Joining in with Meet Me at Mikes, not stealing broth.
Making : Wrist warmers. Like gloves but for people who spend 9085384734% of their day typing.
Cooking : Much soup. A potato and parsley one from Jennifer Paterson, a spicy Thai pumpkin one for Lunchbox who’s just had his wisdom teeth out, minestrone, tortellini en brodo, an apple and rhubarb crumble, ricotta and zucchini fritters, wholemeal banana choc chip mini muffins, the usual yogurt and bread, and tonight will be pasta with hidden veggie sauce for the kids.
Drinking : Switched it up with a Dilmah tea because the shop was out of Yorkshire. Also drinking homemade kombucha, and lots of green and chamomile tea.
Reading : Spilling the Beans, by Clarissa Dickson Wright, The Bourne Identity, and The Good Gut. Next on my challenge list is The Thorn Birds.
Wanting : Thermals.
Looking : at Snapchat.
Playing : Go fish and Around the World pairs. Can you tell I have a five-year-old?!
Wasting : Not much at the moment, I’ve been v. impressive on the Effective Management of Leftovers front.
Sewing : Supposed to be some pyjamas but motivation: low.
Wishing : I still had an electric blanket that worked and that my vacuum cleaner didn’t snap MID VACUUM. So now I have to replace the fridge (everything in it is broken, it has no door shelves any more, and the thermostat is not right. Also, the freezer has never worked) AND the super expensive vacuum cleaner we only bought two years ago.
Enjoying : A house full of guests this week/end, I’m very much looking forward to it! I’ve been a right hermit these last few weeks, but I’ve needed it.
Waiting : For my headache to go away.
Liking : Biggie’s school is rad. This is love, folks! We’re past the like stage.
Wondering : How early I can go to bed tonight.
Loving : a three-year-old at gymnastics. It’s mega cute.
Hoping : That not giving up means where I want to be is just around the corner. Right? RIGHT?
Marvelling : Smalls voluntarily eating broccoli and carrot for the first time ever in her life. Baby steps and a fair few backward when we go forward, but I think we’re making some headway. Years of flat-out refusal. Years. And here we are.
Needing : To stop neglecting to do the things that keep the headaches at bay.
Smelling : Tea.
Wearing : Metalicus ponte pants, a One Love singlet, a Metalicus shirt and a Feather and Noise cardigan. Hello Kitty slippers.
Following : People on Instagram doing far more interesting things than me.
Noticing : Instagram has changed so much – it used to be where you’d go to get the real life, the scenes behind the blogs. Now it’s very pretty and pleasing to my eyeballs but now that y’all are moving over to Snapchat I’m welcoming you with open arms! Shit is funny over there, I’ve always enjoyed the LOLs. I’m Stacktron, if you want to play.
Knowing : I should actually be tidying the room I’m in.
Thinking : Of how much I still need to get done.
Feeling : Tired and headachey and bored with my actual self, what the fuck. Kudos to you if you’ve made it this far, I mean FOR REAL.
Bookmarking : These homemade flour tortillas, I’m still experimenting.
Opening : yet another packet of crackers.
Giggling : My life in a Kanye West facial
Listening : The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Desert Island Discs, still that bloody 90s boy band playlist (Ultra, why do you keep me coming back?!) and of course Sweet Teen Club, which is legitimately my favourite podcast regardless of whether it’s mine or not.