I've been doing NOTHING all day today and it's been lovely!
(EDIT: I did nothing all day YESTERDAY...I didn't finish this post yesterday because it felt like too big of a job, so I quit and took a nap on the couch instead. Today I actually accomplished a lot...finishing this post is hopefully one of those things, but if I'm being honest.....that couch is calling my name again...)
I've been reading, I watched a movie, I played a little guitar and sang so loud I probably (hopefully) scared the foxes away.....
I was a little productive today, I guess....I've showered...dinner's in the oven (Bangers and Mash with roasted cauliflower and peas, if you're wondering) and I washed some baby clothes to get ready for the twins, which was exciting and a little sad at the same time...
Exciting because it's not long now and they'll be here!!!
A little sad because these clothes were all Eleni's not that long ago but she's grown up so much in such a short period of time. I can't believe these tiny little pajamas and t-shirts were once too big for her.....and now she's almost 2 1/2, wears clothes for 3 year-old-size, has a size 9 1/2 (Canadian) 25 (European) shoe, talks a mile a minute in English and Greek, sings full songs in both languages, and just generally does the most amazing, shocking and wonderful things on a daily basis.....
WHERE DID THE TIME GO????
People tell you all the time when you have kids that time goes by fast.
And as much as that statement gets so boring to hear....time really does go by fast!
Anyway, so I'm starting to get ready for the twins since we're now 30 weeks along and according to one very intelligent woman I saw in the street last week "they'll be coming any day now!"
.......they're not coming any day now...and just in case it wasn't obvious, she isn't actually a very intelligent woman.........
But as I just said, time goes by fast (are you bored yet?) so I figure it's better to get going on these things now, especially because I tend to favour laying on my couch over anything else these days. So by starting now I won't feel like I have to hurry and I won't feel guilty for the couch breaks.
And it just occurred to me that I didn't mention that Eleni spent the day at her granparents house yesterday and that's how I managed to write 3 sentences of the blog, do an ear shattering solo concert in my kitchen then snore my head off in a puddle of drool for an hour or so on the couch....I don't do these things while she's around, if you were wondering. Not yet anyway.....
While I was sorting through the baby clothes I made an interesting discovery:
Eleni was born in the summer.
The twins will be born in the winter.
Mind blowing, I know!
But this is interesting because it means we're not quite as ready as I thought we were when it comes to baby clothes.
Lets talk about onesies for example:
we have 68 onesies in total...
yes, that's an ENORMOUS, completely ridiculous amount
60 of those are short-sleeved, summertime onesies
only 8 are long-sleeved winter onesies
This means that as of right now, each twin has 4 onesies a day from the day they are born until about mid May or June when it gets warm enough to start wearing the t-shirt onesies.
That's about 4 months.....
About 120 days....
4 onesies a day....
Keeping in mind that babies can have exploding diaper poops that go all the way up their back, into their hair, sometimes 5 times a day or more.
Also keeping in mind that even if I manage make it on 4 onesies a day, because by some miracle they don't manage to poop on their own heads.....we hang all our clothes up outside to dry. No mechanical dryers that finish after 30 minutes and everything comes out warm and soft and fluffy and ready to wear. No, we hang it up outside and wait for a day...unless it rains....and when it rains for more then one day...you hate your life.
So without getting too dramatic about it, it's pretty clear we need to buy some more newborn sized long sleeved onesies, and maybe a few more warm pajamas.
On the plus side, we have a ton of hand knitted sweaters from family and friends that I'm SO excited to get some more use out of! I was literally squeaking, sqawking and making high pitched sounds that only slightly resembled real words, over the unbelievably cute collection of handmade sweater with matching booties and hats sets.
Anyway, so once I realized I was getting stressed about the baby clothes situation, I decided to go for a walk and take a few pictures of the neighbourhood.
Alonia is on the walking trail sign!
I didn't know about this until now (yesterday)
Just .9km to go and you can come join us for an apres hike drink, snack, feast, whatever
That's great, I love this!
off the beaten track
ummm, I can't say I'm loving this....
but I guess it's kind of impressive in it's own way
These are responsible for that lovely Santa's Reindeer sound we hear all over the village
Soooo many olive trees
...because I think selfies are stupid
...and people who take selfies look really stupid to everyone around them when they take a selfie
So this is my artistic expression of my feelings about
summed up in selfie-form
Ironically, I got caught doing this
by an old man working in his garden...
....he now thinks I'm a complete idiot...
I wanted to say to him, "Yes! That was exactly my point!"
but that probably would have just made things worse.
Plus I wanted to take a photo of his charming little garden
so I needed him to get back to work quickly
and stop watching me
so I could do more weird things,
like putting my hands and camera through the chain-link fence to get a clear shot of his garden,
while getting the wrist strap hung up on a broken piece of chain-link
and almost dropping my camera on the other side of the fence
and making a weird yelping noise when this nearly happened.....
ya know, just normal going-out-for-a-walk-in-the-countryside behaviour....
I actually should have had my camera with my on Saturday because when we walked past this farm we discovered this little pen that's housing 2 ewe's and their twin babies!
But a storm was coming so there was only one little lamb outside of the little hut,
I could hear the other 5 inside
but unfortunately no sheep family photos today.
Our lemon tree
which has tons of lemons right now.
Which also means I'm baking tons of lemon bars
and drinking hot lemon 'tea' constantly.
And now, I think it's time to snuggle up with the couch and a lemon tea...and maybe a lemon bar or two.