After months of evenings and the occasional nap time watching it, I now have a huge Gilmore Girls shaped hole in my life. I finally finished watching it and I feel completely lost without it now. I wasn't so sure of it at first, but then I was utterly hooked and hoping the whole series that Lorelai would end up with the 'right' man. (I'll say no more - I don't want to spoil it for anyone!) and now it has finished without any glimmer of hope there will be any more.
However, after a couple of days of mourning I now feel super inspired to get my life back, as it were. I don't watch Television at all, only Netflix and the odd show and even then it's only after Olive's bedtime or occasionally during nap time. We have a little of 'Hey Duggee' or 'Rugrats' (throwback!?) on during those tired Mama mornings and the occasional film for her to watch - she isn't too deprived! Ha.
So with that I want to spend my evenings being creative again and reading. I haven't read/finished a book in so long. I have started so many over the last year or two and never finished any. So I am going to get stuck into some this month. Early ish nights, snuggled up in bed with a cup of tea and a book by lamp light - sounds heavenly doesn't it!? I have surely been missing out. I know I will sleep better too rather than those nights where I fall asleep watching GG!
This month I also want to start cooking more delicious, healthier dinners and snacks. I spend endless nap times making yummy, healthy meals for Olive but never think to make them for us all! Vegetables enrobed in cheese sauce with pasta is MY kind of vegetable! Savoury muffins and natural sugar bakes - that's a step closer to Vegan if I ever saw it!
Also, we finally caved and bought a 'play pen'. It's plastic and has a heart shaped door and it's pretty awful on the aesthetics side BUT it's wonderful. For months I was toying with the idea but decided that one on one time was crucial. Especially in these early stages. We have a large safety gate in the hallway so Olive has a safe area to play in if necessary but I can go to the kitchen and make lunch whilst she happily plays with her toys in the living room (thank goodness we are over the clingy stages!). I am so happy I decided this as Olive is wonderfully chatty and loves a good book. She has grown so perfectly and I believe it's all down to the amount of time and effort I put in on a daily basis.
So back to the play pen - we decided this purely for our spare room/office. Olive can walk around and play nicely in her 'den' whilst I can sit at my desk and work on my sewing or blogging.
My creativity has taken a back seat whilst I have focused on raising my child as best I can (and for Gilmore Girls!!), and I have felt a little uninspired with blogging lately too... so it's time to get back on it and try my darn hardest to have the future I want, for me AND my family. I feel so inspired and motivated and vow not to start any Netflix series for a while!
February, let's do this.
What are your goals for this month? Are you still on target with your 2017 goals?