I didn’t do a taking stock for June, so I thought I had better quick-sticks it and tap one out for July before the month has totally disappeared. How quickly is this year zipping by? So quickly. Perhaps it’s true that the older you get the more quickly time passes? Do you think it is?
Taking Stock in July
Making: Spicy cucumbers …
Cooking: … from this excellent book -> Korean Food Made Easy (Plus other good things!)
Drinking: All the different teas! My current favourite is this Vic Market Mornings blend from McIvers. It’s so nice! I also love their Prince of Wales and their weird-delicious Bolshie Brew (It tastes like campfire tea! So smokey!) McIvers teas are really reasonably priced and delicious, basically!
Reading: The Lucky Galah by Tracy Sorenson
Next read: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Wanting: This Cuisinart Waffle Maker. With all my heart.
Looking: At the light peeping in from behind the blind (it’s 7.30am)
Playing: A lot of Leyma in the car. So good. Especially Lavender.
Deciding: On this week’s shopping list. I’m trying so hard to stay within my budget! It’s so easy to spend too much money on snacks, right?! Especially when there are hungry young gents around.
Wishing: For slightly warmer days, please.
Enjoying: Being cosy, though.
Waiting: To see the kiddos for dinner soon. So weird when your kids are grown up and independent and you can’t just sidle up to them at the breakfast table anymore.
Liking: That I cleaned all the old sauces and jars of random and mysterious things out of the fridge yesterday.
Wondering: When I will get a blinking haircut and stop trimming my own ends in this very dodgy way.
Loving: I have never been an ice cream eater, to be honest, but lately I have been swayed by Connoisseur’s Derwent Valley Raspberry and White Chocolate Ice Cream. It’s THE best and reminds me of my home state. Please send me a truckload Connoisseur bigwigs? Because I have trouble finding it at my local shops.
Pondering: Why I didn’t use to eat ice cream. It seems silly.
Considering: If two pairs of socks is the ultimate in Winter, or if three is good? Or one warmer pair?
Buying: Cute plates and teacups at the op shop.
Watching: Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast on Netflix. I can not explain how much I love this show. I love it so much I didn’t even want to share it here! It’s so cute and funny. I don’t want to watch anything else. I think it’s also great because it is subtitled – no multitasking while watching, which MUST be good for the brain. PLUS it’s not violent or suspenseful, which is perfect for my anxiety-ridden soul at the moment. You MUST watch it.
Next watch: Something else from Korea. Maybe Terrace House?
Hoping: To make some real progress on my blanket this weekend.
Marvelling: That Chaka Khan has a new track out. Who knew?!
Cringing: At Trump. As always. And at (some) Australian TV, too.
Needing: To hop to the chemist for more asthma prevention medication because lame lungs need a little bolstering. Look after your lungs, asthma sufferers!
Questioning: Whether a few drops of lavender oil beats a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the bath. I think so.
Smelling: Shin Cup spicy noodles
Wearing: A very cosy and ugly cardigan thank you very much. I buy an ugly house cardigan each year to keep the chill out.
Following: Hashtags of Korean places on Instagram
Worrying: About 184 bajillion things, but trying to worry gently.
Noticing: I am quite good at saving money.
Knowing: That hot water bottles are the best. Also knowing only very recently that they have an expiry date stamped onto them, in the form of a daisy icon thingy.
Thinking: About the Mirena. It has been recommended to me to help with fibroids but I am not sold.
Admiring: All the oranges on the orange tree in my garden.
Sorting: All the things out every day.
Getting: Better at yoga VERY slowly.
Bookmarking: This interesting University of Melbourne site.
Coveting: That waffle maker. Sorry to go on about it, but it is a magical one.
Disliking: How mean people are online. It says a lot about them and how they feel in their lives and how deeply they think about things. I hope they wake up and be nicer.
Opening: An imaginary cafe. It’s really cute and has the best snacks and drinks.
Giggling: At Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast.
Feeling: Good about paying bills and getting boring stuff like that sorted.
Snacking: On Milk Arrowroot biscuits.
Hearing: More Leyma.
What is the giveaway? It’s The Lettering Book! I found another (second-hand) copy and would love to post it to someone who wants it – with an Australian postal address. Simply leave me a comment and tell me why you fancy it!
And … Here’s a blank list, in case you want to copy and paste it – and take stock yourself.
Thanks for reading and see you back here real soon!