Weekly Gratitude List

Hawthorne

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another Weekly Gratitude List. If you’re new here I try to do a WGL post every Monday (although, lately it’s been every fortnight).

I do these posts because a) I genuinely feel better afterward, and b) it looking back at the things I have to be grateful for reminds me that life is filled with so much awesomeness - no matter how small, or how shitty or down I'm feeling.

Now that that's out of the way, here are some things I'm currently grateful for:

calendula
  • My calendula babies are in full bloom - they're in bloom for around a week, and I have started collecting their petals when they start getting a bit droopy so I can turn them into teas, tinctures, and oils.

  • Dinner with Family - great food, and great company; you couldn't ask for more.

  • Mayer Hawthorne had a 50% off all media sale - I bought a copy of Man About Town on vinyl; I was so happy when it arrived. Now we need to get a new record player...

  • I purchased reusable pads - getting my period again, has meant navigating the world of sanitary products for the first time in years. If you have seen my zero waste swaps post, you will know that I have been mindful about how my lifestyle impacts on the environment, and I want to live as sustainably as possible, so I purchased some cotton pads from Luna pads (I'm going to do a review in the coming weeks; don't worry I took photos of the pads before I used them).

  • Champurrado - I found a recipe for champurrado on Hispanic Kitchen and holy fucking shitballs; it was good (I altered the recipe a little because I don't know where to find piloncillo or Mexican chocolate in New Zealand).

  • Reminders my art is okay - nothing like a person's shocked reaction to finding out you throw your work away because you hate it to boost your confidence a little. Not going to lie, the imposter syndrome is still there, but I'm going to try my best to not throw everything I make out.

  • Terribly Trashy books - I think I’ve mentioned this in a precious WGL; trashy books are great.