Hi everyone!

full length of boy sitting on floor
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The past few days have been pretty busy for me. Not so busy schedule wise, but activity wise. My little guy, who is now 8 and a half months old, has started to crawl for real! He had been spinning himself in circles on his tummy for about a month, and then started figuring out how to scoot himself backwards, and over the weekend figured out how to go forwards. Today I saw a tiny nub of a tooth pop up too! My little guy is growing so fast!! *sniff sniff* I’m going to get all the cuddles I can out of him while I can. (Oh gosh – don’t cry Patti, don’t cry!)

I couldn’t be more proud of my little dumpling – however, now this means I have to constantly keep my eye on him and drag him away from potentially dangerous stuff. I really need to baby proof my apartment – I’m looking into getting a little playpen too to hopefully keep him contained.

I’ve been getting overwhelmed with household chores lately. I watch the dishes and bottles and dust bunnies pile up and just want to plop myself on the couch in front of the AC and watch a movie. (My husband and I watched Jumanji 2 the other day and it was surprisingly very good!) Tonight I buckled down and stayed focused on getting all the dishes and bottles done so that weight is off my shoulders! I have to keep telling myself “This is not that hard” and it really isn’t!

Since my little guy went to bed early after a big day of playing, eating, crawling and bath time, I thought I’d spend some time doing a journal prompt.

Tonight’s prompt is….

“Three favorite book characters”

Oooo. A tough one! I’m going to focus on children’s books for this one. In no particular order…

  1. Hermione Granger or Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series
    1. I think I see a little of myself in both of these girls. Hermione for being a book lover, Luna for being quirky. 🙂
    2. I stumbled upon this great write up on Luna Lovegood
  2. Pippi Longstocking from the Pippi Longstocking series
    1. I remember thinking Pippi was the coolest kid in the world. She had a horse, a pet monkey and was super strong. “Don’t worry about me, I’ll always come out on top!”
  3. Biblo Baggins from the Hobbit
    1. If I could live in any book environment, it would be the Shire. I think I’d really enjoy life as a hobbit – drinking tea, gardening, cooking and eating. Bilbo stepped out of the comfort zone of the Shire to go on a really grand adventure. He wasn’t strong, fast or extraordinarily clever, but he was still able to help his dwarven friends.


Dear friends – share some of your favorite book characters down below!


2 thoughts on “Life lately #2 and a journal prompt!

  1. I immediately thought of Pippi Longstocking, too! Wasn’t she cool? And the illustrations of her were always so fun. I also liked Lily Bart from Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth. Lily Bart wasn’t always likable, but I can’t forget her. And Huckleberry Finn. I won’t forget him, either.

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