Hey gang! How are you going? I have been feeling pretty good. Yep, I have. I’m enjoying the post-school life. There seems to be a lot more free time. Not quite sure why. Maybe it’s because I’m not having to run around sourcing costumes and dress up day clothes, which seemed to be needed with annoying frequency! So it’s good. But me being me, the guilt thoughts are starting to creep in, and there’s that little voice saying ‘everyone else is working, you need to be doing something!’ Because for some reason I don’t count cleaning the house, doing the washing, the garden, the cooking as doing anything! So I’ve started clearing out the attic to assuage the guilt. So much stuff up there! I’ve been making lots of trips to the Salvos!
So apart from becoming a manic attic cleaner, what’s been happening with my freed up time?
Making: still working away on my cosy stripe blanket. Had to undo about eight bands of colour the other night because I’d miscounted. Grrrr!
Cooking: rigatoni with salami, tomato and chilli
Hearing: the wind outside. It’s getting quite blowy out there
Watching: This Is Us. I LOVE this! The relationship between Jack and child Kate, Randall (loved the night in the hotel excitement!), William, Kevin. All so good!
Reading: A Spool of Blue Thread
Looking: forward to a beginners weaving class next month
Loving: cuddling a sleeping baby at a new family I’m working with
Wearing: skirt, singlet, cardigan and beads
Noticing: I don’t know when school holidays are
Planning: a couple of short trips my man and I could take when work becomes less consuming for him
Wishing: the painter hadn’t found so much dry rot when he’d washed down the house! Eek! But what can you do? We have lovely new fretwork and window architraves now!
Opening: our garden waste bin a lot now that the leaves are falling and the raking has begun
Knowing: I need to make sure I don’t lose contact with my school mum friends
Has March been good for you? Do tell!