A list // July

I am…

making: no plans whatsoever, just living one day at a time.
cooking: lots of fresh and locally produced vegetables. It pays off living close to your in-laws and their vegetable patch!
drinking: freshly made almond milk.
reading: the circle, by Dave Eggers.
wanting: to go to the beach as soon as possible.
looking: for the perfect nursing chair.
playing: with water as soon as we get the chance. Thank you Rome for the thousands of fountains at almost every corner.
wasting: time with the italian national health service. No wonder why people go private!
sowing: fresh summer herbs on our tiny balcony.
wishing: we would have agreed on a boy’s name by now.
enjoying: afternoon storms which bring a bit of fresh air.
waiting: for this baby boy to arrive!
liking:  our new neighbourhood and the many things still to be discovered.
wondering: how Olivia will react once she meets her baby brother.
loving: our new big space.
hoping: that giving birth will be quick and less painful as possible.
marvelling: at how well and quick we adapted back to the italian lifestyle.
needing: to lay down very 5 minutes or so. Can’t really stand or seat for too long these days.
smelling: fresh pastries every morning…there is a bakery opposite our building!
wearing: a maternity belt to help ease the pain of this growing belly.
following: lots of new creative blogs on bloglovin.
noticing: how much the sun does to our moods.
knowing: this might not last forever.
thinking: about the SBA diploma course almost every day.
bookmarking: parenting related articles. Potty training is getting us nowhere!
opening: parcels almost daily…we do love some online shopping.
giggling: when Olivia comes to our room in the morning to wake us up. She gives us a kiss and whisper our names, before she start shouting that she wants milk!
feeling: impatient and terrified about giving birth.

A list // March

I am…
making: a painting a month.
cooking:  lots of cereals.
drinking: decaf tea and coffee. And it’s going to be like this for a while.
reading: La banda Sacco(Camilleri).
wanting: to move to Rome.
looking: for signs of spring.
playing: with stickers’ books all day long.
wasting: time at work.
sowing: creative seeds.
wishing: for a slower paced life.
enjoying: planning for our move.
waiting: for the clock to change.
liking:  my effort for sticking to my plans.
wondering: how things will be when baby #2 will be out.
loving: the me time during my lunch breaks (still!).
 hoping: that everything will fall into place.
marvelling: at my growing belly.
needing: a new passport.
smelling: the spring air.
wearing: flat shoes.
following: my fellow expecting mamas (@krugthethinker, @sagerchatter and @peoepea) on Instagram.
noticing: the days are getting longer.
knowing: we will be a family of four.
thinking: it will all be ok.
bookmarking: lots of botanical painting workshops.
opening: the windows to get the warmer air in.
giggling: when Olivia sings to herself.

feeling: a bit clumsy and overweight 🙂

A list // November

I am…

making: rubber stamps. almost everyday, and when i’m not, i’m thinking about them.
cooking: as less as possible. pre-packed and already cut vegetables are my way to go.
drinking: miso soup in the afternoon, at work. it makes me feel cosy.
reading: the power of habit. why we do what we do, and how to change.
wanting: to go Christmas shopping. but there’s too many people around.
looking: for the perfect autumn raincoat, still.
playing: with puzzles, all day long.
wasting: time at work, seriously.
sowing: hope for the future and a positive attitude.
wishing: for the perfect house to be found soon.
enjoying: my evenings, working on my own stuff or watching some tv.
waiting: for the weekend to start.
liking:  my date nights with my other half.
wondering: if I’m doing things right.
loving: the me time during my lunch breaks.
hoping: that everything will be ok.
marvelling: at how much the little miss is growing.
needing: a change. soon.
smelling: the cold air in the early morning.
wearing: hats, scarves and gloves. and more layers.
following: Jeninne Zlatkis and her art blog.
noticing: the naked trees and their silhouettes against a clear sky.
knowing: this could be a good thing.
thinking: it will be hard.
bookmarking: my favourite notebooks for 2014.
opening: tons of mails. and it’s not even christmas yet.
giggling: when we cuddle.
feeling: very emotional and a bit tired.

Hello October!

This month arrived with no warning what so ever. So today my brain started bursting with ideas, projects, things I would like to accomplish and so many other things it doesn’t take long to feel a bit depressed acknowledging that I’m, once again, loading myself with too much stuff I won’t be able to cross off my list. And yet, I can’t help but dreaming and keeping myself as busy as possible, and trying new things and working towards that indefinite goal that is living life to the fullest.

Happy October to you too!

A list // September

I am…
making: lists over lists. for fun, for work, for grocery shopping, for things to do.
cooking: curries. getting a little obsessed with spices, vegetables and rice.
drinking: fresh ginger tea, with honey and lemon almost every night. A must for colds and sore throats.
reading: punk rock dad. and loving it.
wanting: to go somewhere warm.
looking: for the perfect autumn raincoat.
playing: in muddy puddles.
wasting: time worrying about little things.
sowing: winter bulbs for the winter.
wishing: for some change to happen soon.
enjoying: working only three days a week. and spending my two days off with my little girl.
waiting: for new winter TV series to start.
liking:  my desire to paint again.
wondering: if I’m doing things right.
loving: the me time during my lunch breaks.
 hoping: that we will find a new home soon.
marvelling: at how much the little miss is growing.
needing: newwinter shoes for work.
smelling: the autumn rain on freshly cut grass.
wearing: socks and tights again.
following: Oana Befort and Golly Bard’s Drawing Room, and their amazing illustrations.
noticing: the green leaves turning yellow.
knowing: things happen for a reason.
thinking: it can only get better.
bookmarking: lots of potential winter projects.
opening: bags of walnuts, raisins and peanuts. Our favourite afternoon snack.
giggling: in the morning while still in bed, listening to our little miss blabbering to herself right after waking up.
feeling: rather positive and in a good mood.