I’m currently right-up-to-my-middle in an online course to improve my blogging. I’m having a brilliant time with the Blog with Pip e-course hosted by the legendary Pip Lincolne of Meet me at Mike’s fame. I’ve learned so much over these first two weeks. It’s so great to be part of a blogging community with my class-mates, and Pip’s lessons, tips and access have been so generous. However . . . I have been really busy with life in general, you know, dentist and doctor’s appointments, kid’s stuff and a few lovely outings, and I’ve been busy with this course. So busy, in fact, that I haven’t written a post for a couple of weeks. No-matter. Here’s one now. This is the Week Two assignment to make me stop and think about where I am and what I’m doing. It’s too easy to let life take over and just go along for the ride without noticing. It’s been enlightening. You could do it too.
Making : The same bit of patchwork I’ve been making for a year. And koala mittens.
Cooking : Some kind of salad featuring tomatoes, zucchini, chick-peas and haloumi. I haven’t been shopping.
Drinking : Tea – of course!
Reading: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.
Wanting: To be a bit less busy.
Looking: At my life.
Deciding: Where to go and what to see in Tasmania for our Easter holiday.
Wishing: I knew how to use my camera properly.
Enjoying: The sunshine.
Waiting: To reclaim the house next-door.
Liking: Having people to talk to about blogging.
Wondering: If I’ll ever be any good at this.
Loving: My daughters. They are growing up so fast.
Pondering: What life will bring me this year.
Considering: Taking a photography course.
Watching: First Dates – brilliant!
Hoping: I can become a better writer.
Marvelling: At the size of the zucchini I just picked from the garden.
Needing: Time and space.
Smelling: The Michelia tree at the front of our house. The flowers smell heavenly.
Wearing: The same old T-shirt and jeans as yesterday.
Following: Lots of great blogs and Instagrammers.
Noticing: How wonderful the light is in Australia.
Knowing: Yoga will make things better.
Thinking: About how fragile life can be.
Feeling: A bit sad, but hopeful I’ll feel happier soon.
Admiring: Success founded on generosity and good manners.
Sorting: Out old business stuff.
Getting: On with life.
Bookmarking: All the useful links on this course.
Disliking: Feeling cross with my neighbour yesterday.
Opening: My eyes.
Giggling: At cats on the internet.
Snacking: Too many biscuits.
Coveting: Metallic copper Birkenstocks.
Wishing: Things hadn’t happened the way they did.
Helping: Myself to heal.
Hearing: Rainbow lorikeets feasting in the flowering gum tree out the front of our house.