Sunday, 4 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Little Loves | Person of Interest, Advent Calendars and a Broken Boiler


READ
My reading is much the same as the last time I updated with a Little Loves post, which was a while ago now! I'm still undertaking my Harry Potter reread and am currently reading book 5 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The book is mammoth in size - roughly 800 pages - and honestly, I struggle to even hold reading it for long periods of time!

WATCHED
I know a lot of people have probably been watching the Gilmore Girls revival this week, but since I haven't yet finished my rewatch of the original, I'm not one of those people and have been avoiding spoilers.

Something I have been watching a lot of lately is Person of Interest. I have no idea how I hadn't discovered this show sooner. Nathan has watched the first two seasons previously, and I was like why did you not tell me to watch this. I've literally watched two seasons in a little over a week - it is so my kind of show!

HEARD
As I mentioned above, I haven't participated in Little Loves for a couple of weeks, and so I didn't get to share the great news that Alexander got into our first choice of preschool. I'm so happy, and it is something that has been on my mind these last couple of months since applying. We are actually slightly out of catchment for this school, but it has better reports and on our visits Alexander and I both felt most comfortable in this environment, but being out of catchment obviously left us on the wait list. I'm really happy that Alexander secured a place here, and I just hope he continues in this school.

MADE
Not a lot at all of late. We'll be making our home more festive on the weekend, which I'm super excited for. Currently we have our advent calendar out, but due to timings and such, the decorations aren't out yet. We tend to put the tree up on/around the 1st.

A couple of weeks back I did also put together Alexander's book advent calendar.

WORE
We've been all bundled up of late - both outside and in! Our boiler broke on Wednesday evening, just when the cold temperatures were really hitting! Literally, you would have found Alexander and I wrapped up in fleeces and under multiple blankets! We had a freezing night as well as the following morning, but luckily we were able to have the boiler fixed by Thursday evening. I feel very thankful that we are in a position to have the boiler fixed that timely and are able to be warmed within our home.

AND LASTLY...
I took Alexander to have his flu jab done this week - it feels weird to call it a flu jab when no jabbing was involved. This was the first time I'd taken Alexander to have a jab done by myself (Nathan or my mum have come with me previously), and this was a big step for me in terms of anxiety. Going to the doctors in general, for me or Alexander, is a situation that heightens my anxiety, but when you involve the stress of jabs that anxiety can double. My mum offered to go with me for this appointment, and I thanked her but declined - I willingly took Alexander by myself. I know this seems like such a simple, normal parenting task to some people, but for me it was a really big deal. I survived our doctors trip, and I feel quite good in myself for conquering something I otherwise wouldn't. I've really been working to get a hold on my anxiety this year and steps like this help me so much.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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