Taking Stock: September ’16

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Happy spring or happy fall, depending upon where you are! Have you felt a change in the weather? We haven’t experienced a lot of spring warmth here in Melbourne but the days are certainly getting that bit longer. I’ve been watching the shelves at my greengrocer’s for the appearance of summer fruit. Whilst I don’t hate the apple, banana or mandarin, they are a little pedestrian. Berries, stone fruit, mangoes…well, they are just a bit more enticing, don’t you think? But whilst the days have still been a little chill and rainy, this is how I’ve been passing the time.

Making: a skirt for a futuristic themed 18th my girl was invited to. Honestly, there have been so many costumes this year between 18ths and school dress up days!

Reading: The Turner House. I’ve been a bit unfocussed with my reading of late but I am enjoying it.

Watching: The Bachelorette. Love Georgia and LOVE the guys this year. How could you get rid of any of them? Oh well, maybe Rhys!

Smelling: peanut butter and choc chip cookies fresh out of the oven

Hearing: my girl humming as she studies for maths. It creates the illusion that she is enjoying it but I know the reality is different!

Cooking: pasta for boy before he heads out to work.

Drinking: instant coffee. Nothing fancy today.

Eating: maybe eggs for lunch?

Enjoying: sleeping a bit better the last few nights. No night sweats! Do you feel me menopausal pals? Far out! The continual search for the cool spot in bed!

Liking: that our kids are now bigger so that I can have the odd weekend away with my man without needing to organise babysitters. So much freedom!

Wanting: to get onto a new craft project just not sure what.

Pondering: Disgraced, the play my girl and I went to see last night. Lots of stuff in there about identity and prejudice and changing societies. A play for our times.

Hoping: the coming months will not be too stressful.

Wearing: sloppy clothes. Yoga pants, t-shirt and hoodie. Need to change out of that soon otherwise I’ll feel slothful all day.

Finding: myself stressing out too much.

Wondering: why I let myself get stressed out too much! Just let it go!

Opening: my laptop to write this!

Giggling: at Michelle shopping with Ellen

So that’s September! Have you been baking or making? Watching or reading? Taking Stock posts spring from the creative brain of Pip Licolne. Maybe you want to have a go too?

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5 thoughts on “Taking Stock: September ’16

  1. I’m not much of a seamstress but I do love it that I have the ability to whip up something basic if needs be. I wish I loved it more because there are so many beautiful fabrics out there that I would love to use for myself. I think if I had a room where I could leave the machine up all the time I would be more motivated! are some of your creations on your blog? You might inspire me!

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  2. I always love a taking stock post. I made chocolate chip cookies for the first time last week – it made 30!!! I thought it might be nice for a one off treat – we were eating them for nearly a week (although no complaints!). You’re probably carrying your daughter’s stress with her studies – not long to go! And your weekend away without worrying about a babysitter is somewhere in the twilight zone for me (my youngest is 3 &1/2. Enjoy that new found freedom.

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    1. Yes, definitely absorbing that stress, Collette! I do love a batch of cookies that yields such a hearty number. Buys me a little more time between bakes! And, yes, the freedom is lovely but there are times I’d love to be able to hold a sweet little three year old hand again. They were so cute as littlies!

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