Maternity leave week 2: conquering some 52s and other tasks

Today I had my first moment of asking Mario what day it was. I can’t believe I’m already at that stage, and it’s only week 2!

Last week I spent most of the week running errands, and being silly. By the end of the week I had successfully:

  • Updated my driver’s license details
  • Updated my medicare details
  • Created an account with Centrelink
  • Linked my Centrelink account with MyGov (seriously, this was an achievement – it took two days)
  • Started my Parental Paid Leave Claim with Medicare
  • Updated my name with the bank

Towards the end of the week I took it a bit easier, but still felt like I was on the go most days.

This week, I’m trying to take it a bit easier and stay home.

Cleaning out the pantry

Ok, this wasn’t easy. It was nesting. But seriously, our pantry was killing me. I’m not a big fan of clutter, and I get so much satisfaction from a good ol’ fashioned clean out (read: throwing stuff out). My husband loves to keep things, which is a nice balance because it means I’ll never run out of things to do. Or throw out. read more

Saturday picnic in the hinterlands (a 52 in 52 task)

On this grey, dreary day my husband decided to humour me. I had requested that he prepare a lunch so that we could have picnic in the hinterland, then promptly forgotten all about it. It was a 52 in 52 that I wanted to achieve for weeks, and hadn’t yet had a chance. I thought today would have been a great chance for us to spend time together before the arrival of bub.

After making my request, I went out and caught up with some friends in a book club I’m part of. While I was out, Mario had messaged to let me know we had other friends coming over to visit, ones that we always struggle to find time to see. Once I got home, he explained he had told them we would only be home until midday, then we had to go out. read more

An update on my 52 list

I’ve been ticking off a few 52s lately. If you’re new to my blog, my 52 list is a list of 52 random things to get done during the year. Some are fun, some are things I keep putting off. At the end of the year, It’s a great way to look back on the 12 months gone by.

It’s now 9 months into the year, and I’m only just approaching halfway through the list. Yet in the years past I’ve barely made a dent, so already I’m having a great year!

I made a scarf

I’ve been wanting to learn to knit for a long time. This year there were a few entries in for knitting, or clothes making in general: read more

An afternoon of massages and dukkah

One of my 52’s this year was to get a massage, because who needs an excuse, right? As a bonus, last year my work all chipped and bought us an amazing wedding gift –  an afternoon at Iketan Day Spa in Noosa. It’s been a bit of a crazy start to the year, which meant we hadn’t had a good opportunity to use it.

I finally chose a random weekend we had spare, called and booked it. Later, I realised I had booked it the day after our monthly anniversary date, so I pretended it was intentional. read more

52 in 52: the 2017 *revised* edition

We’ve just hit the 6th month of the year – nearly half way. This morning I took the opportunity to review my 52 list and what I still had left. I’ve been planning on doing this for a while, because let’s face it, there are some I’m just not going to be able to achieve anymore.

There is no way I can hold a hold a 3 minute plank. Not when I’m already 20 weeks pregnant, and due to give birth mid October. I can’t see myself being able to get that level of fitness post-baby. As a friend put it, if I can hold a 10 second plank that’s probably impressive. Mainly because I found the time to actually do a plank. read more