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Taking Stock: July

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The month is nearly over. How did we get here, for Pete’s sake?! Time is whizzing by, right? Is it just me? Is it you too?! Make it stop!

I thought I’d sneak in a little Taking Stock before it’s over and out for July. Maybe you’d like to Take Stock too? Scroll down for a blank list you can cut and paste into your notes or onto Facebook or onto a blog or Instagram, even.

Here’s my effort.

 

Making : A blanket, some squares, some cute chairs! Also rhymes!
Cooking : Potato salad, rice salad, soup, yummy chicken wings
Drinking : Gallons of tea
Reading: About my new favourite show, Stranger Things. And the parallels with this #frockalertandmore
Wanting: The DVD box set of McLeod’s Daughters to craft to. My internet is so slow. #StreamingIsHard
Looking: At the dark night
Deciding: What’s next
Wishing: On eleven eleven
Enjoying: The white chocolate you can buy at BigW – it’s really nice. Not sure if it’s ethical, but it’s nice.
Waiting: For theย internet to load every single thing
Liking: News Breakfast on the ABC. Every day. Rain or shine. For ever.
Wondering: Why Carl Williams’ kids were put on telly last night.
Loving: Homemade wholemeal toast with Vegemite (soldiers!) and a boiled egg every morning
Pondering: Life.
Listening: To Ari and Max and Rin tell me about good and interesting things
Considering: Moving some things around
Buying: 3 Seasons of Call The Midwife for my Nan.
Watching: The trees bending in the wind
Hoping: All my friends are a-okay
Marvelling: At how quickly our house gets really messy
Cringing: At Trump. Still.
Needing: To make some Brownies tomorrow.
Questioning: The Trump thing. Still.
Smelling: Jasmine rice. It’s cooling down before I salad it.
Wearing: Uggs and other cosy-making things.
Following: Anything about Stranger Things online
Noticing: There’s rain on the way
Knowing: It’s hard to please everyone
Thinking: About what I’m good at and what I’m not good at.
Admiring: Serene people.
Getting: Hungry
Bookmarking: Greater Good
Coveting: Some new wine glasses
Disliking: The wind. The dishwasher. Honestly. The dirty dishes are always hiddenย in there. Just wash ’em.
Opening: The blinking dishwasher.
Giggling: At this.
Feeling: Like my back is annoyingly sore.
Helping: Ari work out what he wants to study in Year 11 and 12
Hearing: Rain. Told you.
Mixing: Potato salad dressing – Kewpie mayo, sliced onion, diced celery, 2 boiled eggs, salt, pepper
Slicing: Cherry tomatoes and blanched green beans for the rice salad.
Celebrating: The payment of the rent! Hurrah!
Forgetting: To go to the post office in time to post Nan’s present.
Pretending: I’m not in the middle of making dinner
Embracing: Wintery days

 

I hope you are having good times and watching Stranger Things!!

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Making :
Cooking :
Drinking :
Reading:
Wanting:
Looking:
Deciding:
Wishing:
Enjoying:
Waiting:
Liking:
Wondering:
Loving:
Pondering:
Listening:
Considering:
Buying:
Watching:
Hoping:
Marvelling:
Cringing:
Needing:
Questioning:
Smelling:
Wearing:
Following:
Noticing:
Knowing:
Thinking:
Admiring:
Getting:
Bookmarking:
Coveting:
Disliking:
Opening:
Giggling:
Feeling:
Helping:
Hearing:
Mixing:
Slicing:
Celebrating:
Forgetting:
Pretending:
Embracing:

7 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristy
    July 29, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Oh we just finished Stranger Things last night!! OOf!! What a series. Hold on to your hat for the final episode, that’s all I’ll say!

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      Meet Me At Mikes
      July 29, 2016 at 10:36 AM

      Oh yes! I finished it a few days ago!! SO good!!!!!

  • Reply
    Clare
    July 26, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    I love a stock take! Stranger Things is next on my viewing radar.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    July 26, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Yes this year has just flown by! It feels a bit “bleugh” here at the moment. I think a Mcleods Daughters marathon will help, my crafty things and tv watching have been a bit all over the place lately! Did you watch it when it was on TV?

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    Nanette
    July 25, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    I always love reading your taking stock. Argh subject selection, uni choices here, so hard for them to make such decisions. Potato dressing sounds divine, the never ending mess despite my best efforts and constant nagging, we are all so different yet in many ways are all going through similar life experiences, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Kate
    July 25, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Are you ok Pip? It’s just a feeling im getting from your online presence lately. I hope it’s nothing serious and just me being over sensitive. You bring so much cheerfulness and enthusiasm to these spaces and i really appreciate that.
    Cheers Kate

    • Reply
      Meet Me At Mikes
      July 26, 2016 at 7:14 AM

      I am okay! Thank you for checking in on me, you champ. xx

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