This Month’s Edition Of Currently

Hello everyone! I am so happy that you are here today joining me for this month’s edition of Currently hosted by Jennifer from Overflowing With Thankfulness. Today we are going to be looking at what we are loving, picturing, craving, wishing and collecting. I love this link-up because it’s a great monthly reflection. And it really makes me pause and think about things that I might otherwise take for granted or forget to acknowledge altogether. So without further ado let’s get right into what I am currently……


I am loving that it’s still beautiful Autumn weather and we haven’t hit the cold days yet. The sunsets have been beautiful and the skies have been so blue during the day. There’s a chill in the air but if I find a nice sunny spot while I’m in the preschool playground, then it’s actually really pleasant during outdoor playtime.

blue skies for monthly reflection


I am picturing that the next Saturday is going to be fun. I’ve had a few low-key weekends which have been just what I needed but now I’m excited for a few fun events. We have our cousin Connect lunch on Saturday. And then in the evening, I am going out for dinner with friends and after that, we have tickets to see a band. It’s going to be a fun day with lots of eating involved so I am also picturing myself wearing elasticized pants!


I am craving a BBQ! We didn’t BBQ very much during summer because we had to throw out our old charcoal Webber. It was just too old, the grates were rusty and the ashtray was starting to fall apart. I was really sad to see it go because we had enjoyed so many delicious BBQs over the years. There’s nothing quite like the smoky aroma of the charcoal. The flavour that it adds to the food is absolutely unbeatable! Hopefully, we will get another charcoal Webber BBQ next summer.

Until then I’m beyond excited that I’ll get to satisfy my BBQ craving this Mother’s Day! My Aunt is hosting a BBQ and our kids will be cooking for us. I can hardly wait!


I am really wishing that my motivation to finish painting would come back. Last year I painted two bedrooms, the hallway and the dining room in my compact home. But I never got around to doing the lounge room.

We have to move the TV and lounge as well as other furniture and to tell you the truth I can’t be bothered with all the mess at the moment. I also want to paint the skirting boards and doors which really need a fresh coat. Once I get going it’s fine, I’ll listen to a podcast or audiobook and paint until it’s done. But I’m currently on a motivation vacation and I’m waiting for my inspiration to come back!


I’m not into really collecting anything probably because I’m always on a mission to declutter. The last time I got into collecting something was when Coles released their Little Shop collection a few years ago. You had to spend over $30 in one shop to get one collectible. I went crazy trying to get my hands on every single item. It’s like my inner child came out in full force and I had to make sure I collected every one of those miniature grocery items, they were just so cute!

Coles little shops for monthly reclection

But then when I finished my collection, I realized that I didn’t really know what to do with them. Haha! I’ve stored them away in a box and although I like them a lot. I’m really glad that I didn’t pay hundreds of dollars on eBay for the whole collection as some people did during the height of the frenzy. People were in such a panic (and I was one of them) about missing out on the ‘rare’ ones. I was obsessed but not totally nuts enough to pay money for them. So I just collected and swapped with friends and family until I collected them all. And in the end, the rare ones weren’t so rare anyway.


And so I guess that’s a wrap for Currently May 2023! April sure went fast! I hope that you all have a fantastic Wednesday and I look forward to being back here tomorrow.

Take Care, Friends!

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15 thoughts on “This Month’s Edition Of Currently”

  1. I love your story about “collecting.” That’s really fun! And the comment about elasticized pants made me laugh 🙂 Have a great weekend!!!

  2. I’m glad to hear you’re still enjoying some warm days. How cold will it get where you live during the later fall and winter seasons? I’m just curious. I am like you and don’t collect much. I need to declutter more and plan on doing just that when school lets out. I used to get crosses as gifts, so some people might think I collect them, but they were all given to me. As a rule, I don’t have collections of things, though, because who wants to dust around all that? Not me! I to am on a motivation vacation with tasks at home, so I hope to get to some things when work stops. Painting is high up on my list. I need to finish the halls downstairs. I’m so glad you joined us today! It was good catching up. ?

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Thanks so much for hosting! Our Autumn temps (March-May) range from about 14°C-22°C. And winter temps (June-August) range from 8°C-17C. Which isn’t really very cold compared to other parts of the world. But I feel the cold so easily and anything under 19°C is cold for me!!

  3. I am glad you are still having some lovely weather, we seem to be on a run of warm days at the moment but the early mornings are still chilly.
    It sounds like you have a great Saturday planned and we can’t wait to start cooking on the BBQ. Someone nearby was having one recently and it smelled so good.
    Ahh! You were doing really well with your painting last year. I hope you find the motivation to get it done soon. x

  4. Oh I have been feeling the same way— wishing my motivation to tackle household projects and painting would find me again. It sounds like your weather has been lovely. I hope you enjoy your busy weekend; it sounds like lots of fun.

  5. I love your minis! ? I’m sure you’ve probably heard of Mini Brands. I collect those! ?? My cousin’s
    ten year old daughter collects them too, and we have the best time swapping the ones we don’t need with each other.

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      I haven’t heard of them but I have a real weak spot for anything mini. I’ll have to look them up 🙂

  6. Your weekend plan does sound like fun, and I hope you’re able to get a new Weber grill. I don’t know how we’d manage without our grill! It just makes cooking so much easier in the summer. Loved the story about your collection and it is really cute!

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