It’s March which means it is time for my first Taking Stock post for 2017. As I mentioned in my last Taking Stock post in December 2016, I plan to do a Taking Stock post quarterly this year as I did last year, so March, June, September and December.
Before I get into Taking Stock though, a huge thank you to Deborah Cook of Debbish for being an awesome member of #TeamLovinLife. Deb is taking a bit of a blogging break so has stepped aside for now. But wait, we still need six in the team so please welcome Jo Tracey of And Anyways to #TeamLovinLife. Welcome aboard Jo!
Making: Up with my pots and garden for neglecting them during summer. I can’t handle gardening in Brisbane summers – too hot and humid!
Cooking: Family favourites. Looking forward to cooler weather when I’ll start making soups and using the slow cooker a lot more.
Drinking: Probably too much Diet Lime Juice Cordial but there are worse things!
Reading: Lots of blog posts, especially on Thursday’s
Trawling: The internet trying to decide where to get new carpet from. Bought new carpet lately – got any recommendations?
Wanting: A holiday away somewhere peaceful and beautiful
Looking: After Dad while Mum is away for a sister’s birthday (all siblings on a roster)
Deciding: What to write about on the blog every week!
Wishing: A lot lately
Enjoying: The fact I live on Moreton Bay and can head to the waterfront whenever I need to clear my head.
Waiting: For summer humidity to go away
Liking: The chance to sleep in my childhood bed again. Not everyone gets that opportunity at the age I am!
Wondering: How long I might be at my parents house? Torrential rain and flooding expected in Brisbane today (typing this Wednesday night). I was meant to go home this afternoon but won’t be driving in dangerous conditions. Wouldn’t surprise me if I end up staying at least one more night!
Loving: Some time with Dad
Pondering: A bit of a getaway one day soon
Listening: To the whir of the fan sitting on the bench in my parents kitchen as I tap away on my laptop at the kitchen table
Considering: A photography idea I have. My photography has been neglected lately. I need to re-ignite my passion for it. This idea might just do that.
Buying: New seedlings and plants for pots to replace tired or dead ones.
Watching: Adele live in concert would have to be the highlight of the year so far for me
Hoping: Mum gets home safely this afternoon! Flight from NSW and shuttle bus from Brisbane airport.
Marvelling: At how quickly grass can go from crunchy brown to lush and green with a bit of decent rain!
Cringing: At the fact my gorgeous new car is not tucked away at home in the garage but is parked out on the street at my parents house and exposed to whatever mother nature is going to throw at us today!
Needing: A good massage! Yes please!
Questioning: Lots of things all the time
Smelling: Nothing at all. Refer all previous Taking Stock posts.
Wearing: Summer clothes still! The humidity of summer lingers.
Noticing: A lack of ladybirds and brown skinks that were in huge populations during my childhood!
Knowing: Stuff. When you know you know!
Thinking: How much I miss my dog Ava already. We spend every day together usually.
Admiring: A friend who works two jobs (one full-time, another casual) to help make ends meet.
Getting: Sick of the regular specialist appointments in the city (apart from the smashed avocado and feta with a poached egg that I have for lunch at the nearby cafe).
Bookmarking: Anything that takes my fancy that I might want to refer back to at some point or read when I have more time.
Disliking: Hot, humid weather in March!
Opening: A parcel which contained my favourite salad dressing! One whole litre of it in a squeeze bottle. I usually buy it at the local markets but the stall wasn’t there last farmer’s market and I couldn’t go without any longer so I ordered it online. Even though it gave me the option to buy it in the form of a 1 litre squeeze bottle (not offered at market), I won’t do that again because freight costs!!
Feeling: Many feels!
Hearing: The TV that Dad is watching while I sit at the kitchen table typing up this post on my laptop.
Celebrating: A freshly mopped floor! Sooo satisfying!
Pretending: To not be freaked out by all that I’m seeing in the media about the expected weather situation today thanks to Cyclone Debbie.
Embracing: The fact that it’s likely that I will not be heading home this afternoon as expected but instead spending another night at the house where I grew up.
That’s it – my first Taking Stock post of 2017 – finalised at 1am on Thursday morning whilst perched on my childhood bed with a fan blasting on me (so humid!) listening to rain and tapping away on my laptop. Apologies if photo quality is poor in collage. They are all phone pics and I am so unused to operating on a laptop. Usually I’m on my huge iMac. Next Taking Stock post will be towards the end of June. Now I really need to get this scheduled to publish and then go to sleep!
Ciao for now,
Link up here at WOTM or with another of us in the Lovin’ Life Linky team:
Leanne of Deep Fried Fruit,
Johanna of Lifestyle Fifty,
Lyndall of Seize the Day Project,
Kathy of 50 Shades of Age,
and Jo of And Anyways.
It doesn’t matter where you link up as it will magically appear on all six blogs.