What’s up?

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Oh spring how I love thee (although not as much as Autumn. Sorry bout that), but I do love the warmth you bring allowing my bones to thaw out from the harshness of winter. I love the sweet smell of wattle and cut grass (clearly I don’t have allergies), and I love that each day is that little bit longer.

But this isn’t a post about spring, instead I thought I’d do a bit of a What’s Up? post.  Along the lines of the Pip’s (Meet me at Mikes) Taking Stock lists, although not as detailed.

So what’s up? I’m so glad you asked.

Reading: I’ve just finished Nicky Pellegrino’s One Summer in Venice, which I enjoyed, and I’m now half-way through A Time To Run, by Australian author J.M. Peace.

Writing: Ghost blog posts and webcopy for some lovely clients (I really do have the best clients), as well as my own blog. I haven’t been doing a lot of creative writing as I’m waiting for the final feedback from my course editor before beginning the next draft.

Listening: To Rob Thomas’ new album ‘The Great Unknown’ and catching up on the Undisclosed podcast. For those of you who listened to the Serial podcast regarding the case of Adnan Seyed and Hae Min Lee, Undisclosed delves even deeper and is as addictive, if not more.

Saving: For our next trip. We’ve just booked early bird tickets to take our four girls to London and Paris next year. Now to save for accommodation and food.

Entering: My very first serious writing competition. I’ve entered my second manuscript in the Richell Prize for emerging writers. Eeeek!

Wishing: that spring would come even quicker than it is.

Smiling: from proud Mumma moments. Miss 7 is writing her first picture book called ‘The mouse who ate too much’, Miss 9 is writing a short story to enter the Andy Griffiths kids’ writing competition and Miss 15 scored her dream role as Genie in the junior school production of Aladdin.

Drinking: lots of water to keep those winter colds at bay. It seems to have worked for the most part.

Counting: down the days till we head to Port Douglas for a week. Only 27 sleeps!

Wondering: if our golden retriever is in the ‘family way’. She visited her boyfriend a couple of weeks ago, so there may well be some gorgeous little puppies arriving in 50 or so days.

Pondering: how to simplify life, how to make each moment count, the meaning of life – you know, all that jazz.

Admiring: the talented bloggers in my online writing & blogging community. So many gifted writers willing to share their trials and tribulations and offer advice and support.

 

So there you have it. That’s what’s up in my world at the moment. I’m in a good place and looking forward to finishing off my fearless year in over-drive.

What’s up in your neck of the woods?

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