Cooking: a friend is making pumpkin risotto! Drinking: hibiscus tea, which is meant to help lower blood pressure. It also tastes great. Reading: The 100th issue of Frankie.
Wanting: to update my Ravelry projects, so I can hit that magic 1,000 project mark (I have made many more…) Playing: with the latest Kiwi Co box that arrived today.
Liking: the cooler mornings. Autumn is here. Deciding: on what to pack for a short trip over the Easter weekend. Wishing: everyone safe! Enjoying: yesterday’s trip to the Southern Highlands and that I was able to wear my Slipstravaganza Shawl.
Wondering: why post my mum sent to the boys for their birthdays back in February and March is taking so long. Loving: the Eggstravaganza (Easter hat parade) at school this morning.
Pondering: what activities to plan for the holidays. Considering: whether to break my ‘yarn buying’ hiatus on Monday when we go to visit Blackwattle Yarn for an Alpaca tour. Does anybody want to comission something? Buying: nothing!!! Watching: still Outlander. Hoping: for good weather while we are in Canberra. Marvelling: at the beautiful country we live in!
Cringing: at nothing… Needing: a new crochet hook after over 30 years!
Questioning: processes. Smelling: beautiful essential oils at a workshop with my gorgeous friend. Wearing: my shawls. Following: new friends. Knowing: the holidays will be fun! Thinking: about friends. Admiring: a new to me crochet designer’s work: Marina Chuchkalova.
Sorting: through my yarn. Bookmarking: patterns, always patterns! Coveting: yarn, always yarn! Disliking: having to make a decision about my impartial high grade tear of the ACL. Opening: bottles of wine as I have a friend staying with me. Feeling: accomplished. Snacking: not at the moment. Helping: where I can. Hearing: really annoying small planes (we live close to a small airport). Mixing: nothing. Celebrating: the start of the holidays! Forgetting: nothing…or am I? Winning: at life! Sneaking: nothing. Embracing: friends!
Cooking: I have really enjoyed smoothies last month, probably because I had the post for a dental implant put in, so could only eat soft stuff for a little while. Drinking: Gorgeous Slow Wine Co Pinot Noir. Reading: Excellence Wins by Horst Schulze, very interesting read!
Wanting: really badly to see my brother and his family, and my mum! Playing: with yarn! Liking: that my knee is starting to feel much better, thanks in part to my fantastic physio! Deciding: on new projects (crochet and knitting) for next month! Wishing: see Wanting further up! Enjoying: A wonderful painting class with my girlfriends today (their birthday present to me).
Wondering: what next month will bring! Loving: all the love I received for my 40th birthday last month!
Pondering: when I get to hike again…. Considering: all the obstacles that are in place for my work… Buying: nothing! I am being very good! Watching: New Amsterdam and Outlander. Hoping: for more time for knitting and crocheting! Marvelling: at my beautiful roses!
Cringing: at nothing this month! Needing: more time…always! Questioning: ??? Smelling: above mentioned roses. Wearing: my Birkenstocks…always! Following: … Knowing: less than my boys most of the time ;-). Thinking: about all my friends back in England! Admiring: Woodlucker’s absolutely stunning paper flowers. Go check her out!
Sorting: through my yarn stash to make sure I have enough yarn for all my planned projects. Bookmarking: patterns to make my brother a jumper. Coveting: pretty happy at the moment! Disliking: see above…pretty content. Opening: a bottle of Slow Wine Co Pinot Nior earlier! Feeling: content. Snacking: on som Ritter Sport chocolate, a little taste of home. Helping: whoever needs my help! Hearing: the cicadas outside. Mixing: … Splicing: … Celebrating: my 40th birthday this month!
Forgetting: some things off my work to do list…. Winning: at life! Pretending: nothing. Sneaking: some chocolate while the kids are watching TV. Embracing; middle age.
Cooking (aka dyeing): Easter eggs in true German tradition. What are your Easter traditions?
Drinking: Rooibos tea again….after a fairly long time…and it’s delicious! Reading: Making Stories Magazine and I want to knit every single item.
Wanting: to have more time…to do what I love to do! Playing: silly faces with my youngest in the morning.
Liking: culling things before our move into our own home! Deciding: and trying to convince my other half what we need to buy after we move…new mattress, new TV, things for the garden…the list goes on. Wishing: I had more time! Enjoying: My eldest’s first and last camp as a Joey before he moves up to Cubs in Scouts.
Wondering: what will pop up next at work…it’s been pretty full on! Loving: the bond these two are developing in the last month!
Pondering: what to knit for myself next! Considering: whether to have another glass of wine. Buying: yarn….so much yarn!!!
Watching: all the Marvel movies in the order they were released….it’s fascinating and my husband thinks I should move onto Star Wars next or Harry Potter… I have yet to be convinced! Hoping: my eldest feels better in the morning! Marvelling: at everything Tanis Fiber Arts comes out with. Cringing: at the mess that inevitably goes with packing up a house. Needing: new trousers…because Winter is coming! Questioning: nothing!
Smelling: the most amazing flowers I received from my friend.
Wearing: nothing special. Following: through on things I promised to do. Knowing: that I will love tomorrow’s bush playgroup with the littlies. Thinking: about my best friend in Scotland…missing her loads. Admiring: the ‘shelter’ the kids built during the school holidays at the workshop put on by the Mount Annan Botanical Gardens.
Sorting:…still sorting! Bookmarking: nothing in particular. Coveting: yarn…always and forever more yarn! Disliking: all the things I have to do before we move. Opening: yarn from Wren & Ollie.
Feeling: tired…and I really should get to bed. Snacking: earlier in the day on Strawberries. Helping: others by giving away two guitars I was gifted. Hearing: the diswasher downstairs. Mixing: yarns. Splicing: spit splicing….my new favourite way of joining yarn. Celebrating: from afar my mum’s 70th birthday! Forgetting: to bring back books to the library! Winning: because he finally let the dentist check his teeth!
Pretending: … Sneaking: away with work to Manly Beach.