I’m currently sitting in my kitchen, post crazy-chaotic-four-hours-cleaning-baking-parenting-gym-going-oh-my. There are moments when I feel like super-mom, and then there are moments when I sit, exhausted and sore and craving 36 hours of nothing but sleep. What I love about this whole mum gig, though, is that despite the exhausting bits, the joy-filled bits exponentially outweigh them.
Eleanor has been sticking out her tongue. It sounds like a seemingly mundane thing, and let’s be honest, it probably is to others who aren’t her parents. To us, though…wow…our hearts explode, our faces break out into wide smiles and laughter fills the room every.single.time. It’s so cute. I have wondered with future children if these “firsts” will be as exciting as the “first firsts”. Any mums of multiples want to shed some light on this one?
I’ve been reading blogs for years now, and some of the ones I have been reading for awhile have a partial focus on health and fitness, which is always appealing to me. One particular blog writer has been going to Barre classes for awhile, and she writes all about them. When I was looking into gyms, I was looking specifically for this class. In Australia, it’s very expensive to go to a studio that specialises in this class or similar ones like pilates or yoga. I found that at Balance (my gym) they have this class, though. All that to say, they only had it at the City gym, and I don’t have a membership there. I tried it when they opened all the gyms, and I LOVED it. It was so hard but so good. Ok this is a very long-winded way of saying that they got it at my gym! I am so excited. I have been three times now, and I am soooooore! I love being sore…kind of.
Food. Oh food. I feel so annoyed with myself and with food right now. Do you ever know what to do, and you simply don’t do it? I am guessing we all do this, but if you don’t, if you’re the one that is so amazingly disciplined that you always make the right choice, can you please give me some tips here? I feel defeated. I know gluten and dairy free foods are going to make me feel my best. I know they will help my allergies. I know this is my right decision. AND YET, I still haven’t been able to fully commit. I still drink my full cream milk lattes. I occasionally have something with flour, although I do find gluten free easier to cope with. I feel almost like I need to grieve losing these foods in my life, knowing that I will feel better. Uhhhh….
Aside from all of these random paragraphs, I am really excited that in a bit over a month Robbie, Eleanor and I will be going to the States. It’s a very quick 2-week trip, but I am so excited for many reasons. We get to be there in summer, which I haven’t been for since I came here 7 years ago. My family is having a huge family reunion, and I am stoked to see so many of my family members that I haven’t seen in awhile. AND, we are celebrating Miss Eleanor’s 1st birthday. It’s going to be good times.
Well, there are all my random musings. Some of the things that for the last few weeks I have been thinking and wanting to write posts about but haven’t found the time or energy to do. I want to be more consistent with the blog. I have a project I am trying to finish – a website for someone else – and I think once that is out of the way, I’ll be able to focus a little better.