Back into regular life after our little Winter break. I must say I had worried a little about how my body would hold up to being back in sole charge as Mr Kat has taken the lion share of, well, everything. I have trouble with my pelvis when pregnant and while it is manageable for the most part, it is terribly limiting in so many ways. For example, while I can reach my feet (just) I am unable to lift a leg long enough to slip a sock onto my foot such is the pain. I have to think carefully about what we are planning to do on any one day and balance any standing and walking I need to do with long periods of sofa time.
As you can imagine, the children would prefer me to be out and about with them or playing on the floor. I know it is short lived yet it doesn’t stop me feeling sad that they are missing ‘me’ so much. Still, there are many benefits to slowing down and doing things differently. We spend more time reading, they have devised countless new games together, there is more time for creativity and they are napping again. I am a big believer in naps for children and the rising number of days when naps fell by the wayside were bothering me. Not least because I need the afternoon downtime as much as they do.
So we have muddled by. I have used the car more than I would like but on the whole it is working. There has been playing in the rain, dancing in the kitchen, visits from friends (who bring the sweet tulip-y promise of Spring), baking and lots of cuddling.
I have been lifted by every comment, tweet and email you have sent since I wrote about how we celebrate the Winter. In honesty I wasn’t sure about sharing as many folk find it a little peculiar. Thank you to all of my wonderful blog readers, friends, who took the time to add your thoughts and support.
I have been getting regular reminders from Milla about my sewing list with particular reference to the projects which she has commissioned.
The little stacks of fabric in this picture represent four projects. The Cloud9 Forest Friends flannels on top were won in a competition on The Sewing Directory courtesy of Saints & Pinners and are destined to become a sleeping bag for our new little one, hopefully before they put in an appearance. Next down is a piece of Japanese fabric which is intended for a ballet kit bag for Milla. Then we have a stack of Castle Peeps by Lizzy House which I bought from Whipstitch. This is going to be a quilt for Monty’s bed, Milla has one in her Red Letter Day collection which I made last New Year (you can see it here). And finally is a furry tiger print which Milla has told me is going to be a tiger hat and tail, oh my!
There are lots of things to which I should attend but I’m thinking a little sewing in January could be just the ticket.