Tuesday, December 16, 2014

༺ Currently: Keep Swimming ༻

‘Currently’ posts are a little snapshot of the events that are occurring in my day-to-day life. These episodes feature photos from my Instagram, do come and say “Hi!” if you are around. Also, if you would like to participate in this feature yourself, please feel free! I’d love to read your posts, so don’t forget to leave a link.  ♡



I can’t believe I am saying this, but ~ nothing. I have no books on the go, nor do I have any desire to read any right now. I think I must be sickening for something! (O . o)’


How long it is going to take for life to settle down next year…

Between the crazy rush at the end of this year, then the new baby coming along almost directly afterwards, I am seriously questioning how on earth we are going to cope with the continual pace of “all the things” happening.  With my last two babies, Theodore and Isabelle, it took about six months for life to settle down and really feel like we were finding our feet as a family with a new addition.

I’d love for that adjustment period to be shorter this time around, but I guess we will have to see.  



That we have a real tree this year! I’ve been wanting one for the last four years and this year we actually have one.  Yay!


Blueberries. Blackberries. Raspberries. Strawberries. Cherries… I love berry and cherry season!! Incidentally, so do my children. Theodore and Isabelle adore berries, and so does the Mexican Jumping Bean! Whenever I eat blueberries, baby always starts kicking and wiggling ~ it’s so cute. (^-^)  ~ ♡

Oh, and I’ve also been eating a lot of Danish Salami. Apparently that’s my craving this time around. Strange, but true!


All Creatures Great and Small ~ a BBC tv show that aired from 1978 to 1990, and is on Netflix at the moment. It’s based on the series of books written by Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. I adore the books and while I feel that the show misses a lot of the subtext that makes the books so enjoyable, there are definitely still some great moments that make the show worth watching as well.


Mexican Jumping Bean’s quilt!  You heard right! I’m actually super excited for this project; I finished Isabelle’s blanket back in early November, and started MJB’s quilt on the 19th of November! So far I’ve done three sessions on it ~ twelve hours all up. I have cut the fabric, pieced and sewn the patchwork centre, added an inner boarder, an outer boarder, marked the quilting lines, and attached the backing {the softest, plushiest, pale butter minkie ~ no wadding ~ ever… So cuddly!}.  That’s a lot of progress and it’s so exciting! (≧ ω ≦)

I might actually have a chance of finishing this one before the baby comes if I hop to it! 



All the thunderstorms and rain we’ve been having. It’s keep this summer on the cooler side which I really appreciate. :3 Riding Copper ~ we’ve been having some good ones, and it’s wonderful. My new pearl charm bracelet. Cups of tea… Acres and acres of it. My new Surface Pro 3 ~ thank you very much darling!  Fruit Mince Pies ~ our favourite Christmas snack. Pretty fabrics. Play dates. Oh, and best of all, new friends!  ꒰。• ◡ •。꒱ ♡



To get through one day at a time so I don’t collapse.

We are far too busy, and it’s really tiring me out, but I am glad for every moment I have a chance to rest.

And in the wise words of Dory ~ “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, what do we do, we swim, swim, swim!”

Keep swimming!


To decorate our Christmas tree! We have it sitting in our hallway, and I really want to see it dressed up in pretty ornaments.  ⁎*✧♡✧*⁎


All. The. Things! Numerous social events through the week, Christmas shopping, Birthday present shopping, quilting, travelling to Sydney, hosting friends, taking the children to the dentist for their first checkups, and on and on… It never stops!

(‘Currently’ post inspired by Danielle of Sometimes Sweet’s feature and Kaelah of Little Chief Honeybee!)



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  1. These are such wonderfully lovely posts. I think I may have to follow your lead and give one a go myself next year.

    You really have been a very busy gal lately, goodness. I hope that you're able to enjoy some R&R during Christmas (challenging, I know, as that can be!).

    What an interesting food to crave. I love a good salami, too, especially with a mellow or cheddar cheese. Yum!

    ♥ Jessica

    1. As always, I'd love to see your version of this Jessica. It's just a great way to keep in touch with the little things that are happening in your blogger friend's lives. It makes the connection more real maybe?

      R&R! Um.... Lol. Nope! Well, we'll see. Thankfully The Mister gets two weeks off over Christmas this year, and I am looking forwards to that for sure. :)

      Salami and double Brie cheese... Mmmm. Of course, I'm not eating the Brie atm because it's not pasteurized, but mmmm, all the same.

  2. Dear Bonita, this is such a good idea for simple but so interesting posts. I loved reading what you've been up to during these days. Thank you for sharing! :-)

    Hug x,

    1. My pleasure! I really enjoy doing these posts as well because it's so interesting to look back and see the little things you've been up to, but forget about in the longer term. :D



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