Another month has passed and so it is time for me to Take Stock again! I do love this concept developed by Pip from Meet me at Mikes. If you’d like to have a go at Taking Stock you can visit Pip’s Taking Stock page and grab the blank form to get started.
Here we go!
Making: Delicious soups for the family!
Cooking: Small portions of protein and green vegetables for myself
Drinking: Lots and lots and lots of water
Reading: A Table in the Orchard (should have finished it by now but had a long period where I didn’t get time to read!)
Wanting: Happy, secure futures for my three beautiful kids
Looking: Forward to our next day trip or weekend away!
Playing: With the dogs – well mostly Ava as Chelsea is a little old for play!
Deciding: Where to go for our next holiday? It will be in December or February and more than likely at a beach!
Wishing: I could eat whatever I wanted and never gain weight
Enjoying: The cooler weather
Waiting: For August when I have a very rare three nights away ‘on my own’ at the Problogger event. OMG!
Liking: That I’m losing weight
Wondering: What I’ll be doing this time next year
Loving: The fact that I am feeling much better than I was 3-4 weeks ago
Considering: Getting back into yoga
Buying: Solar panels! I know, exciting stuff hey. They will soon be installed on our roof and will hopefully reduce the ridiculous electricity bills we get, particularly during summer when this hot weather disliker needs her aircon!!
Watching: Was watching Reno Rumble and was pleased with the winners! Now I’m flicking between Masterchef, House Rules and The Voice!
Hoping: That my first main event Problogger experience will be a positive one and I will walk away inspired and with more clarity around my future plans
Marvelling: That I produced such smart and clever children. My son Twin 2 will graduate from University next month. Twin 1 graduated this time last year. My daughter will graduate at the end of next year.
Cringing: Over the state of my bra’s. Yep – time for new ones!
Needing: More time out to catch up – think, plan, write, edit, do (Review, Plan, Do)!
Questioning: The ethics of a lot of stuff I’m reading in digital media these days. I’ve noticed that everyone seems to jump on whatever the latest bandwagon is and things can quickly turn into what seems to me like a very unattractive ‘witch hunt’. This herd mentality concerns me, particularly when the consequences of such strong actions on the various people concerned are rarely considered.
Smelling: Still can’t smell (see all my other Taking Stock posts)
Wearing: Comfy khaki pants, a long-sleeved black top and slippers of course
Following: A very strict diet at the moment (under the guidance of a doctor and nutritionist)
Noticing: That I am close to fitting back into two pairs of jeans I bought only last year
Knowing: That dinner for the family is sorted for tonight and will just need to be heated up – a delicious Zucchini Soup! It’s a nice feeling knowing I have no big meal to cook up tonight.
Thinking: About where we might go for our next holiday!
Admiring: My brother and his strength at managing a growing and thriving business whilst going through a rough divorce
Sorting: Through my kitchen cupboards recently, tidying them up and giving the shelves a good wipe over
Getting: Slimmer – Yeah baby!
Bookmarking: YouTube tutorials on Photoshop techniques
Coveting: New carpet. I’ve never liked the carpet at this house from the day we bought it, plus it has stains that I’ve never been able to get out!
Disliking: How badly my daughter suffered when she got all four (4) of her wisdom teeth extracted recently. To say she resembled a chipmunk is an understatement!
Opening: Bills, always bills!
Giggling: Jimmy Fallon and Graham Norton – they both give me the giggles!
Feeling: Healthier and happier than I have in a long time! 🙂
Snacking: No snacking allowed apart from an apple for morning tea and an orange for afternoon tea
Helping: My home and family function smoothly and happily. I love being home. The running of the house chugs along efficiently. I’m on hand for the (adult) kids when they need me. The family gets fed good, nourishing, nutritious meals and they get a good variety. It was all a very different story when I was living the corporate life and not walking in the door until 6-7pm every night!
Hearing: My dogs snoring! 😉
Ciao for now,
Linking up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT