Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I received a lovely treat from Faerwillow at Serendipity - my very first blog award. I am flattered that she has passed the love on to me and even more delighted to check out the other lovely ladies she nominated. Of course, with the award came rules... and if you ask my husband, I have never ever been very good at following rules. So, at the risk of offending, I will tweak a few of them to better suit me. Hope you don't mind!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
We've been to a beautiful wedding this afternoon. Here is one of the readings that really struck a chord with me. I got the goosebumps.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Well, after three nights of what seems like newborn behaviour (waking every hour, screaming, tantrums until being given milk, etc.) I have had it. Of course, I am going to continue breastfeeding during the day - his regular 3 feeds- morning, before the afternoon nap, and before bed, but I am seriously pulling the plug on any nightfeeds E-V-E-R. We seem to have gotten into a vicious cycle where L'il B truly expects to be comforted by my boob and nothing else will do, and to say the least: it is not working for me, my sanity or my body. He self-settles for his sleeps, fully awake in his cot, takes about 10 minutes to nod off and most of the time sleeps through the night. But when he does wake up, he insists on a breastfeed. The past three nights he has thrown the whole routine in the garbage and has decided that when he wakes up in the middle of the night, he can't get back to sleep on his own and calls out for me. This is fine, I can see that he might be going through some separation anxiety and needs a little more comfort and cuddles than usual (I have taken him to the doctor to chack for an ear infection or other ailment and he has been given the all clear). But when my breasts (which is well and truly empty in the wee hours) are being used as a never-ending pacifier, I have to draw the line.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Thanks everyone for entering the one skein giveaway. The winner is Kitty!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I have been using queenb candles for a little while now, they are australian made and an eco-friendly alternative to regular candles made from toxic paraffin, resource depleting soy wax, or environmentally degrading palm wax.
You can order online and delivery is usually between 3-5 days. The next best thing would be to make my own... but that’s a whole other adventure. Check them out and if you’re interested in splurging- trust me, they’re worth it.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I am not religious in the sense that I go to Church or believe in a God of any name or by any book, but I do believe in something very big and very real. And what I believe is at the core of this being, that keeps the universe pumping, and pulsating and vibrating is love, compassion and the universal desire for peace and happiness.
I haven’t written about the tragic happenings in Haiti this week because I was so unsure of what to say, or how to begin. I’ve definitely held my little one closer, and whispered words of thanks for the random luck I have received in this life.
My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this disaster. It is unfathomable to me, that a population that already lives, breathes and endures daily hardships most of us could never imagine, should have to experience another tragedy of this scale.
I have dedicated some time today to researching how I can help in my small way. Some useful and reliable sites are here, here and here, if you also feel so inclined. Every dollar counts right now, and in the future every donation of any kind will be of great value.
Never underestimate the power of quiet prayer, contemplation and positive thought. It is important not to become numb too quickly. It is all too easy to live with an“out of sight, out of mind” mentality.
If anyone else, knows of any other charities that are worth taking a look at please leave a comment below. It’s often very overwhelming choosing an organization that you are confident in and that you know will really make a difference.
Peace, love and prayers to all of those in Haiti.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rains fall soft upon your fields
Until we meet again my friend.
- traditional gaelic prayer