Do you believe it is September already? One of the smartie pants people I know started talking about Christmas the other day, hmm I am not ready to face that yet!
Spring means to me a fresh start. Sunshine, flowers, market days, freshly cut grass, and late afternoon casual bbq’s with friends. September is kind of like the new January for me. A fresh start, new ideas, new beginnings.
In WA, parents everywhere are coping with the first week of the school holidays. May the force be with you as you navigate the kids at home balance.
Time for a September Taking Stock. If you want to join in at home, either in your own journal, in your head or on your own blog, zip over to Pip’s Meet Me At Mikes blog. Lots of interesting things to read and learn over there.
Cooking : Bake Play and Smile’s Apple & Raspberry Tea Cake
Drinking : My body weight in water. Apparently you are supposed to drink 30ml/kg body weight. That is a lot of water for me! See Shred it with Chards FB group
Reading: Liane Moriarty‘s new book Truly, Madly, Guilty.
Looking: On the internet for school holiday projects
Deciding: On what to bring for our camping weekend coming up soon
Wishing: It would stop raining
Enjoying: Family time over the weekend
Waiting: For my midwifery books to arrive via snail mail
Liking: Good times with my boys these holidays, never a dull moment
Wondering: how to fit more hours in the day (don’t say get up earlier!)
Loving: the afternoon sunshine and 15 mins chill out time with a cuppa
Listening: to the soulful tunes of kids playing in the backyard, followed by yelling, then crying when one doesn’t get their way
Considering: Ear plugs for the above
Watching: way too much Netflix. I am addicted.
Hoping: to read more fiction when I quit Netflix
Needing: to paint our pool fence a lovely shade of cream. (It is currently burgundy thanks to the previous owners)
Questioning: the relevance of Facebook in my life
Smelling: like Calvin Klein’s Euphoria (not sponsored, just smelling nice)
Wearing: my favourite jeans again
Following: a few new blogs after stalking the Problogger Conference Twitter feed
Helping: myself to that last piece of chocolate before the kids find it
Hearing: Choir, Choir, Choir singing all the songs I know (random strangers meet at a pub in Toronto and sing because they love it)
Slicing: Choc Caramel Slice
Celebrating: My aunt’s birthday on the weekend, good times
Forgetting: about little things because I have been on night shift and now feel like a zombie
Pretending: the rain doesn’t exist
Embracing: September fun times