I wore a lot of red lipstick.
I celebrated my 24th birthday and my sister sent me some lovely things.
On the morning of my birthday I woke up and C said "I bought you something online but it didn't arrive in time" but he'd made a big hot breakfast. I felt kind of sorry for myself but then he told me to pour some tea and it wasn't our usual tea, it was the Liquorice Legs tea I've been coveting for ages (seriously, you need to try this tea, it is an experience to behold!). And then he gave me an awesome Jellybeads necklace, a pot of body butter and the Smithsonian's List book, so I was a happy, spoiled girl.
This boy got even cheekier somehow!
I spent most of my time here (and moved in one of my armchairs).
I dressed this boy in some dorky outfits.
He also did some squats while holding onto a pumpkin?
Tintin had no shame.
We took a drive home through a town we'd never been to called Nile. Watch out for wombats apparently (I've never seen a wombat).
This boy fought with some nasty new teeth, but was a real champ.
We took a drive to the new Little Red Tractor Market in Deloraine and had a scenic drive home, wherein I saw two 'mailbox clusters'. I love them, they remind me of where I grew up.
These two boys were good friends.
I did some doodling.
Watching | Girls - I'm really hooked now after finding it very awkward to begin with. We're still only in S2. Hannah is my hero. Also, Janet King, Harriet The Spy (I showed it to C the other day and he loved it. All the childhood memories!), The Checkout, Twisted (our terrible guilty pleasure show).
Reading | The Secret History - Donna Tartt (slowly, slowly, but I'm hoping to get through a whole lot of it while I catch planes over the next few days).
Consuming | Out of pure necessity I have started drinking coffee, and I like it! I could probably have counted the amount of coffees I'd ever drank on one hand before this week. C makes delicious mochas and they make me feel half human after a night with a teething baby.
Making | Little drawings & writing proposals. Next month will be full of lots of making!
Listening | I made a little mix of some pretty tunes I've been listening to lately.
Looking forward to | More lovely Autumnal weather, spending lots of time in my studio making, Theo's two top teeth finally pushing all the way through so he's not in pain and seeing my family for a whirlwind trip. I'll be going by myself for 5 days to the mainland to help my mum pack up my childhood home. It's my first time leaving Theo for more than a day and though he's beyond capable, I'm just worried C won't get enough rest. It's also probably the end of breastfeeding for Theo & I as he's been showing signs of weaning for a while, but I've held on because I love it so much. I never thought I'd become so attached to it. It will be nice to wear whatever I want again and not have to show the world my breasts all the time and also not have them poked and pinched by Theo at all times. It has been a lovely way to bond with Theo though and I'm proud of myself to have made it this far!
This month I also went back to work! I had told myself I probably wouldn't go back, but they called me last week and asked me if I wanted to and I was like "err, sure!". I've only done one shift so far and it was fine and I actually really enjoyed being back and supervising. I saw one of my favourite customers before I started so I knew it was going to be a good shift. I'll only be doing 2 shifts per week which should be fine and provide some pocket money.
How was your month?