Hmm, I might have got a little confused with my title. I need to catch up with all of the memes that I have been tagged in. The Wedding Dress meme will have to wait for a while, because it links into another post that I have planned. The You’re Welcome one is brewing in my head but I need to go and discover some new blogs first. However there are two that I have been writing in my head for the past couple of weeks and it is time to get them down before I am no longer fashionably late, just inexcusably so.
Firstly the wonderful Clare Lancaster tagged me in the #themeword meme on Twitter. To participate, all you have to do is just think about one word that you would like to describe your new year. Allegedly your #themeword can unfold in unexpected ways! So here goes …
So, getting it in before the end of January and 2010 is definitely in full swing my #themeword for 2010 is DISCOVERY
2010 is a brand new year with brand new experiences to discover. It is a fresh start for us, starting this new year as we have started no other, as a real family. It is the year that we will discover how it feels to be three people not two. We will discover what family means to us and how our lives change because of the extra person. We will discover what it is like to grow as a family, to deal with the hard times and the good times. To discover what type of parents we will be. To discover how being a parent changes us and our relationship.
Piran has a million things to discover. Everyday is an adventure at his age with new and wonderful things to experience. Right now, he is learning what food is and what to do with it. He will spend time discovering the house when he becomes mobile. He will discover what it is like to have a mum that sheds a tear every time he has a ‘first’. Being his age is all about the discovery, likes and dislikes, the way the world works, new people, new places, new foods, new experiences.
It is the year for me to discover who I am now. To find out if returning to work is the right path for me. To discover what my new goals and plans and dreams are. To discover my place in my new world, as a mum, as a wife, as a person in my own right.
Now, I think I am a bit late with this one so I won’t tag anyone but if you want to be tagged then leave me a comment and I will add a link to you.
Make Do Mum tagged me in the ‘Ten best things in my life that are free’ meme.
I had trouble with this one, mainly because my overactive brain kept thinking “well I enjoy listening to music but you have to buy a CD or radio so does that count as free”. Anyway, I have stopped over thinking it and give you my ‘Top ten things that are relatively cheap and make me happy’ list.
1. Laughter – a small chuckle, Piran’s awesome giggle, laughing so hard I cannot breathe and get dangerously close to weeing myself. I will take it any way it comes.
2. A good walk – in any season at any time of day. Particularly if it is on a beach or near the sea.
3. The perfect song for that moment – like a perfect iPod moment, or a long forgotten favourite on the radio and dancing round the kitchen. Like the moment that we were watching a film and a song came on and we turned to each other and knew that it was our wedding song. Like your favourite song on a sad day. Like sad songs when your heart is broken and you just want to cry.
4. Thoughtful presents – The presents that blow you away because the thought and love that have gone into them is so evident. I have been meaning to share pictures of these since Christmas. Both of these gifts were perfect.