Taking Stock. #LifeThisWeek 9/52. 2017.33.
Thanks to the blogger extraordinaire Pip Lincoln I am taking most of her words from Taking Stock to form this post. I’ve used the adapted list from here too. Thanks Sandra! The new prompts for Life This Week from next Monday 6 March until Monday 1 May, are ready to go here and on the Home Page of the blog. Each 9th week I will ‘take stock.’
Making: art every single day in one form or another
Realising: this is it, life is not a dress rehearsal
Cooking: much less these days and loving that more
Drinking: water and some soft drink
Reading: a long list of books..none of which have been completed (yet) almost all non-fiction.
Wanting: to have a greater level of concentration to continue to read “Victoria” by Julia Baird
Looking: always looking around me
Pondering: so much and most of it is about ‘life’
Wishing: I had some of the insight into me earlier than now!
Enjoying: the company of my husband each day as we have never been ‘alone’ till past 2 years
Waiting: to have enough money to buy a house
Liking: that we do not have enough money to buy a house (yet) because it gives us more time to consider
Wondering: how this word is different to pondering
Loving: that I surprise myself with my art every day
Listening: to some great self-help and spiritual people on CD
Considering: that I am more capable than I feel
Buying: books and CDs from on-line stores because it is EASY and CHEAP(er)
Watching: some reality TV, the local regional news and iView catch ups of ABC TV faves
Hoping: that I can continue to accept that I have a chronic condition called IBS and learn to live with it
Marvelling: at the way anyone who has a brain is….
Cringing: about the behaviour of Donald Trump
Needing: to be as kind a friend to myself as I am to others and I am getting better at it
Questioning: why…about quite a few things that I now realise is futile
Smelling: frangipanis on the large tree right outside our back door
Wearing: retirement coastie clothing of coloured shorts and sleeveless top and birkenstocks
Following: lots of interesting friends who blog
Noticing: the days are shortening and the mornings are getting cooler
Thinking: that I would prefer not to think so much
Admiring: my husband who is celebrating his birthday today and is my best friend and love of my life
Getting: to really like our ‘new to us’ lifestyle away from Sydney
Disliking: media coverage which sensationalises and does not provide balance
Opening: my blog each day and seeing who has commented so I get ready to chat
Giggling: at some of the fun memories I have with my husband about our life as parents and grandparents
Feeling: more positive than the last time I did a ‘taking stock’ post here
Celebrating: February is nearly over because its weather is always extreme
Pretending: I am not concerned about being closer to 70 than 65
Embracing: my husband every day because hugging is good for attachment hormones and I LOVE him.
Do you take stock ..like this or elsewhere? It’s helpful.
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