In contrast to the previous month, life in June was significantly quieter than in May. I had mentally prepared for the fact that once Evie and I returned home from Geelong it would be just us two for nearly seven weeks, but it still took a few days to adjust to our quiet house. After having spent so much time with family – pretty much since Jordan left back in mid-April – it definitely felt a little strange. Not having Wallace around was also pretty weird, but instead of wallowing about it, I decided the best course of action would be to keep productive and try to make the best out of a less than ideal situation.
The majority of June was predominantly spent keeping Evie busy, you know, mornings at the playground, visiting friends and their children, just regular Mum things. Anything to get out of the house and ideally something that will tire Evie out! That gal is truly a ball of energy these days.
June was also a particularly moving month for me as I experienced so many kind friends offer their support during my period as a single Mum. The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” really resonated with me in these weeks as I experienced not only relationship growth between myself and others but I also got to watch Evie’s relationships blossom.
Our church community has been a real blessing in our lives since we moved to Townsville and watching Evie excitedly run up to other Mums and Dads and practically launch herself into their arms was a real comfort to me. She is so very loved and I am eternally grateful for that.
One lovely Saturday morning my friend Laura kindly offered to take Evie for a few hours, so I used the time wisely and went out for breakfast with my friend Rachel. We went to a cafe called Grandma’s and we both had the classic ricotta pancakes. I’m going to really go out on a limb here and say they are quite possibly the best pancakes I have ever had. They were fluffy, yet firm and extremely deceptive in how much they filled our bellies.
In June the weather cooled down as it usually does this time of year, but this time only for about 2 weeks. I was so excited to finally wear a jumper inside and yet it ended nearly as quickly as it began. I’m still waiting for the “cool” weather we’re owed before it starts to warm up again…
In the brief period of cool evenings I busted out my favourite Glasshouse candle and tried to make our house feel as cozy as possible. It certainly didn’t make up for the missing piece in the bed but it was a nice distraction nevertheless.
Life in June may have a been a little lonely, but luckily there was an end point in sight…