I saw these fun puzzle blocks at a toy store in Multnomah Village today after bebe and I attended a Baby Blues connection meeting. They could be a fun gift for her first birthday.
Wrapping up February.
It has been sunny here in Oregon. Cold but sunny. This burst of golden light has helped my mood. I always forget how much the dark and dreary weather affects me. All is not sunshine and roses in my life, but I feel like I can breathe. Anxiety and depression are hard to deal with. They lie to you; one about the future and the other about the past. Neither allows you to be in the present. Neither allows you to stop and smell the roses. Or giraffes as the case may be. Let’s take lessons from bébé and stop and smell the giraffe.
I’m in love with this floor bed. So many options for decorating. Here are a few of the inspirations I’ve been saving up for when we have a second bedroom for bebe.
Looking towards the future I’m wanting this Kallax 4 X 4 cube shelf from Ikea. My ideal is to use it in a playroom/craft room and have the bottom shelves for bebe and the top shelves for myself. Like this inspirational room from SewLiberated. Of course this is something that is far down the line, but one can dream.
I’m coming around to this idea of deep cleaning in the new year. I love it. I’m not sure why it never occurred to me before. I mean I love fresh starts. I love having a clean organized house. It makes me feel calm and relaxed when things are put away and everything is clean. This battles with my anxiety and depression that keeps me laying curled up on the couch. I sometimes have a panic attack and need to clean before everything feels okay again. This all being said is a long way to say we cleaned our carpets today.
Life has taken an unexpected turn.
The first week of the new year brought me back to work part time. bébé and I are still adjusting to this new normal. Me more so than her. She is just phenomenal.
Most years I have goals such as loose weight, save money, pay off debt. All good goals. All things I need to do this coming year, but this year is different. Different for so many reasons. The biggest being Bébé.