October 2015 will be remembered as the month I finally went whale watching (up at Hervey Bay, Queensland) and the month where I lost my mother-in-law (she passed away on Tuesday). Both will have dedicated posts soon. The latter is a huge reason why things have been a little quiet here on the blog and possibly will be for a while longer. I’ve posted a few photo’s from the whale watching trip above. I haven’t had time to edit them all and will save the bulk of them for a dedicated post anyway. The boat you see is not the one we were on. I took that photo from our much bigger vessel!
Making: plans for a funeral
Cooking: meals every day and would love a break from it
Drinking: water but not enough
Reading: not much lately
Wanting: someone I care about who is sad to be happy
Looking: forward to our short holiday at Burleigh in December
Playing: catch ups here at the blog
Deciding: on the best way forward for myself
Wishing: everyone I love could be happy, healthy and wealthy enough to not struggle
Enjoying: a bit of rain lately for the garden
Waiting: for me to get my head into gear
Liking: the fact I’ve got back into regular walking
Wondering: what to buy my boys for their upcoming birthday
Loving: a particular song that makes me feel good when I need a lift
Pondering: ideas for the many birthday and Christmas gifts coming up
Considering: what lollies I should buy to have on hand for when the kids in our street come trick or treating on Saturday night (Halloween)
Buying: birthday and Christmas gifts soon
Watching: the time tick away and freaking out that Christmas will soon be upon us
Hoping: that I can hold it together at my mother-in-law’s funeral (I won’t)
Marvelling: at the achievements and community service of my mother-in-law over her lifetime
Cringing: over some past hairstyles I’ve had when recently looking through some old photos
Needing: lots of hugs and affection lately
Questioning: why we have to age and why does time have to go by so quickly
Smelling: nothing – as usual
Wearing: my heart on my sleeve – that’s me!
Following: whale pods recently when whale watching off Hervey Bay, Qld
Noticing: that I refer to people in their 30’s as really young
Knowing: that I thought I was getting old in my 30’s – pffft
Thinking: that I should think of myself as young in my 50’s coz when I get to my 70’s I will think that
Admiring: the strength of hubby and his siblings at this sad time
Sorting: through lots of photo’s gathering photo’s of my mother-in-law for her big send off
Getting: prepared to farewell a wonderful woman
Bookmarking: not too much at the moment
Coveting: clarity, surety, self pride
Disliking: that another era has ended
Opening: so many junky spammy emails
Giggling: like I haven’t in a long time when I went to the see the movie ‘The Intern’ with a girl friend. If you haven’t seen it, go see it. It is fantastic!
Feeling: a bit emotional lately
Snacking: on nuts and seeds but a little too much
Helping: a friend or at least I try
Hearing: the silence of my home during a rare time alone
Rest in Peace Betty – I will tell everyone about how fabulous you were in a dedicated post very soon.
Ciao for now,
Linking up with With Some Grace for #FYBF
Min, you re always so honest and open every month when you sum up and take stock. Thanks for your honesty and openness.
make sure that you take care of yourself
Thanks Patrick – open and honest are my middle names I think. I’m taking care of myself – thank you! 🙂
Hey there, I did notice you were missing this week. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law and my regards to the extended family.
Love these taking stock posts!
Many thanks for your wishes Deb. Also, it’s nice to know someone noticed I was missing! 🙂 x
I was just thinking the same as you, that I should be considering myself as young as in another 15 – 20 years I will think I was young at the age I am currently.
Yep – from now on I am going to always consider myself young at every age I am! 🙂
So sorry for your families loss Min. Sending love, hugs and prayers your way. Thinking of you all xx
Thanks so much Beck! xo
Love me a Taking Stock post. Hervey Bay looks wonderful but I’m so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I’m thinking of you and your loved ones at this difficult time xx
Thanks so much Sammie! 🙂 xo
I’m so sorry for your loss, Min. This is a beautiful post, and even though it’s at a sad time, your photos are just glorious x
Thanks so much Lisa! 🙂 xo
Oh, Min. So so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time, lovely x
Thank you Grace – appreciate your words! 🙂 xo