Hello friends! How are you travelling? I think I’m still in shock that we’re in the last quarter of the year already. I know you shouldn’t wish your life away and all that but honestly, if I could press a fast forward button to the end of 2020, I would. 2020 is definitely not my favourite vintage.
The more this year goes on, the more unsettled I feel but I tried super hard to make this a September to remember for all the right reasons. Before I launch myself into October, I’m going to take a few minutes to take stock on the month that was. I’d love it if you joined me!
Cooking: This Beef and Ale Stew – we’re proper addicted.
Drinking: Long blacks with a dash of skim. What are you having?
Eating: Round challah for Jewish New Year. I love that the round shape symbolises the circle of life.
Reading: Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman and The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. Very different but loved them both.
Watching: Cobra Kai on Netflix. Can’t stop, won’t stop!
Listening: To podcasts again. I’m back to Redhanded, I missed it so much!
Posting: My first dog recipe for these Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits. It might be my first but it won’t be my last!
Sharing: This delicious round up of all my favourite Banana Bread recipes.
Remembering: What a glorious weekend we had in the Blue Mountains.
Staying: At the pet friendly and super cool Citadines Connect Sydney Airport.
Celebrating: David’s first Father’s Day with matching knitwear for him and Teddy Roosevelt.
Looking: At the airport and remembering the good old days when we could leave on a jet plane.
Loving: The change of scenery, even if it was just looking at an empty airport.
Catching: Up with friends – it feels good!
Turning: Our spare room into an office.
Shopping: At Bunnings.
Bookmarking: All the ways to style a day bed. If you have any ideas, let me know!
Selling: Loads of stuff on Facebook Marketplace.
Buying: More dog “essentials.”
Getting: Physio on my shoulder. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!
Going: Back to the gym for the first time since March.
Admiring: The women in this month’s Paws on Business feature – they’re all so awesome!
Chaperoning: Teddy to meet his new girlfriend Tofu. She’s Assistant Manager at local hairdresser’s Sho and Co. Check out their social distancing!
Enjoying: Puppy play dates with Teddy.
Pining: For another dog. I don’t think Teddy Roosevelt wants to be an only child!
Pushing: Two dogs around, just to get some practice in! How cute do Teddy Roosevelt and Teddy Elliot look?
Feeling: Very poody. Just like broody but for another dog.
Matching: Teddy and his friend Coco in matching Soapy Moose harnesses!
Noticing: That Teddy has a better social life than me!
Attending: A Tutti Frutti dog party by the harbour. So much fun!
Hosting: Teddy’s belated first birthday party. It was quite the celebration.
Making: This Picture Perfect human Birthday Cake for Teddy’s party.
Looking: Through Teddy’s party album – so many happy memories!
Outsourcing: The dog cake (yes, that’s a thing!) to the experts at Hairy Hounds Bakery.
Opening: All of Teddy’s presents – it took us a week to get through them all!
Marvelling: At the costumes at Teddy’s T Party! Check out Tupac and Tarzan!
Working: On Teddy’s training and finally seeing some results. Woot!
Winning: Prizes for Teddy on Instagram!
Wearing: My new Teddy Roosevelt earrings from Cacty Craft. I got a key ring this time too!
Wondering: What I took pictures of before I had a dog. Whatever, he’s a wonderful diversion!
Worrying: About my mum. It’s so hard being so far away.
Needing: A good night’s sleep.
Wanting: Nothing more than to hop on a plane to London.
Following: The news about the flight caps with interest.
Disliking: The attitude of some Australians to their fellow citizens stranded overseas. It’s thoroughly un-Australian!
Liking: Longer, lighter evenings. I for one cannot wait for daylight savings!
Returning: To counselling before my molehills of anxiety become mountainous!
Wishing: I had a magic wand to magic this pandemic away.
Taking: One day at a time.
Trying: To sit with my discomfort and not worry about things I can’t control.
Hoping: Things will ever get back to normal, whatever ‘normal’ is…
So how was your month that was? Was it a September to remember?
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