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Taking Stock in October

October 8, 2015

I haven’t done ‘Taking Stock’ for bloody ages! I’ve been too busy trying to keep all the balls in the air with moving and working and book-type-things. That’s reason enough to slow things down for a tiny while and document just where I’m up to, I think.

Here’s what’s happening in my neck of the woods…!

Making : Many, many cups of tea (Madura English Breakfast is my current fave!)
Cooking : Mushrooms and tomatoes for breakfast (with heaps of chilli sauce!)
Drinking : Well, I did drink a Margarita in Sydney the other night. At El Loco.
Reading: Just finished Rosie Waterland’s book – I thought it was great!
Wanting: The year to slow the heck down!
Looking: At the elliptical trainer I hired last week – I started using it today (30 minutes!)
Playing: The Postal Service, for old time’s sake.
Deciding: If I should get dressed. Whoops. It’s 2.55pm. The pleasures of working from home.
Wishing: I felt a bit less tired.
Enjoying: Hearing about baby Del settling into his family. (Del is my dear friend’s new baby!)
Waiting: To go on a lovely little holiday with Rin (my daughter!)
Liking: The fact that I got to see my sister yesterday when I was in Sydney – and my cute niece and nephew!
Wondering: If I should write another book…
Loving: Watching craptastic TV shows
Pondering: How good it can be to calmly go about your business, avoiding the drama.
Considering: The battle to belong – most people are waging it.
Buying: Lots of fresh wishing-for-Summer vegetables
Watching: The Bachelorette. Sam Frost is so adorable. What a doll-face.
Hoping: To feel a bit more settled soon. It’s always hard when you’re a bit too busy.
Marvelling: At how fun it was when Ari and I washed the car the other day… #sudsy
Cringing: At the way some people manipulate things for their own gain. Constantly.
Needing: A holiday. Phew.
Questioning: The amount of food in our fridge – i.e. pretty much NONE because I have been away!
Smelling: I can’t smell anything at the moment. Just… life.
Wearing: Track pants and a hoody. So glam.
Following: Dancing Through Sunday’s pretty Instagram
Noticing: That lots of great books are being released at the moment. This and this look like must-reads.
Knowing: One of the above books will make me cry.
Thinking: About going on a writing retreat. WISHFUL thinking!
Admiring: Kindness, compassion and restraint.
Sorting: Out my craft room/office. It’s STILL not unpacked. Gah!
Getting: The hang of our crazy steep new driveway
Bookmarking: This article about the fresh season of Homeland. Because I love Homeland!
Coveting: A new dress from Obus
Disliking: The shocking US gun crime stats I saw the other day
Opening: WAY too many tabs on my computer
Giggling: At this (thanks to my sister!) You will LOVE it too!
Feeling: Excited about… The Frankie Garage Sale! More on that soon…
Snacking: On celery dipped in salsa. YUM!
Helping: People with blogs and creative courage.
Hearing: So many birds at my new house!

You can make a list too, if you want to! I’d love to read it! Let me know if you do this too! M’kay.

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Have an ace afternoon, peaches!

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  • Reply Avril October 24, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Sounds like a brilliant idea – needed a blog prompt ?? (loving your blog. Very glad I found it)

  • Reply Keltyn November 6, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    I absolutely adore this idea and decided to take part as well!

  • Reply Mrs Rodimus October 29, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    I decided to take part too! You can find it over on my new little blog http://wp.me/p6R0rQ-86

  • Reply Maxabella October 12, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Yes, please write another book. Your Craft for the Soul is like my bible right now. x

  • Reply Kelly October 11, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Hi Pip, great list, I think I’ll have to try some madura tea, my girlfriend is a huge fan too, I’m drinking good old Dilmah at the moment 😉 I loved ‘taking stock’, it’s quite a grounding little exercise! I’m really enjoying the course too, so glad I took the plunge.x

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes October 12, 2015 at 12:14 PM

      I am so glad you are enjoying the course!!!
      And you MUST give Madura a whirl! You must.

  • Reply Maura October 9, 2015 at 4:15 AM

    Hey Pip, liking your helping at the minute, thank you ! Enjoyed doing my taking stock.

  • Reply Pia October 9, 2015 at 1:04 AM

    Peek a boo – made me laugh. I needed that!
    Thank you Pip.

  • Reply julie October 8, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Loved your taking stock! Here is mine:
    I was inspired by you (as always!) and did my own. You can read it here, if you have the time.

  • Reply Amanda Kennedy October 8, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Making : hay whilst the sun shines
    Cooking : dinner later cause my daughters will expect it of me
    Drinking : a cheeky glass of rose
    Reading:more Neil Gaiman
    Wanting: not a lot
    Looking: at the gorgeous colours in the world
    Playing: annoy the cat
    Deciding: what to purge from my wardrobe
    Wishing: more people would realise the precarious situation of the ecology of our planet
    Enjoying: simple peaceful moments
    Waiting: to pick up daughter from school
    Liking: daylight savings
    Wondering: what things will be like when I move in with my partner shortly
    Loving: my family
    Pondering: what to paint next
    Considering: selling my artwork
    Buying: very little actually – trying to downsize
    Watching: Silks on Netflix
    Hoping: peaceful family life
    Marvelling: at my cat
    Cringing: not really my thing, though my daughters cringe at my singing
    Needing: quiet time to create my art
    Questioning: every item in my home – does it being me joy?
    Smelling: any flowers I come across
    Wearing: lots of colour cause it makes me happy
    Following: my bliss
    Noticing: all the spring blooms
    Knowing: love is good
    Thinking: about my loved ones
    Admiring: the creative pursuits of so many talented local people
    Sorting: things for the big move
    Getting: excited about moving
    Bookmarking:too many things
    Coveting: not much
    Disliking: greed and over consumption
    Opening:the occasional bottle of wine
    Giggling: often
    Feeling: balanced and happy
    Snacking: cheese, always cheese
    Helping: my year 12 daughter however I can
    Hearing: abc774 radio to keep me informed

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