Taking Stock: May

Last year I did a blogging course, Blog With Pip and she got me onto this Taking Stock business.  Click this link to check out her beautiful and inspiring blog:
PIP-LIFE TAKING STOCK

 

I haven’t taken stock for a while, so here is where I am at in May, 2018.  Just warning you, it is a tad long!  What are you up to?  I am. . .

Making
Social graphics and memes for my new business, Macedon Ranges Writers, and for other businesses. We are on Facebook with a website launching soon.

Cooking
I cooked home made fish and chips this week, trying to get my non fish eaters to like fish again.

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Drinking

Peppermint tea to try and undo all the tea, coffee and cider I’ve had today.

Reading

Nothing much at the moment. I’ve still got to read all of my friend’s manuscript but want to do that over weeks rather than months.
Next read
I really need to read The Handmaid’s Tale as I’ve been watching the series but have never read the book.

Wanting
A Bonds Star Wars trackie top!

Looking
At the calendar and wondering when life will slow down! But also looking forward to so many things coming up.

Playing
Eye Spy with my daughter on car trips or walks except that we say a colour rather than a letter – much easier for a three year old.

Deciding
Whether to buy all our cold weather clothes now for our December Europe trip or wait till closer to our departure. (Since writing this I actually went to Aldi and got the kids and myself a whole heap of stuff!)

Wishing
That life could ease up for one of my friends doing it tough right now, and that organisations like The Victorian Institute of Teaching and those running the NDIS can get their stuff sorted. Why must dealing with them be so difficult?

Enjoying
Watching The Greatest Showman, having time with my little fam, and cruisy Friday pizza and movie night.

Waiting
To hear back from a few bush poetry competitions.

Liking

Australian Story about the man who conducted an Aboriginal Women’s Choir in Central Australia. Amazing story!

Loving
The songs from The Greatest Showman.

Pondering

If I’ll ever get my whole house entirely clean and organised! I attempted to tidy up the kids’ craft area this week.

Considering
Bacon and eggs for breakfast. . .

Buying
Snow gear from Aldi today. Somehow I managed to get all purple stuff for myself. Winning!

Watching
The end of The Royal Wedding. Insert love heart-eyed emoji here! Before that we had friends over to watch the footy but let’s be honest, I was chatting too much to watch very intently.

Next watch
Still haven’t seen The Shape Of Water yet.

Hoping
To self publish my picture book soon.

Marvelling
At where I’ve come this year. Kicking off the year with an amazing life coach, Katrina Wurm, definitely got my butt into gear.

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Cringing
At that ad where I guy eats spaghetti from out of his beard. What the?! Yuck! This is why I don’t watch free to air TV.

Needing
To put folded washing away. Haha. Maybe next week.

Smelling
BBQ meat and roasted potatoes from our get together today. Leftovers for dinner tomorrow night. Winning again!

Wearing
My new purple thermal jumper from Aldi. Soooo comfy and warm.

Following
Marie Korman on Twitter. Another writer supporting other writers. I love the writing community on Twitter. No trolling, just ongoing encouragement.

Worrying
About usual parenting stuff, about my anxious child, about not doing enough, about doing too much, about getting assessments all done before reports.

Noticing
How quiet the house is when everyone is asleep!

Knowing
If you believe in something enough, it will happen.

Thinking
That I’ve spent way too long writing this blog and should probably go to bed.

Admiring
My mum friends who are realising their dreams that they had put aside during early motherhood.

Sorting
Through all the kids’ craft thingamabobs and what feels like hundreds of sheets of ‘special’ pictures that I don’t have the heart to throw out without asking them.

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Getting
Excited about a Picture Book Writing Course my family has got me for my upcoming birthday.  The course is next weekend for two days in the city so I’ll have quiet train time on the way in and out each day!

Giggling
At my daughter telling everyone off. She knows the rules and makes sure everyone follows them!

Feeling
Happy. 🙂

Snacking
On Brie cheese, French onion dip and crackers. I think I ate my weight in cheese today. Oops. I don’t really care. It was so good.

Hearing
Beautiful singing on Australian Story just now, and the gospel singing from The Royal Wedding. I often get chills listening to amazing music.

If you read this far, thank you! I barely made it myself!

I can’t believe two months have flown past already and that we are heading into Winter. I’m looking forward to hibernating a little over the colder months. Keep warm!

Kat xx

 

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