I’ve gotten into the habit of doing one of these taking stock posts at the end of each year – so here we are again! The prompters were developed by the excellent Pip from Meet Me At Mikes and are a great way to press pause and reflect on life right now. If you’d like to play along please do, and let me know so I can see your taking stock reflections as well!
So, here we go!
Making: travel plans for 2018, which always makes me a happy camper
Cooking: things that allow me to play with my new stand mixer – I was spoilt at Christmas!
Drinking: iced long blacks in the morning and rosé or homemade cocktails in the evening
Reading: I’m actually already re-reading Brooke McAlary’s book – Slow. I feel like it’s a good one to make sure I’m in the right headspace to kickstart the 2018 I want to have
Wanting: my veggies to ripen, it’s been a weird summer for my balcony garden so far
Looking: forward to seeing in the new year with some lovely people tomorrow
Deciding: what to do during the last day of the year tomorrow
Enjoying: having some real down time, at least for a few more days
Waiting: to see how my first sauerkraut turns out in my new fermentation kraut
Liking: how much cricket there is for me to watch and go to at this time of year
Wondering: what I can do to make this year less hectic at my job – it’s shaping to be a big one!
Loving: the new places in my suburb I can get local produce from, including a great little market
Considering: what to make with the kilo of plums I got from my mum’s trees – any suggestions?
Buying: not too much, but I do need to visit the sales for a couple of replacement things soon!
Watching: well, lots of cricket. Outside of that The Crown and The Good Place – both are excellent!
Hoping: to make more time in 2018 to read books, so tell me your recent favourites please!
Marvelling: at how many inspiring, genuine people are out there
Needing: to do another round of decluttering – there’s some cupboards that missed the last few purges!
Smelling: one of the delicious candles I’m burning – I intend to actually use them more from now on!
Wearing: lots of fun dresses from Little Party Dress
Following: possibly too many podcasts, it might be time for a cull
Thinking: about the kinds of things I want to share on the blog this year, I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions too!
Admiring: zero-waste people – it’s something I’m not quite able to achieve yet, but I do love learning from them
Sorting: out plans to see friends who are in town for the Christmas break, yay!
Getting: excited about adventures I’m planning this year
Opening: all my cookbooks for meal planning ideas
Giggling: as much as possible, it’s good for the soul
Feeling: optimistic about 2018, for no particular reasons though!
Snacking: on some delicious treats from the December GoodnessMe Box – it was another winner!
Helping: friends plan holidays, which is almost as good as planning my own!
Hearing: still lots and lots of true crime podcasts – I can’t get enough of them!