I am thinking: that I spend my days being really cross with myself! Most days I run on coffee and adrenaline, rushing from one problem to the next. I have this daily worry that I have not managed to kick my writing into gear and that as the potential income earner in the family that I have let everyone down. I am still also grieving over the loss of Aunty Maureen and when all seems to be under control, something will tip me over, the flood gates open and the tears roll. I have also developed this rather annoying habit of over thinking and boy is that paralysing :-)
I am thankful for: the gift of friendship both near and far. We had our "Little Flowers" meeting on Monday and it was so good to spend time with other like minded souls. I have a planned coffee date with another dear friend on Friday and the " jump for joy" chance of meeting a longstanding friend on the weekend, here's looking at you Ros!
One of my favourite things: rediscovering my joy of knitting. I lost my mojo well over a year ago but a spark has been re-ignited and I am one happy knitter.
I am wearing: a flowered linen shirt and jeans but should really be in my pyjamas as it is way past my bedtime!
I am creating: pages of notes and jottings in the hope that inspiration will strike and that those words will be put to good use.
I am reading: "Work Simply" by Carson Tate ~ embracing the power of personal productivity style. I now understand why I could not get into the whole planner, washi tape and sticker thing, it is just not my style! Give me a piece of paper and a pen and I will prioritise and visualise my day :-) Think goal orientated and comprehending the big picture and that is me!
I am also incapable of having just one book on the go so on the kindle app on my phone I am reading, "No Impact Man; saving the planet one family at a time," Colin Beavan. I have also finished reading another e-book download about simplicity and minimalism which I received in return for writing a review, which I am hoping to share on here before too long.
I am hoping: to find some peace in my days :-)
In the kitchen: the menu planning and organisation has been out of the window for a good few weeks. We have transitioned once again to an organic veg box scheme and I am trying as far as possible to reduce the amount of plastic entering the home. The pesticides are an unwanted toxic burden on an existing overwhelmed body and the plastics are not only a pain to recycle, they are also known to disrupt hormone levels so not great in particular for the women in the house!
In the school room: we are hitting the non negotiables of maths and english on a daily basis. I am still however trying to find a joint activity for both kids but that requires some peace and quiet and thinking time, all of which are in short supply at the moment!
In the garden: we have an array of flowers and a small amount of vegetables thanks to Sara and Tom
A peak into our day:
Pip and her friend from Little Flowers who we visited earlier today; they had a great time and so did the adults chatting, drinking tea and enjoying a delicious salad and cheese smorgasbord
Joining in with:
found over here