In this moment

reading... Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. What a wonderful way to get acquainted with philosophy, . Finally I'm able to make some sense of the 'subjectivity' course I did during my uni days (Descartes, Foucault, Kant, you sure did my head in at that time!). I'm only halfway through so no spoilers please.

excited about... my parents' visit from Singapore. I know they were only just here last November but we had such a great time and I miss them so much. So we thought it would be nice to catch up again soon.

planning... activities for our upcoming trip to the Hunter Valley when my parents are here.

watching... Revenge season three. Oh the twists and turns have me hopelessly hooked while Stu just shakes his head at the ridiculousness of it all.

dreaming about... random people from my past: childhood friends, primary school teachers, the 7-eleven shopkeeper from whom I used to buy lollies from. Doesn't make any sense.

wishing... I had more energy. I'm getting a good 8 hours sleep everyday but I'm still exhausted all the time.

celebrating... being able to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes again. Hurray! It's like having a whole new wardrobe to play with. Definitely an upside to having to chase an active toddler around all day.

cooking... various zucchini dishes now that my plants are finally getting the 'fruiting' act together, thanks to hand pollination. Will be sharing some recipes soon, so stay tuned.

feeling... rather chuffed to have found a new use for my test tube vase; to hold herbs in the kitchen, handy to have a beautiful to look at.

loving... my paper peony - a handmade gift from my friend Jen of Papetal. Pretty huh?

21 Responses to In this moment

Shirley Tay said...

Very inspirational post, Trishie! It's like a little diary, dear :D

Niken said...

i LOVE jostein gaardner. you should read Solitaire Mystery too from him

kidgranny said...

That is so exciting that your parents are coming to town again! I've always been close to my parents, but I appreciate spending time with them even more as I get older because I only get to see them every once in a while too.

Ananka said...

Nice list. It'll be great for your folks coming over :-)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've also been dreaming about random people from my past lately as well. I think it means I might run into them.

My Garden Diaries said...

Beautiful happenings to be enjoying you!!! Love that your parents are coming to visit you and that you have zucchinis for cooking! Wishing you more goodness this week!! Nicole xo

Sharlynn Ng said...

That's great your parents are visiting again! I too have been intensively trying to grow things and my okra and winged beans are all fruiting! I had to hand pollinate my pumpkins in the past which I grew in a pot as well on the grown! I totally want to grow pumpkins again! It's awesome to cook or cut up fresh vegetables/fruits from the garden! We've got a TON of chiku fruits from our two trees and have a year long supple of calamansi limes!

trishie said...

@Sharlynn aren't you a clever little green thumb! I've got some pumpkin seedlings at the moment that I will be transplanting soon so will ask you for some advice and tips on how to grow them!

Anouk said...

The paper peony looks so pretty! I also need to catch up on Revenge - I've only seen the first two seasons.

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Rose said...

Excited list to me. I love it.

Jane said...

such wonderful moments!

Lady of the Manor said...

I loved this post! Sometimes you just need to stop, look around and be thankful for the things in your life. It helps with planning your next goals! Mind if I give it a try?

FASHION TALES said...

Oh, I do love Revenge as well. Enjoy your time spent with family. <3 /Madison
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Jennifer Tran said...

I'm so glad to be a part of the story :)

Tina Bradley said...

What lovely pics! How exciting that your parents are coming for a visit, and what a lovely paper peony that is (what a sweet friend you have!). T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

More than anything, I just too excited for your parents' visit, and Alexander getting to enjoy time with them.

MaysaAndSunshine said...

That is so nice you get to see your parents again soon. Living far away from family is never easy but at least Australia and Singapore are not too terribly far from each other. I wish I could see my parents more often. I feel the same way about wishing I had more energy. I don't think it matters how much sleep you get, the little one will manage to wear you out in no time. We need super vitamins for moms to keep us more energetic.

burntfeather said...

Your friend Jen is amazing and I like the sound of using your test tube vase to hold herbs :) So many fun things coming up too!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The paper peony is incredible!

sonia de macedo said...

Wait, handmade! That is incredible, I thought it was plucked from your garden. And I have to admit I've been craving all things zucchini lately if they're sprouting up I must check in with my parents then lol

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

That is a gorgeous paper peony.

I hope you feel better soon.