June is nearly over, which means the year is half over too. As the days whizz by, it’s good to cast the net and gather in some of the thoughts, feelings, things, people, places and ideas that have been milling about. Here are mine, for June, in case you care!
Taking Stock for June
Making: Blankets, quilts, wash cloths, things!
Cooking: Japanese steak and veggie rice bowls for Ari and me. Baked potatoes with lots of salad things and sour cream and homus and cheese piled on top. Spaghetti.
Drinking: Tea. Always tea. Tea times 123.
Reading: The Pursuit of Love in book form (LOVE) – and The Foundling in audio form (needs a BRACING edit and a better narrator!)
Trawling: Through old photos of pre-Instagram life. So good. So imperfect!
Wanting: A cup of tea. I TOLD you! Nobody can stop me!
Looking: At Zoe Foster-Blake’s new collab. Iced VoVos! I don’t know much about her partner Skin and Threads approach to making/ethics, but the range looks super cute! Will further investigate!
Deciding: What to take to Hobart on the weekend. (I’m putting the ho in Hobart!)
Wishing: For some new jeans. High waisted and stretch-ish and black. Suck-in-ish, even, but not so they fold you in half.
Enjoying: The quiet at my house. I’m home alone. Birds are tweeting a LOT of good stuff at me.
Waiting: For my Korean face mask to be done – it’s this one in Caviar. Thanks Drew Barrymore. This strawberry mask is also super ace and smells delicious..
Liking: This story about show-off cockatoos. Such hooligans. Much drumming.
Wondering: If it can get any colder… Brrrr. I have kidney-shaped ice cubes clattering about in me, I swear.
Loving: The loving response to the Avid Reader/Clem Ford situation.
Pondering: The language strategy and “wordy weapons” people use against each other, in the wake of a couple of weird emails/Facebook comments/posts directed at me this week. (They were protesting my support of Clem Ford.) It’s interesting how people observe others, find an Achilles heel (mine is being liked!) and then attack it. This manipulative behaviour is foreign to me and I am learning a lot about other humans as I unravel it.
Listening: To Trace. Heartbreaking, but it might just crack the case and see justice done. Also the rain. It’s raining here right now.
Considering: What to make for dinner. Soup? Teriyaki chicken? I am not sure…
Buying: New toothbrushes. Oh hurrah. I’ve been on a tight budget, so new toothbrushes is pretty exciting to me. (What kind do you have? Are some better than others?)
Watching: Million Dollar Listing. I love Josh and Edith Flagg. What happened to Colton? Why?!
Hoping: The dust settles soon. Life is a bit bonkers right now. People are confusing.
Marvelling: At how quickly my hair grows and reveals a good half inch of regrowth!
Cringing: At how much dog poo I have to pick up in the backyard. Urk. It’s PooMageddon out there.
Needing: To focus my many bright ideas into the one I want to work on right now.
Questioning: Everything, always, sigh, shoosh.
Smelling: Face mask. It smells fresh. Fresh is good.
Wearing: My Gilmore Girls sweat. It’s my favourite. It’s getting nice and smooshy after so many wears now.
Noticing: Sometimes Ugg Boots are too cosy, and then socks work better.
Knowing: I look like a scary, scary lady with this mask on. Like I might chop you into tiny pieces or something…
Thinking: About downloading a movie for the flight. What do you suggest? Nothing that will make me cry, please! Don’t say LION because even the thought of it makes me cry!
Admiring: People who try to help. Like Maggie.
Getting: Hungry. Needing toast. Or maybe some fried rice. With heaps of chilli? Yes. A Vietnamese pork roll even? Sure.
Bookmarking: This very fun and trashy page about my favourite fun and trashy shows.
Opening: A packet of TimTams.
Closing: All the inside doors to keep the heat trapped.
Feeling: Tired. Quiet. I had the flu. And a tummy bug. So I’m trying to feel 100 percent again.
Hearing: The garbage truck tipping all the bins out.
Celebrating: My cute sister’s birthday earlier this week.
Pretending: I’m as productive as I want to be (I’m not really!)
Embracing: Recovering from a month of various stupid illnesses.
I haven’t really been posting much to Instagram because my view has mostly been my blankets and a jar of Vicks and a half-empty bottle of Benadryl. Here’s hoping JULY is a MUCH better month in this neck of the woods.
Hope you are well and not feeling tired and recover-y like me! I’m going to take myself out for a coffee and a cheering book-buy, I think!
Love to you!
Here’s a list for you to copy and paste, if you feel like doing your own list.