OK here we go, new week, new month, new season - let's take stock!
Knowing - that I should go outside and keep planting the garlic.....but it's freeeeeeezing.
Wearing - my tennis skirt after a session on the elliptical trainer we just rented. I feel so much fitter when I wear proper exercise gear as opposed to my pyjamas, I wonder if there's some fact in that.
Questioning - how it was we came to live in one of the coldest places on earth.
Liking - the simplicity of a seven year old's world and wishing she would stay seven for a few more years.
Opening - the firebox to put more wood in. Often. Always.
Giggling - while listening to Miss Jazzy filling my Mum in on all the gossip.
Feeling - so incredibly grateful to Paula a gorgeous blog reader who sent me a 100% merino wool top in the mail. I love it!! Thanks Paula. xx
Making - teeny-tiny red mittens for my nephew. Small sized hand-knits never fail to make me so clucky. Details here.
Cooking - brussel sprouts, that we just picked from the kitchen garden five minutes ago, with garlic and butter and toast. Yum!!
Drinking - strong coffee and peppermint tea and not enough water.
Reading - Pip's Craft For The Soul. I love reading books written by my friends. I love the way I can hear Pip's sweet voice reading the sentences to me and telling me her stories. I remember so clearly reading Pip's word count updates on Facebook as she was writing this book and here it is all gorgeous and interesting and wonderful and published, that's so cool I think!
Marvelling - at how kind and thoughtful some people are, like lovely Mel who sent me a gorgeous package of doilies and pretties to sew with. Thanks Mel. xx
Wanting - my girls to help around the house more. I know, it's so boring but it's driving me crazy.
Looking - at the time and wondering if I should put the beans and rice on for dinner yet.
Playing - Miss Indi's new song. It's so good. I can't wait for you to hear it.
Wondering - if Miss Jazzy would actually wear leg warmers if I made her some.
Wishing - for a bit of sunshine for tomorrow as it's the start of pruning week.
Enjoying - the lovely and kind feedback I've had about this interview.
Waiting - to get our olive oil back from the people who pressed our olives.
Loving - making play lists of all my longtime fave songs on spotify.
Watching - Orphan Black, so, so good!! Are you watching it too? Do you love sestra Helena?
Pondering - my medlars. Should I attempt medlar jelly or should I pass them on?
Considering - painting a mural on our bedroom wall.
Deciding - what I should knit next.
Buying - new work overalls online. I forgot how often winter work wear needs to be washed.
Hoping - that the green manure farmer Bren planted last week germinates and grows like a jungle out there.
Thinking - about how much I love eating my porridge with my farmer Bren spoon each morning.
Smelling - wet poodle.
Following - the year nine dramas and trying not to take them personally.
Noticing - that I sometimes have to use google to understand what my kids are saying these days. For example - ship - did you know that?
Admiring - the autumn leaves. The last on the trees, the carpet on the ground and the piles that we've raked up. Spectacular!
Sorting - out buttons and trying to find six matching ones for my Amanda cardigan.
Getting - fitter and stronger. Hopefully.
Snacking - on almonds and thinly sliced granny smiths.
Closing - the farm stall today until the summer veggie season begins in another six months or more.
Bookmarking - recipes that use chickpeas, I'm obsessed!
Hearing - the beep that tells me the washing machine is finished. Gotta go.
Phew! That was quite epic.
Thanks for the list Pip!
How are you travelling anyway?
Are you reading/making/growing/listening to anything good?
I hope your house mates come home happily and helpfully.