Taking Stock: December 2015

We’re well and truly in the silly season now so I thought it was time to try and slow down a little and reflect using the Taking Stock questions developed by the lovely Pip from Meet Me at Mikes. They’re a great way to stop and examine things going on around you, so I recommend you having a go too! Let me know if you do, I’d love to come have a read!

I’m going to be taking a little break around these parts over Christmas (after one last delicious recipe on Monday!). I’ll probably be popping in with the occasional post but won’t get back into the full swing of things until early January. Instead I’ll be hanging with my family, lying by the pool and going to the cricket which all sounds pretty perfect to me right now! I’ll still be kicking around on facebook & instagram, so if we’re not already friends on them then now is an excellent time to make that happen!

Now, on to the taking stock!

Making : homemade dukkah, and a general mess in the kitchen
Cooking : do salads count as cooking? Coz I’ve been making lots of those!
Drinking : smoothies, iced tea or iced coffee during the day, beer in the evenings

Taking Stock | I Spy Plum Pie
Reading: not a lot! It’s on my to-do list for the next few weeks though, anyone got any recommendations?
Wanting: for very little, I’m healthy, on holidays for a few weeks and spending time with friends and family, can’t complain about any of that
Looking: forward to my sister getting here from Canberra in a couple of days
Deciding: on some travel plans for next year, which is always a fun decision to be making
Wishing: everyone a very merry christmas!
Enjoying: the fact I am officially on holidays as of now!
Waiting: for the tomatoes to ripen on my plants so I can get to eating them
Liking: all the delicious fruit available at the moment, I love this time of year for fruit
Wondering: what to have for dinner tonight, food is always on my mind!
Loving: that a few of my friends who have been living overseas for a while are coming home for Christmas. Yay!
Considering: what salads to make for Christmas lunch
Buying: Christmas presents! I love buying people presents, and I’m pretty on top of things this year which is nice!
Watching: the cricket on the tele, it’s definitely summer! 
Hoping: 
next year is a bit of a better one for me in some ways
Marvelling: at the fact we’re already at this point of the year
Needing: someone to bring me some iced coffee please!

Taking Stock | I Spy Plum Pie  Smelling: lots of Lush products which I was lucky enough to get given
Wearing: striped t-shirts, shorts and sandals – my summer weekend uniform!
Following: about a million podcasts, there’s so many amazing ones out there at the moment
Thinking: about what I need to pack to go to my folks place for a few days
Admiring: a whole host of people doing great, important work
Sorting: through flight options for a trip next year, it’s more complicated than I was hoping!
Getting: all my presents wrapped and put under the tree

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Opening: mail, which seems to be bills more than anything fun!
Giggling: a lot, which is never a bad thing
Feeling: so lucky to have wonderful friends and family who have been extra amazing this year through some not so fun periods
Snacking: on grapes straight from the fridge, cold and delicious!
Helping: someone, somewhere I hope!
Hearing: another wicket fall in the cricket!

That’s it, my Taking Stock for December 2015! Hope you’re all having a wonderful lead-up to Christmas and the end of year!

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8 Comments on Taking Stock: December 2015

  1. Shannon@ my2morrows
    December 19, 2015 at 8:35 am (4 years ago)

    Are they saltwater sandals I see? They are on my Chrissy wishlist! They look so comfy! And your smoothies look delicious. I’ve got lisa messengers new book to read over the holidays but need a couple more suggestions too! Happy Christmas and thanks so much for linking up to the rabbit hole each week! We love reading your posts. Xx
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm (4 years ago)

      Ooh I have heard great things about that book, I should keep an eye out for it. And yep, I love my sandals – I’ve worn them so much but they are so incredibly comfy!

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  2. Lozzie@MessyRainbows
    December 19, 2015 at 8:58 am (4 years ago)

    I love a good smoothie & those look delicious!! I’m dreaming of an exciting holiday away somewhere but think it will be a long time away for us. Hope you have a great Christmas & enjoy the time with your sister.
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Lozzie! It’s been a while since I’ve had a real holiday too so I’m very excited to be planning one again!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm (4 years ago)

      Aren’t they the best!

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  3. merilyn
    December 19, 2015 at 11:17 am (4 years ago)

    thanks liz for your wonderfully inspiring info on living clean and green! … worthwhile work in the world hun!X
    yeah taking stock is a good/bad thing not sure!
    “BIG MAGIC” Elizabeth gilbert
    a worthwhile book to own and use as a reminder for living a creative life!
    love those smoothies!
    I love frozen grapes but organic are best
    just wash put in a container freeze and eat sorbet! lol m:)X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks for all your support this year Merilyn, you’re a superstar. Love of love to you xx

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