How can it be September already? I am not READY for the end of the year to arrive! I have things I still need to dooooooo, year! Dang. The days were long, but the months were short with this one.
Here is what I’ve been up to, since I last did Taking Stock in July.
Making : A Zali ZigZag blanket.
Cooking : The usual things. Salads, dumplings, risotto, toast.
Drinking : Mostly tea. Sometimes Ribena.
Reading: The White Queen (my mum sent it to me, because I loved the TV series. I also loved The White Princess, so she sent me that too!)
Trawling: My Feedly for good things like this article about hummingbirds. Imagine being a hummingbird whisperer like that.
Wanting: Warmer days. I’m cold all the time. Argh. Because anaemia (but it’s on the mend.)
Looking: At my favourite morning show – ABC Breakfast. Where is Virginia today? Is she sick?
Deciding: What to make for breakfast. I think some slow-sauteed potatoes. And a pan of spinach and mushrooms and tomatoes.
Wishing: Things were clearer, but knowing stuff takes time.
Enjoying: Watching crappy TV shows like The Real Housewives. I KNOW! I am the worst!
Waiting: For this book I ordered to be ready. Remember Bunny Mellon?
Liking: My hot water bottle. Such a steady pal, right?!
Wondering: How everyone is coping with these Winter-y Spring days. Well. I suppose it’s not like this in the northern parts of Australia, but we’re totally getting in in the south!
Loving: The way my dog ripped up his brand new cute and cosy bed. NOT REALLY loving it. Why do dogs do that?
Pondering: Whether to run and put the potatoes on now. I think I will. Also, this article by Design Sponge on the State of Blogging.
One moment please…
…. (insert sound of chopping and melting and sizzling)
Okay I’m back!
Listening: To the currawongs in the garden. They sound like this. How great is that?
Considering: How to navigate the expensive months of December and January.
Buying: Kewpie Roasted Sesame Dressing. Because Chat 10, Looks 3 got me onto it and I’m pretty terribly addicted..
Watching: The Tudors. Well. I just finished watch all four seasons and I loved it so much.
Hoping: To start my own podcast with my friend. I’m a little podcast shy as there are so many out there and I don’t want to add boring noise to the mix. I want to do something GOOD!
Marvelling: At the bits of dog bed scattered about my backyard.
Cringing: At the idea of getting out from under this blanket to stir my potatoes. I’m brave though. I will do it.
Needing: To go to the shops today for coffee, bread, veggies, that kind of thing.
Questioning: People who fake it. Why do they do that? The online world seems like The Twilight Zone at the moment.
Smelling: Delicious things cooking.
Wearing: My (now very worn-out) Drake Hotline Bling sweatshirt.
Noticing: I have 45 minutes until I need to start work.
Knowing: I need to make this cake.
Trouble-shooting: A turtle. Don’t ask.
Thinking: About Katherine Hamnett.
Admiring: My friend Ruth D. She’s powering through her book-writing. (I’m taking a week off mine!)
Bookmarking: Real Housewives recaps. I KNOW. I am the worst.
Opening: This link about the genetic reasons for obesity – from SBS.
Closing: This link that shows us how to make GLOW costumes. So good!
Dreaming: Of a bright Christmas.
Celebrating: Um… being productive? That will do for this one.
Pretending: I’ve got it all together.
Embracing: Comfy pants.
Here’s a list for you to copy and paste, if you feel like doing your own list.