It’s been a goodly while between drinks I know. I accidentally stopped writing here for a while and then I did it deliberately to see what would happen. Would I feel less busy if I removed this one thing? Would I miss it? Would you miss it?
Like the best kinds of friendship, life pretty much went on regardless, but there was a certain kind of missing that kept me company in its place. “I should write about that,” I would think, in the same way that one stores up anecdotes for an old trusted friend. You always know you’re going to see one another and pick up right where you left off.
And so it goes.
I’m loving: playing backgammon with my girl by the fire.
I’m enjoying: dabbling. Such a good word for the ‘try it and see’ approach I currently have to design, video, photography and general creating. It’s been a long time since I’ve created just because I want to. It’s nice.
I’m watching: House Rules. I wish I had never got involved, but the girls love it and we watch the reveal shows together. I think this year has featured some of the most unpleasant people I’ve ever seen on television.
I’m eating: I am still low sugar. I know, it’s a miracle. Well, I think I’ll always be low sugar now. That’s not to say I didn’t scoff half a litre of the sweetest chocolate brownie ice cream last night. I’m still me.
I’m reading: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. So far a disturbing book full of curiosity.
I’m making: headway on the renovation at our place. It’s a massive thing. We’ve put it off for so long that every little thing seems to need our help.
I’m discovering: that it’s okay to stop doing things. Being busy can be the most useless thing you can possibly do.
I’m wondering: when we decided to make life so complicated. That you couldn’t just disappear into your family for a little while and answer, “Not much” when someone asked you what you were up to.
I’m listening: to the Bean Project. We camped at the National Folk Festival over Easter and this one one of the many bands that kept me (sort of) warm at night.
I’m planning: Lottie’s birthday party and the reno but otherwise, I’m trying not to make too many plans lately.
How you doing lately?