I never truly believed that as you got older the years would go by much quicker, boy was I wrong. But here we are at the pointy end of the year, when we all feel exhausted and drained, ready for a break then a fresh start.
School is over, the weather is heating up and with summer just around the corner its time to get the pool and air conditioning into tip top shape. Its also time to get ready for a visit from Santa, and deck the halls with decorations and cheer.
November was busy, but we made through...
Reading The House Of Memories by Monica McInerney
Wanting Rain. Its been a while since we had good soaking rain. The grass is crunchy and everything is beginning to brown.
Looking for more good books to read, or TV series to watch. What do you recommend ?
Playing the Dixie Chicks in my car and Adele while I am cleaning house.
Deciding on meals to cook for the remainder of the year. I tend to loose my kitchen mojo at this time of year. I am constantly asking Santa for a private chef, but he never delivers. I must not be a very good girl.
Wishing for a white Christmas that I know will never come.
Enjoying having my son back home, I never thought he would ever move back. Unfortunately it is because he will be out of work in ten days which isn't good, but I am loving every minute of it.
Waiting for my husbands holidays to start. I have a long list of chores for him to do.
Liking the lazy mornings that school holidays bring.
Wondering if Summer is going to be as long and as humid as last year ?
Loving that it is almost Christmas.
Considering what direction I want the blog to take in 2017. I've been quite absent this year and I really want to turn that around.
Buying Christmas presents, candles and food. Always food to feed those hungry boys of mine.
Watching Newsroom. We were a few years late to the Newsroom party but what a fabulous show. I couldn't believe that it was only three seasons long !
Hoping for another beautiful Christmas full of love, joy and memories.
Cringing at the road toll here in Mackay. Three young lives lost just this past weekend.
Needing to win the lottery.
Questioning or rather not questioning my son anymore if he has his lunch box, does he have homework. Gee I love school holidays.
Smelling all the gorgeous Spring flowers.
Wearing the coolest clothes possible to beat this horrid heat.
Following the blog, Instagram feed and Snapchat of the gorgeous Kristen Mittler / Old Joy. She brightens my day with her posts.
Noticing recently just how tall and mature my boys are getting, they grow up way to fast don't they.
Knowing that I will be spending many a day floating in the pool this Summer.
Thinking about what the New Year will bring with it.
Admiring how hard my husband works.
Sorting clothes. Those to throw, those to donate and those to pass down.
Getting very frustrated with our dogs digging up the back yard.
Disliking all the businesses that are closing down and putting people out of work.
Opening the box of Christmas decorations and taking a walk down memory lane.
Giggling at my sons annoyance at hearing Christmas carols in November.
Feeling hot and very lazy. I really need some motivation.
Snacking on carrots and hummus.
Helping my two eldest boys move house. AGAIN.
Hearing my boys laughing together and feeling all the feels that it brings.
How was your November ?