though i am not a fan of the new years’ celebration, i am however a fan os lists! of any kind! yes, even the shopping list, and the one i keep on a post-it of the bills i have to pay… i love lists! and no matter how people find it wierd, it keeps me sane! so, as i was saying i am a fan of lists and there is no surprise that people get to the end of the year an make one, even if only mentally, of what they wish for/plan for/want/need/will do in the year ahead. though i have many projects and many ideas i won’t share them here, for i have the need to keep them mine for a bit at least, but i o have a few things i’ll share…
. i’d like the year of 2013 to be more friendly, yes, friendly, as in with more friends around. i’d like my friends to not be so lazy and so scared their kids will get sick, or that it’s cold outside. i wish my friends a breath of fresh air, plans outside at the park, brunches on early cold mornings with a view, lunches with the children at a museum or close, plans of travelling to visit a new town though it might be freezing there. i wish for a year full of plans, big, small, of tiny, but with plans, with outings, with playdates, with dinner parties and birthdays. i wish for my friends to be a bit more let go and go with the flow. i wish for myself to be more insistent, to be more assertive and to stop talking to anyone who says no!!
. i’d like 2013 to be a year of planning ahead, although i make lists i have had a had time sicne they were born to plan aheas and stick with it, mostly not because of me, but them really. i can’t predict sick days, or rain or bad moods so it seems like there is always something changing my plans for me, an sometimes that makes me too distracted, too head-in-the-clouds and apparently makes me look lazy to some people. anyway, i’m hoping my new agenda helps! and babies becoming children too!
. i’d like 2013 to be sunny! no matter how long our fake winter will be that the sun always shines, because amonst all the fear/stress/panic for the tough year ahead, if the sun shines i’m thinking that vitamin D will help. my artist aunt always said “if it’s sunny, or you’re wearing pink, you’ll be fine”… i’m always dressed in pink! 😉
. i’d like 2013 to be the year i go back to my cooking ocnstantly, probably i won’t constantly but i really want to and i’ve been a bit put off after so much worrying about the boy’s food. their first foos put me a bit off thinking of pots and pans so i let go of it… now and then i try but then all the clean-up, and still all the other stuff i have to do… but i now have a list (yes, yet another one) of things i want to taste and i’m hoping i make them myself
. i’d like 2013 to be a year full of music, we need to dance more and learn songs together, even if it means for dad to learn our home version of “i threw the stick to the cat” (don’t ask) and us learning all the lyrics of linkin park!
today i’ll stay with 5 wishes… not bad!
não sou fã do ano novo! pronto, já o disse e repito. tenho algum stress com isto de esperar por 12 segundos em que faço uma lista parva (já cheguei a desejar meias novas!) de coisas que deviam ser objectivos de vida para passados 20 minutos já ter tudo perdido a pica e já estar ou tudo sentado de novo no sofá a ver um filme, ou com copos a mais… pronto, não acho piada! neste momento gosto mais da ideia de ter um fim-de-semana de 4 dias… para acabar uma férias bem merecidas. passeámos e os miúdos estão muito crescidos (até as birras estão mais adultas, agora já não choram… gritam!) o tempo tem ajudado aos passeios e programas a quatro, ou três (um de nós de vez em quando pode descansar) e vou liquidar algumas dívidas ainda antes do dia 31!! iuppi!
por aqui o ia 31 vai ser muuuuito caseiro, com um rodízio de pizzas feitos por quem fez o jantar de natal e esperemos receber alguns amigos com filhos para se juntarem ao caos! mas até lá dou notícias, agora só me apetece saborear este silêncio de um sábado chuvoso mas solarengo e filmes típicos de férias na tv… agora que perdi direitos da tv, vejo o que der, há hora que der!
not a fan… of new years’! there, i said it! i have a million problems with that night, to wait a whole year for those last 12 seconds to make a fast wish list (i’ve once wished for socks!) that should be indeed a list of goals for the new year of your life… i make that one on my birthday which is something to celebrate. new years takes 5seconds to pass and after 20minutes everyone is either quiet watching a movie on the couch or just drunk, either way it’s boring and i have a tendency to hate boredom. right now i am enjoying the thought of this 4 day long weekend and hopefully the weather stays like this, rainy but sunny. we’ve taken walks, rides and enjoyed a well deserved holiday together, the kids have grown (the tantrums are so much more mature, no more crying, just screaming!) and i’ll be able to get all my debts payed before the 31rst! you shouldn’t start a year with debts i say…!
new years’ eve will be a very homy one, with friends and theirs kids over for a looong pizza party, but i’ll let you know more before then. if you don’t mind i’ll go an sit in front of the tv and listen to this amazing silence around me with only the voices of the characters of whatever movie i can find, i’ll take anything!
things i’ve learned this xmas…
i’ve learned that though i believe children shouldn’t have millions of presents, i absolutely love their smiles when they open so many!
i’ve learned that though we shouldn’t spoil them, others will and i have to let them enjoy it
i’ve learned that though i spend all year controlling their sugar levels, i shouldn’t on xmas
i’ve learned that though xmas is much more than presents under the tree, there i no describing how happy i get with their gifts
i’ve learned that because times are harder we shouln’t always feel scared of the future for these boys live on our smiles and we have to make it perfect
i’ve learned that because these boys are so lucky and so spoiled i am able to put aside every year a few toys in great condition for other kids.
i’ve learned that i am no longer in posession of the tv on xmas day from this year on…
i’ve learned that we are happy and they love us because we make a few dreams come true… theirs, ours and other children who will smile too.
PANIC! yes my idea for today is PANIC!!! i’ve just been told i have to take care of the turkey this year for xmas lunch…… yes, today i PANIC!
e a correr porque estamos mesmo a sair para ir à ideia 22! à vila natal em sintra! aqui fica um cheirinho, uma imagem da terra das fadas e o link para saberem mais! estou louca por os levar ao pai natal!!!!! e eu que nem sabia da existência dele até aos meus 10 anos… até lá era sempre o menino jesus que reinava por aqui, e aqui vai ser o mesmo, mas o pai natal é o pai natal.
it’s a quick post ‘cause we’re running out the door to this idea 22! the xmas village in sintra! here’s a little sneek peak with this photo and a link to leanr more. i’m very excited about having the boys see santa, though i never actually thought of him until i was 10. to me it was always baby jesus who ruled the xmas spirit at out house, and i am keeping it that way… but santa’s santa!
como eu adorava começar hoje a preparar os mimos da mesa com tons natalícios!… hoje já não consigo mas parece-me que o fim-de-semana vai ser passado entre batedeiras e farinha!
how i wish i could take off work and run home and bake! i can’t today but i have a hunch my weekend will be spent amongs flour and sugar!