Blossom's little angel turned one on Friday, a very joyous one.
Cully May is a light that never goes out, a little girl who liberally sprinkles laughter, cuddles and sheer delight over everyone she meets, but especially over us, her family.
We spent the big day wandering the aquarium with Blossom's friend Laura and her little girl, Charlotte. Cully May adores Charlotte and they were so gentle and sweet together that there was a lot of 'awww, how cute are they' from us adults. Charlotte, who is 8 months older, would run here and there to look at the fish and Cully May would take off after her, walking very fast but not able to run quite as fast as her heart wanted her to go. Such a precious time we had, but also a very calm and relaxing birthday outing.
The photo below was taken walking through the big shark tank...
I love that Blossom follows her instincts and plans what is best for Cully May.
A birthday party would have added a lot of stress to the day, whereas she wanted Cully to enjoy the celebration completely relaxed with no outside pressure, just giving her little girl a safe place to run, laugh, be inquisitive and entranced. The aquarium did just that.
Among her gifts was the popover I told you I planned to make earlier this week.
The fabric choice changed due to the amount needed, but my it turned out pretty!
As I no longer have a car Mon-Fri using what fabrics and trims are already at home is essential.
There was no bias binding in my stash so for the edges I used a large piece of pink gingham and made my own.
More of the pink gingham became the front pocket and I added a hexie and button for extra cuteness.
Blossom was thrilled with the popover and Cully May will wear it when she comes to visit next week.
I'm taking another little break from blogging as of today.
The past month has seen my body and mind pushed beyond it's limits and the migraines are coming thick and fast along with chronic fatigue.
Next week I'm going to focus on eating only vegetables and fruit, sleep as much as my body requires, and generally treat my body with the respect it needs to mend.
My love for baking has been so personally satisfying of late that I've been neglecting the salads, juices and smoothies which used to be a normal part of our daily menu and I know this has contributed to my health decline, as well as gifted an unwanted weight gain.
It's not an easy thing, regardless of what health gurus may say, to eat 'clean' all the time, to avoid sugar completely, and to only partake of sweet delights on rare occasions.
Food, comfort food, is in my DNA. It brings me such emotional JOY to cook for my loved ones the old family favourites of my childhood and of theirs, so it won't stop...it will just slow.
Soon enough I shall again enjoy them as treats in small quantities, complimenting the greater dietary needs of the lovely salads and plant based goodies I also know how to make.
For a little while I simply ignored the need to balance both, so being away from the blog and spending a week (perhaps more) nourishing my body, spending more time in God's word, and sleeping if I need, is the prescription I intend to follow.
May your health be blessed, your mind clear, your heart happy and your hopes fulfilled...
till next time,