Hello October!


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?




7 thoughts on “Hello October!

  1. Charlotte says:

    You did a great job in September, momma!! Sometimes there are things that are beyond our control (like back pains), which would make attending a yoga class difficult—and that’s okay. The point is to give yourself grace and acknowledge all the items you DID accomplish in just one month’s time!

    I love your goal of leaving work stress at the office; I have a hard time with this, since i work from home and feel compelled to answer emails late in the day, but I would love to try this/ and also I need to return to the gym, too! Baby steps 🙂 xoxo

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  2. Beth says:

    Great goals in October, I think you did great in September, it stinks that your back got in your way a bit, but you still did great even with that. I hope October goes better, especially on the work front, I hope for the same for myself!

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  3. San says:

    Nice job on your September goals! I am sure you’ll be crushing the October goals as well… I am sorry about your back pain, that sucks. It affects everything! Otherwise it sounds like you had a great weekend… enjoy the start of spring!

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  4. Lauren Becker says:

    I hope your back is feeling better – back pain is just the worst! I’m back to my normal dance schedule starting tomorrow, so hopefully I can get back on track with being active and eating better. Honestly, it’s more focusing on better food though as I feel like I’ve been pretty active. I hope you have a great October, and I’m glad your long weekend was what you needed to relax and recharge.


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