There’s no doubt about it, the end of year rush is here. Back at the beginning of Spring I was planning on doing a post about about how I’m trying to get a little more organised before the end of the year. I feel like September/October is the ideal time to be productive and I especially remember what it was like last year when we were in the process of buying a house. From September onwards the process was all-consuming. By the time the busyness of the Christmas season came around however, we had moved into our house and could relax and reap the benefits of being homeowners.
Nonetheless, this year I feel like I missed the boat on being on top of things. All of a sudden it’s November – the Christmas trees are on full display at Kmart and I’ve just decided I want to re-organise our entire house. Perhaps the uncertainly of COVID has made it less easy to plan. Or perhaps I’m just using COVID as an excuse like I have for everything else. Either way, until we know whether we’ll be home for Christmas or not, everything is feeling a little unsettled here. Re-organising gives me that sense of control that I so often crave.
While we’re in the process of going through all of our things, I am in utter disbelief over how much stuff we have! Having moved twice in the last 2 years, you’d think we would’ve culled a lot already, and yet there is still just so much to go through. I’m currently in the process of selling a heap of my clothes on Depop, eBay and Facebook Marketplace. It’s unbelievable how many of these pieces I have never worn – many still with the tags on. It’s made me seriously re-think about the ways in which I spend my money, and particularly what the value of things really is.
Aside from running to the post office every few days, things have been fairly normal around here. Since we got back from our trip to Cairns we have been inspired to explore more of Townsville. A cultural icon, of course, is Taco Bell, so one Saturday night we had an early dinner there and were thoroughly impressed.
We had to sample a lot of the menu for research purposes, of course…
After dinner we headed to The Strand and caught a beautiful sunset.
The longer I live here the more I realise that warm evenings spent by the water are nothing to complain about.
Finally, my friend Rachel and I have been trying lots of new places for breakfast in Townsville. It’s going well so far!!
I am certainly feeling the end of year rush as I try to cram in as much as I can before Christmas. I’ve got so many ideas for how to better set up our house and I’m excited to put together some more Christmas-themed content for the blog too! It may be a little early to crack out the tree and Buble just yet, but give me a week or so and our Christmas decorations will be in full swing at the Leather house! I just have to go through them all first…