Making : a "happy" bright pullover for me for kindy (much brighter than I would normally wear as a way of warding off the winter blues!)
Cooking : corn and bacon fritters
Drinking : pear cider (my new favourite Summer drink) and too many cups of coffee Reading: Oh MY!!! "The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton. So good. Seriously good modern goth! I adored it and think I need it for my very own.
Wanting: January to end. Quite frankly it has been CRAPPY Looking: Forward to February Playing: Skipbo with my kiddos Deciding: To spend more time with friends this year. To make the time. Wishing: We lived in a world where only very old, very sick people died. Enjoying: Downton Abbey season 5 Waiting: For Downton Abbery season 6 (and for cricket and tennis to end so that I can have my Better Homes and Gardens back on Friday nights) Liking: Our cleaner (than it was) house Wondering: If I could go through Maddie's clothes before school starts tomorrow Pondering: The unfairness and the randomness Considering: whether I could make park run a habit Watching: The bunny amble outside the loungeroom window, the old dog sleeping by the door, the garden leaping forth in green and flowery verdant Hoping: For a really good rest of the year Marvelling: That my baby (MY BABY!?!?) starts school tomorrow! Needing: Hugs and reassurance and lots of chocolate Smelling: Roses (and taking the time too!) Wearing: Comfy summer dresses Following: too many conversations on ravelry and facebook Noticing: that writing my "one sentence a day" is making me want to write more Knowing: Children grow up way too quickly Thinking: I wish they wouldn't LOL Admiring: my friend Nae who has managed to take up running and enjoy it! Sorting: Clothes, material, my sewing table Buying: School clothes, ingredients for green smoothies Getting: Anxious about first day back at school Bookmarking: lots of crochet patterns on pinterest, and a plum cake recipe too Disliking: the feeling that comes with knowing the holidays are over and term time is about to start Opening: yet another packet of rice crackers Giggling: over the antics of my kids Feeling: sniffly and emotional Snacking: on too many pecan nuts Coveting: chocolate biscuits and endless wool stashes Helping: organise memorial cards, and photo displays Hearing: the chitter chatter of my children as they play Minecraft in the front room, the gentle hum of the fish bubbler, the slightest breeze outside
Spinning: A colourway called "happy" in a lovely merino blend
Sewing: a charity quilt for the bushfire victims
Scrapping: Briony's memorial album
Weaving: a scarf for my nephew
Knitting: a shawl called willow wind, and a second sock
Loving: My kiddos and my hubby just that little bit harder and tighter and longer knowing that other families are not so lucky
Bring on the rest of the year - lets put January behind us!