It’s been quiet here, huh? I’ve had a lot on my mind (and on my to-do list) so I’ve been re-evaluating some stuff. I still don’t know what I’m doing, or where I’m going, but I think I may arrive at a conclusion soon. I think. I hope!
While my brain’s been whirring and my heart’s been AWOL, I’ve just been trundling along, doing the mundane and finding relief in its mindless usefulness.
We’ve also been wallowing in all things rabbit, given the current household obsession with a certain bunny named Peter.
I’ve also pulled out my Bendigo Woollen Mills haul and been bizzay with a hook and some Netflix. First up on the menu was some crochet cotton dishcloths for Lentil and Matt, as part of their flower exchange. They don’t take money for their beautiful blooms, just swap for something else useful that they need.
I needed flowers (shut up I did) and they needed dishcloths. Thoughtful consumerism at its best.
One of us gets around without a stitch of clothing on.
She’s also toilet trained herself, so that’s a bonus.
I’ve been putting my new baby to good use, making lots of cakes, bread, lunchbox treats, and experimenting with sourdough. There have been MANY, MANY sourdough fails. I’ll get there.
A friend of mine also gave me a couple of kilos of homegrown tomatoes, so I’ve topped up my mason jar collection, and have lots of passata/barbecue sauce/pasta sauce/enchilada sauce/salsa in my near future, to join the ketchup and relish in the pantry. I love this time of year!
The big kid started kindergarten (which she ADORES) so Smalls and I have been getting our groove on. Leaving the house with only one kid is like a holiday! We’ve been throwing ourselves into two-year-old world and it’s been a ton of fun.
So, it’s slow. It’s quiet. I’ve been struggling a bit with how to fit my responsibilities in, and while I’ve not got the answer, I’ve been enjoying letting the question marinate while I create some space. The reading, the crochet (the poncho is DONE!), the warm-weather walks, the trips to the library, the cooking, the binge-watching random TV shows (Alaskan Bush People and Benefits Britain, anyone?), and the intentional wasting of time has all been good for the soul. I don’t quite know what to do with VM yet, but I’m sure the answer will present itself. Just one more episode of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.