The photographs above are a flashback to our Burleigh Heads holiday last year – December 2014 –
nothing to do with November 2015 except that I’m dreaming and looking forward to being back there.
I have a heap of books that need reading and that view needs me looking at it!
It’s December already but we’re not too far in so it’s ok for me to Take Stock on the November just gone!
Making: Lots and lots of lists (Xmas gifts, what to pack, to do etc)
Cooking: Dinner every night, as per usual
Drinking: Lots of water – trying to be good
Reading: Lots of blog posts
Wanting: World Peace. Enough with terrorism, tragedies and innocent lives cut short. I want a better world for my children!
Looking: Forward to when my sister gets her new (and first ever) puppy! (early January – a little boy red toy poodle)
Playing: Songs from Adele’s new album – ’25’ – love them, love her!
Deciding: What Xmas gifts to buy for all my people
Wishing: Christmas Day could be cool for a change
Enjoying: Some alone time at home now that all kids are working
Waiting: For our one week escape to Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast coming up soon in December
Liking: Less food eaten and less mess in the kitchen now all kids are out of the house and working
Wondering: How much longer our dog Chelsea (seen in this post) will go on. She’ll be 16 in March. She’s certainly aged since last birthday!
Loving: Aircon. Enough said!
Pondering: What I’d like for Christmas
Considering: My way forward for 2016
Buying: Lots of Christmas gifts!
Watching: A lot more ABC and SBS these days – discovering some great shows!
Hoping: I can cope ok when my daughter leaves for overseas and is away from me for 2 months
Marvelling: At the fact I am almost done with Christmas shopping and it’s only the beginning of December!
Cringing: Over the fact that I really need to go shopping for new swimmers OR I could cross my fingers and buy online – I love the swimmers at this place!
Needing: A break from the usual routine, computers and social media!
Questioning: What I really want to do
Smelling: Yawn! Nothing as usual. (see all previous Taking Stock posts)
Wearing: Jeans and a t-shirt – casual should be my middle name!
Following: My instincts
Noticing: That if I don’t write things down that I need to do it is highly likely I will totally forget!
Knowing: That a holiday at the beach is just what I need at the moment
Thinking: That I can’t believe it is so close to Christmas already!
Admiring: My daughter’s confidence
Sorting: Through all the tasks and things I need to get done
Getting: Tired lately – ready for a holiday away
Bookmarking: Blog posts with recipes I want to try – like these!
Coveting: This book by Kara Rosenlund, Photographer, Stylist, Adventurer, Author & Storyteller
Disliking: Terrorism, extremists, trauma, fear, despair, innocent lives cut short
Opening: Christmas cards have started coming in our mail. Lovely change from bills!
Giggling: I’ve been seeing some really funny video’s on Facebook lately
Feeling: Ready for 2015 to end and a fresh new 2016 to begin
Snacking: Trying not to
Helping: My old dog Chelsea to get outside and back in again
Hearing: Snoring dogs and rumbling thunder!
Ciao for now,
Linking up with With Some Grace for #FYBF – Fears, Tears and Belly Laughs