Monday, September 12, 2011

Dear Olive,
Monday. Already. Our weekend was reduced to only one day thanks to Shane having to work on Saturday. We had some fun but it makes for a long week without Shane around. He's exhausted and missing you like crazy too. There's a lot swirling around in my mind at the moment and I'm not sure how or what to put down in a letter. I'm thinking a lot about breastfeeding. I'm thinking of my dear friends beautiful newborn baby in hospital. I'm thinking about the importance of natural health and nutrition (finding inspiration here and here). I'm thinking about whether we should take the place we've been offered in family day care. I'm thinking how old it looks to write I'm turning 35 soon. I'm thinking about how many times you've driven me crazy this morning.  
Flowers from the markets. Super Smoothies* for breakfast. Post Super Smoothie high. Matching back your accessories to your shoes.

* My Dad has a Super Smoothie for breakfast every morning. He drinks about a litre of it and it includes no less than two (two!) raw eggs. I know it's just mind over matter but I'm still building up to the eggs. This morning's smoothie had a mango, kefir yoghurt, rice milk, honey, 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil. It was delicious and you loved it!


Madeleine said...

So cute overalls Olive! And wowsers...that smoothie sounds amazing. I think you had me at mango. I haven't seen any around lately but the thought of one makes my mouth water. Olive is so lucky to have you preparing her meals.
ps. I owe you an email I know. Sorry!
pps. Gorgeous tablecloth. Hmmm...yep, I can see a blankey in that. Best hide it because when I come visit I can't promise I'll be able to leave my sewing scissors behind.

Jodi said...

you are seriously the third person to mention super smoothies to me today. Everyone swears by them (including Miss Mirander Kerr).

I'm all ready to change my diet for spring. I needed the warm heavy foods in those first few weeks after Poet arrived and now I'm craving lighter meals. Your smoothie recipe has inspired me.

As for the flowers - gorgeous and the overalls - I'm jealous x

PS. tried to get the bobo choses rainy day shirt that Olive has but alas - sold out.

Lila said...

I love the post smoothies happiness! I'll have to try and make one I just don't know what I'll substitute for the yogurt... You have me thinking that's for sure.

CASPER said...

Stunning flowers, the ones at the front. We love smoothies too, must buy a new blender, note to self. Hmmm thinking Christmas pressie.

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

I'm feeling ya here Kellie. Husbands that work too much, children that are too crazy- its too much!

the flowers are indeed beautiful.

We are just starting to think about day care too... seriously, i'm losing my mind. Family day care sounds like the best compromise if you can swing it!


thejadeleaf said...

It must be a smoothie kind-of day. I posted my smoothie today too. Green, and not so pretty, but very nutritious x

fifi said...

conundrums and quandaries galore. tell me about it. i'm trying to cut back on breastfeeding at the moment. she's still so young but wanna do things gently. still hard. can't wait to give my kid yummy juices like that!

goodluck with the decision re: family day care. all i've heard are amazing experiences with family daycare. but i've never had to decide myself. luckily we are so broke, working wouldn't do a thing so i don't have to make that decision!

just remember - if it don't work, you can change! no matter what you choose!

Unknown said...

I found there was a lot to be said for daycare - family or otherwise... Great socialising for an only child, and great to have a bit of you-time. We couldn't come close to finding a family daycare spot - although it was our first choice. Wil has come to love his time at "school". It helps build resiliance too, which cannot be underrated! xo

tea with lucy said...

i'm going to give your super smoothie a try. i must admit, i'm a bit addicted to coconut oil at the moment and can't help but eat it by the spoonful. xo

one claire day said...

Love that super smoothie mustache!

The boy working looong hours sucks. I think paddy is going to work away at the mines. 2 weeks away and a week home. It makes me sick just thinking about it. x

fast times in münchen. said...

That smoothie sounds diviiiiiine...kefir yoghurt? Yum! Hope you get some more Shane/daddy time this weekend.
oh and will you take the spot at Family day care? I would love for Elke to be in somewhere like that 1-2 days a week.

Inês Seabra said...

She really looks she's enjoying it! What a big smile!

About family day care... I personally think it's a great way for a kid to bond with other kids and blossom out of the shell more. If we keep them under our skirt too much, they'll become too dependent. Of course, this is theoretic... because every child is a child. I have a big (let me say huge) family and I'm basing this on the experience I have with all those kids being raised in different ways.

Hey, as fifi also said, nothing is definitive. It can always be changed.

Inês Seabra said...

Oh, 35 sounds young! Me turning 32 may have a little influence on that matter...

Kristi said...

i am thinking lots about nutrition and health too. and the thirty five thing...turns out it's not so tragic after all. x.

Kaylovesvintage said...

wonderful blog

Lizeylou said...

Somehow I missed this post???

I love a smoothie but havent had one for ages - am thinking I might just one tomorrow. Where do you buy your coconut oil??

Its hard when husbands work a lot - My hubbie has been having to stay away for work more than normal and I struggle with having enough patience!!

Oh, and dont worry about being 35. I turned 35 this year and was VERY unsure about it. Turns out its not so bad at all.

Isa said...

Oh my, thanks for the smoothie recipe and inspiration, I will try it out today!

And what a lovely table cloth!

Anika said...

I am having a raw egg in my smoothies now! I always found the texture of Dad's super smoothies to be kind of slimy, but I can't even tell there is an egg in mine. I've been having pineapple, berries, rice milk, organic coconut cream, powdered ginger, hefty dose of LSA... and a raw egg. Delicious - and with the winning combo of coconut and pineapple, if I close my eyes I can *almost* make believe it is a pina colada... xx

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