So. Here we are. May. How did that happen? Finally for us Melbourne peeps the weather is starting to climb only to the high teens, as autumn weather is meant to do. I can legitimately think about making soups and stewy things. Yay! Love a salad but adore warming, comfort foods. The leaves are falling and I am doing A LOT of raking up. After skipping past April, it’s time to take stock and see where this autumnal road is leading me!
eating: homemade chicken soup with a bit of chorizo thrown in. Yum!
drinking: green tea
cooking: this chicken bake for dinner
looking: after my boy who has a throat infection. Two in three months is a bit annoying!
making: ginger and honey tea for the sore-throated one. He probably won’t drink it but at least it makes me feel like a nurturing mumma!
listening: to the rain on the roof. One of the best sounds, don’t you think?
hearing: someone mowing the lawn. In the rain. Really?
wearing: new jeans and new top. Exciting! Sprucing myself up a bit!
wanting: the current issue of Dumbo Feather. It was too stormy to cross the road to the newsagent’s this morning!
watching: Masterchef. I always say I won’t and then it starts, and the judges are so nice, and it’s such an easy to show to watch, and then someone is apparently cooking the best dish EVER…
giggling: at the amusing messages on my Mother’s Day cards!
enjoying: the prospect of a week with no after-school activities
hoping: to finish my cowl very soon so I can get on to my scarf project
wishing: I could feel some sense of routine about my weeks. Everything feels like it has been a bit higgledy-piggledy this year. People are at uni/not at uni, home for dinner/not home, going to work early/going late, etc. I’m waking up each morning thinking ‘what IS going on today?’
knowing: I’m super fortunate to have spent Mother’s Day with my mum and both my children
feeling: happy Waleed won the Gold Logie. Not that I hold any reverence for the Logies but I do love Waleed. He’s ace. My boy sat a couple of seats away from him at the football on Friday night. He said he was a focussed and contained supporter.
wondering: how we will survive an eight week election campaign? So many on ads on TV already.
pondering: who does deserve my vote?
How are things travelling for you now that we’re nearing the halfway mark of the year? Are you bunkering down for the approaching winter or anticipating the coming warmth of summer days? Taking Stock posts are the brainchild of the ideas queen Pip Lincolne. Maybe you want to ‘take stock’ too?