“These are the Golden Days” parenting situation: The children have been fed and are downstairs amusing themselves with a new train track and jigsaw puzzles. I can, after the whirlwind of babies and toddlers, take a slow start to the morning sometimes. I fully intend to drag this out for as long as I can get away with today.
Speaking of slow, it was quite the lazy Sunday yesterday. After a Saturday that included IKEA (no shit, I really went on the weekend despite my better judgement), I did pretty much nothing but put together a shelving unit, rearrange the childrens’ toys on it, and sit down for hours getting lost in Michelle from Hugo and Elsa‘ s new book A Table in the Orchard. The desire to move to the country has been OFF THE CHARTS lately and this book is just crack to my woodfired-stove-wanting-self. So many good recipes too.
Today will entail taking back a heater I bought on Saturday that is as weak as standing next to a freshly-boiled kettle in the hopes of getting warm, sourcing a birthday cake for one of Lunchbox’s co-workers, and a trip over to Coburg to see my auntie who is house-sitting. It’s been really nice to reconnect with my Victorian family – people I hardly saw when I lived in Queensland/New South Wales/Western Australia because everybody is just so far away all the bloody time. She’s just come back from a couple of years in Arizona and has some very funny stories to tell.
Last week I even got to see my Dad and brother and sister who live in Sydney, and squeeze relentlessly my new little nephew. Lookit – isn’t he cute? Cluckiness level: Extreme.
The girls just came in delivering me presents of a drawing of a rainbow and a broken pen. I shall treasure them forever.
Nothing much else on this week except experimenting with kombucha, trying these bread rolls, this foccacia, carrying on with my blanket (i’ve gone one more row on my infinity scarf to go, might do that before I head out today cos it looks cold out there), watching The Chef’s Table on Netflix (the first episode on Massimo Bottura had me HOOKED), catching up on the Masterchef episodes I missed when I was in Sydney, and doing a little bit of writing. I love the slower pace of the autumn/winter period… I just wish I’d nailed that heater purchase first go. Bugger.
I have two little monkeys snuggled up in my bed with their teddies now, so it’s time to go and tackle the day. Hope it’s a good one!