If I just keep going, eventually things will ease up.
If I just keep plodding along, eventually there will be a day on my calendar that is empty.
If I just keep getting through each day, eventually it will be spring and there will be sunshine and space to breath.
In the meantime I’ll keep working through my lists, and focusing on the things that are making me happy….
I actually really dislike the cold. My feet have been consistently frozen for the past 6 weeks, and the rest of me is not so warm either. So I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed visiting the snow!
After driving up our mountain three times this year in search of snow and missing it every time (ironically it is snowing up there as I type this!) we decided to surprise our big boy who has never seen snow, with a day trip to Lake Mountain. Despite it being super foggy, and raining in the afternoon, and their being heaps of people, and the snow being quite icy, it was actually loads of fun!
If you are thinking of going to Lake Mountain here are my tips – Hire snow gear in Marysville as it’s much cheaper than on the mountain. Get boots – thank you to everyone on twitter and facebook who convinced me of this. Take the kids out of school and go on a week day to avoid the crows. Try to go close to recent snow fall for good snow play.
I’ve chosen sleep over reading lately, but my kid’s haven’t! There is something so magical about seeing your kids lost in a book and I’m wishing I had some time to read some of the books they have been devouring lately.
Zoe and Izzy (10.5) have been reading:
Pennys for Hitler by Jackie French
Hitler’s Daughter by Jackie French
The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
Blubber by Judy Blume
Morgan (7) has been reading:
The iHero Decide Your Own Destiny series by The 2Steves
Noah (4) has been reading:
Where’s Wally by Martin Handford
The Troll by Julia Donaldson
OK so having the deadlines doesn’t make me that happy, but when I manage to finish my work and meet my deadlines I want to punch the air and shout “woot!” Except I don’t, because it is usually 11:55pm when it happens and I don’t want to wake up the whole house.
Here are a few deadlines I’ve met lately…
Art Supplies for Kids – Must Haves and Awesome Extras. for Mum’s Business
Make Your Own Board Game For Kids for Mum’s Business.
23 Activities for Tweens for Childhood 101
Life Through a Child’s Eyes for Kidspot.
Dreaming and Planning
The first of the seed catalogues arrived in the mail, that is my cue to start dreaming and planning for spring and summer.
I’m also dreaming about crafty things, and cooking, and fun stuff like this…
Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread from Averie Cookes
Hammock Chair DIY from A Beautiful Mess
Magnetic Sculptures from Babble Dabble Doo
18 Small Worlds for Inspiring Imaginative Play from Childhood101
What’s making you happy this week?
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I loved this post. Full of lots of great stuff :) x
I was particularly interested in what your elder daughters were reading by Jackie French. Unfortunately her books don’t seem to be translated into German (of all languages – given the topic)! I am sure they would make good reading for German children, too.
Gisela (from Germany)
Such a shame that Jackie’s books are not in German, she writes fabulous books for the middle school age group, lots of historical fiction which my girls love. She also writes great children’s picture books and fab adult books too! She is one of my favourite Aussie authors.