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?