I have seen this on a few blogs lately and have decided to do it as well. Mostly as a catch up but also as some badly needed inspiration
Currently, I am…
Reading: Running and Stuff by James Adams on my Kindle. My sister worked with this man in London and suggested I read it. I have only just started so can’t really comment but so far so good. It is about ultra-running and if you are into that, then you will probably enjoy this book. I have read a few books lately but can’t think of what they are. I am terrible with titles and authors.
Listening to: Whatever is on in my car, normally “The wheels on the bus……” I used to listen to 5 FM but since Gareth Cliff left I have not been listening to it much. Also I spend a lot less time in my car now that I work from home. I still take Little OL into school, but she has started requesting “her movies” She means her CD.
Laughing at: Little OL – I love how her language is developing and how she describes things and the stories she tells. She is like her father though, and does not talk that much, so when she does its really cute.
Swooning over: Succulent gardens….. I can’t even believe that I am writing that!
Planning: On hiring a new nanny, although now we are looking for less of a nanny and more of a cleaner. Possibly only 2 days a week although I don’t know what we will do when I travel to the various expo’s. My mom normally comes with me but we might have to hire somebody to work the expo and have my mom stay and look after Little OL. I hate having to interview people!
Eating lots of: Lindt 70% Chocolate…….. LOTS!!
Feeling: Excited, happy, nervous, proud, betrayed, stupid and cross all at once. The excited, happy, nervous and proud part are life in general. The betrayed, stupid and cross part is just last week – nothing serious and I will get over it in the next week or so.
Discovering: That I love Ultra-Running, but I am not good at training. I need to get my butt back into gear and hit the roads again. Please don’t tell anybody, but I think I want to run Comrades Marathon next year. I just need to figure out a way to have a stand at the expo and run the marathon and have somebody at home to watch Little OL. Unfortunately with Mr OL’s job it is not possible for him to take the time off to watch here and as he works 40km outside Port Elizabeth, in Uitenhage, he is not able to get back in time to fetch her from school. Thankfully I have a year to figure all of this out.
Looking at: Granny square blankets on Pinterest…. How hard can it be???
Wearing: Boots, it is just about the only thing I love about winter. That and I totally love the winter sun. Especially when it is cold outside and you find a patch of sun somewhere – I am like a cat…..
Cooking: Tonight I made an awesome Butternut and Carrot soup – I surprised myself – especially as I just used left overs…. We had a roast meal on Sunday and had left over butternut and carrots. I put it back in the oven and roasted/caramelised it a bit more tonight. I then put it in a pot with some cream, milk, veggie stock and a little cayenne pepper. I boiled it for a little bit and then pureed it. Oh my word! The roasting made it taste great. I really hope it is a soup I can recreate.
Wondering: How I can convince Mr OL that his clothes really don’t need ironing…. I would put off hiring anybody at the moment if it were not for the fact that Mr OL wants ironed clothes. He is fussy like that 🙂
Trying out: Various recipes from the Tim Noakes Real Food Revolution and Low Carb Living for Families. Who knew you could do so much with cauliflower….
That’s about it from me for now. What are you up too?
Thanks Julia, Mrs FF, Lynette and Robyn for the inspiration