Taking stock


Sometimes it’s a good idea to pop the kettle on, make yourself a cuppa, curl up on the couch and reflect upon what’s happening in your life just at that moment. We can get so caught up in rushing through the day to day, week to week, that we don’t actually notice what we are experiencing. And that’s a shame.  So, inspired by Pip Lincolne, this is my ‘taking stock’ moment.

Making : a solid granny square blanket
Cooking : toasties
Drinking : green tea
Reading: Dark Roots by Cate Kennedy
Wanting: my new kitchen to be installed
Looking: at the pantry contents strewn over my kitchen table
Playing: that we are camping out!
Deciding: what takeaway to have for dinner
Enjoying: not cooking!
Waiting: for the girl to start her homework
Liking: that the girl now has her laptop open
Wondering: why I’m the only one who changes toilet rolls
Loving: having the opportunity to do some writing
Pondering: which extra colour wool I should use in my blanket
Considering: whether to buy indoor plants for my kitchen
Watching: The Bachelor
Hoping: the boy will get a part time job soon
Marvelling: at the friendliness of the online community
Needing: my kitchen
Smelling: nothing – which is good!
Wearing: jeans, jumper, scarf, boots
Following: lots of new blogs
Noticing: I need a hair appointment
Knowing: my brain is getting a workout
Thinking: I’m glad I signed up for Blog with Pip!
Feeling: enriched
Admiring: the beauty of others’ writing
Sorting: the kitchen contents
Buying: kitchen tiles
Getting: to bed too late
Bookmarking: lots of creative types
Disliking: the mess
Opening: my laptop
Giggling: at the girl’s turn of phrase
Feeling: like I need another cup of tea
Snacking: on praline almonds from the European Night Market
Coveting:  West German pottery on Etsy
Wishing: I didn’t have to iron school uniform
Helping: friends

What about you?  Do you need to take a breath and take stock?

5 thoughts on “Taking stock

  1. Hi Carolyn! I just found your lovely blog via birdandfox. Love your Taking Stock list. Yes, why don’t other people change the toilet roll?! I often feel like I’m the only one too 🙂 I love the muted tones of those crochet squares you’re making. I’m definitely going to take stock on my blog soon…maybe in a week or so. It’s such a great exercise isn’t it? Have a good Monday! x Isabel


    1. Oh thank you Isabel! It’s very new! I’m going to try and make Taking Stock a monthly activity – important to gather the thoughts regularly. I love your photo exchange with birdandfox. So pleased you dropped by x

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      1. Yes, I try to do a Taking Stock post every month too. It’s really interesting to look back on them, see what head space you were in 6 months ago 🙂 New blogs are great…lots of fun. Good luck with your first few months!

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  2. Gosh I am feeling like I’m rushing from day to day and week to week. I need to take a leaf out of your book and take stock too or at least sit on the couch with a cuppa! In fact here I go. So glad you have started this blog !

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