Outside my window… the sky stretches wide and blue overhead, streaked with wisps of white. The air is warm and still. The street is quiet. A summer weekday morning lull has settled over the neighbourhood. There is a white butterfly flutter past, stark against the red brick of the house across the road.
I am thinking… that I should probably get on with the work I have to do but I’m enjoying taking a moment to relax so I’m going to ignore that nagging should, just for a little while.
I am thankful… for the school holidays and the opportunities they give me. For the incredible friends and family I have around me. For the opportunities that are presenting themselves and the support from those around me to take them.
In the kitchen… there is currently complete chaos as the whole room is about to be ripped out and rebuilt! That’s the work I should be doing…finishing packing it up…just a little bit more lazy time first.
I am wearing… black treggings and a rust t-shirt – comfy clothes for a mooching round the house kind of day.
I am creating… a novel, a blog series, a collection of poetry and short stories, bookstagram content – so much of my creating these days is in writing form. It feels new and exciting and I love it.
I am going… to get around to packing up the kitchen…really soon…honest…
I am wondering… if I can squeeze a nap in somewhere today.
I am reading… Notes On A Nervous Planet, The Summer That Melted Everything, A Wrinkle In Time, Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince…this list goes on and on.
I am praying for… for calm.
I am hoping… for a smooth kitchen installation over the next couple of weeks.
I am looking forward to… a trip to Gladstone’s library with my mum in a few weeks time.
I am learning… that sometimes we have to accept uncomfortable truths and unpleasant feelings in order to deal with them and move on.
Around the house… it’s all very chaotic! The kitchen is in disarray, the dining room is piled high with boxes containing the new kitchen, the lounge currently has old furniture we’re getting rid of waiting to be collected later today, the main bathroom is tile-less and covered in plaster dust ready for its own makeover…I’m trying to focus on how fabulous it will all be when the work is done.
I am pondering… the direction I want to take.
A favourite quote for today… (I’m cheating and using a whole poem…)
One of my favourite things… is curling up under a blanket with a good book or a good film and forgetting the world for a bit.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Finish packing up the kitchen.
Take some photos for bookstagram.
Watch some TV.
Read some books.
A peek into my day…