Over the last couple of days since the New Year, my social media feed has exploded with sewists’ make nine plans. It was so interesting to see what everyone has in stored to make/sew/knit/crochet for 2018 and made me pondered about my plans more than I had intended to. I got curious and hunted down the one sewist who started this phenomenon which you can read all about it here. Kudos to Rochelle for such a clever spin off from the yearly best nine hashtag.
Has it already been a year since Junior started school?! It didn’t seem too long ago when I wrote about school jitters and how I was heartbroken as Junior cried every single day during drop offs. We have certainly come a long way. I still can’t believe that the bub is now officially in Nursery 2 and how the school has become part of a routine and how familiar he is with school. The start to Nursery 2 was rough as we were all down with a viral fever that caused him to missed out on the first week of school. From time to time, he still cries at drop-off especially if it was a long time away from school. So you could imagine drop-off in school yesterday certainly wasn’t easy.
We are almost at the end of week 1 of 2018 (gasp!).. this week passed by in a flash as I played nurse and watched over the mister and junior who were both down with fever and a nasty flu. What a bumper! To ensure everyone ate well, I managed to cook our favourite beef stew which was really comforting to the tummy. Week 1 at work was also manic and it will probably stay this way right up till my maternity leave.
Speaking of which, this year is going to be one exciting year as we welcome our little one. It is going to be a year of transition, getting to know one another and settling into a new routine. With God’s grace, I’m sure we can do it!
As the start of 2017, I gave myself a ‘theme’ for the year and the word was Intentional. I was adamant to stay intentional in all that I do and to give it my best regardless of the outcome. To a large extent, it helped me stay guided and focused. I think I needed the reminder the most when I got distracted or when I get so tired I just wants to lie down rather than be present for the hubs and the little one.
To be honest, I struggled with Chinese a lot when I was growing up. I grew up speaking mainly English and Cantonese. And the funny thing was that I watched a whole lot of Chinese dramas. But I guess I just wasn’t that big on reading Chinese hence the difficulty in both Primary and Secondary school. Having said that, I think I’m decent when it came to spoken Mandarin.
A year ago, we became friends of the zoo and ever since then we have been to the Singapore Zoological Gardens multiple times. These trips are a lot more enjoyable knowing that we don’t have to cover the entire zoo if we didn’t have time. And it was often at a whim whenever we decided to visit.
At the start of the year, I thought about my wardrobe and style a whole lot and stayed guided by the book that I received for Christmas last year (The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees). It really broadened my perspective as I was getting bored with my wardrobe and desperately wanted to change things up. It was also a journey I wanted to take. While I’ve kinda decided on a style, (injecting more pastel/single coloured garments into my closet), it is evolving and I’m excited to see what that brings.
Sometime ago, someone in my local sewing community held a Rinata thread spool spree. It was a bargain I couldn’t pass. And that was the backstory of how I added approximately 100 thread spools to my already bursting collection of thread. Now, I basically have them in all colours and shades. Talk about bringing this sewing hobby to a whole new level!
The first time I had leek and potato soup was in France many years back. Ever since, I’ve taken a liking to leek soup but have never quite found a place that sells a really good one. They are either too creamy or cheesy for my liking. So I’ve decided to scour the internet for recipes to make my very own.
Has it already been 3 years?! It felt like just yesterday when we celebrated Junior’s 1st birthday. Looking back at all of 3 years, we have certainly come a long long way. Not just for Junior but us as parents. And if I can be absolutely thick skin about it, I deserve a pat on the back as well.