It’s actually quite hard to write a “what I loved” post when you’re tired! I found out this week that I am borderline low iron, so my GP has suggested I start iron supplements for three months. She doesn’t expect me to feel any better for 2-3 weeks though. Which is a bit sucky, to be honest. It’s a struggle enough to find the energy for work, let alone the things I need to do to be happy. But I’m getting there slowly.
Having said that, it’s certainly not all bad right now. Last weekend I found the novelisation of Serenity, which I read on my commute and in my lunch break in one day.
And I ate this giant, delicious BLT while I was reading it:
On my way home from work one day last week, I was digging around in my bag and found chocolate! I forgot that I had given in to the Woolworths mark down checkout temptation and bought a $1 roll of chocolate. Day made!
Unless you’ve been offline and dry and somewhere NOT in Queensland, you’d know that a massive category 5 cyclone crossed the central coast a few days ago. From what I’ve read, there have been no deaths or serious injuries, which is so amazing. It was so strange to see a low develop into such a severe cyclone in 24 hours. I’m very grateful that it weakened into a tropical low before getting to me. The last low we had come over us (in 2013) had nearly cyclone strength wind gusts and was a scary night. Thankfully this one was only rain. I left work early Friday because rain was flooding our garage already and I wanted to sandbag it. Unfortunately the SES was out so I made do with what I had. Which was a big pile of dog towels. Thankfully it worked and the appliances stayed dry, though it got pretty close. I spent some time sweeping the water away when it was getting too close. At least as fast as my garage floods, it empties! And it usually only gets ankle deep.
This I just had to include, because:
Because we’re big kids at heart, we bought an off-brand Jenga at Kmart for $6 and have been building ALL THE THINGS with it.
I have been looking for an overight bag for a few months now, but haven’t really seen anything I like. Or that I can afford. If I was able to spend a few hundred dollars then there’s plenty I like. But somehow I don’t think that’s a justification to not pay bills… I was nearly home today when I remembered I had wanted to go to Lifeline, so I turned around and went. Excellent decision. I found this overnight bag for $4! It’s in near perfect condition. I’ll be taking some better photos of it soon, I’m sure. But yay, finally found something I’ve been looking for!
But, even better than a new overnight bag (if you can believe there is such a thing) is the table and chairs we bought for $179 in the same op shop. Yep. A 7 piece dining room set (this table and these chairs – or nearly identical ones. I can never quite tell with Ikea). It extends out too, so you can have plenty of space for dinners.
How was your week? What did you love?