This post was inspired by lovely Pip‘s posts of the same name. I love pausing to take note of the little things happening here and now. It reminds me to be present in the moment and helps me to appreciate all of the good going on this very second. Maybe you’d like to write a Taking Stock post too? Please share it in the comment section if you do!
Making: A wall hanging out of fabric scraps and doilies.
Cooking: Lots of quick stuff. Sauteed kale and potatoes with eggs. Fried rice. Beans on toast.
Drinking: Tea! Always tea!
Wanting: To get more organised.
Looking: For a new winter coat.
Playing: The Arctic Monkeys and The Black Keys on repeat. (Reuben’s current favourites!)
Deciding: It’s ok to stay in bed a little longer when it’s dark and frosty outside.
Wishing: Our old house was a bit warmer.
Enjoying: My slippers.
Waiting: For our Europe trip in September. (Impatiently!)
Liking: Cinnamon honey.
Wondering: Where this year has gone.
Loving: My mum’s sweet poddy calves, Chelsea and Bambi.
Pondering: The fleeting nature of our time on this beautiful earth.
Considering: All that I can do to make the most of it.
Hoping: We have a more successful season in the garden this coming spring.
Marvelling: At chickens hatching. (The fact a whole new living creature can grow inside an egg and burst into the world, all in the space of just three short weeks, will never cease to be incredible to me!)
Needing: A new pair of boots.
Following: So many inspiring people on Instagram. (I really love Instagram!)
Noticing: That our little fruit trees are now completely bare.
Knowing: I should go to bed earlier!
Thinking: I need to find more time for making stuff and being creative.
Admiring: Rag quilts and floral mandalas.
Smelling: Jonquils. (I cannot decide how I feel about this smell? Do I love it or do I hate it!? I’m not sure!)
Wearing: Gum boots and layers. Lots of layers.
Sorting: My clothes and decluttering my wardrobe.
Buying: A wooden dish brush to replace our disposable plastic one.
Getting: Really inspired and excited about starting an exciting new project.
Bookmarking: Jackie French’s calendar of self sufficiency.
Opening: The oven to reveal fresh bread.
Giggling: At our fur babies. (Always!)
Snacking: On strawberry yogurt and apples.
Coveting: A bigger yard with decent fencing for the doggies.
Wishing: I was a better knitter.
Helping: On the farm.
Feeling: So many things. (Love, restlessness, gratitude, hope, melancholy.)
Hearing: The wind rattle the windows…