you participating? I have signed up but I don't have any posts written and knowing my routine nowadays (or lack of), I know if I don't have something whipped up a few days early, I am not going to have anything to post. So, I'll be playing it by ear. How about you?

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