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On a Monday! Because yesterday was Mother’s Day and I most definitely was not touching a laptop.
I cracked open “Art of Mindful Walking: Meditations on the Path“, with a nice hot cup of tea in bed yesterday, it was one of the wonderful gifts my crew had given me for Mother’s Day. I can tell I’m going to like it already. I like walking AND meditation, and the guy who wrote it was Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen, has a Masters in Indian Religions, and lectures in buddhism and astronomy. What a guy!
And I know I said I was going to read last week’s books on the trip to Sydney, but I ended up reading “Busy: how to thrive in a world of too much“, which I was given a couple of years ago and have never finished. It’s amazing, and I always get so much out of it when I read, but I find I’ve got to be in the right frame of mind and I feel as though I never am. I really should finish it though, it’s got the best practical tips.
For Mother’s Day breakfast I had the corn fritters at True North, which were really good. I ate most of the kids’ blueberry pancakes with candied pecans though despite not really liking pancakes or pecans. They’re that good.
Last week I craved pasta, so ate it every which way I could think of. Will probably crop up on next week’s menu too, although I’ve got a whole organic pumpkin and some carnaroli rice, which can only mean risotto, and a lot of it.
I got most of the way through the first season of Degrassi Junior High, but I borrowed it from the uni library a few years ago so I remembered quite a lot. I’m onto the second disc, and I’m sure everything will be a bit rusty after that. Spike is about to tell Shane she’s pregnant though, so that’s always fun. Did another few rows of the cowl while watching, I’d noticed I’d done some of it wrong and it’s the kind of pattern you can’t just pick up and leave off with big gaps in between, so I had to pull two rows off and re-do them. I think I’m just gonna have to stick to it now to make sure it gets done.
I also started watching The Last Samurai when I was in Sydney, I remember writing it off because Tom Cruise *side eye*, but a friend told me to get over myself as it’s actually a really good movie. So I began but will need to finish it another time because it’s lonnnnnnng. It will also give you feeeeeelings about what Tom Cruise could have been if he stopped being Tom Cruise for just a bloody minute and continued being an 80s heart throb. YOU COULD HAVE MADE IT, TOM! THE WORLD WAS YOURS!
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American has been on rotation here lately, maybe Lunchbox is feeling nostalgic or particularly romantic or something, because it has the song I walked down the aisle to on it.
Ok so the autumn shirts and leggings I bought last year I totally wore to death and now that I’ve brought them out for another spin, they look faded and sad (except some of the shirts and the ponte pants I bought from Metalicus, they’re still holding strong). That’s the problem with buying black, I guess – all that washing makes them look a bit blah after a while.
I updated my daily uniform, and bought these bamboo leggings and a grey tee from the Styling You Shop, and a black long sleeve tee, striped scoop-neck tee, and this raglan from Bohemian Traders. There’s much to be said for buying clothes without leaving the house. With the ebay jeans I bought a few months ago and a few of last year’s cardigans and jumpers I think I’ll can leave the bank account alone now.
- I hung around in a gravity floatation pod for a bit and found it very soothing. It was a gift from Lunchbox + co and he’d booked me a time and everything. Of course I got salt in my eye in the first 10 seconds, but after I got settled it was awesome.
- This yoga for cramps and PMS that I did this morning… much pillow, so relax.
- My sister is in America for the first time, realising a life-long dream of going to Disneyland. I’m stalking her like a legit creep, it’s the best watching her have the actual time of her life.
On This Day
2010: Lemon Tarts
2011: Noosa Food and Wine Festival (aka Matt Preston and his Giant Hangover)
2013: Required Reading (I still think of that guy who quit the internet for a year all the time)
2014: Three (This makes me sad but also taught me a big lesson. The internet is a strange place.)
2015: Odds and Ends Bread and Butter Pudding (I know what I’m making tonight!)
So what are you loving lately? This weather? Soup? Fluffy slippers? Bedtime?