I started the new year by trying to learn how to eat a pomegranate. I also watched the fireworks from a hill near our house and could see a dog sitting peacefully in his backyard by himself casually watching the fireworks too.
I did a bunch of drawings and actually stuck to my self imposed deadline (highly out of character).
I had some successful market and opshopping trips (and feel like I am now addicted to Gumtree and feel the need to go opshopping every two days).
I built some shelves in these old school lockers (currently on wishlist: my own cordless drill).
I flew to Newcastle and back to visit my family for a week and attend the wedding of one of my best friends from high school (and sat in Melbourne airport for way too long watching planes and eating really overpriced mi goreng).
I stayed in my sister's lovely new house while visiting Newcastle (and bought her these fabulous flowers).
I watched my niece Rose eat a macaron and wandered around the city with her and my brother and sister.
I met my fresh 4-day-old nephew Moby and got used to holding a baby (I'm sure this will come in handy shortly. I did however take a pass on changing my first dirty nappy...).
I met my sweet second cousin Mikah, whose parents have just moved back to Australia with her after almost ten years in Bermuda.
My step sister gave me a really cute brooch.
I had a delicious family lunch (my step dad is the master watermelon carver).
I had a delicious 'strawberries and cream' iced tea at Frankie's Place (Golden books as placemats, so cute!).
On my last day in Newcastle I paid a visit to the Centenary Centre. I wish I had a portal between my house in Tasmania and this gem of a vintage store (I'd be extremely poor).
We took a day trip through the countryside on the way to lunch at a raspberry farm.
I met this sweet black kitty (the other cats are slowly warming to him).
And I went into nursery decorating overdrive.
Watching... The Mindy Project (love!) & lots of Australian Open tennis games.
Listening... Sophie Hunger & Gravenhurst.
Reading... The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Up The Duff & (I just started) Bossypants by Tina Fey and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling.
Visiting... Family and friends in NSW.
Making... lots of drawings and prettying up furniture for the nursery.
Buying... baby necessities and lots of opshopped bits and pieces.
Looking forward to... another month of baby growing.
In February I'd like to:
Keep filling the nursery with fun things and make some collages to hang on the walls, cook more, ride my bike a couple of times before I get too enormous and finish a couple of books.