What better thing to do on a sunny afternoon than stay inside with my computer and write a list?
I am the worst, obviously.
Taking Stock in October
Making: Plans for some new crafty projects
Cooking: Lots of baguettes
Drinking: Vic Market Mornings tea from McIvers
Listening to: Spilling Eve
Reading: Just read Lily Allen’s brilliant My Thoughts Exactly
Next read: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Wanting: New Birkenstocks for the warmer days that lie ahead
Looking: At my finished blanket. A lot.
Playing: Lily Allen via Spotify
Deciding: This person is a genius
Wishing: I had a lot more energy
Enjoying: Killing Eve (watched it all!)
Waiting: For cotton dress and sandal days
Liking: Watching extreme baking videos. This one is so good.
Wondering: About mitochondria and microbiomes and stuff like that
Loving: Making Nigella’s potatoes. An old and comforting fave.
Pondering: What to do with my hair – cut? colour? do. not. know. Have not been to hairdresser in nearly 3 years!
Considering: That it’s not long until we have lovely in-season tomatoes again.
Buying: Fancy second hand cake pans, when I see them.
Watching: Re-runs of The Real Housewives of New York. #MentionItAll
Next watch: Hopefully new episodes of Terrace House on Netflix. I think they are due any day now.
Hoping: To make a lemon tart this week. And a pie.
Marvelling: At the seal who slapped the man with the octopus, obviously.
Cringing: At a lot of crap things on the news/Twitter.
Needing: To also take in the new Chef’s Table season.
Questioning: Why I delete so many things before I hit publish. #stagefright
Smelling: Lavender oil. It helps me sleep a bit better.
Wearing: An old (favourite) black floral dress
Following: Too many podcasts
Worrying: Well. Trying not to, to be honest. So let’s move on.
Noticing: That I very much like a lot of the frocks Leighton Meester wears
Knowing: I’m about to sign a contract for Book 6 with a delightful publisher who sent me a great offer and I can’t believe it, so I will hide this HERE. Who even reads this whole thing anyway?! LOL.
Thinking: About all that Lily Allen went through
Admiring: The pretzels that were on Martha Bakes
Sorting: YES. I should be sorting stuff. Why am I not sorting stuff? It is SPRING after all!
Getting: Creaky. More yoga required.
Bookmarking: Recipes. With actual bookmarks in actual books. Okay not bookmarks, but torn up shreds of paper, which is similar.
Coveting: A new/old rug for my living room. #PraysToRoadsideRubbishGodsForABeauty
Disliking: Creaks. But liking creeks, obviously. Creeks are rad.
Opening: The back door to give the pup leftover chicken wings
Giggling: At this clip that everyone seems to be sharing again
Feeling: Inspired by Neve
Snacking: On Women’s Weekly Family Chocolate Cake. (From the yellow box recipes! With glacé icing!)
Hearing: Doves outside my window
I promise I will go out in the sunshine now (and let the dog jump all over me and scratch my legs and put pup hair all over my black leggings. You’re welcome!!)
Here’s a blank list, in case you want to copy and paste it – and take stock yourself.