{Currently} Desperately Seeking Inspiration

I’ve been feeling so uninspired lately. I don’t know if it’s the heat, or the sleep-deprivation, or just needing to recover from the girls’ combined birthday party, but every time I’ve sat down to write I’ve found myself staring at the blank page for a few minuted before closing my laptop.

There are about a dozen posts I’d like to write, but I’m struggling to put my thoughts into words that make sense. Still suffering from porridge brain, I suppose.

Anyway, here’s a Currently post if you’ve been wondering what’s been happening with us.

My little monkey with his not-so-little monkey. #babyboy #2monthsold #strikeapose

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Celebrating: Rafe turned two months old – where does the time go? – and we had the girls’ birthday party. Poor Angie has been waiting six weeks for her birthday party, but the plus side of waiting meant it was warm enough for a pool party. Both girls have asked for separate parties next year. Angie is already talking themes.

Tutu cake. Dyed flowers. #partytime #birthdayfun #pink

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Dancing: Angie danced in the East Rand Dance Festival. Her group did “Tick Tock Little Clocks” and got an A. I was happier with this year’s costumes, though unprepared for the stress of keeping her tights and shoes clean before she went on stage. The dressing area is dirty, guys. Angie has decided she wants to stop doing ballet, and is asking to do karate and gymnastics instead. I’ve told her to pick one, because extramurals are expensive.

Festival day! #ballerinagirl #ticktock #strikeapose

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Snapping: I realise I’m late to the bandwagon, but I finally downloaded the Snap n Save app. And justified buying doughnuts because I’d get cash back. (No one complained.)

Teaching: The fourth term is here and I’m back to teaching drama and tutoring. Which should be a lot of fun without sleep. We took a break from school for the government school holidays, and started again this week. Since Rafe’s birth we’ve been very relaxed but I’m trying to bring a little more structure in to prepare for next year. Angie is reading so well these days, and Emmy makes up stories while “reading” so as not to feel left out.

Eating: Now that birthday season is over, I’ve got no more excuses. I’m giving up sugar. Cold turkey. And my daughters don’t know it yet, but they’re going to be consuming a lot less sugar too.

Planning: We’re not going away this year, but we’re going to do a holiday at home again. Last time, we went to the zoo, the dino expo, the movies, the Montecasino Bird Gardens and the theatre. The girls have already offered a long list of suggestions, which have to be whittled down to five.

What have you been up to? Are you surviving the end of year madness?

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