A summary of what this week held for me with a bit of chatter, featuring a selection of pictures from my Instagram feed.
We ordered our second delivery of firewood and had it delivered last week then stacked most of it this weekend, we had to get it out of the driveway as the cars were getting frosted up, adding to our departure times in the mornings and we really wanted to get them back into the car port. Lots of pretty things to be found emerging here and there in the garden a few hellebores blooming and Bulbs popping up everywhere. Apparently possum food sources are becoming scarcer as a pumpkin that had been ignored for months, on the back verandah became a target. I cut the top off and left it out there for them, I bought the rest in and we had some roasted with our chicken Saturday night and it is so delicious!
I picked up a set of Cube shelving for half price at Aldi which came to $17.50!! This was a great storage solution for us, I built it during the week and it is now in our little media/TV room that I mentioned was changed living space last week. Our TV sits up on it and the top two cubes hold the childrens game system and characters while the lower two have baskets containing blankets for snuggling - theres no heating in the TV room. In regard to the changes to the living spaces I still have yet to finish moving the books and book shelf in to what I now refer to as the Family room, we are really loving and using this new space in the way I had intended and hoped for ♥.
I'm really getting into a 'happy homemaker' groove, using my planner and creating some routines for housework. Also working on some decluttering and organising systems/thoughts/ideas for myself, taking pride in what I do and enjoying things like shiny floors. This is really something different for me, as while I always got the 'housework is never done' mindset of Rhonda, I never really had the contentment or pride in my role that would facilitate the acceptance of it. While I knew it was privilege to not have to join the paid workforce, I didn't really actively embrace being a homemaker. Does that make sense?
Working on my planner is feeding my creative soul in providing paper play into my days. I am working to create what I can with what supplies I have on hand and as my planner is a WIP things are changing frequently as I learn what works for me and what I need/want in there, it is important for my planner to be colourful and visually pleasing, it was something I realised when thinking about why my attempts to stick to a routine had failed previously.
I'm loving Country style magazine these days and daydream about 'packing up and moving to the country' my Mum used to threaten this when we were kids, much to our horror, with age I am able now to see the appeal of the idea, and am amused at how I thought it was such a horrible fate. I had been really enjoying Yoga these last few Months and do sincerely believe it was beneficial for me in a class environment, our Budget does not allow me to keep attending studio classes going forward. I am grateful for having had such a beautiful introduction to the practice. I have taken a few sequences away that I feel are helpful to me here as I go about my day and have developed an ability to call on my Breath as an aid. I aim to incorporate a more structured personal practice into my weeks some where down the track.
Well thats it for today, Hope you are having a Lovely Sunday!