Hello! I’ve been out all day so this post is late. We played at the park and bumped into an old friend, then we spent the afternoon at my sister’s new house jumping on the trampoline and eating cupcakes.
This post is supposed to be about what is on my mind right now… so here goes.
Oops just got a text. Hang on.
Ummmmm on my mind. The X Files? We have been watching them from the start and are currently up to season six. I would normally be watching one by now, but Matt is away. I will read instead. I am in the middle of three proper books at the moment and am trying to get myself to not start a fourth because that’s just silly. I really need a cup of tea. I know there’s a difference between a want and a need, and I’m terribly prone to exaggeration, but I’m going with need here. I ate Abby’s dinner because she didn’t want it because she was tired from all the jumping and playing and looking at ducks, and it would go so well with an English Breakfast chaser. A really big one. Like, the size of my head.
The cat just meowed. I’ve never known a louder cat. He will always come in and yowl as we’re trying to get the girls to sleep, and he’ll do it again at 5.30am every day. So loud. He’s very cute though and I like him a lot.
Ummm what else is on my mind? I’m reading more parenting stuff lately. When I first started blogging, all I could find were food blogs or mum blogs so I read them even though I didn’t have any kids. Then I had kids, and didn’t have time to read them. Now I don’t know where they all are! Food blogs still make me so hungry though, and everyone looks so professional and lovely and their photos are amazing. I hope they never read here.
I have been confused recently for another Veggie Mama, which is really strange, but not altogether unexpected. There were two Veggie Mama blogs I could find when I first started, and they both had been abandoned. They were American. So I used the name too and figured if they had a problem, they’d let me know. Occasionally people email me instead of the Perth cafe (when that first opened, I was getting tweets every day of people going ‘WHAT IS THIS?! They stole your name!”, and now since an American smoothie popsicle company went on a TV show, people think I am her. It’s quite odd to see other people be called Veggie Mama though, because I’m just so used to it being me.
I am in a vortex of complete decluttering lately, I feel the need to purge just about everything. It’s getting so bad I’m finding I have to stop myself giving away things we still actually want and need, and stuff the kids still use. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I want it all gone. I really like ‘things’ though, especially if they’re pretty, or if they’re books. I think maybe because our house is so small and if we’re having a tiring day and I look around and the shoebox is chaos, it really gets me down. So if there’s less stuff to start with, then it stands to reason the chaos will be not so mental. It’s interesting to look at what we own with fresh eyes, and determine whether I still even like it. Some of our practical items have been there for so long, just doing their thing, that I forget we don’t have to keep them if we don’t want to. It will be interesting to see what we actually end up taking with us when we move.
I also want to paint everything white. This has never happened to me in all the years I’ve been alive. I should really get myself checked out, perhaps I’m having a small stroke, or a quarter-mid-life crisis.
Ok I will die without that tea, so ciao for now. I’m going to get in the bath with Prince Charles. Catch you on the flip side, yeah that’s the Crip side.