I’ve seen other bloggers do a variation of what they are currently up to, so I thought I’d do the same thing since often it doesn’t fit anywhere else.
I’m currently focused on reading ‘Call the Midwife,’ and thoroughly enjoying it. I already recognized many of the stories from the show, so it was nice to see how much they based the show on reality. I really haven’t been doing as much reading as I normally do. I think I’ve been caught up in doing other things – puttering around the house and watching movies and shows with Josh.
Watching ‘Call the Midwife’ as usual, though usually a day late, and on the laptop. I really can’t get enough of this show. I’m not really watching a lot of other shows. Josh and I are still watching ‘Fringe’ and started watching ‘Oddities’ on Netflix for a quick 20 minute show. I think I’m going to go ahead and start watching ‘House of Cards’ soon too. I keep hearing great things about it, and who doesn’t love Kevin Spacey?
As for movies, we’ve watched a few since last time. I, personally, really enjoyed ‘Saving Mr. Banks.’ Josh was on the fence, though, due to how Disney chose to tell the story. I don’t know a lot about Disney’s relationship with Ms. Travers, so it didn’t bother me as much, but after learning the facts… yeah, Disney once again (and not surprisingly) made a movie that has a happy ending and is the story version they want you to hear. In Disney’s defense, they owned the rights to the story, but they did agree to give Travers script approval, and as is accurately portrayed in the film – she was not happy with a great many aspects of the film. I’m sure any writer will acknowledge that that is always the risk when selling the rights to have a movie made, however.
We also watched ‘Rush’, which we both enjoyed, and thought was a good film all around. Even if you don’t really care about racing (which we don’t) you can still enjoy it because of the good acting and characters – both likeable and not so much. It was actually really interesting.
I’ve been in a cooking/baking mood, so I’ve done a variety of treats lately, but now I’m in the mood for some cookies, and I really want to make some more ice cream – I just need to start slowly experimenting with some flavors. I want to try some actual recipes to start out with, but then probably branch out and see what kinds of combinations I can come up with on my own. And bread! I want to make bread because I haven’t done that in ages, and I love bread.
How much our kiddos are growing and changing. Sure, it’s kind of bittersweet, but it’s also fascinating to watch them both learn and change – sometimes overnight. Literally overnight Enzo outgrew half of his pants. Our little lady is growing so much too. She’s getting better at sitting, and is in love with the jumper. She’s also getting ready to start on some solids! I know I made a lot of Enzo’s first foods from scratch, but I picked up some organic baby food in case I just don’t have as much time to do the same for her. I want to make some of her first foods myself, but I’m being realistic as well, and going to put too much pressure on myself if I just don’t have the time in the evening. I think in order to avoid too much jarred food, we’ll be doing a lot more BLW (baby-led weaning) than we did with Enzo. We gave him “real” food when he was home with us, but sent purees to day care because they were more comfortable with that (and me too), but this time around, I’m less worried. I’m excited for her next big milestone!
We have a mini road trip coming up, which will be a first with the kiddos. A friend of Josh’s is getting married about 5 hours away, so we decided the easiest thing to do would be to drive with the kids the evening/night before and stay in a hotel (also a first with two kids). Because the wedding is earlier in the day (hooray!) we’ll be able to attend and hang out at the reception for a bit before making the drive back in the evening. We’re hoping that because the driving will be so late in the day, the munchkins will just fall asleep, especially if we put them in jammies beforehand.
I really liked Saving Mr. Banks, but admittedly didn’t research the actual story before or after watching it!