The hardest bit about being married is to remain connected spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Hubby and I are great team players. We operate our household in sync. From meals, to budget to even parenting- we are the A team.
As life responsibilities increase (or perceived increase?), it is so easy to fall into the trap of talking about the everyday stuff or coordinating our time table. We became so tired that when we do talk, it is usually about something we have to do. Not how we are, or what we need… but the doing.
At home, I known to say it the way it is without mincing my words. Perhaps too harsh at times. On reflection, it is the way I speak to myself and it is a learning curve on how not to do that- because I never intend to have that sort of harshness to my husband and son. When I become tired though, those tolerances become lower.
Oddly, sitting and talking is hard for me just as it would hard for my hubby. There is a feeling of being drained. Like every piece of me has been taken away and it is much harder for me to connect emotionally to anyone. There would be some changes soon which I’m looking forward to.
1) We are starting to fall in love with the hills. From gorgeous fruit farms to our favourite cider place… not to mention its only 30 minutes. Even the drive up feels like we are going away somewhere
2) I resigned from one job. In August, I would just focus on having 1 job. That is a relief as it takes up quite bit of my mental head space
3) In July, I’m having a day off each week! What a luxury!
4) Hubby and I are trying to put time aside to just be with each other. Sometimes we don’t have to talk. Just presence is lovely. The other day, I found a cute little card with a love message from him. What a surprise! That used to happen heaps when we were dating so it is nice to feel that there are little touches, rather than us co-existing as life partners.
5) Every alternate Sunday, Hubby gets the morning to run while I handle breakfasts. I’m recognising how he benefit from alone time too.
So 5 little changes in our household in hope for a more peaceful and loving one. Talk about a mid year review!
So this little pumpkin nourish bowl was made when I had left over roasted pumpkin. Honestly it’s so easy to eat for breakfast. Top with some apple pie filling, it is warm and comforting as the cold 4C mornings set in.
- 1 cup of mashed pumpkin (from left over roasted pumpkin the night before)
- 1/2 of coconut milk
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- nut meg
- Apple pie filling
- 1/2 apple diced
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes or shredded coconut
- 1 tsp honey
- splash of water
- Make the apple pie filling the day before by placing all ingredients in the sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes or so.
- On the morning, get your blender ready. Place pumpkin nourish bowl ingredients in there, blend it well adding some water or almond milk if it needs some liquid to get going. Spoon into bowls and top with apple pie filling.