Concentrating very hard on the movie "Up"
The lighting wasn't very good in this moment, but I just love her eyes when she's concentrating like this. After a busy, long, hot day, some movie-watching downtime was in order!
It feels like it's been such a long couple of weeks. I've ticked off some major boxes at work which is a relief, and it should be relatively smooth sailing now until I finish up to go on maternity leave in about 6 weeks time. I've racked up a good amount of flex time in the last couple of weeks, so am looking forward to having some well-earned days and afternoons off very soon.
We're not any closer to finding a house to buy (an update on that whole extravaganza soon), which is really stressful and a bit depressing too. I'm just hoping our time will come shortly. As in, next week? That would be nice!
But there's been some nice family moments this week too. As mundane as it sounds, Mia and I took my Mum along to help us with some grocery shopping yesterday, and we actually had a really nice time together. Which is strange not only because grocery shopping is so rarely enjoyable, but it's also rare these days for my Mum and I to share nice times together too, so that was a pleasant change. And this morning Mia and I left the house before sunrise to make it to the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. It's such a wonderful sight to be surrounded by these humungous parachutes of colour, and to see them lift up into the sky one by one as the sun rises. It's a gorgeous day in Canberra today (which is highly appreciated seeing as it's a public holiday, for Canberra's birthday this week!), and being out in the fresh air, seeing these magnificent creations floating around in the skyline above our beautiful city.....it was one of those reaffirming moments for me when I really appreciate that we live here. People who have never lived in Canberra just don't understand, we are so lucky!
I've managed to stick with the 52 Project at Practising Simplicity for 10 weeks! Joy! But really, are we already 10 weeks in to the year?! That's a bit scary.