Happy Friday! The Positivity Wave

Welcome to my Friday feature! Created by the lovely Meggy @ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, it’s a remedy against feeling down by creating a list of all the good things happening in my life this week. I love Meggy’s posts and since its my birthday today, I thought I’d share some of the things that have made me happy this week.

Food at last!

My baby turned 6 months last Wednesday and we have started weaning. Its exciting to see her eating solids after months of exclusive breastfeeding.

Rylee with her first book 💕

I am still yet to figure out how not to cover her with food from head to toe. She’s always trying to grab the plates and spoons, touch this and that, play as she eats and the result is always hilariously disastrous. Turns out that I don’t need to hit the gym. Weaning is a workout. Oh, she now sits unsupported too. I can’t wait for her to start standing/crawling/walking…okay, each milestone is super exciting.

 

Long Walks

Last Saturday, I went for a 2 hour walk which was simply lovely. It gave me time to clear my mind and it just felt good being able to exercise for the first time in months.

 

Back on the road

driving

I stopped driving in my last month of pregnancy somewhere in November, 2019 and didn’t get behind the wheel until June, 2020. It was chaotic at first. I remember trying to drive around a police barrier, almost deflating my tires and being scared to death of hitting the police who was standing way too close to my car.

I was so slow on the road that everyone overtook me. I think some pedestrians were walking faster than I was driving. However, yesterday and today have been better and I feel like my old self. I can finally enjoy the drives and listen to a bit of music.

Fencing Project

I have a small parcel of land (quarter an acre) upcountry, near Mt. Kenya. Its located two hours from the city where I live. I have had it for almost 2 years now but it has been sitting idle. Today, I decided to get it fenced off. I still don’t know what to do with it but getting the fencing done feels like the right first step.

36 years old today!

Birthdaypost

Phew! How the years go by. I still can’t believe that I am 36. In just 4 years, I will be hitting 40. I feel blessed to be where I am and to have so much love in my life.

So that is all I can think of now. I have been at the office since 9am today, I hope to find some cake when I get home. God knows I love me some cake. Its okay if nobody gets me some though. After-all there are more important things… Just kidding, I absolutely must have cake today!

eating cake

Ps: this isn’t about this week but a general observation that makes me happy. I really love the diversity, acceptance and love around book blogosphere. After the tragic murder of George Floyd, social media was awash with all kinds of positive and negative messages. It was heartbreaking to see some of the hate and racism around the world. Interestingly, I have seen nothing but love, positivity and awareness around book bloggers and this gladdens my heart. We need more love in the world and I am happy that this is one place filled with good,positive vibes.

Have a wonderful week everyone ❤️

15 Comments

  1. Happy 36th birthday! You’ll be 40+ before you know it. Kids have a way of speeding up time, I swear. I can speak from experience. And congrats to the weening. It’s bittersweet, but I felt like I had so much more independence once I was through that period. Your little one looks adorable! It sounds like you have some great things going on in life. I’m glad to hear you’re well.

    1. Thanks Deanna and I agree with you. Lately, I have been so focused on her growth and milestones that I lost track of time. I can see that happening often hence I do get the concept of kids speeding up the time.

      I am enjoying the weaning. I still have to wake up several times at night to breastfeed but she’s sleeping more during the day and seems more energetic. She is also feeding quite well so I hope that continues. Right now, I really look forward to a time when she will be sleeping longer during the night since I am so fatigued. Taking the time to enjoy each phase though 🙂

      Thank you ❤

    1. Thanks Yvo ❤ Rylee loves her first book although all she does is play the music, turn the pages and try to chew the edges 😀

  2. I’m sure you’ve heard it before but before you know it, your baby will be walking and talking and then going to school! It goes so fast. I was so sleep-deprived for my son’s first two years but those were incredibly sweet times. I’m glad you’re getting to drive again and enjoying it! Happy birthday!

    1. Thanks Laila. My main challenge right now is sleep deprivation. I still have to wake up a couple of times at night and again promptly at 5:30am. Sometimes I feel like I can’t remember what it was like to get a full night sleep or wake up feeling rested. I am still taking time to enjoy each phase though because of how fast it all goes by.

      Thank you ❤

  3. Awesome post Diana. Your Rylee is adorable. Don’t rush those milestones, they grow too fast. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t or didn’t drive, you are brave my friend. I totally agree, the positive vibes regarding change in attitudes and racism in the book blogging world has been inspiring. Too bad it isn’t everywhere, but I pray that day will come. Have a wonderful week Diana.

    1. Thank you, Carla.

      I do pray and believe that day will come. I love how positive book bloggers usually are though.

      I look forward to all her milestones especially walking and talking but I am in awe of each single phase and each day seems to present something new. Its a beautiful journey ❤

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