Around Here | January 2015


I follow a lot of blogs by my favorite memory keepers. On their blogs, there is a meme (“Around Here” or “Currently”) where they regularly post what is happening in their life at the moment. I love these posts because they are fun and light reading. I thought that I ought to do that myself because the posts would be such a great marker of time, almost like a time capsule of sorts. And even if no one else but Charlie and Carlo reads them, I’ll always have these “snapshots” of our life documented somewhere. And for me, that’s the most important thing. So without any further ado, here’s what’s going on around here lately…

Around here I am using the Collect app everyday to record and capture our memories. I take one photo a day and have done so since June 2013. I love that I can scroll through the app, through the calendar view on it, because the photos taken on each day remind forgetful-me of all the happy moments that occurred in the past week/month/year.

Around here Carlo has regularly been playing with these 3 apps on his iPad: Todo Math, Toca Town, and This Is My Car. I love them too! (Actually, when he’s busy doing something else, I sneak in some playing time in Toca Town too. Hahaha.)

Around here we are still potty training. We’ve mastered pooping in the toilet. We’re now working on consistently peeing in it too.

Around here I am inspired to bake bread. I recently made cinnamon rolls using this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. They were surprisingly easy to make and turned out oh-so-yummy! I want to make pandesal next. Or maybe sweet Spanish bread. Or maybe cheese rolls. Or maybe ensaimada. Basta, I want to bake something with yeast! Hahahaha.

Around here we make a stop at our neighborhood Target whenever we’re out and about. We’re all very sad that Target in Canada is closing. And Charlie and I still haven’t told Carlo about it. Sigh. It’s really a happy place for him and us. Sigh. I’m not looking forward to the day when I have to explain why the store is gone for good.  

Around here I am watching Master Chef Junior. I am amazed that 8 year olds are making these restaurant like dishes from scratch. At 8, all I wanted to do was read Archie comics, Nancy Drew, and the Bobbsey Twins books. At 8, the best thing I could cook/bake at the time was a pound cake and only with my mama helping me out.

Around here we have been watching the Raptor games religiously on TV. I don’t know what’s been happening to them lately but we gotta do better! We the North!

Around here I am reading Ready Player One and loving it so far. And I’ve got Amy Poehler’s book waiting in the wings.

Around here I am trying to build good habits. I’m a pretty goal oriented person. I love making lists and plans. Aaaaaand I always have my iPhone with me. So I recently downloaded the Balanced app to help me keep track of two good habits I want to develop this year: (a) to pray the rosary everyday, and (b) to drink more water everyday.

Around here I am loving all the learning I am doing as I teach myself how to code, tweak, and improve the design of our main blog and Ines’s dedicated space, The Author Project.

What have you all been doing lately?

P.S. Ines, I’m tagging you. I’d love to know what’s going on in your life as of late. I’m sure that your followers on FB and Twitter would love to know too.

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