I think the start of the month is an opportune time to Take Stock (inspired by Pip of the Meet Me at Mikes blog). I’d love to read your answers if you choose to do it too. The blank form follows mine.

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Making: plans for the New Year – lots of lists floating around here!
Cooking: zucchini with everything
Drinking: lemon, plum, blackberry syrup and soda
Reading: Gretchen Rubin’s Happier at Home
Wanting: some new artwork for my lounge room
Looking: for tile glue
Playing: Dr Who Monopoly and Orbit Tennis with Owen
Deciding: what to study this year
Wishing: I enjoyed Xmas more
Enjoying: some cooler weather
Waiting: for normal trading hours
Liking: other peoples creativity
Wondering: where all the dust bunnies come from
Loving: starting a new project
Pondering: writing a memoir
Considering: taking more photos
Buying: not much since Xmas
Watching: Peaky Blinders Season 2 and too much cricket on TV
Hoping: for rain, rain and more rain
Marvelling: at the corn and the tomatoes taking off in the garden
Cringing: at the usual suspects
Needing: a day job
Questioning: maths equations
Smelling: the roses
Wearing: pjs all Sunday
Following: the Hobart Hurricanes (reluctantly)
Noticing: all the bills coming in despite my simple living
Knowing: me, knowing you – A-ha!
Thinking: about washing the car
Admiring: domestic interiors on Apartment Therapy
Sorting: files
Getting: by
Bookmarking: competitions
Coveting: new CDs
Disliking: Rupert scratching EVERYTHING he can!
Opening: new books
Giggling: at Adventure Time
Feeling: relieved that 2015 is done and dusted
Snacking: on left over shortbread
Helping: more
Hearing: loud TVs

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3 thoughts on “:: Taking Stock ::

  • January 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm
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    I like this! Give me a day or so and I will add mine. Do you do this once a year, or once in a while?

    • January 6, 2016 at 10:17 am
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      Just once in a while, perhaps every quarter. thanks for reading!

  • January 9, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    Well, here’s mine. I noticed, when I read back over yours, that there was some overlap with mine. I would like to say you copied me, but I must have copied you.

    Making : lists of lists I need to make
    Cooking : with fresh salads from my garden
    Drinking : fermented grape juice
    Reading: ‘A Little Life’ by Hanya Yanagihara. Oh my.
    Wanting: to be in Sicily
    Looking: for photo subjects in the city
    Playing: with the dog
    Deciding: to take better care of my body
    Wishing: that I could come up with a good garden design
    Enjoying: the respite from the heat
    Waiting: for Godot
    Liking: that I’m feeling at least a bit positive about life
    Wondering: if I have the energy to write that book
    Loving: that there are two fabulous bookshops near my work
    Pondering: paint colours
    Considering: buying a sofa
    Watching: Woody Allen films, again
    Hoping: that this is a super productive year
    Marvelling: at how much hair a Labrador can shed
    Cringing: at how I get annoyed with other drivers on the road
    Needing: a haircut
    Questioning: why I can’t just let some things go
    Smelling: fresh coffee every morning
    Wearing: eBay bargains
    Following: photography blogs
    Noticing: all the homeless young people in Melbourne
    Knowing: that you can’t have everything
    Thinking: about past loves
    Admiring: my friend Amanda
    Sorting: my tax that I should have sorted last year
    Getting: in touch with old friends
    Bookmarking: all kinds of housey things
    Coveting: a bit more energy
    Disliking: that life is so short
    Opening: my wallet too much these last few weeks
    Giggling: at my funny work colleagues
    Feeling: sad. Then ok. Then happy. Then sad.
    Snacking: on stinky cheese
    Helping: my Mum
    Hearing: Chopin, from my teenage son’s bedroom, followed by Cypress Hill. Go figure.

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