Making: Crocheting fingerless gloves for a lovely friend
Cooking: Not much at the moment not allowed to, on complete rest for six weeks, but I am enjoying reading lots of recipe books to plan all the things I can cook when I am allowed to!
Drinking: Tea, tea and more tea
Reading: The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
Trawling: Instagram and Pintrest for cooking, knitting, crochet inspiration all the time
Wanting: A magic wand for no particular reason
Looking: At sunsets after reading about Kate Morell
Deciding: On what to watch next on Netflix seeing as I am spending a lot of time sitting and recovering.
Wishing: My recovery was done already. The idea of sitting around doing nothing is actually a lot more attractive than the reality of doing it.
Enjoying: Resting without feeling guilty because I am on drs orders.
Waiting: For so many things but mostly my brain to come back
Liking: That it is winter time and discovering all about hyggeWondering: When my brain will return ….
Loving: My pups they are the very best creatures in the world
Pondering: Why crappy things have to happen in life to all the good people
Listening: To Dixie Chicks and Midnight Oil
Considering: What will I do with my hair at the next appointment before our nephew’s wedding – probably nothing very daring but my hairdresser will be in control whatever it is!
Buying: A Neeeeeeewwwww Car (said Larry Emdur Price is Right style!)
Watching: The Newsroom on iTunes in between The West Wing (for about the 100th time)
Hoping: That it is a lovely day for my Nephew’s wedding in a couple of weeks
Marvelling: The inner strength that some people have. Especially our gorgeous boy, we found out recently that he has had a badly broken shoulder for about 12mths we think. He has just had a major shoulder reconstruction including a bone graft but he is doing really well and we are so proud of him.
Cringing: Pauline, Donald, really there are just too many
Needing: Motivation and purpose … I really need to find this
Questioning: So much, but mostly why people can’t simply scroll past something they don’t like or agree with. Why do they have to tell you how much they don’t like it or abuse you for your views. And even more annoying is that they abuse you but then don’t give you the right of reply to apologise because they simply block you. Why bother saying anything in the first place or why even read if you know it will upset you simply walk on by.
Smelling: Coconut and Lime it is really a lovely scent for the room it is so fresh and reminds me of summer.
Wearing: Comfy clothes
Noticing: That even though we are constantly told we don’t we have a two tier healthcare system and that makes me sad that people who can least afford it but most likely need it more can’t access the quality healthcare others can.
Knowing: That we really just need more kindness in the world.
Thinking: About how I could spread more kindness around.
Admiring: My daughters they are 12 and want to cut 14inches off their beautiful long red hair to donate it to Variety for wigs. I didn’t know but was very surprised to discover that the cost of a wig can be upwards of $6000! So if you would like to support the girls in having their hair cut that would be wonderful. You can do that here
Getting: Organised, it is taking time but I am getting there.
Opening: Books I love opening books to read
Closing: Chapters on my life. This is a hard one and something I will be doing lots and can be super painful but needs to happen to write new stories.
Feeling: Sad, this is a very perpetual feeling that sits with me lots but some days it is quieter than others.
Hearing: The noises of the st. Mostly it is pretty quiet around here but sometimes there is excitement.
Celebrating: Friends I am lucky I have very dear and very beautiful friends
Pretending: I am ok … I don’t do this so well anymore and partly because I have beautiful people around me who hold me accountable to not pretend
Embracing: Winter. I am not really a fan of the cold but winter can bring with it some incredible beauty with it.