What are you doing Mummy?

What are you doing Mummy?
I hear this question 49 times a day so it seemed to be an appropriate title for this recurring blog series!
At the end of every month, I will to share my ‘currently doing’ situation and I would love to hear your currently things too!
I want to get to know my readers and I think this is a great way to get a snap shot of what people are all about, what they are feeding their souls and how they are taking care of themselves! 
MAKING: I am currently in the process of making a scrappy yarn blanket with all those little bits of yarn that are left over form the skein! I’m loving how this is coming together using the simple moss stitch. I want this to be really big so I’m just going to have to make sure I have tonnes of scrap yarn… darn it!
READING: To be honest reading is a bit of a struggle at the moment. By the time I’ve gotten to bed I’m knackered and want to get up early to have some time to myself. And then during the day I only get a few minutes to myself to concentrate otherwise I end up reading the same sentence over and over! But I am working my way through Mastering your mean girl by Melissa Ambrosini. Amazing book. I highly recommend it, especially for people who are highly critical of themselves and can’t seem to make themselves happy. Go and buy it. 

LISTENING TO: Audiobooks and podcasts! On the dial at the moment are: Big Magic and Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert (here). I’ve only recently discovered the wonders of podcasts, and I wish I had earlier. Bite sized snippits of information so easy to listen to in the car, while cooking, while walking the dog. If you wish you could read more but don’t find the time, get an audible account and a sound cloud account and start downloading!

WATCHING: Girl Boss on Netflix!! My bestie recommended I watch this and it has only taken me 4 days to watch the whole first season! I love this series. It is inspiring, funny, wild and based ‘loosly’ on a true story! I can’t wait to read #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso. 

LOVING: The extra time I have been blessed to have with my husband. For those new to my blog, my husband Jeremy is 31 and had a cardiac arrest in February this year. He was out for 28 minutes on the football field before he was resuscitated and taken to hospital. We had a very scary 2 weeks in the hospital, and he had a defibrillator put in his chest. But he is now fully recovered and about to return to work after being stuck at home for a while (can’t drive for 6 months!). So while it was the scariest, hardest, toughest time of my life, I choose to look at it as I have now been blessed to have had him home with me and the boys for the last nearly 3 months.

EATING: I am loving porridge at the moment. I’ve been making my new favourite with rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder & water. I find the protein powder makes it nice and creamy and gives a nice subtle Vanilla flavour. Yummy as brekky on these freezing Melbourne mornings.

DRINKING: As I type this I am sipping on a ‘Tizzie’. An Arbonne herbal tea and Arbonne Fizz Stick mixed together… delicious. It’s my natural, energy boost which gives me a clearer head than coffee does. Although I still do drink coffee for the flavour. 

WEARING: Active wear! I have embraced active wear as my daily uniform now, no matter how much hubby laughs at me. It acts as a constant reminder to actually get my workouts done and to eat healthier throughout the day. Which as most stay at home Mums will tell you, is quite difficult when there is chocolate sitting in front of you!  (P.S. If you haven’t heard the ‘Active Wear song… click on the photo below and watch it… hilarious!)

TREATING: ​I haven’t been ‘treating’ myself much lately, but when we do it’s all about unplugging. Turning off devices, playing a card game, watching a movie together, or just going for a walk. All about the simple things!

I’d love to hear some of your ‘currently’ things! Share in the comments below!

Author: katemadeit

Hey, I’m Kate. A mid-30s crocheting Mum of 3. I have a husband who is a yarn addict enabler. I could spend hours fondling yarns before I even start hooking. And if I can make a living fondling yarn, then I will be thrilled! I never knew what I wanted to do when I grew up, and I think after many years searching, I have found it as a crochet designer and blogger.