I’m on a bit of a blogging roll at the moment – wahooo – look at me go! Still lots of posts to catch up on but I thought I would pause for a little bit today to ‘Take Stock’. I’ve done a couple of these posts now and really find them useful for a little bit of quiet reflection. Feel free to have a go yourself – it’s really quite fun!
Making : A chocolate cake for Jack’s 9th Birthday party tomorrow – don’t let me get distracted here and burn it! Going for something like this;
Cooking : Cooking the ever faithful chocolate slice, also for birthday party tomorrow.
Drinking : A ‘V’ Energy drink – I know sooooooo bad for me. My not-so-secret, dirty, little habit. Really should learn to drink coffee instead.
Reading: This post with a list of the best beaches in QLD – I think there is a few missing – what do you think?
Wanting: A full night’s sleep with crisp hotel bed, white sheets and block out curtains, very, very badly!
Looking: At places to visit for our camping trip next year. Where to go?
Playing: Backyard cricket with the kids on the weekend. I’m ashamed to admit that our kids don’t know how to play cricket!
Deciding: If we can afford to go to a Zac Brown Band concert next year and if so – Sydney or Melbourne?
Wishing: We could go away camping to this gorgeous little spot we found at Davies Creek (only 20 minutes from home) on the weekend!!
Enjoying: Living in the country and having our kids getting to experience country life.
Waiting: For my Mum to arrive for her visit today – love living closer to my family!
Liking: That we have a week at Bramston Beach in January with the Campbell Family & Grammy & Grunda to look forward to!
Wondering: If I have time to finish the kids baby photo albums and have them printed and delivered before Christmas?
Loving: This new school uniform rack in our laundry – it has revolutionised our before school morning chaos!
Pondering: What craft activity to do at Joey Scouts tonight – Christmas theme. Ideas anyone?
Considering: Buying an icecream machine so we can make delicious Blue Sky mango icecream this summer.
Watching: Kipp trying so hard to crawl! Our world is going to change when he does!
Hoping: I can get this post finished today!
Marvelling: At how nice and clean our patio is after our mammoth cleaning up effort around the house on the weekend.
Needing: To get back into some regular exercise and eating healthy again!
Smelling: Limes on Matt when he came in to grab a sandwich!
Wearing: Black shorts and a white top – my standard once a week outfit.
Following: The Adventure Mumma blog – love it! Lots of great information for fun stuff to do up here in Tropical North Qld!
Noticing: That I am getting older. I’m getting wrinkles – eeeeek!
Knowing: That I really have to do something about my emails – 1482 unread ones currently (mostly Subscription stuff, Facebook) eeek! I know!
Thinking: About some fun things to do in the school holidays. Need some easy craft ideas and a cheap outing or two.
Feeling: Absolutely ready for the school year to be over and school holidays to start!
Admiring: This bunch of limes this morning while the Blue Sky Produce crew were out picking.
Sorting: Washing – always sorting washing! On the upside, I am sort of on top of the laundry at the moment which never happens!
Buying: Christmas presents – I’m nearly all done!
Getting: A little anxious about what I am going to do for work. Time to start getting serious about bringing in some money again soon!
Bookmarking: The Anderson Family blog to read later. They are currently travelling round Australia and sent us a lovely message earlier in the year and I just haven’t had a chance to keep up with their travels!
Disliking: How many times Lexi has had nits this year! Aaaaargh – they just keep coming back!
Opening: Presents with Jack for his 9th Birthday this morning!
Giggling: At Toby thinking Jack’s birthday was last Wednesday when he got up early only to find there were no presents out for Jack. He was so worried about how sad Jack would be to have no presents this year!! He was very relieved to find all was well with Jack for his birthday today!
Snacking: on Smarties left over from decorating Jack’s birthday patty cakes for school today. Soooo bad.
Coveting: A girls week away with my Mum and sisters to Bali next year!
Wishing: It would just pour down with rain! I miss the rain!
Helping: at Joey Scouts tonight. Love it, but it does take a lot of energy!
Hearing: The frogs going crazy with croaking as we enjoy some slight drizzle here – the first rain we have seen in a very long time!
Now your turn! What’s happening in your neck of the woods these days? Fill me in – even just a few words – I’d love to hear from you!
Taking Stock is the original idea of the very clever Pip from Meet Me at Mikes – go check out her site – you’ll love it!