Saturday, August 1, 2015

~ taking stock - July 2015 ~

from our trip to Cradle Mountain and flowers from my garden

Making : space in my office so I can actually do some stuff not just navigate around piles of other stuff
Cooking : these amazing date scones by Belinda Jeffery - so good
Drinking : raspberry and pomegranate infusion - so pretty and so yum
Reading: some Louise Penny mysteries and also Paper Towns by John Green (which I read to discuss with Lily as she was reading it too but we haven't done that yet).  My book club book is waiting for me.
Wanting: a new phone (and my lovely hubby has just gone out to sort that out for me I think - total bonus as I hate navigating phone/data plans)
Looking: at some videos of the girls from when they were small (it started when I went to look for one from last time we went to Cradle Mountain) and wishing I'd taken lots more videos when they were little
Playing: May -I?  Its a really fun card game we taught the girls when we were away (Jack can't hold enough cards yet)
Deciding: that we really do need a proper gardener to help us get it all under control out there
Wishing: I'd not volunteered to organise the t-towel fundraising project at school
Enjoying: watching period dramas on Netflix
Waiting: for the rain to stop so I can duck outside and grab some wood
Liking: playing games in front of the fire
Wondering: if there'll really be snow in our street on Monday as they forecast (I hope so!)
Loving: the blossom trees lining the streets
Pondering: where to put some more hellebores in the garden
Considering: starting the mammoth project of sorting out my photos
Buying: new sandshoes this week (hopefully) - mine have got holes in them
Watching: Orange is the new black (I'm not sure I get it yet)
Hoping: I get some more blogging done next month - this month has been a write-off
Marvelling: at my big girl's organisational skills for school and complete lack of them at home
Cringing: at the lame justifications for the racist and bullying booing that has been aimed at Adam Goodes recently
Needing: a back massage (always!)
Questioning: my parenting methods (often)
Smelling:  the erlicheers at my front door
Wearing: stripes and jeans (my daily uniform when I'm not working)
Following: a few people on Twitter (I joined this week but I'm really not sure what I'm doing)
Noticing: how good Yoga makes me feel
Knowing: that its worth paying for
Thinking: life is short
Admiring: how my neighbour's sons have dealt with her prolonged hospitalisation over the last few months.  And her death this week.  I was the last person to see her awake.  It's made for a few quiet and low few days.
Sorting: out old clothes to give away
Getting: sick of the dust and dirt from the wood heater
Bookmarking: recipes for yoghurty pancakes and carrot fritters
Coveting: a new puffer jacket - mine has lost quite a lot of puff
Disliking: when the children whine
Giggling: at Jack's description of how cows and sheep have babies  - "they kiss and they get into love mode and then they have a baby".  Me : "what's love mode?" Jack : "its on Minecraft silly".
Feeling: content (mostly)
Snacking: on dark chocolate with sea salt - its my downfall
Wishing: spring would come quickly - I'm ready
Helping: with homework and reading
Hearing: the wind making the grapefruit tree brush against the office windows