Today I am ‘Taking Stock’ for November. You can catch up on my taking stock post from October here. This is a great way to check in and see what’s been happening in your life, and seeing how things have changed over time.
The list is originally from Pip from Meet Me at Mikes and I’m loving seeing so many bloggers take part and share what’s been happening in their lives.
Making: significant progress on our spare rooms!
Cooking: gingerbread cookies!! Recipe coming on Wednesday.
Drinking: Ginger Ale. Loving it at the moment. I don’t drink soft drink so this is my guilty pleasure drink.
Reading: Not Quite Nigella’s book, and a biography on Queen Caroline. When I’m reading something ‘light’, or I’ve been on fiction for a while, I tend to need to balance it out with some serious history for my brain to cope with the fluffiness. I also just bought a book on the Plantaganets and another on Henry VIII’s children so those will probably be next on my list to read.
Wanting: Christmas to hurry up and get here!
Looking: forward to watching the Star Wars trilogies, our weird Christmas tradition
Playing: catch up with FMSphotoaday
Deciding: whether or not to get someone to design me a logo for the blog.
Wishing: for some more time off work
Enjoying: spending our weekends doing not much
Waiting: to hear about a job I interviewed for a couple of weeks ago.
Liking: our air conditioner. It’s starting to get really hot here now and I’m really thankful we have ducted air con to keep our house nice and cool.
Wondering: what I’ll be getting for Christmas
Loving: the Scatter Love cards, they’re just beautiful!
Pondering: what to do with the metres of burlap I have leftover from the wedding. I unearthed it when clearing out our spare rooms.
Considering: subscribing to Collective. I haven’t subscribed to a magazine in years but this one is pretty awesome.
Watching: The Newsroom. I’m so addicted, and so sad that Season 3 is the last.
Hoping: for a decent temperature for Christmas (not too hot and not too cold!)
Marvelling: at how quickly time goes, but how painfully slow it can seem at times.
Needing: to get my fringe trimmed!
Smelling: a white tea and berries soy candle that I am loving right now.
Wearing: less and less makeup. Some days I’m going to work with only some concealer, blush and mascara! I tend to wear far less makeup when it’s hot.
Following: the dog around trying to get a good photo of her. She moves too quickly!!
Noticing: all the gorgeous Christmas decorations around at the moment.
Knowing: that it’ll all be okay.
Thinking: about what I’m going to do with our spare rooms
Admiring: people who can hand make their Christmas gifts. I am so not that creative!
Sorting: washing. It literally never ever ends.
Buying: Christmas presents for everyone.
Bookmarking: some DIY projects I want to do. I am forever pinning and bookmarking them and never do them. I really need to make more effort to actually do them.
Disliking: people trying to hack into my blog! Seriously, why do it?
Opening: a nice bottle of red for some cheeky after work drinks.
Giggling: at my husband’s terrible ‘dad jokes’.
Snacking: on my gingerbread cookies. So bad!!
Coveting: basically everything at Ikea. Oh I love it so much.
Helping: (read: forcing) my husband to start getting organised for Christmas
Hearing: the cricket. Coming into summer it becomes a permanent fixture on our tv.
What are you loving this month?
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