I’m also loving the winter version of my front garden!
Hey there – it’s nearly the end of July so time for Taking Stock again. Here we go!
Making: time for myself
Cooking: lots of divine winter soups still!
Drinking: loads of water
Reading: lots of blog posts, haven’t started a new book yet
Wanting: all my family and friends to be happy and healthy
Looking: forward with nervous anticipation to the ProBlogger event in August
Playing: not enough
Deciding: how to better balance all the things I want to do
Wishing: I had a magic wand
Enjoying: a winter without the daily commute – cold, early mornings & cold, dark evenings
Waiting: for the weather to clear because I have a DIY planned – I will be re-painting the pool fence (changing it from green to charcoal)!
Liking: that Energex finally came and connected up our new solar panels. We are now generating our own power!
Wondering: what to wear and pack for the ProBlogger event in August
Loving: the Mozi – Blue Pansy Hanging Planter and plant in it (flowering so beautifully right now) that was given to me as a birthday gift by my Sydney sister
Pondering: how I’ll go at keeping the weight off and hopefully losing some more!
Considering: options for the best way forward to achieve my goals in a healthy and sustainable way
Buying: lots of work clothes for my boys in preparation for interviews, work experience and hopefully soon jobs!
Watching: The Voice – wow there is some talent on that show this year!
Hoping: that all will be as it is meant to be
Marvelling: at my son (Twin 2) who graduated last Thursday with a double degree: Business & Journalism! Awesome achievement!
Cringing: at the cost of our recently installed solar panels – they better earn their keep!
Needing: less go, go, go and more no, go slow OR more energy!
Questioning: why employment is so difficult for University graduates these days
Smelling: as per usual – I have no sense of smell sigh
Wearing: at the time of typing this – baggy khaki pants and a navy and white 3/4 sleeve striped top
Following: my instincts
Noticing: that our garden has a distinct winter look which is very different to how it looks in summer – but I like it!
Knowing: that Christmas is fast approaching and I really should try to be more prepared and organised this year!
Thinking: how we become so much more higher maintenance as we get older
Admiring: so many people who are incredibly brave through adversity
Sorting: my way through multiple out of control email in boxes
Getting: used to my coffee made differently now – with coconut milk and stevia
Bookmarking: lots of new blogs I come across that I want to go back and read but I never seem to find the time!
Coveting: my own photography studio
Disliking: my limitations sometimes
Opening: too many bills!
Giggling: on Friday nights – The Living Room, followed by The Graham Norton Show
Feeling: a bit unwell
Snacking: on nuts and seeds
Helping: my boys with the transition from University to job seeking and hopefully soon paid work!
Hearing: not much at all which is lovely – silence is golden!
Woo! Another month done! Hope your July has been awesome. Bring on August – big month for me!
If you’d like to join in with the Taking Stock movement – pop over to visit Pip of Meet Me at Mikes to get the blank list to set you on your way!
Ciao for now,