May 25, 2020

Life This Week 25/5/2020: Self Care.

It's blowing a gale in Sydney today.

These cockatoos have the right idea - taking in the might of the wind over the water at Rose Bay from the safety of these apartments.  They are pretty much perfectly socially distanced, aren't they?

When the weather's like this, self care is a fine balance between taking advantage of any breaks in the weather and getting some fresh air on a run and pottering about in and around the house getting things done.

I'm loving the relaxed dress standards at work and the world in general that the isolation life has brought about.  I'm shamelessly wearing leggings as pants and jumpers as tunics over them.

I've been taking myself doing the grocery shopping at the moment.  It's one of those little things but how nice is it that it's starting to feel 'normal' again at the shops?  Being able to chat to a stranger in the line for coffee, people actually sitting down for their coffee and a little something something at said cafe, finding most shelves at the supermarket fully stocked...  

This matcha green tea is one of my favourites and I was over the moon to have found it at Woolies.  I usually have to buy it at Costco

The indoor time that the weather has forced me into has taken my self-care routine into interesting territory.  I'm up to date with my personal admin for a change.  Plus I'm up to speed on my super balance and how things are tracking for the distant day when I get to stop working and have to figure out what to do with myself all day.  I'd like to think that a good part of that free time will be spent travelling....

It's a rather long bow to draw but self-care to me also means getting on top of the laundry.

Bonus self-care points if your latest load sees you reunite half pairs of socks from your previous load(s).

And finally, the garden.  There's only so much I can say about sweeping up the autumn leaves each week.  And I've already said it all.

The exciting development this week is adding a few spring onions to my herb garden.  Discarded roots I've planted from previous bunches of spring onions from the shops have rooted successfully and I'm hoping to build on my success with these new off cuts.  Herbs are the only thing I can grow, you see.

Do your self-care goals change with the weather?

What's giving you joy at the moment?  Is it something mundane that pertains to where you're at with the laundry or your garden?  You're not alone.


  1. I've had lots of ups and downs in the past few weeks but a big plus is finding a book publishing plan that I feel good about and makes me want to work on my books again!

  2. Love the social distancing cockatoos - cute shot!

  3. That's a great collection of 'feel good' photo's SSG! Love the socially distanced cockatoos! Lol It's been a bit chilly of late hasn't it. I know you're Sydney and I'm Brisbane but we'd each be having our own versions of cccccold! What's given me joy today has been a nice walk with my dog this morning - sunshine, bird songs, green grass, a sparkly little creek, flowers spotted along the way. It's the simple things! Have a great week! :-) xo

  4. I share your joy with the laundry goals - having an empty basket and lots of clean clothes (and matching socks) makes me strangely happy! I am loving this cold weather and spending a disproportionate amount of time in flannelette pjs! Look at you and your green fingers - very impressed with your spring onions!

  5. How clever are you re the spring onions? I really should try something like that.

  6. A fabulous eclectic mix of things here today SSG and I smiled as I read through your post! My daughters Facetiming me regularly is giving me joy, especially as I get to see them and the little grandkids as well :) #lifethisweek

  7. Going well in the way in which you get to be more casual at work..for a good reason of course. That photo with the white cockatoos is SOOO Sydney! Thank you for linking up for #LifeThisWeek#190...I hope to see you back next week with the optional prompt: 22/51 I Saw 1.6.2020. Take care, stay safe, Denyse.

  8. It was really miserable for early in the week, wasn't it? And Friday too! Makes a big difference when it's sunny or at least not raining.


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