Hullo there. How are things with you?
Things are good with me, I’ve been doing some fun stuff and feeling the year gather momentum. Can you believe that we’ll be into March in a couple of weeks? I totally CAN NOT. I thought I’d write a taking stock post, before February whizzes by. There’s almost nothing better than slowing down to think about the things we’re loving and doing and not loving and thinking about…
Making : plans to buy this book (also making two crocheted blankets – one, two!)
Cooking : Sunday night family feasts. My favourite part of the week! This week we had chipotle braised chicken, spicy beans, guacamole, chorizo and potato fry up, Mexican style Hasselback potatoes, green salad, chipotle mayo, roasted tomato salsa in corn tortillas (and meringues with raspberry cream for dessert!) LAST WEEK we had dry-fried fish curry, ginger braised chicken, potato and pea curry, ikan bilis, green bean curry and rice with coconut pancakes for dessert!
Drinking : cups of tea. Like, heaps of them.
Reading: this book and this (long-time favourite) blog
Wanting: to trust my own capabilities and instincts a little more
Looking: at a bunch of tuberoses I bought yesterday (they remind me of Ubud!)
Playing: Belle & Sebastian
Deciding: on a menu for NEXT week’s Family Feast
Wishing: more people sought skills/knowledge over fame/popularity
Enjoying: a Frosty Fruit in the car (on Saturday, admittedly!)
Waiting: to hear when my friend is moving house because I wanna help her!
Liking: Steve Wide on 3RRR Breakfasters!
Wondering: how Chrissie Swan is feeling in the jungle! (I really want to be in Andrew Daddo’s Craft Club!)
Loving: spending time with my kids and their friends
Pondering: how beautiful the fashion of the 50s and 60s was
Considering: some fish and chips by the beach sometime soon (maybe a chiko roll… judge me! I don’t care!)
Buying: second-hand books (by Australian authors, of course!) and cards to mail
Watching: Time In Between (so far I’m loving it!) also Magic City (much nudity/sex/fashion/bad guys, so entertaining!)
Hoping: I can fit all the things I want to do this year into this year
Marvelling: at how much I need a haircut
Cringing: at how much I need a haircut
Needing: a haircut, dammit!
Questioning: why more people in the online publishing community don’t think like Alice Marwick : “Let’s think about the voices who get heard and who doesn’t get heard. Who do we want to hear? What do we want to happen? Who do we want to be? Rather than just fueling a cycle of novelty, I want to see microcelebrity use these techniques of accountability, feedback and personal relationships in a transformative way. If this is the culture we’re creating, that we’re building, as internet nerds, let’s make it a culture that matters.” (More Alice)
Smelling: chicken soup cooking on the stove
Wearing: a comfy dress that Cam bought me
Following: my own advice and fighting CPA
Noticing: the mail for #52hellos has slowed down, but feeling optimistic!
Knowing: work is going to get really busy, really quickly
Thinking: the weekends are super precious
Admiring: people who are humble and talented
Sorting: my big collection of books
Getting: tired early today (I woke up at 2am and couldn’t sleep!)
Bookmarking: This list, although some of the movies don’t seem that good to me?
Coveting: a piece of chocolate or two
Disliking: people who keep tagging our front door (graffiti-like)
Opening: a little package full of cherry tomatoes (someone pushed it through our letterbox today)
Giggling: at Tomato Mail
Feeling: I need to buy this book : The Joy Of Missing Out by Christina Crook
Snacking: on corn thins, like edible polystyrene, I can’t stop eating them
Comforting: myself with avocado (and corn thins)
Wishing: I was in Andrew Daddo’s craft club
Helping: Ari with the things he’s doing and needing
Hearing: snippets of conversation from the street ‘Oh my god! She’s so cooool!’
And here’s a blank list for you to copy and paste (in case you want to join in)
Hope you have fun taking stock, or just enjoy reading my list (if you can be bothered!)