How about a little check in and check up? I think it’s a very good idea …
Making: A cardigan. This one, in fact. I am loving knitting it up, even though I’m not an expert knitter. I’m also making a scrappy blanket in crochet with all the random bits and bobs I have in my yarn stash.
Getting a bunch of mauve roses from the supermarket for $4!
Cooking: Lunch salads. It’s my new thing because I really like to have a fridge full of salad options. That said I’m only on day TWO of this new thing. I might fall off the salad wagon without meaning to … but I hope I don’t. This week I have made a potato and green bean salad and a quinoa, feta and pumpkin one. Both are delicious, even if I do say so my salad-y self.
An Existence Project | Paper Stop-motion Animation About ME/CFS from Inga Topolnicki on Vimeo. (Thank you for this, Inga! I really am going to message you back!!)
Sipping: So much water. I was diagnosed with ME/CFS recently and I have read that it’s important to drink lots of water to help ease symptoms. Honestly I feel pretty rubbish, but I’m going to keep it up anyway.
Reading: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. And loving it so much.
Thinking: About how much I miss being able to see my eldest. Sob!
Remembering: How fun eating together used to be … and hoping to do it again some day. Sooner rather than later.
Looking forward to teaching my next round of eCourses next month. Perhaps you would like to join one of the classes? They are small and helpful and fun.
Listening: To various bookish podcasts (eg this one and this one). And an audiobook my friend Sue sent me.
Wishing you a lovely weekend, petal.
Enjoying the David Malouf short story I had to read for uni this week. I had not read any of his work before and I am so glad that I’ve rectified that. It was quite long, for a short story.
Appreciating how fantastic libraries are. I have been borrowing lots of eBooks lately and it feels like such a treat.
Wanting a cup of tea, please. And a biscuit.
Eating: NOW: a salad plate! TONIGHT: Chicken curry!
Finishing: an assessment on the the benefits of journalling.
Liking: Writing my Something Good Every Day newsletter each night after dinner. You should subscribe if you don’t already! It’s very bolstering!
Loving that I got a letter of commendation from my university this week.
Buying: Not much. I need some prescription sunglasses though. I think I will get lenses put in my old RayBans, actually. That seems more sensible.
Watching my tomato seedlings shooting up. I sowed them in various recycled containers and then kept them in the living room in front of the window. They are doing so well!
Hoping: This time next year things will be less locked down.
Wearing a favourite green Montaigne dress.
Walking not very much because I haven’t really been well enough. But I will keep wandering slowly instead.
Following the mysterious and worrying story of Gabby Petito. Gosh I hope it ends well.
Noticing I need to water my indoor plants. They look a bit thirsty today, poor pets.
Saving all kinds of containers to plant things in.
Waiting for a spare hour to watch the latest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Oh, Erika … sigh.
Bookmarking this delightful looking film.
Coveting: An oven. Ours is a bit tired. I have my eye on a Rofco.
Feeling excited to be doing some art history units in the coming study periods.
Hearing this song over and over and loving it.
Sending lots of love to you during these strange days, dear reader.
PS: Here’s a blank list, in case you want to copy and paste it and compile your own Taking Stock!