Despite my resolution another month has passed without my doing even short updates on this blog. My birthday is soon and I thought to myself "What did I do last year?", and as is my habit I would come here to look. This is the main function now that people have moved on from Blogger and/or can no longer comment.
I think the only significant thing I did was that Saff and I drove up to sleep over in Corinna, and Stanley with the idea of getting an impression of the Tarkine forests. We essentially drove the gold route seen on this map. A fair amount of time has been taken up with Croquet and the sharing of our car.
October always has the quality of my constantly comparing and contrasting - in a way to blame my new upcoming age marker for any troubles I might be having.
Switching back and forth between countries, and missing out on the down time of winter - takes up a lot of mental space. On my way to the gym, I got all the way to town and the closed parking lot, before I came to the conclusion that it was a public holiday. But then I couldn't remember the rules for parking on a public holiday.
Here is my list that goes along with the passing of October.
Made lemon curd successfully once out of three tries,
Gardening- which involved trying to preserve many lemons, mostly I made lemonade concentrate
Volunteering time to Friends of Peter Murrell Reserve
People dropping by, phone conversations (right?! new trend), and having a house guest
Never finding the time to read, but getting a library loan, and trading in books for three new ones I want to read
Listing items on Etsy and Ebay...and navigating the new policy changes and wondering if this is a worthwhile use of my time
The important aspects-
Spending time with people I haven't seen in months
Enjoying the garden
Stressing over, and yet happy to have it to stress over - our home
Enjoying new music (new QOTSA)
Exploring and appreciating Hobart-town
Getting to a part of the state I hadn't been to before
Trying to understand Australian politics and trying to understand what matters to me- and where to expend my mental energy.
Stanley- The Nut- and the N.W. are definitely worth another visit- although I would camp if I had my choice.