Oh look - it is September!
It has been a beautiful summer.
Not just because there have been a few warm days, even in Aberdeenshire, but because I have been able to apply myself to the To Do List without feeling oppressed. Or depressed.
Last week, I had a week at home to continue the sorting and the sifting, the clearance and the cleaning. But it was also a week to develop new habits.
I tried out two very different exercise classes, and found one which promises fun with friendly people. I went back again this week.
I put up a whiteboard... and used it.
I renewed the bathroom sealant (never again!) and struck that off the To Do List at last.
I didn't forget to buy bin bags and I remembered to eat the cauliflower before it turned to mush in the bottom of the fridge. Woo hoo!
The Council cleared the garage: three trips with a flat bed truck.
I filled the car boot with another load of Stuff for the tip and took it there.
And three bags full went to the charity shop.
I made real progress on my knitting, my spinning and my cross stitching.
I put aside FL's prejudice against expensive magazines and bought a copy of Flow, in English.
And followed it up with the French edition, to get my brain back in gear.
And also the Flow Sketchbook, which is like having a self-guided art class on my kitchen table: one step beyond colouring. A little artistic challenge to ponder while I drink my coffee.
I went to a concert, all by myself.
I took my knitting for company and ignored the whispers from the silver-haired couples who made up the rest of the audience.
And then an artist set up her easel in the aisle next to me - ha! That trumps knitting for odd behaviour in a public place!
I am not sure what it adds to the experience to record it here, but here it is.