Happy spring or happy fall, depending upon where you are! Have you felt a change in the weather? We haven’t experienced a lot of spring warmth here in Melbourne but the days are certainly getting that bit longer. I’ve been watching the shelves at my greengrocer’s for the appearance of summer fruit. Whilst I don’t hate the apple, banana or mandarin, they are a little pedestrian. Berries, stone fruit, mangoes…well, they are just a bit more enticing, don’t you think? But whilst the days have still been a little chill and rainy, this is how I’ve been passing the time.
Making: a skirt for a futuristic themed 18th my girl was invited to. Honestly, there have been so many costumes this year between 18ths and school dress up days!
Reading: The Turner House. I’ve been a bit unfocussed with my reading of late but I am enjoying it.
Watching: The Bachelorette. Love Georgia and LOVE the guys this year. How could you get rid of any of them? Oh well, maybe Rhys!
Smelling: peanut butter and choc chip cookies fresh out of the oven
Hearing: my girl humming as she studies for maths. It creates the illusion that she is enjoying it but I know the reality is different!
Cooking: pasta for boy before he heads out to work.
Drinking: instant coffee. Nothing fancy today.
Eating: maybe eggs for lunch?
Enjoying: sleeping a bit better the last few nights. No night sweats! Do you feel me menopausal pals? Far out! The continual search for the cool spot in bed!
Liking: that our kids are now bigger so that I can have the odd weekend away with my man without needing to organise babysitters. So much freedom!
Wanting: to get onto a new craft project just not sure what.
Pondering: Disgraced, the play my girl and I went to see last night. Lots of stuff in there about identity and prejudice and changing societies. A play for our times.
Hoping: the coming months will not be too stressful.
Wearing: sloppy clothes. Yoga pants, t-shirt and hoodie. Need to change out of that soon otherwise I’ll feel slothful all day.
Finding: myself stressing out too much.
Wondering: why I let myself get stressed out too much! Just let it go!
Opening: my laptop to write this!
Giggling: at Michelle shopping with Ellen
So that’s September! Have you been baking or making? Watching or reading? Taking Stock posts spring from the creative brain of Pip Licolne. Maybe you want to have a go too?