It’s rather embarrassing, but I have a bin full of half-finished projects that started off with great intentions. These are small, creative projects that I thoroughly enjoy(ed) but have been pushed to the side when the urgent items must be completed. As a collector of ticket stubs, handmade cards, thought provoking news articles, handwritten letters and postcards, I had great intentions of adding these items to a scrapbook of sorts (a cool scrapbook with no stickers). Since my London and New York scrapbook are only half finished at this time, I’m beginning to accept that my heart is just not into scrapbooking. But, those little pieces of paper that I have collected still bring back wonderful memories so I am loath to throw them away.
I’ve had better success with organizing my photographs. Between my camera, cellphone and my husband’s cellphone we have loads of photographs, some more precious than others. Since my first daughter was born, I have tried to make a photo album for every year and have had some success with that. In the fall, I started my first weaving project with the intention of having it completed prior to holiday celebrations. It is currently half finished but since weaving is so relaxing and joyful for me, I know I will finish it soon. I am accepting that I was too ambitious to add the project to my load when I was in the early months of pregnancy. What projects have you started that you haven’t finished? Do you have a plan to finish them?
Below are some links that made my week!
Do Yoga with Me
This is a helpful and diverse website that offers free yoga classes for all levels. I am enjoying the prenatal yoga offered by Fiji McAlpine. It is hard to set aside an hour for yoga but I feel so wonderful afterwards. Currently craving half-moon pose (so long as my 2-year old is not hanging on my leg)- it makes my body feel strong and balanced.
Amelie- A New Musical on Broadway
I know I’m not the only person who cites Amelie as on her list of top 5 favourite movies. It was the first movie I’d ever watched at The Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa. I instantly fell in love with the quirky lead, Amelie, played by the wonderful, Audrey Tautou. Her take on the world and personal problems is refreshing and light. I guess I better start planning a trip to New York City soon!
I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. Set in India during a time of immense change- it’s bound to be dramatic with breathtaking cinematography. Admittedly, I also know someone acting in the movie but still.... just watch the trailer!
Alternative to Meyer Lemons
Have you ever baked or cooked with Meyer lemons? I have admired many recipes that include them but have not yet made anything with them. The reason? I have not found them in a grocery store. Meyer lemons, it turns out, are a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange. They are coveted because slightly sweet but without the acidity of regular lemons. If you cannot find them at the grocery store, Food52 offers an alternative so that you get a chance to make one of these gorgeous citrus recipes.
On Pregnancy Cravings
Pregnancy carvings range between women and pregnancies from the talked about, pickles and ice cream to more obscure and unappetizing combination of foods. My current lunch staple is baby spinach with tahini dressing, topping with 2 fried eggs (over easy) and toasted pepitas. I eat it everyday. I am relieved it is not the Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream craving that I had with my first (picture, my husband leaving our little flat at 9pm and paying £8 for it). What were your/are your pregnancy food cravings?