It’s that time again … to take stock! This year I’m taking stock quarterly, so I did so in March and June and will again for the final time this year in December. Has it really been 3 months since I took stock in June?!!
Let’s see how things are in September 2017.
Making: Lists! I need them with my holey middle-aged brain! Lists for lots of things!
Cooking: Trialing new recipes on the nights my daughter comes to dinner. New and exciting meals will entice her more often, yeah?
Drinking: Water and coffee – that’s all I drink really.
Reading: Blog posts, crochet patterns, news stories and stuff! Not enough books though!
Trawling: Pinterest looking for my next crochet project.
Wanting: A beach holiday sometime in February, or maybe March might be better – not as hot.
Looking: Forward to going to Canberra for Floriade with a girlfriend TOMORROW!
Deciding: On what clothes to pack for Canberra. I must learn to travel lighter. I always pack too much!
Wishing: With all my heart that my friend’s cancer hadn’t come back after 7 years of being clear of it.
Enjoying: Being creative and productive – when I am!
Waiting: For tomorrow to hurry up and be here so I can fly away to a new adventure!
Liking: That it will be cooler in Canberra than it is here in Brisbane.
Wondering: How my daughter is going over in India. She is one of 20 UQ (University of Queensland) students selected for a 10 day foreign correspondence trip to Jaipur, India (generously funded by the federal government’s New Colombo Plan).
Loving: The Reformer Pilates classes I am doing with a girlfriend! We started on 14 September and love it!
Pondering: What I simply must do and see in my short time in Perth! Yes – I’m off to Perth in October!
Listening: To the birds and wildlife and sounds of the rainforest when we were up at the Bunya Mountains was the best, most therapeutic sounds ever! I loved it up there and will most definitely be going back again and again.
Considering: Doing another online course of some kind. I have quite a few interests!
Buying: 4 x European pillowcases for the 4 large pillows on my day bed. They were on sale and the first time I’d seen some that would work with the cover fabric on the day bed.
Watching: Rudi (the red toy poodle) for a few days while his Mum (my sister) was away was fun for Ava and I.
Hoping: Good things happen.
Marvelling: At how much work got done in the garden here last weekend. Not sure what possessed me but glad it did because it really needed to be done.
Cringing: At the thought of when summer comes and it’s too hot outside to do all the things out there I wanna do … and being sweaty and gross all the time. Ugh, why does summer in Brisbane have to get so unbearable!
Needing: To do some research on Perth so I can plan what I do in the short time I will be there (for the first time ever)!
Questioning: Decisions. Always second guessing myself. Must.Stop.That!
Smelling: Nothing – same ‘ol (refer all previous Taking Stocks)
Wearing: Shorts again – it has warmed up THAT much here in Brisbane already!
Noticing: That I’m much stronger now and have improved a lot since surgery in mid-June.
Knowing: That it won’t be long and I’ll be needing some aircon on in the house again!
Trouble-shooting: All I can think of is that my passport expired in July so I’m in the process of a Passport Renewal Application! Must be overseas travel ready!!
Thinking: Too much – always so much on my mind. Need to get back into regular meditation to slow the monkey mind down!
Admiring: My first ever crochet blanket in at least 25 years!
Getting: To bed way too late lately.
Bookmarking: Like a crazy woman lately – crochet tutorials, places you can buy wool/yard online at good prices, blog post ideas, you name it!
Opening: Another packet of Rye Cruskits most likely. I love those things!
Closing: A heap of windows. I always have too many open. Browser windows not housey windows! haha
Feeling: Excited about my few days away in Canberra and ALSO the upcoming trip to Perth (next month)!
Dreaming: Of a little cottage tucked away in a snowy forest up in some beautiful mountains and me being in it of course with a gorgeous fire roaring away in a fireplace!
Hearing: The snores of my beautiful Ava who is sleeping.
Celebrating: My sister’s birthday on 12 September.
Pretending: That we are not getting closer to Christmas time. I tend to get a wee bit stressed at Christmas time. So many gifts to buy. So much money being spent and it’s always sooooo hot!!
Embracing: Spring (but secretly or not so secretly dreading summer) if we get one!
You didn’t notice that I accidentally used the same photo twice in those three collages did you? No, neither did I! Next Taking Stock post will be in December. If you’d like to take stock, pop on over to Pip’s at Meet me at Mikes for the prompt words to cut and paste!
Ciao for now
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