Tuesday, April 29, 2014

taking stock ...



life's been heartbreaking recently. without dwelling on the drama, its just been very emotionally trying. there are exciting things mixed in but just a good reminder that some things can't be taken for granted. thought maybe its time to gather my (very random) thoughts and take stock of what's happening in life.

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making:: plans for our next and next next vacation. travel is rebellion in its purest form. word.
cooking:: dinners again. ive been taking a long break but im back! and the fridge is stocked.
drinking:: cookie tea. my comfort drink.
reading:: frankie.
wanting:: world peace. and broken hearts to be fixed. immediately.
looking:: for the perfect bedframe for blake's floorbed. maybe we'll DIY.
playing:: with truck, trains and airplanes all day. 
wasting:: no time and money on baby food. blakie is on full-on adult meals!
sewing:: labels on school uniforms.
wishing:: for cooler weather to bring out my soft and slouchy sweaters.
enjoying:: the freedom of having an independent kid.
waiting:: for this evening to spend time with the hubby.
liking:: swimsuit coverups and wondering if i can get away with wearing them everywhere.
wondering:: if we should really work on changing blake from a leftie to a rightie.
loving:: daniel. and probably will be doing that for a long while.
hoping:: for more time to sit and work on my crafts again.
marveling:: at how one day can change everything.
needing:: a back rub.
smelling:: thieves essential oil. we've been working on blake's immune system before school begins.
wearing:: my mom-uniform. comfy top, the shortest of shorts and flipflops.
following:: the whole succulent and terrarium trend. 
noticing:: how my son's eyes light up when he spots a candle. such joy.
knowing:: that japan would never feel the same again. 
thinking:: "hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extrodinary destiny" - c.s. lewis
bookmarking:: ideas for scandi-inspired homes.
opening:: can't get past this without thinking of bub's song of the moment. "love is an OPEN DOOOOR!!" thank you, frozen.
giggling:: at the conversations we have with blake. its the funniest thing. 
feeling:: contentment.


sending love your way!! 

xx

10 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you guys are experiencing some tough things... Hope all looks towards the bright side very soon.

    Also great list of great things!

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    1. thanks hon! :) time fixes all things, doesn't it?

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  2. For what it's worth, it's RAINING now :) one off the list today

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    1. heh! thanks babe!! i saw your message the day of and lol-ed!

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  3. Ooh don't change b to a rightie!! Lefties are very special!! Ps: I rub thieves of bubba too and I just wish it had a better smell! Chin up Hun!! Still a lot of good in this world! xx

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    1. they are! :) daniel is a leftie too... and he came up with that idea!!

      it reminds me of herbal bak kut teh! :) and tastes worse!!

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  4. i am a leftie too!! You could try but my dad says that he gave up when all my alphabets were the mirror-image of what it should be.

    Hope things get better! Go smell more flowers.
    p.s cookie tea?

    -graffitidust

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    1. heh! thinking to do it because most sports are favorable towards righties! and since im a rightie, it would be easier for me to help him with writing when the time comes... maybe overthinking it! ~:)

      cookie is amazeballs! its from lupicia and you can find it at great world city, singapore!

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  5. Looking at the positives is the best exercise to handling the hard stuff, and you always have a sunny outlook Zhingy! My prayers are with you during the tough times and the laughs. Love to you all!

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