Most days, weather permitting, we would take a morning walk to enjoy some fresh air. Mornings like these make me feel like I’m starting off the day on the right foot. And B usually naps better after these walks.
Having B in the daycare has lifted a lot of load from my shoulders in terms of feeding. I have to work my brain to provide him variety of menu for his main meals and snacks during this break, and by far this is his favorite, rice noodle or rice with chicken and mushroom cooked in sweet soy sauce.
We accidentally found a donation bin at the shopping center we frequent often. It was just the nudge we needed to sort out our clothes and set aside some old ones to donate. Managed to fill two huge bags after my first pass – one even fell apart when I took it out of the car and I ended up wheeling a trolley full of clothes in the center’s car park. It felt so good to declutter, and I suprised myself by being quite ruthless while sorting out what I wanted to stay in my wardrobe and what had to go.
And the decluttering didn’t stop there. I also purged and reorganized my pantry, baking cupboard, and storage closet. I also sorted out B’s toys as he received so many for his birthday and a few more for Christmas, I decided to store some of them away and rotate them every now and then. I have yet to go through my craft supplies, though I’ve got a new drawer unit for my desk which I can’t wait to use!
Made a batch of these eggless yogurt muffins for our picnic session with friends and they were so good. I may or may not have eaten way too many of them. I’ll try to experiment a little bit and try to eliminate the sugar completely so B can enjoy some too next time.
We found a cute little cafe with a little playground for kids and B had the time of his life trying to grab all the giant bouncy balls and bringing them to daddy. He even met a new friend and said hi and waved.
We had a very low-key NYE this year. I made quesadilla to enjoy while watching the countdown concert on TV and D was actually sick so he went to bed early and skipped the fireworks. In the meanwhile I worked on my December Daily while waiting for new year. At midnight I enjoyed the fireworks view from our balcony, which was actually pretty decent. I could see at least five different spots of fireworks. Loving our place even more!
It was scorching hot on the last day of the break, and all we could do was try and cool down at the shopping center. I love that now B’s getting bigger it’s easier to bring him to places, he’s so happy just exploring, toddling around, people-watching, and smiling at girls at the next table.
The last few days of December Daily has been a drag. I’ve been focusing on spending time with B and cleaning and organizing that December Daily has taken a back seat for a while. I really need to get back on track so I can move on and do something else. I’m very happy with what I have now, but finishing it really takes an effort coz I’m itching to fully work on my next project!
Speaking of which, I have actually started on something new – my 2018 Project Life! I am taking a new take on memory keeping this year and planning to do a weekly pocket-page-style scrapbooking. I’ve been trying to do a Project 365 for B’s first year, combining traditional and digital scrapbooking, but I’m nowhere near finished – that is my other scrappy goal this year – but I’m thinking weekly layout will hopefully be more manageable. And I love playing with real paper!