appreciating our moments.

Sometimes I wonder, where did all the moments go? Times like today when all I've managed to do is hang out with Rowan in my pajamas and eat a nutella-strawberry-banana panini (yes, topped with whipped cream).

There was lots on my mental to-do list. But I think I need to start writing my lists out again if I want to get anything done. I used to be such a list-keeper. S used to add items to my lists, like dar mil besos a tu marido or jugar. I think I need to bring the list back into my life. 

  • Today R and I spent the morning watching our candles flicker for the families in Norway. 
  • We continued the dance of his first solids.
  • We talked about night weaning and decided that we're not ready to try that. That it's OK that we don't "sleep through the night" if we are both happy. 
  • We wished Arctic Mum congratulations on her sweet new daughter. There, we found this music video of Violet Road showing off a bit of Arctic summer. It looked so much like where we used to live--the fjords and mountains, right down to the low, stringy fences, roads, and stone skipping. Rowan was mesmerized, so we watched the video together three times.
  • Then I chatted with an expat friend in Patagonia. I dreamed of summering back there and diving into the goat milk and organic produce business with her.
  • While R napped, I immersed myself in overnight cloth diapering solutions and how to make your own baby wipes. Even found some organic cotton washcloths on Craigslist that'll start us off. (Can't wait to hear what S has to say about this!)
To help us remember our moments and the world's moments, I started soaking the labels off of a giant olive jar. By tomorrow, this will be our jar of moments. We're hoping everyone who comes to visit us will write a memory down on paper. I think reading through last year's moments will be a lovely way to honor New Year's Day. 

Sending love to Norway... 


Pierre BOYER said...

Have a peacefull day...
Regards from France,


Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

good on you for choosing what's right for you and yours re weaning.

love the jar of moments idea.

and a day where you achieved a "nutella-strawberry-banana panini" with whipped cream, sounds like a good day to me. ;)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a great idea and hope the jar of moments brings you great memories when you go back to it!
It's been a while and hope you are well dear!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Faiza said...

sending love to norway too...heart is broken.

i can't imagine someone being so numb and so in pain as to hurt so many innocent people. and i can't imagine all the innocence lost and hurt that remains...

Anonymous said...

that jar of moments is a beautiful idea, love it

Signe said...

Love the idea of a memory jar :)
And thank you for sending good thoughts our way!

Kavery said...

I like the idea of a memry jar. When you think of what happened in Norway, little things like a memory jar make so much sense.
And hee hee loved your comment. Awkward moment indeed!!

Gracie said...

Those moments are so important and I love that you are taking the time to cherish them.

I too send love to Norway :(

LyddieGal said...

mmm, your panini sounds pretty good to me. And a even if thats all you accomplished, i think its enough. being able to enjoy little moments with your family should be more than enough.

Chic on the Cheap

The PvdH Journal said...

You described my feelings perfectly. I'm not great with words, so I did a painting... Nostalgia

Thank you for sharing.

PvdH -designer and illustrator

Kristin H said...

You sound like the most wonderful person. Love reading your thoughts!

Krystal said...

awww, i need to stop and think about the moments more often :) and eat more of those panini's right!

DolceDreams said...

Ran over to follow you on Pinterest...for what it's worth, I breast fed both of my boys for a year, and figured that sleep was most important for slept, could never do the cry it out a year it was no problem at all to wean them, and at 7 and 10 they are the srtongest healthiest dudes around.Do what works for you and don't worry about it all too much :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love the idea of jars of moments! I wonder too where the moments go...all too often that happens. I guess we must appreciate every moment no matter what so none go to waste.


Stacey said...

heather, i'll have to steal that idea of a memory jar! just wonderful! good luck with the night weaning. it took baby Z a while to get there:-)

Karena said...

Oh I adore your idea of a Memory Jar! That will be a very special piece of occasions to cherish!


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