It’s been a little while since I did ‘Taking Stock’, but I know lots of people have been merrily doing it all over the internet. I think it’s really cool that a simple little exercise can slow things down and tell us a lot about where we are and who we are. It’s neat-o!
I’ve added some fresh things to the list this month, so maybe you want to play along too (with the lure of the new?!)
Here’s a little snapshot of me. (Scroll down for a blank list that you can cut and paste to you fave part of the internet/your phone/your computer!)
Taking Stock: June
Making : A lot of tea cosies. I am a bit obsessed!
Cooking : Pumpkin soup. Pumpkin is so plentiful and delicious at the moment.
Drinking : A heck of a lot of tea. And heaps of water. And wishing for coffee. We ran out yesterday. Dang.
Reading: Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing and I’m trying to find time to start Outlander. Life is so busy! Gah.
Wanting: A quiet day to be here soon.
Looking: Out onto the back garden. Lots of trees. Lots of leaves. Two damp banana lounges. A bare fence in need of some green.
Playing: Ella Fitzgerald and the Design Matters podcast.
Deciding: On which order to do which thing in today.
Wishing: To have more energy.
Enjoying: Broad City. My kids love it and I’m trying to be down with the kids.
Waiting: For a yarn order to arrive. Yay for new colours and new projects!
Liking: A new granny square pattern I tried last night.
Wondering: If people know how good a toasted onion bagel with butter and Promite is.
Loving: Writing useful or fun things that people like to read.
Pondering: If I have time to go to the library.
Considering: A dumpling lunch. I love dumplings with black vinegar and chilli oil. Yum.
Buying: Some new nibs and ink. I have been practicing writing with some old ones I have, but am ready to upgrade.
Watching: The Path. I am really liking it a lot. Creepy and unsettling and ace.
Hoping: I can manage my time well in the next week because I have heaps of things to do.
Marvelling: At the fact that all my kids have jobs now. Gainfully employed!
Cringing: A bit at the business of online ‘influence’ and what it really means…
Needing: To get out of my walking clothes and get dressed properly.
Questioning: Why there is no gosh-darned coffee in the house. I like coffee. It’s the truth.
Smelling: A lack of coffee.
Wearing: Sneakers, leggings, dorky t-shirt…
Following: Bon_Chic on Instagram. (I wrote about her yesterday too!)
Noticing: I am possibly growing a very fine beard. I think I AM! Gasp!
Knowing: Yellow and red leaves are really nice.
Thinking: That my house is nice and cosy and sunshine grabbing.
Admiring: Anna Spargo-Ryan. Her debut book is out and it’s going gangbusters.
Sorting: Out what goes in my workroom and what stays tucked away elsewhere.
Getting: Used to not having Bronte here (Bronte is our friends’ cat. We just finished cat-sitting her at our place.)
Bookmarking: This blog. I really love reading it. Alway something unexpected and non-generic and heart-felt. So many blogs are so glossy and same-same now. I love it when a blog is more personal and true to the writer, and you can find out about their life.
Coveting: A new coat. I am working with Obus this year and I have half an eye on this one.
Disliking: Never-ending election-related coverage from across the globe.
Opening: A package full of chunky yarn.
Giggling: At Broad City. Of course. #SoWrong
Feeling: A bit puffy. Around the eyes. And also the body.
Snacking: On crackers with tomato, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Helping: My friend with her party. She’s turning 40. There will be singing AND dancing, apparently. PLUS cake.
Hearing: Birds twittering in the tree tops.
Mixing: Up my priorities a lot of the time.
Worrying: About… How I am waking up at all hours of the night, WIDE awake. Worrying makes me even more wakeful
Slicing: Rye and caraway seed bread. For toast. Yum.
Celebrating: The fact that Seasons 3 and 4 of Outlander have been confirmed.
Forgetting: To write it all down.
Winning: At…. having warm toes!
Pretending: To know what I am doing.
Sneaking: Little glimpses at our dogs playing.
Embracing: These cosier, crisper days.
Below is a list for you to cut and paste! In case you care to do that.