Life: march

Doing: I'm tapping away on my phone while the babe sleeps, ignoring the curious looks I'm getting from passersby. I admit chilling out in a running car in a carpark must look fairly strange.

Wanting: A toasted piece of banana bread wislathered with butter or peanut butter. It's become a daily obsession and I'm loving it. Also a massage wouldn't go astray.  My best friend convinced me to try an exercise class at the local pcyc, and as a result my legs don't really want to bend.

Loving: These cooler autumn mornings. Living on the cusp of the tropics has its perks, an almost endless swimming season being one of them.  But it also means cool, crisp mornings and evenings when you want to snuggle into soft dressing gown are just divine. 

Wearing: denim shorts and a comfy t-shirt. Mumming and writig from home has its perks, although an excuse to wear a nice dress and do my hair would also be welcome.

Happenings: Steve and I have been exploring our local area and found anothet awesome,  not-so-secret swimming spot at Enoggera Reservoir.  It was busy, but the cool water made it worth it. As much as I adore the beach, a waterfall or dam swim are equally amazing.

Eating: The last of the summer fruits, homemade Anzac biscuits, roast chicken with orange and thyme. The kitchen has been getting a workout lately. A slow-cooked cinnamon beef may also be in order this week.

Drinking: Strong coffee, chilled peppermint tea and lots of water. It is still steamy here after all.

Hearing: Lots and lots of classical music. It's not an urge I've often felt, despite eight years of learning the flute, but at the moment it's what I want. Pretty music, as my lovely grandma calls it, floating throughout the house in the afternoon is pretty ace. 

Reading: Lianne Moriarty's The Husband's Secret. I needed a break from The Dark Tower series and this was perfect. It also provided a few interesting conversations between Steve and I - sometimes it's fun living with a lawyer.

Desiring: A house with a large outdoor area that's also undercover.  I finally understand the desire to have a house of your own, rather than sinking all my cash into the next airplane ticket

Watching: Seinfeld re-runs. I have seen all the episodes many many times, but re-watching as an adult is adding a new dimension to it.

Life inspired by Heidi (and in turn by Pip).


Life: February

Life is a little snapshot of happenings over a month whenever I get a chance to tap away at my computer.

At this moment: I'm sitting on my couch in a quiet house, enjoying the cool that follows a hot summers' day. I'm tired but pleasantly so. The baby is asleep and I'm marvelling at how much life has changed in the past year. If you'd told me I'd happily be nursing a glass of wine at home on a Saturday night I'd never have believed you.

Wanting: A long hot bath. Or a dip in the ocean. It is summer after all, and five weeks spent living in Byron Bay have made me more than a little dependant on daily swims to feel alive.

Loving: Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. I've never read any Stephen King before - horror isn't really my jam - but for some reason sci-fi mashed up with classic western is really floating my boat. It also inspired me to read his On Writing. I highly recommend it for any other writers out there.

Wearing: Worn out denim shorts and a maternity shirt. Ah the joys of needing access to the boobs at all times. On the plus side, these threads are insanely comfortable.

Happenings: Steve and I have just moved back from Byron Bay and are trying to settle into a hot, overcrowded house. As a result plans to buy our own are being fast tracked. Maybe somewhere with a veggie patch, a verandah and space to breathe.

Eating: Fish and salad. It's hot, it's late and my energy didn't extend to cooking anything resembling a fancy meal.

Drinking: I've been enjoying a good glass of bubbles this month. Maybe it's the summer season, maybe it's celebrating having extended family time, maybe it's just because a nice night with good company and some good music calls for bubbles.

Hearing: The trains rattling by at the nearby station, but slowly being drowned out by a plan rumbling overhead. On a more general note I've been devouring the podcast How to be a girl and any Sonny Rollins jazz.

Reading: I've been consumed to an almost unhealthy level by the blog Apples Under My Bed. Anyone who can combine food with parenting and a touch of whimsy has my undivided attention. Heidi is a dietitian by trade and her recipes are crazily delicious.

Desiring: more podcasts. I'm obsessed. I listen to them as I drive, when I'm walking with the babe, when we're at home playing. And I've feasibly run out of my regulars. I've heard Missing Maura Murray is good. Thoughts?

Watching: a little bit of everything. But the doco Minimalism  (on Netflix) has been a recent fave. I'm a total greenie who one day dreams of living zero waste, so I'm really enjoying the shift towards enjoying experiences more than stuff that has been happening lately.

Life inspired by Heidi (and in turn by Pip).