Today was one of those days where I woke up feeling a bit flat. Do you have those too? There was no reason for me to feel down in the dumps but I just did. Maybe it was hormones? Australian Open hangover? Lack of sleep after the heat of the past couple of days – and yep, we did lose power at our place. Sweaty, sweaty, sweaty with no air con! So I thought, as I was out on my morning walk, feeling like I was about to burst into tears 😩, that it might be a good time to take stock to give myself a bit of a rev up!
Cooking: well, about to start cooking bolognese because cool weather means a more hearty meal.
Drinking: green tea at the moment. And I’ve also been drinking water with fruit chucked in it. Yep, it’s a 2018 thing happening in my kitchen. Today’s combo – pineapple and lime.
Eating: the ice cream birthday cake from my girl’s birthday yesterday. That necessitated a quick trip to my mum’s to pop it in her freezer during the power blackout.
Making: a weaving with purple wool to pay homage to ultraviolet being the Pantone colour of the year.
Reading: about to start Force of Nature which I just bought at the local bookshop with my babysitting money from this morning’s work. Thought it might pep me up!
Listening: to birdsong with my little people this morning. How much fun it is to see kiddies observing the world around them!
Hearing: tv in the background. My man clacking away on his keyboard.
Knowing: it is our wedding anniversary on Thursday. 26 years. I think that’s a long time.
Hoping: everyone has a happy, healthy year.
Wondering: how to develop my creative endeavours this year. A few classes, inspiring excursions, looking through books in the library?
Loving: this new ad campaign for CGU Insurance. I know that sounds completely weird to love an insurance ad, but it’s so great to give applause to migrants after the many negative messages that are presented in the media. I hope it brings a bit more humanity into people’s hearts.
Liking: the freshness in the air after some pretty humid days.
Laughing: at being called ‘a legend’. Chuffed!
Looking: at the photo of one of my weavings hanging on Shani’s wall. It makes my heart sing to see it in its new home!
Feeling: super happy for a friend who has just announced she’s having a bub!
No reason for me to be feeling slumpy at all! Lots of good things happening here! I hope your 2018 has started swimmingly. Maybe you want to take a leaf out of Pip’s book and take stock as well?