Reflecting on July

Making: spun wool.  I’ve started going to the local spinners and weavers club in Geelong on Tuesdays and am loving it.  I love taking E to a different environment, to meet new people, and the ladies love him, so it gives me some time to spin.


Cooking: new things for breakfast, loving this particularly.

Drinking: decaf coffee. I once was a coffee drinker, but not for years, then on a whim I bought a decaf flat white, and loved it.

Reading: on my phone and iPad, mostly while breastfeeding.

Wanting: to get through the paperwork stage of our house build and just start building.

Looking: like an Inuit, with all my layers in today’s crazy storm.

Playing: with a new brownie recipe.

Wasting: not a lot really, the chickens haven’t even been getting much recently.

Sewing: well, hopefully I’ll be knitting this sometime soon.

Wishing: for the sun to shine, for our house build to start, for a holiday to appear, you know, ALL the fun things!

Enjoying: long walks on the beach (well really it’s along the path next to the beach, but that doesn’t have the same ring to it)

Waiting: for summer days.

Liking: being given bags of people’s unwanted clothing. I just go through and pick out the bits I like, and send the rest to the oppy!

Wondering: what Little E might do or be when he grows up. Isn’t it an amazing thing to wonder what these little humans will grow into.

Loving: the fact that with our new semi-routine that J can settle E and out him to bed.  This means I can feed the beautiful boy and then head out of the house, I feel like I’m getting my life back a little.

Hoping: that my inspiration will come flooding back soon.

Marveling: at Little E every day. This week he started making kissing noises at me! So cute!

Needing: to learn how to leave the house solo for a few minutes a day. I love my little family, but I am realising how important it is to have some solo time.

Smelling: warming winter stews and soups bubbling away in the slow cooker.

Wearing: more track suit pants than ever before.

Following: this Facebook page, this Instagram account.

Noticing: that there are flowers blooming and blossoms blooming, the days are getting longer and even slightly warmer.

Knowing: that I’ve been eating crap to sustain me and my breastfeeding, so have cut back a little in the last week or so and am feeling much better for it.

Thinking: about how to keep my inspiration for my blog, it’s been lacking recently.

Feeling: tired one day and alive the next. E is keeping me on my toes.

Bookmarking: recipe inspiration.

Opening: Mail, sadly none of it’s been fun, just all bills, bills, bills.

Listening: to this podcast.

8 thoughts on “Reflecting on July

    1. It is really lovely, I’ve known how to do it for years, but it seems to have fallen to the wayside.

  1. The spin class sounds like lots of fun. I have never spun wool but I would love to learn as I used to enjoy knitting very much. I hope you’re able to start building your house very soon. And yes, it’s so important to have some ‘me’ time xx

    1. The spinning is such a lovely form of relaxation, but sadly I can’t knit. Hopefully I’ll learn soon.

  2. I would love to learn how to spin and then how to use what I’ve spun. Every new mother struggles to keep her -self-. You’re someone’s wife and someone’s mother and it’s work to keep you in the middle. Sounds like you’re doing just that.

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