It’s literally been 58,000 year since I last joined in a meme thing but I assume that they are back in vogue and anything that gives me five minutes away from a loom band at this point is a blessing. Becky tagged me and whilst her efforts are far more impressive than mine, do stay tuned as I am totally winging this one so it could get messy.
Without further ado, What I’m Doing Now (ish):
Listening to - the silence of two small children drifting off to sleep in their rooms down the hallway.
Laughing at – the things that they said to me today.
Swooning over - pictures of Canada. We’re headed there this summer for our holidays so I am busy looking for things to do, places to eat, where to go. And it looks seriously lovely.
Planning - the summer holiday. The Girls break up on Thursday so I want to have a schedule in place so that they don’t suffer “Learning Loss”. That and they have given me a list of things they want to do over the summer vacation.
Eating lots of - wild strawberries and raspberries. DH has just been foraging in the woods below the house and come back with a tupperware box full. Life in the country has it’s blessings I think!
Feeling - it’s never one feeling. I am panicked that the school holidays are starting, yet relieved that I won’t need to obey the 6:20am alarm every morning for nine weeks. I am exhausted from our weekend away yet reinvigorated by it. I am momentarily calm and organised, yet panicked by my To Do List.
Discovering - a veggie plot that has laid dormant for thirty years. When we moved here it was a wilderness of brambles and past-their best fruit bushes. As DH strimmed and cut and turned over the earth he discovered a concrete path around two clear oblongs. Next year we will be attempting to grow things. And eat them. I rather assumed I was Margot but fear that I may be turning into Barbra. Next stop, pigs.
Looking at – the sun going down across the lawn and the trees beyond. The wild rabbits are out, nibbling on the grass, which will drive the dog bonkers when she realises.
Wearing - Pearls, naturally. With a pair of bright blue cotton trousers from BHS, a plain white T and a fabulous zesty orange carigan from my favourite online retailer, Land’s End.
Cooking - I haven’t decided. We had lunch at the Hadlow Bar and Grill today so won;t want too much for supper. But it must involve eggs. The chickens have been laying very well lately and I haven’t baked enough so we have an Egg-splosion that needs using up!
Wondering - whether I can talk DH into cooking supper whilst I have a bath. And wondering how I got to be so lucky. I’ve had a few really tough months, full of questioning, soul-searching and rivers of tears. It’s been brutal. But it has made me so incredibly grateful for the important things: the love of a truly good man, the health of two impossibly photogenic and witty and elegant children, an extended family who have always been there for me. I am lucky to have all that I do, and so much more, whatever outcome my soul-searching has.
Trying Out - my new-to-me-car. DH finally relented after my car had one too many issues, and bought me a 4×4 and I am still at the mad-crush stage. It’s different driving an SUV full time when you are used to an Estate: I feel so much higher up. Plus I love discovering great storage and gadgets and gizmos like cruise control and the button that makes your wing mirrors fold in (so useful on the school run). Simple things!