Just a few random thoughts about life right now :Watching :: Lark Rise to Candleford, Silent Witness, The Pacific, Grey's Anatomy. I don't watch TV at all during the day, but in these seemingly interminable evenings I've found that it's hard to beat a good drama. You can see I'm covering the full gamut of genres here, from gentle period drama and medical drama to hard hitting crime drama and outright shocking war drama! Variety, they say, is the spice of life.Listening :: to not very much it must be said. Michael is always giving off at me for turning the radio down or off. It seems I have a particularly low noise threshold at the minute, and what with two rowdy boys in the house I can't take much more! The one sound I can't quite turn off is the noise in my head, those thoughts and whispers that persist throughout the day. So I'm listening to those quite carefully right now. They might have something important to say and I wouldn't want to miss it!Wondering :: where time is going. Why Liverpool matches are always on on a Sunday afternoon. If we'll manage a weekend on the north coast anytime soon. When I'll be able to sit outside with a cup of tea and the sun on my face. When our garden will be in any fit state to sit out in!Thinking :: about creating. The thoughts I shared in my last post are still very much on my mind and I suspect they will be for a while to come. For now I'm thinking about creating some new prints for my Etsy shop, a few layouts for myself, and maybe even dabbling in something completely different just for the heck of it! Creating the kind of artful life I dream of most days.Reading :: at least 3 different books at once, and considering a 4th! The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs is nothing more than a fluffy read to pass an enjoyable half hour before lights out - as an English teacher I should probably know better, but after another look at a book of planes with Conor I'm really not up for much more! Kelly Rae Roberts' Taking Flight is a book I wish I'd read a year or two ago, but better late than never. She has such a way of making you believe you can do anything - I'm honestly beginning to think she's right! The book I'm considering adding to the list is How to Talk so Kids Will Listen, and Listen so Kids Will Talk - let's just say we've entered a phase of communication difficulty!Hoping :: that this week in school will unfold without incident and that I arrive at half term relatively unscathed. The weeks since Christmas haven't been easy with all the evenings and late afternoons for parent consultations.Planning :: a healthier eating pattern. It would seem that portion sizes have somewhat increased and have been supplemented with copious amounts of chocolate and other nonsense, whilst exercise has been shunned for weeks at a time. No one is looking forward to the initial pain of withdrawal, but it's a point of no return! I shall update you with progress on this as and when there is success to share.Dreaming :: of a study which is finally complete, with my pictures hung and the shelf I've been meaning to put up, actually up and functioning. I'm making that this week's priority.Finishing :: my antibiotic, although my voice is still decidedly croaky and the dreaded cough lurks on. Who knew how little fun laryngitis was?Sharing :: a few photos from a walk we took to the beach at the start of January. Patrick wore his new Liverpool top and was absolutely frozen. Conor just wanted to throw stones. And we all nearly keeled over laughing at Michael riding down our hill on Conor's tiny bike! You can't beat those belly laughs!Now enough about me, what's life like for you right now? You can share in the comments below or leave a link to your own blog - I do so love to idle a few minutes away following the links of readers like you!!