It’s been a while since I last did a Taking Stock, but I love to do it every now and then. It’s a great way to remind myself of all the little things that have been happening lately. So here it goes:
Making: a crochet ripple blanket (I’m pretty proud about this one).
Cooking: a crumbly lemon slice.
Drinking: hot Milo as always.
Reading: the Poldark series.
Wanting: some weather warm and dry enough to finish painting the tank.
Looking: at crochet patterns on pinterest.
Playing: minecraft, minecraft, and minecraft – well the kids are anyway.
Deciding: what to crochet next.
Wishing: that it was still holidays.
Enjoying: time spent in the mountains with my family over the holidays.
Waiting: for some warmer weather.
Liking: the warm fire to toast my feet in front of.
Wondering: why we still had a childproof lock on our craft cupboard – it’s gone now.
Loving: watching the three kids work together to draw up plans for their minecraft worlds. So much creativity and communication.
Pondering: what vegetables to grow this summer. Country Boy asked my opinion on decorative gourds the other day. I’ve never had an opinion on gourds before!
Considering: making cheese this weekend.
Buying: birthday presents for Meg and Toby.
Watching: the Star Wars trilogy with the kids (the original 3 of course) – they like it.
Marvelling: at how quickly piglets grow.
Needing: more sunlight.
Questioning: the wisdom of our government – particularly on the issues of green energy and asylum seekers. Where has our compassion gone?
Smelling: the first jonquils – my favourite flower.
Wearing: scarves, beanies, and coats
Following: lots of interesting instagram accounts – I’m loving it there (here’s mine if you’re interested!)
Noticing: the cobwebs in the corners of the room. The wood heater creates so much dust
Knowing: that I am struggling to keep up with blogging – it happens every year at this time. The short, cold days meant that I don’t get much sunlight, and I don’t get to do much after work, both of which stifle the creativity a little.
Thinking: about where next in simple living – I still have lots of ideas to share.
Admiring: the beautiful view of Sydney from Taronga Park zoo. We visited over the holidays and had a fantastic time
Sorting: our filing cabinet – I couldn’t believe how much junk there was in it – it’s gone now!
Getting: excited about Problogger in a few weeks time.
Bookmarking: birthday cake designs ahead of birthday week. Toby is still busy studying in the Womans Weekly birthday cake book. Meg has decided on a bracheosaurus. Note that she has gone right down the the species.
Opening: parcels from Bendigo Woolen Mills
Giggling: in the lunch room at work while reading this post by Mrs Woog
Feeling: proud of my blog redesign. I did it all myself, and I have learnt so much.
Snacking: on the choc mint slice that Meg loves to make.
Helping: to feed the sheep
Hearing: rain on the tin roof as I lie in bed.
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Do you have an opinion on gourds? What has been happening at your place?