Da-nah! It’s nearly the end of the month. We are nearly a third of the way through the year. Whoa. What. Gosh. Here’s some things that have been happening in this neck of the woods.
Taking Stock for April
Making : Tea cosies and blankets.
Cooking : Things from my childhood. Corn, bacon and potato chowder is my comfort-fave at the mo.
Drinking : A lot of tea. A lot. Like so much.
Reading: Just finished The Handmaid’s Tale and moving on to Wait For Me! (With War and Peace on the slow drip, too.)
Trawling: Abe Books for $4 books. One a week and they come in the post from far-flung corners of the world like a little (slightly bumped-up) present. I got this one the other day.
Wanting: A crystal ball so I can see into the future. Or a little bit of bonkers Alison DuBois (hold the eCigarette thingy).
Looking: Forward. Always forward. (With a nostalgic dose of comfort snacks to fortify!)
Deciding: Whether to go to the market tomorrow or not.
Wishing: This was in my kitchen.
Enjoying: The idea of this.
Waiting: For Saturday, when Max turns 21! Gasp!
Liking: Shameless (US) – such a great show! Bawdy and real and full of funny and tender moments.
Wondering: How it can be 30 years since Steel Magnolias (thanks Jenny!)
Loving: These. People are clever, right?!
Pondering: Privacy and FOMO and social media. Did you listen to this podcast yet? (Ep. 68: Schadenfacebook) I deactivated my personal Facebook for a week, just to see how it felt, as a result.
Listening: To the Big Little Lies soundtrack on Spotify.
Considering: If my boots can last another Winter.
Buying: Vintage Puffins from the op shop.
Watching: This documentary about Chatsworth House.
Hoping: The Handmaid’s Tale is on Hulu soon. Let me check. Yep. April 26th.
Marvelling: At this piece about The Duchess of Devonshire – esp the Joan Didion book signed by Madonna!
Cringing: At how anxious Facebook has been making me. Doh. You never know what is going to get people outraged or snippy. I am not liking it much at the moment. Hence the break.
Needing: To pay my car registration. So exciting! And a Swiss cheese and salami sandwich. That’d be nice too.
Questioning: What is next for everyone, in this information saturated world… and the different ways people are going to begin filtering, slowing and sorting the flow in ways that suit them.
Smelling: Freshly cooked jasmine rice
Wearing: An old dress I bought on Etsy last year – vintage Indian cotton with little bells strung from the yoke.
Noticing: My wrists are a bit creaky from crocheting.
Knowing: A hot bath is in order. “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” (Sylvia Plath)
Thinking: It was good that I bought a new hot water bottle today because cooler days are just around the corner. It is a nice vanilla colour, if that is even possible.
Admiring: Joan Cusack. She’s such a marvel, isn’t she? And also Katherine Langford. Amazing!
Getting: Weirded out about some of the Mitford sisters and their horrendous support of monsters.
Bookmarking: Minka homes in Japan – how beautiful.
Opening: A tab with this piece about the importance of nature in it.
Closing: A tab with this piece about artist Rosson Crow. So good!
Feeling: Embarrassed about how much time I spend on this Reddit sub-forum. ADDICTED.
Hearing: Radio National on in the kitchen. Ari coming up the stairs.
Celebrating: Max. Of course.
Pretending: Not to be thinking about food.
Embracing: Cardigan weather.
Here’s a list for you to copy and paste, if you feel like doing your own list.
Happy pondering! Hope you are well.