It’s that time again! Taking Stock time! I can’t believe it but it was December 2018 when I did my last one so this one will be the first for 2019. I’ve been doing Taking Stock posts for quite some time now. In recent years, I’ve done them quarterly, so four times per year – March, June, September, and December and that will be the case again this year. Here’s where you can see all my previous Taking Stock posts if you’re interested!
So let’s get this party started.
Making: crochet thingy’s – market bags, blankets/throws, and I’d love to make some cute little Amigurumi critters. Oh my gosh I need some grandchildren I think! LOL
Cooking: every night gets boring sometimes so I’ve been injecting a few new recipes of late
Sipping: either water or coffee
Reading: blog posts and news articles mostly but I need to switch off and read a book!
Looking: forward to Easter with family, closely followed by a brief trip to Sydney
Listening: to rain and storms again has been lovely
Wishing: I could slow down how quickly the years seem to be racing by
Enjoying: beautiful moments like this one – a moment at the waterfront before Pilates one morning (see video below)
Waiting: Waiting is like wishing time away isn’t it? So, I’m not really waiting for anything. I try to live moment to moment. It’s easier that way!
Liking: doing the Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day (FMSPAD) challenge for March. It’s been fun!
Loving: my new Zen Tip Tuesday (ZTT) series – all the different people I’m meeting (virtually) and all the different stories and perspectives they share is fabulous! Let me know if you’d like to contribute a ZTT featured post and if not please feel free to join in the ZTT Link-Up.
Buying: A denim jacket – the first denim jacket I’ve ever owned believe it or not.
Watching: Dancing with the Stars but getting very annoyed because the good dancers are getting eliminated whilst the not so good are still in there! Having said that though … I don’t vote! Oops!
Hoping: autumn starts soon. I love the cooler weather and I want to wear my new denim jacket!
Needing: some time at the beach very much. Hopefully soon!
Wearing: no makeup the majority of the time around home means my skin is so much better these days then when I worked the corporate life and had make-up on every day. Another huge contributor to my lovely fresh and dewy complexion these days are the beautiful natural plant oils within the Gorgeous Woman Skin Care range that I use and also sell.
Following: my own advice and trying to incorporate some digital free time for myself over weekends. Much as I love it – social media and screen time can be so consuming and draining!
Marveling: at my daughter and her passion and drive in her journalism career. You can see her pictured above with Catriona Rowntree after having interviewed her about her new book ‘The Best of World Cruising’. This photo appeared on Catriona’s Instagram.
Noticing: that the sunrise is getting later and sunset is getting earlier.
Sorting: through my clothes and linen and shoes and stuff bit by bit. Decluttering feels good!
Getting: my blog safe and my purse less empty by moving to a new host was a very good move. See this Facebook post for a little more info.
Saving: the leaves from the broken off branches of my Zanzibar pot plant to propagate is proving to be working. They’ve got roots!
Bookmarking: recipes, crochet patterns, all manner of stuff that I plan to read later (but do I … hmmm?)
Coveting: I would really, really, love an Uberkate ring. I have been drooling over them for years. Now she has brought out one that is limited edition that has bowled me over. It’s the Ruby Red Corundum ring. Look I love them ALL but this one just spoke to me, you know? Maybe I could drop some hints for some $$ towards it as a birthday option? Something to ponder but isn’t she just so beautiful!
Opening: my bags of crochet again has been quite exciting. It’s funny how the mood leaves me all of a sudden but then out of the blue comes back again and the activity gives me great joy again!
Giggling: over the recent ‘great cruskit thievery’ by Ava. I posted this video to my Instagram story and on my Facebook page:
Feeling: Excited about a couple of getaways coming up – 2 nights in Sydney (late April) and 5 nights at Stradbroke Island (June/July). Hoping to throw an additional weekend getaway in there somewhere too!
Hearing: The lovely comforting soft whir of the dishwasher and gentle snores of Ava (my dog) – the sounds of home!
Obsessing: Ok ok … I might be obsessing a bit over that Uberkate Ruby Red Corundum ring!
I’ve included all the FMSPAD photos posted thus far in my photo collages. To know more about any of them, and if you want to see the ones yet to be posted this month, you can find them (and more information) on my Instagram and Facebook pages.
The next Taking Stock post from me will be towards the end of June 2019.
Ciao for now,
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