I had lunch on the lawn with some girlfriends yesterday, lazing the day away while their babies played. Soaking in the sun and chatting about nothing. Those really are the best convos, aren’t they? When it’s comfortable chatter, flowing from one subject to the next.
I’ve been away from my blog for awhile now. I don’t really know why because I have a lot of subjects and topics to write about but for some reason I procrastinate writing them or just totally forget my words. I usually have my best stories in my head when I’m at work and can’t write them down. Then they’re lost forever. A lot of it comes down to confidence (or lack thereof). Wondering if anyone’s going to read my posts? Wondering if I sound stupid? Overthinking everything. After speaking to the girls yesterday, I decided to put those thoughts out of my mind. Stuff it! I’ll write them anyway – even if no one reads them. I’ll treat my blog like a “dear diary” or a journal, jotting down thoughts and recipes, diy’s and anything else that comes along.
Mark has picked up the kids from school and taken them to the shops so while they’re gone, here is a quick Taking Stock post for the month of June:
Making : Well, I’m not making it but the hubby is making a new chook shed in the backyard. He’s doing such a great job. Can’t wait to get the chooks when he’s finished.
Cooking : I’m a bit obsessed with baking cookies lately. My fave ones have been Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies that I found on Pinterest. Way too yummy!
Drinking : Cups of tea.
Reading: The free Coles magazine with Curtis Stone on the front. I love this mag but there seems to be a lot of seafood recipes in this one and I’m not a fan of seafood.
Wanting: My hibiscus that we transplanted from the backyard to the frontyard to grow and thrive. I have my fingers crossed.
Looking: Forward to a bingo night I’m going to in a couple of weeks. Totally daggy and nanna-rish but I don’t care. Legs eleven!
Playing: Mahjong on my iPad.
Deciding: Where to put my herb and veggie garden so my dog doesn’t eat it.
Wishing: For some fruit trees.
Enjoying: The silence.
Waiting: For the kids and hubby to come home so I can hear about their day.
Liking: Cats. Those who know me know I don’t do cats but my job has forced me to like them. And I kind of do. Just don’t jump on me. I’ll go ninja on your arse!
Wondering: If there’s a good movie on TV tonight.
Loving: The fact that I don’t have to cook tea tonight.
Considering: Another cuppa. But it’s never as nice as the first one.
Watching: “French Kiss” with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline.
Hoping: For some rain.
Marvelling: At people who can. There are some very clever folk in this world.
Needing: A haircut.
Smelling: Fresh laundry.
Wearing: My comfy clothes after my shower.
Following: New Instagrammers that I’ve found.
Noticing: How great it is that the kids have kids in the street to play with.
Knowing: That I have a lot to be thankful for.
Admiring: my new Pallet Wall that my hubby made in our master bedroom.
Sorting: Out bedrooms and robes and kids stuff. It seriously never ends.
Buying: Things from Kmart. I love Kmart.
Getting: Excited that it’s the weekend.
Bookmarking: All the little videos that pop up on my fb feed so I can watch them later.
Disliking: Not seeing my girlfriends enough.
Opening: My adult colouring book. Colouring is so relaxing. One of my fave past times.
Giggling: With my hubby. He’s one funny guy.
Feeling: The love.
Snacking: On chocolate.
Coveting: This awesome tote bag from Kith and Kin Makers.
Helping: Myself to another bit of chocolate.
Hearing: The ticking of a clock which I kind of find soothing.
Hope you have a great weekend,