Happy Australia Day everyone! I hope your long weekend has been relaxing (and to my international readers, sorry you don’t get a long weekend!!) It’s time for another Taking Stock post, can you believe it is nearly the end of January already?
Taking Stock was started by the lovely Pip from Meet Me At Mikes, and is a great way to take some time and check in on where you’re at in this moment.
Making: plans for what we’ll do when we win the lotto.
Cooking: as little as possible at the moment. I’ve just not been in the mood to cook!
Drinking: a glass of orange juice every morning with breakfast, I’m loving it! The pulpier the better, none of this pulp-free juice nonsense.
Reading: Emma by Jane Austen, and I’m struggling. I just don’t love it, I’m very close to giving up (again, this is my second go at reading it) and just moving on.
Wanting: to grow out my fringe. It’s been a fun few months but I’m over it now (I’m easily bored by my hair) and am now going through the painful process of growing it out!
Looking: for a new book to read.
Playing: hide and seek with my husband when it comes to our car keys. I have a spot for them where they always go. He puts them on the first surface he sees. Annoying!!
Deciding: where to put our new paintings when we pick them up next week.
Wishing: that every weekend was a long weekend.
Enjoying: finally having our spare rooms painted. Seriously feels so good!
Waiting: is not my strong suit at all. But I am being very patient at the moment, very unlike me!
Liking: the cooler change in the air, I wish it had stuck around for longer though. The heat is not my friend!
Wondering: what to do next for my ‘A Quick History of…’ posts (you can check the first one out here).
Loving: that Stu will be at home this year instead of going to Turkey for Anzac Day! It’s going to be a chaotic year there and I would have worried about him the whole time.
Pondering: where to go on our next holiday.
Considering: buying a selfie stick. I’m so torn about it though!!
Watching: Suits. OMG so addicted. How did I only just start watching this amazingness?
Hoping: for a pleasant end to summer.
Marvelling: at how slowly workdays seem to go but weekends just fly by.
Needing: more hours in the day.
Smelling: an amazing lemon and lime candle we got for Christmas
Wearing: slightly less corporate (but still quite corporate for most!) clothes now that I’m in a different job at work.
Following: @kensingtonroyal on Instagram. Yup, the IG account for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Oh, and Prince Harry. #tragic
Noticing: how energy sapping the heat is!
Knowing: that I should be going for a walk everyday, but as per the above energy sapping heat I just don’t have the energy for it at the moment!
Thinking: that I really want some ice-cream, but that would involve going to the shops, which I’m not so keen on.
Admiring: this amazing Australia shaped pavlova Amanda from Cooker and a Looker made. It’s incredible and I’m super jealous of her superior pav making skills.
Sorting: out my wardrobe very slowly. I now have a bag on the floor of my wardrobe for things I try on and immediately take off because they are holey/too small/don’t suit me to stop me putting those things back into my overcrowded wardrobe.
Buying: not a lot at the moment. I hear there is a local farmers market coming to my little village which I’m super excited about, I got a bit over driving 30 minutes on my Saturday morning to go to the farmers market in Canberra. I like buying my fresh food at a farmers market.
Getting: excited to see my extended family at my dad’s 60th this weekend. I haven’t seen some of them since my wedding!
Bookmarking: this post from I Heart Organizing on creating a stain removal kit. This would be so useful to have around the house, I so want to make one!
Disliking: my skin at the moment, it has gone totally crazy! I’ve just changed to some all natural products so I’m hoping that settles everything down. I blame the heat.
Opening: boring mail like bills and my car rego. I miss fun mail.
Giggling: at everything Lauren from The Thud writes. Okay, maybe more like laughing than giggling.
Feeling: so tired! The first couple of weeks back to work are hard!
Snacking: on lemons. Oh I know, it’s so weird, but I love them!
Coveting: these boots from Mimco. I love boots! I basically live in them once the weather cools down.
Helping: my husband break in his new cricket bat. So exciting, I know.
Hearing: Uptown Funk everywhere, and I’m still not sick of it.
What are you loving this month? Anyone else following the royals on Instagram?