February is the month of love. Supposedly. I gotta be honest, our little family hasn’t been exactly loving life this month. Bear’s seizures have begun again so we are firmly back into the doctors and hospitals and tests and waiting and scariness. It has brought me back to the reason I started doing these posts though – gratitude. Even in the crappiest of months (and this one’s been a doozy), there’s always a reason to be grateful, there’s always some little light that brightens the darkness. So here are my 7 little lights for this month – The 2017 February Love List.
Seeing: The Emma And Lachy Show!
I’ve started a tradition with my toddler where twice a year I take the day off and we spend the day together. No chores, no cooking dinner – we just go and do something fun. And there is nothing more fun than going to The Wiggles Show! I loved watching him interact, and even heckle a little – he was a bit distressed to find Simon was not in attendance and MAY have shouted about it at the top of his lungs during a quiet moment.
Reading: The Circle
Oh my god you guys, this book is so so good. Grab a copy and you’ll be up reading til 1AM because you just cannot put it down. It’s an incredible sci-fi novel dealing with the future implications of social media – where everyone can know everything about a person before they even meet and privacy is theft. Truly spine chilling stuff because it’s just so plausible. And if that’s not enough, it’s being turned into a movie starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks later in the year!
Watching: Magicians Season 2
The Magicians series is one of those stories I could read over and over and over again – and I have. It’s amazing to watch an adaptation that manages to capture the spirit of the books entirely but still make the storylines fresh and new. I’ve been super stoked to catch up with Quentin’s world but I’m still a little emotionally scarred about the twists and turns this season has taken.
Making: Valentine’s Day Cards
I’m usually more about the Pin Fails than the crafts, but I managed to find one that even I couldn’t stuff up. These toilet roll heart stamps are super cute and crucially, super easy. They’d look great stamped all over kraft paper to wrap a present with too!
Eating: Turn Up The Beet
Beetroot and ice blocks – two things you wouldn’t think go well together, but Proud & Punch has changed that. These juice pops are delicious and you can hardly taste the vegies!
Pondering: Toddler Tantrums
Specifically trying to convince myself that they are completely normal. Most of the time Bear is an even tempered sweet little boy but every now and then, he hulks out and just rages on. I’m slowly managing to accept them as a part of life – with the help of lots of wine 😉
Finding: Mobile USB Ports
How cool is this idea? Brisbane City Council has installed solar powered USB ports on their new fleet of buses, so you can charge your phone while commuting. Excellent for playing a Pokémon Go and hitting all the pokestops on the way to work or catching up on episodes of Downtown Abbey.
So what little things would make your February Love List? What’s making you grateful this month?