It’s been a quiet week on the blog. I know.
In the middle of dealing with surly teenage sibling dramas and extensive workloads, I’ve been exhausted. To the point I have been going to bed early for once. Like 8pm early.
I can’t lie, the rest has been good. And the thought of TWO FULL DAYS of rest is making my heart sing right now. Even more so as we have a new mattress delivered tomorrow and I can finally get a good night’s sleep.
Evs has the weekend filled with sport and friends and is leaving me to my own devices for the two days. I relish this time alone because I tend to do certain things that I know Evs might not particularly be interested in (back-to-back episodes of Mad Men for example) and just spend some time with myself.
And if you need some quiet time too – here’s a few links to get you started:
- Baking and cooking is what I do best when alone! And it’s been a while since I have made granola. I saw this sprouted quinoa and oats granola and immediately thought this would be perfect. Mmmm…granola.
- Ok so I’m still on a baking roll (HA! That was a pun that was so intended). I reckon everything looks cuter in a mason jar and what better than making mini peanut butter cups in a jar? I’m thinking of trying a sugar-free version of this.
- Last week I was surrounded by babies and children as they ran around a hall while the birthday girl looked a little forlorn in her sparkly pink butterfly princess outfit. As kids were misbehaving, random aunties called out to them while their parents looked elsewhere. Is it ever appropriate to discipline someone else’s child? Maybe it’s an Indian thing, the ‘child is raised by a village’ mentality but nobody really gives a second thought to boundaries when it comes to this.
- On another thought – I’ve always grappled with the thought of chivalry in today’s day and age – particularly in the practice of men opening doors for me. I tend to offer to both men and women, and take it depending on who was there first. There have been moments when I’ve opened a door for an older male and they have refused, but I’ve never really thought about it too much. Is it sexist? This young intern thought so.
- Ha. I probably should read this article more often when I struggle to find fit everything in and then write a blog post.. If you want to take your blog to the next level, you need to post and post consistently. Here’s 10 tips on finding the time to blog. (via Problogger)
- You’re either a green smoothie kinda person or a juice person. Or maybe you’re both. I’m more of a smoothie girl myself, but have been intrigued by the concept of juicing for a while. Not your ho-hum supermarket juices, but quality GREEN juices. If you need convincing, here’s an article that talks about why juicing could literally be you health saviour.
- And to end in the Spirit of the Olympics, this article describes nine outrageous, intriguing, and fascinating moments in modern Olympic running history. Wow. (via Healthy Tipping Point)
What’s been the most exciting Olympics moment you have watched so far? Is it sexist or polite when a guy opens a door for you?