Wednesday Wind Up
What am I reading this week?
Poldark, by Winston Graham. I picked it up (virtually speaking) this weekend and I have been enjoying it ever since. I'm looking forward to watching the series when it starts on Sunday.
I've also been reading The Way of the Happy Woman by Sara Avant Stover. It's a book about honouring my femininity and working in rhythm with the seasons, my life cycle and nature to achieve balance and harmony. It's heavy on Yoga and Buddhist tenets of meditation, but that's no bad thing in the modern world. If I can align myself a little more with the natural cycles of life (apparently I may be entering my perimenopausal phase and need to honour the passing of fertility and the approach of wisdom. I'll let you know if I have any wisdom at all when I find out) then I may be a better and happier person. I'm enjoying reading it, and I have to say the chapter on periods was interesting. We so often feel obliged to rampage on with life and not let our monthlies stop us doing anything; is that a good or a bad thing? I know (when I was having proper periods, before my coil) that I was literally wiped out for two days a month, ready to sleep and do nothing. Thank God I was on supply after I had the children and they grew so much worse, and able to write off those days as days to stay at home and do little.
What have I watched this week?
Netflix. How did I not know about Netflix before? We have a load of boxsets and films that, for 30 days are available free and after that for £6.99 a month we can watch as much as we like on two devices, including our (apparently) smart TV. The Princess found Pretty Little Liars was on Netflix and talked me into it for a few months instead of investing in any more of the box sets. She watches PLL pretty nearly as much as she can, but I am planning a season of classier viewing. House of Cards, and then Suits. Oh, yeah baby, Bring.It.On.
Where have I been this week?
To Hack Green Nuclear Bunker. I wrote about that already. Aside from that I had a trip to Dunelm Mill for Mother's Day. That is, I went to buy for me, not my Mum. I'm going to take her out for Mother's Day, and treat her to afternoon tea.
How has my spending gone this week?
Pas mal. I haven't spent a lot, I have bought my own Mother's Day present but not a lot else.
What are my WIPs this week?
The circus blanket grows apace and in small pockets of time I have been making a little something to cheer up my fireplace over Easter.
Any Other Business?
Not really. I have plans to set up a homeblessing system, probably mostly based on the Flylady but I'm searching out ideas first and hoping to use some time this weekend to begin a binder for the house. I have an A5 Filofax Domino to set up, and some cute plans to do it.