This year is flying by. I can’t believe it’s the last week in February already!
February has been a write off. I didn’t manage to shake the virus off properly at the start of the month and it’s still making its presence felt having left me with breathlessness which requires an inhaler at times. Almost everything has fallen by the wayside in the last couple of weeks. It’s only this week that I’ve been able to stay on top of the basic housework without relying on the monkeyfather to help me, and that’s partly thanks to a wonderful, restful few days staying with my lovely mother.
I haven’t spent quality time with the monkeygranny since last summer, it was great to be back at home and able to switch off a bit. It was brilliant to see the wonderful relationship she has with my two monkeys as well.
My photography has fallen by the wayside this month. I took a lot of photos while I was up north, but on the whole it was just using the automatic settings and hoping for the best rather than trying to set anything up properly. I think I may have put too much pressure on myself at the start of the year with the photo365 challenge, I don’t think I realised quite how precariously my depression was balancing. I’m going to try to keep taking photos, but if I don’t take them, or I don’t post them on here then so be it.
In other notes, the poll for the names of my Lego couple closed with the decision that they are called Bob and Martha. I will try to include a photo of one of both of them once a week or so (but I’m not going to commit to anything).
I hope to be around more in the coming days but, again, no promises.
It’s been a busy few weeks here in the monkey house. I’ve still been taking my photos but thanks to a combination of my husband going away for work, the usual winter viruses and me heading down another low meant that blogging went further down my list than it possibly should have done. I’m not saying I feel obliged to blog, but I do find even a quick post helps get my thoughts straight and helps me feel brighter.
I will however update my Lego people poll, there was a tie for first place between Ed & Alice and Martha & Bob. I’m going to start another poll between those pairs of names and if there is still a tie next weekend I’ll ask one of the children to choose.
I’ve had seven suggestions of names for my two Lego people (two of them were on the Facebook page). I have vetoed Mr and Mrs Monkey (suggested by Dispatcher999) for reasons that will become apparent over the next week…. sorry sis!
I’ve set it up that you can vote for two pairs of names each. The vote will close on Saturday 18 January then I will announce the names of my little friends.
I really enjoy taking macro photos of plants and the children’s toys but it’s not something I’ve really spent a lot of time learning how to do well. I thought I would put a couple of Lego characters into my handbag so I always have something with me should the opportunity arise for a ‘play’ 🙂
However I feel I need names for these two, I thought I would open that up to readers of the blog. The only stipulations are that the names are not rude, they’re not the named after any of my family or friends (I’m trying to keep this blog fairly anonymous). What do you suggest? If I get three or more suggestions I’ll add a poll to the blog and you, my lovely readers, can vote. I’ll put the deadline for suggestions as 9pm GMT on Friday.