I quite fancied doing a bit of a de-jumbling Taking Stock today because life is feeling a bit clutter-y and chaotic. It’s actually so nice to do this little exercise. Not only does it help me document the things I am liking and doing, it also helps me realise the things I am liking and doing. It’s sort of an anti-chaos too, if you like.
Here’s what the hap is in my neck of the woods…
Taking Stock for March
Making : A blanket for my friends’ new baby Jaxson. I’m using ‘track stitch’ which sounds very Trainspotting or Thomas or something, but is actually just a sort of stripe.
Cooking : Nourishing and delicious foods! Brownies, Soup Paysanne, Potato Curry, Dhal, Sambal.
Drinking : A lot of tea and some Pinot Grigio too.
Reading : War and Peace. So good. So LARGE. Much bear and manners.
Trawling : Abe Books. Books are my life. It’s just the only way it’s ever going to be.
Wanting : To have a bubble bath, but it’s kind of too hot, but I want to do it. I do.
Looking : At the swaying trees. Thank goodness for trees. They are tucked all around my house.
Deciding : What to post for International Women’s Day.
Wishing : To do a hair treatment because my hair is like straw at the moment. Which one is good for dry hair, guys?
Enjoying : I finally watched Victoria and I loved it so much and wish I hadn’t watched it, so that I could watch it for the first time!
Waiting : For some books to arrive in the post.
Liking : Creepy TV – The Missing Season 2 (Foxtel Play) and Broadchurch (ABC free to air).
Wondering : If I should make an apple cake. I kind of want to…
Loving : Making things, because it just makes me feel good and anchored and right. Plus, loving my kiddos. Of course.
Pondering : Life’s complexities.
Listening : To ABC News Radio.
Considering : That I need an outdoor setting, but not sure where to start. Most of the ones you can buy are so gross, right?!
Buying : My favourite white chocolate. It’s back in stock at the local health food place. PHEW!
Watching : The Real Housewives of Sydney. What the heck? Those ladies are QUITE rude.
Hoping : To get some more plants for my living room. Plants are lovely AND helpful.
Marvelling : At how cheery the birds are each day. Do you think they ever get crabby?
Cringing : At guess who? Trump! I always say that for this one, right?!
Needing : To send my kiddo some flowers because it’s her birthday tomorrow (I am seeing her the NEXT day for proper present-ing and dinner.)
Questioning : All of the things. And why there is not a Moroccan embroidery school on my street.
Smelling : The toast I burnt a little bit. Such a comforting smell.
Wearing : Glasses.
Noticing : My really nice friend Michelle on this blog.
Knowing : This is my favourite bread at the moment.
Thinking : About Barbara Pym.
Admiring : This cake. I want to make a blanket that looks a bit like it! Also my friends. I am admiring them.
Getting : The urge to buy pink and green yarn… (see above!)
Bookmarking : This piece about Instagramming and blogging mums. And this piece, too.
Disliking : Tailgaters. Why do people do that. It’s so aggressive. Back off guys. (Not you, obvs!)
Opening : A workshop for community craft project creation and friendship advocacy. Oh wait. That was a dream from the other night.
Closing : The door before the one that opens.
Feeling : A bit fuzzy. Also excited about a thing I am sewing.
Hearing : A distant school bell. Which is not a bell. It’s a meep-ing siren.
Celebrating : The birth of my first kiddo (she was born tomorrow 29 years ago.)
Pretending : To be on top of things, mostly.
Embracing : Sincerity, as per ewe-jh.
Don’t forget – Taking Stock the eCourse Intake 002 starts later this month! You should do it with me!! It’s an excellent way to refocus on what is meaningful to you – and hatch and nurture creative projects and connections that fit into your life. All you need is yourself a little bit of time and internet access to get cracking. (You can get $30 off the usual price for the next 7 days by entering the code ‘nicetimes’ at the checkout!)
Here’s a list for you to copy and paste, if you feel like doing your own list.