I cannot say that September was my favourite month this year. The back ache that appeared with no warning and then hung around for over 2 weeks wasn’t fun. Work has been incredibly busy and I’ve been feeling quite stressed since the end of August. Alot of September felt like I was constantly trying to catch up with the previous day – often felt like I was running in circles and not getting anywhere. I took a days leave on Friday and what a difference a long weekend can make! Hubby also took leave so we decided to have a much needed quiet weekend.
Waking up on Friday morning and getting to sleep in felt SO good! I made tea and read a bit and hubby went to Kirstenbosch to take photos. When he got back we went to have brunch and then I started organising our cupboards. The Ryder Cup was on so hubby was happy with the golf and we had tea and milktart while I cleared out 3 bags of clothes to donate. I moved all the summer clothes out, packed the winter ones away (so obviously today is cold and I’m shivering in a dress haha).
Saturday we had a late breakfast and then I started on the cupboard in our study. Found some of my scrapbooking goodies which I’d forgotten about! We took a drive in the afternoon to Chapmans Peak and then had a relaxing evening.
Sunday we went to the Spice Route and had lunch at La Grapperia. It was a super hot day and we were lucky to get a table in the shade. Hubby had pizza and I had the Farmers salad which was delicious. We spotted 2 owls while we were having lunch! Afterwards we went buy some chocolate and then finished off with an ice-cream. I loved the salted caramel I chose and hubby had mint chocolate with macadamia nuts.
We made our way home feeling very full and tired – couldn’t believe the heat! While the golf was on I had a nap and then tackled the ironing when it was a bit cooler in the evening. We had a super lazy supper and it was a really enjoyable weekend.
And now it is October! Spring is here and I’m looking forward to the warmer months. Taking some leave later in the month and cannot wait! I love this time of the year.
My September goals were:
- Go to a yoga class – unfortunately my back was so sore for most of September so this was a no 😦
Make time for close friends Declutter wardrobe and donate clothes I don’t wear Read 3 books
- Blog 10 times – blogged 9 times!
Be more mindful Less time online – 2 FB free days a week
October goals are:
- Continue being more mindful
- Read 3 books
- Update Goodreads (need to update the reading challenge!)
- Go to gym more often
- Leave work stress at the office
What about you? What are your October goals?