you've probably noticed that this ol' blog has been pretty image heavy lately and light on the words. and it's because i've been allowing myself to follow the rule "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all". not that everything has been bad, which is why there have still been a few posts here and there but, honestly, the last six weeks or so have been really, really hard. dealing with a newborn and a two year old in three rooms while half of your house is being renovated, your yard is a sea of mud and construction debris and the weather gods keep dishing out day after day of grey skies, biting wind and winter rain is just not fun.
and mae has hit the terrible twos in a big way. she has started waking up at night again, calling out for us, sometimes in a complete hysterical panic, and waking up at 6am, after waking at 7am for the past year or so. a combination of growing molars, developmental spurts, exhaustion and adjusting to a new sibling have made her an unpleasant kid to be around a lot of the time. and since sophie still wakes once or twice a night, i am ridiculously tired from dealing with both of them all day and night and my patience is withered and thin.
there is light at the end of the tunnel. we should have plasterers here next week and we ordered our kitchen on the weekend. mae is on a waiting list for one full day of child care which, combined with the afternoon she already attends, should give me a bit of breathing space. i've been moving sophie's bassinet into our room for a few hours in the evening so that i can get a bit of sewing done. i'm enjoying my new camera. spring is taking it's time but it's making a brief appearance here and there. warmer days are ahead, more rooms to move in, a deck to enjoy the sun. i am so ready.