Lately I've noticed a few "currently" posts in the blogosphere and thought I would try it out - for both me and Kale :)
Loving. Following my friend Emily on instagram while she travels Thailand for her honeymooniversary. Since it probably wasn't appropriate to invite myself go with them, I've had to settle for being the virtual third wheel.
Noticing. Stickers in my hair. Literally. Today at work I was in the middle of a conversation and I flipped my hair over my shoulder and noticed I had a sticker tangled in there. It complimented the toddler snot that Kale had so kindly deposited on my shoulder as I was walking out the door for work. Classy.
Appreciating. Having flexibility with my job. I was able to pick up Kale yesterday when his school called to say he was running a fever and go home to take a nap with him before going back to work and leaving him with his nana.
Anticipating. My final class! Next time I mention taking a class (especially one that is downtown Toronto), puh-lease set me straight. What was I thinking?! Driving to Toronto every Monday night for the past three months has been awful and I am so looking forward to being done. I have one more class and then a final exam and then I am DUNZO.
Looking. For the perfect spring jacket. You'd think a beige trench coat would be easier to find.
Thinking. How disappointed I am with our provincial governments budget.
Enjoying. Mad Men. Why did I just start watching this?? Don Draper has grown on me in ways that initially I didn't think was possible.
Wishing. That I didn't have to wait until January 2013 for some more Downton Abbey.
Welcoming. More balance. The start of the week was quiet at work. I skipped my Monday night class in Toronto. I caught up on laundry. I had one on one time with Kale while Kris went to a soccer game. I felt like I could breathe. I can't say this lasted the whole week, but I welcomed the balance on its brief visit to my life.
Loving. Dora. Pingu is basically dog meat now, and after a brief fling with a show that featured a cut-off of a hamster, Kale has settled on a love for Dora. I can dig that. I need to keep up with my Spanish anyway.
Noticing. Umm, everything? This kid can't walk half a foot without stopping to check something out. And I don't mean "oh hey, what's that?" I mean, "let's get as close as possible to this thing, look at it from every angle, taste it/smell it/touch it.....oh what? We're late for something? Whateves, I'm noticing something right now."
Appreciating. When I hang his coat up for him, he says "tank you!" When I put his toothbrush away for him, he says "tank you!" Basically he just appreciates me cleaning up after him. That's not going to last, is it?
Anticipating. Warmer weather. After last weeks "summer in March," Kale is severely disappointed with the cooler temperatures this week.
Looking. For geese. Earlier this week there were two Canadian geese on the lawn of his school and Kale thought that was pretty cool. Then a third goose swooped down off the roof and started a full-on goose fight. Kale lost his mind. I'm pretty sure it was the coolest thing he's ever seen. So now he looks for those geese every morning when I take him to school. "Goose? Mama, two goose?"
Thinking. About baby lions. I don't know where he got the idea, but this week he asked me to show him baby lions on the tv. I tried national geographic, but the videos were not, umm, appropriate (think lion having a buffalo for lunch). So we settled for the lion king. There goes my "no disney" rule.
Enjoying. Bath time, but still - "no hair." I wonder if dry shampoo is ok to use on kids?
Wishing. That his stuffy nose would go away.
Welcoming. The weekend. As much as Kale loves school, having two full days of mama and papa is pretty much the best.