Life Lately January 2018

Life Lately January 2018

January was a month where I tried to get motivated. Motivated to get things done around the house, motivated to set goals, and motivated to improve my moods. More on this soon!

For now, here are some other things that happened in January;

Eating:
Despite the season, I’ve been eating lots of Maxibon icecreams. I love them, especially the biscuit side. I used to eat these all the time in Australia, even though they were double the size there compared to here. So at least now they feel like less of a naughty indulgence.

Reading:
This month I read Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. It was an easy and enjoyable read and finished in a way that you felt good about the decisions that Andy made, post working for Runway. One of my goals this year is to expand my book choice, as much as I love chick lit, I really need to get into books with more grit.

Watching:
Nick and I are still watching Homeland. Season 6 just started on Netflix, which was fantastic timing as we just finished season 5. I will be happy once we’ve finished this season so we can catch up on some other shows we’re behind on.

Buying:
Ryan smashed the glass on my mobile phone on Christmas Day, just as I was telling Nick how fantastic a babysitter it was being so we could eat lunch. It cost £80 to fix (ouch!!) but whoever fixed it smudged the camera lens making photos very blurry. As a result I bought another phone, and the one Ryan smashed has become Ryan’s babysitter during times of dire need.

Visiting:
One of my goals this year is to do monthly overnight UK stays. Our first one for this year was a stay in Stratford upon Avon. I’m aiming to do a post on this location soon, but as a summary I loved this town. We did the Shakespeare attractions, and as we didn’t do them all we will definitely be coming back.

Feeling:
Thankfully I’m feeling much better than last month, where I was in a bad mood for a lot of it. I’m working hard on stabilising my moods, making the UK home, and looking at the positives.

Loving:
Just before Christmas we bought a second car, which I love having as it means I’m no longer spending two hours of my day dropping and picking Nick up from work. It also means Ryan and I can get out everyday.

Hoping:
I hope that the coldest part of Winter is over (although I’ve been told that February in the UK can get rather nasty.) I prefer Winter over Summer, but being able to take a walk without a frosty breeze would be a good relief.

Planning:
I’ve just finished working my way through Your Best Year by Lisa Jacobs to finalise my goals for this year. I’ve also started scheduling activities into my bullet journal to reach them. More on this soon.

Parenting:
At nearly 18 months Ryan still can’t walk, but I’m okay with that. He does however crawl super fast, so fast that I sometimes can’t catch him. He does take my hands and walks around the house any chance he gets, so maybe this time next month he’ll be walking on his own?

Well that was January. It was pretty relaxed but filled with a lot of time to make plans to get more motivated.

I would love to know if you have any non-chick lit books that I could read. I’m desperate to expand my horizons.

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