Sunday, 10 March 2019
Oh the time flies! March already and I have no idea how this happened. Time for another ...ing post. These are my favourite kind of posts at the moment.
:: Resisting the temptation to eat Sam super delicious sourdough bread, which he bakes a couple of times a week.
:: Listening to two books from the series The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home. I quite enjoyed the suspenseful stories but was rather less enamoured by the bleak picture this author paints of remote Scottish communities inhabited by dysfunctional vindictive creatures.
:: Also listening to Women's Hour, the podcast version. I am a typical binge listener and hide behind headphones for hours at the time, if I can. Mostly on a Saturday.
:: Feeling a bit detached from my life, like an observer looking in through the living room windows, wondering what is going on.
:: Falling asleep moments after settling in bed
:: Waking up with a start when cooking smells fill the house in the middle of the night. Young men get hungry at weird times of day.
:: Loving the signs of spring all around me.
:: Feeling the itch to garden. I am not an enthusiastic gardener but every now and then, I feel like burying my hands in the dirt and pull out weeds.
:: Sorting through my wardrobe. This is something I have not done for two years and I found some treasure that I am looking forward to wear. I also found a cat nest that I was unaware of. Sadly for the cat, there is no longer enough mess to make a cosy nest.
:: Ordering tulip red fabric dye to freshen up a well loved but long forgotten trench coat that I unburied from the depth of my wardrobe. I bought it secondhand for next to nothing at least 10 years a go and I remember how much I loved wearing it.
:: Stitching. Always stitching.
:: Knitting, too.
:: Enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face when sitting on the sofa on a Saturday afternoon.
:: Missing the warmth of the sun on my face on Sunday afternoon, when snow and rain replaced the sunny weather of the previous day.
:: Learning. So much learning. I am creating teaching material on topics I thought I understand well but it appears that I don't. Oh so time consuming.
:: Encouraging James and Alistair to spend more time outside now that the days are longer again. We are lucky to live in a neighbourhood where children are safe to play freely.
:: Thinking of sending the head teacher a thank you card: World Book Day was stress free for all, no dressing up, just comfy clothes for a day of reading in the class room.
:: Looking for a good and reliable plumber to fix our shower room. These are rarer than Scottish wildcats and should probably be on the critically endangered list.
What have you been up to lately?
Thanks for your comments on my last post. I guess everyone feels like banging their head against a wall sometimes.
Hope you all have a lovely week.