Tuesday 21 January 2014

Taking stock

Bristol Planetarium
By Bill McIntyre on flickr
I seem to be in a reflective mood tonight, so I thought this might be a good time to try the Taking Stock meme that I've seen here and there in the blogosphere, but especially on Bee's lovely Fill My Little World blog.

♥ Making: lists.  We have lots of little odd-jobs around the house that need to be done, new appliances to be bought, the garden to be finished off... This calls for colour-coded and prioritised lists!
♥ Cooking: paleo pulled pork with spice sweet potato chips.  Nom nom nom!
♥ Drinking: mango and passionfruit juice.  All the pleasure of passionfruit without the horrid seeds!
♥ Reading: Eleven Doctors, eleven stories
♥ Wanting: a new oven.  Ours has been a fine workhorse for the seven years we've lived here, but it's time for it to go to the great scrapyard in the sky.  Still, it has been interesting to essentially be cooking like my Granny did--low, medium, hot.
♥ Looking: forward to spring.
♥ Playing: word games with Lucas
♥ Wasting: too much time worrying about little things
♥ Fixing: a blocked drain.
♥ Deciding:  to be assertive and make a complaint rather than stewing over things for days/weeks/years
♥ Wishing: I would wake up slim.  An impossible, and probably terrifying, dream!
♥ Enjoying: time with friends and family
♥ Waiting: for Dave to get home from his run, so that we can have dinner and watch a movie together!
♥ Liking: being surrounded by books
♥ Loving: my amazing new knives!  They are so sharp, like the Vorpal Blade!
♥ Pondering: a trip to Scotland at half-term.  Lucas has never visited Granny's house, so I'm sure he'd have fun!
♥ Watching: Archer.  It's all Dave's fault.
♥ Hoping: for more sleep
♥ Marvelling: at the rain.  When will it end?
♥ Needing: my roots touched up; my hair has grown so fast lately!
♥ Smelling: honeysuckle-ish fabric softener
♥ Wearing: old, yet super-soft, jogging bottoms and a cosy jumper
♥ Following: blog FB pages
♥ Noticing: drops of water, frozen on the bare hedge branches.  They sparkled like fairy-lights when the sunlight hit them.
♥ Knowing: that I have lots to do tomorrow
♥ Thinking: about how fast Lucas is growing
♥ Feeling: content
♥ Admiring: beautiful images on Pinterest
♥ Buying: far too many books
♥ Getting: older
♥ Bookmarking: recipes, recipes, recipes
♥ Opening: the oven door far too often. I'm so impatient!
♥ Giggling: with Lucas.  My gorgeous, crazy kid; love him to bits!

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  1. I really like these features on Bee's blog and now yours too. :D It's a really good way to sum of what's been happening lately.

    Jen | gingerellaj.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Of course I love this! it's great to take a teeny step back and appreciate the little things, like hanging out with your wee fella.
    M x Life Outside London

    1. Thanks, M! Taking time to smell the roses, so to speak, is always a good thing!

  3. Pinterest is the bane of my life yet also one of the best things ever. I can spend so much time on there. I love this list, it's so beautiful x

    1. I go through phases with Pinterest...sometimes I can lose myself in it for days, other times I can take it or leave it. Always loads of beautiful things there, though!

  4. I have been working hard at counting my blessings. Lovely post.


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