It’s hot and we’re trying not to melt here, hoping everyone is safe, there are no fires and no sunburn, either.  This idea comes from Pip Lincolnes’s website, Meet Me at Mike’s, and it’s a nice way to while away the end of this hot morning and let you know where i am at.  You might like to do a taking stock post, or list yourself.  Here’s mine, as of right now.

Making
Plans, for Boodi to have his tooth out next week under a general anaesthetic (sad face), for my husband Al to turn 50, and Boodi to start prep on the same day. Oh, and planning for the two uni assignments due soonish, too.

Cooking
Lots of fish, Pip’s Potato Curry, and her fried tomato sandwich, and lots of things tomato-based, as we are picking ours every day now.  We have six different varieties.  I really loved this baked eggplant one.

Drinking
Tea, litres of tap water, cold soda water, and this morning, a chocolate and strawberry smoothie, oh and some lovely local red 

Reading
Nam Le’s The Boat for uni, Georgia Blain’s The Museum of Words for pleasure (and sadness and beauty), and my manuscript, the third draft of which I plan on finishing tonight.

Next read
Richard Flanagan’s First Person, and Peter Carey’s A Long Way from Home.

Wanting
Time to do my uni work.  School holidays are tricky!

Looking
At recipes on Pinterest.

Playing
Old songs by The Cranberries, reliving my early twenties.  The Cranberries take me right back to Burke Road, Deepdene, and my lonely, pretty little garret.

Deciding
What to make for dinner in this heat.  Smoked salmon is the answer.

Wishing
For more Autumny weather, and that Boodi’s tooth extraction ordeal was already over and done with.

Enjoying
Editing my book.

Waiting
For the cool change (not coming any time soon)

Liking
How much I love uni, how much more confidence I have in my writing and in my ideas, how clever and cute my kids are.

Loving
The swapped over versions of my kids bedrooms.  My Australian Lit unit.

Pondering
Whether I have what is needed (aside from Teff flour), to make Injera Bread.

Considering
Making Injera Bread and some yummy Ethiopian curries.

Buying
School uniforms and all of that stuff.  Also, brolly sheets.

Watching
Not very much at all, I have been using all of my time in the evening to edit.  Oh, we did watch Suite Francaise on Netflix.  

Next watch
I very rarely make it to the cinema, but I have a need to see The Shape of Water this weekend.  I’m not feeling a burning need to watch anything on Netflix, but then, I haven’t gone looking for a while.
Hoping
That Perry’s tooth extraction is not as traumatic for him (and us) as I am anticipating.  Also, that my beta readers like my manuscript.

Marvelling
At how long it takes me to do this list, with both kids and a husband at home, in this heat.

Cringing
At the thought of tooth extractions.  Yes, this is a recurring theme, and very topical.

Needing
More sleep.  A sleep in.  Kids bedroom reversals = unsettled sleep for Boodi, but we are slowly getting back there.

Questioning
How I will go doubling my uni subjects from two to four in the next trimester.

Smelling
Fried tomato sandwiches cooking (bit too hot to cook in here, actually)

Wearing
A loose cotton frock and no shoes.

Following
The CFA updates.

Worrying
Do I need to type it?  Tooth extraction.  And about my feature story pitch uni, and whether it works.  I’ve never pitched in real life!

Noticing
How tomatoes come in all different size and colours and shapes.  I am loving these tomatoes.

Knowing
I need to find some more ways to use plums and apricots.

Thinking
(For my feature story) “What is autism, anyway?”

Admiring
How simply delicious the fried tomato sandwich is.  And that I need to get back onto the Ruben sandwiches too.

Sorting
My uni subjects for the rest of the degree out.

Getting
Hot and bothered, in a not cool way.

Bookmarking
Well, nothing really much, truth be told.

Coveting
Make up things from Mecca Cosmetica, some new summery sandals.

Disliking

Baby teeth gone bad.  Just teeth gone bad.  Also, too hot weather. Some people might call this a great beach day.  I’m not one of them.

Opening
My manuscript to really get into the last twenty pages.

Giggling
Not so much today.

Feeling
Happy because my dear friend Sue is visiting Melbourne from Broome for two whole weeks, and I haven’t seen her since Suzie was a baby, when we walked all the way from Northcote Station into the city, talking and remembering and laughing.

Snacking
Apples

Hearing
In the Night Garden way too loud.

 

Yay!  I made it to the end!  Hope you did too.  What’s going on with you?

Dani xx