FFS Friday / Shiny Things Friday

It's Christmas week, and despite myself I've got a teensy bit of Christmas cheer.

Just a bit, mind you.

It's been so joyful finishing work for the year. I tied up things and crossed i's, dotted t's and realised when I left that afternoon that I was late for the bus and had not actually done everything. It's four days later and I haven't emailed in to work yet to let them know. Ahem. FFS.

It's hot. I live in a cool climate. What's with the weather? I like it approximately 22-24oC thank you. Not the 29oC that it was in my bedroom last night. FFS.

I recognise it's a first world problem, but the Mothership is visiting and keeps logging me out of Facebook and Google to log herself in. First World Mothership Problems. But still. FFS.

Millie no longer feeds at night. Yessssss. However, she still wakes up a lot and I spring into action, pat her bottom and replace the dummy. Zzzzzzzzz. FFS.

She's also not keen on her 2 hour daytime sleeps anymore. FFS.

I've decided she's in cahoots with Maggie and wants to party all night with her. I speak for both myself and Sarah when I say FFS.

Millie's been watching Ra Ra the Noisy Lion and now crawls around the house yelling 'RAA RAA'. Oh god. FFS. (but what a cute problem to have huh? It's bloody adorable.)

Shiny Things Friday
I love telling my Mum about FFS Friday, because it gets a reaction from her every time.
'So Mum I was reading Sarah's For F-'
'Yes, yes, I know what it's called Amy.'
Every time. It's a small thing but it makes me giggle.
My friend from my online mother's group posted a
Get Well pack to me when we were all the under the weather. 

Millie got her Kris Kringle present from a secret online
mother's group member. Isn't the romper gorgeous?

I can't stop sewing. I adore this clutch bag pattern.

Millie in Baby Jail outside whilst I rake up grass.

Baby Jail not to M's liking. ErgoBaby it is.

Wearing one of the beautiful dresses
her Daddy bought for her.

Still can't stop sewing. This was for my almost sister-in-law. 

Best friends.

Best latte I've had all year. From Red Velvet Lounge in Cygnet.

'Mum. So.... yeah. I can't really explain how this happened...'

Out and about with GrandMarg and Mummy.
She sat in the pram and ate some bread and played with a spoon.

Shiny Things Christmas Edition
I live in a part of the world where I am safe, my family is safe and we have no threat of war.I am thankful that when I forget to buy mayonnaise I can just nip down to the IGA and know that I have enough money to purchase some.
I am grateful that Millie has enough clothes, nappies, a roof over her head, food to eat and milk to drink.
I am so happy that Millie gets to spend time with her grandparents and know who they are. I'm watching her crawl around to find her GrandMarg and it touches me so much.
I recognise that I live a very comfortable easy life when there are so many who do not.
I am lucky that I can contribute to others who are not as fortunate as I am, though I wish I could contribute a lot more.
Mr S and I are so lucky that we have a perfect specimen of baby who is the picture of health and wellbeing.
I am thankful that I live in Australia, a free country.
I am so happy to be able to spend Christmas with my husband, my daughter and my mother.

Merry Christmas to you!



Dear Baby G