Taking Stock 001

This is us joining in from a post by Pip over at Meet Me At Mikes.

It’s good to sit and take stock occasionally – it can be a very focusing exercise and actually takes no time at all!

This is Mrs W

Making : a shopping list
Cooking : butternut squash risotto
Drinking : lots of tea to keep warm
Reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Wanting: an extra day in the week please
Looking: forward to Christmas
Playing: Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys
Deciding: what to wear on my girls night out in december
Wishing: that I can get away snowboarding this season
Enjoying: my Blog With Pip course
Waiting: for the conservation officer to tell us if we can extend our house
Liking: the fact I have the whole season of Downton Abbey on my tv planner
Wondering: what next year will bring
Loving: writing this blog with my friend!
Pondering: everything and nothing, all at the same time
Considering: a different hair colour
Watching: the clock – too much
Hoping: that 2014 will be THE year for my family
Marvelling: at how much I’m loving learning stuff, even the techy bits!
Needing: more sleep
Smelling: Neal’s Yard goodies
Wearing: mostly stripes
Following: lots of new friends on twitter and feedly
Noticing: how grown up my girls are getting
Knowing: that actually, it’ll be ok
Thinking: always thinking…
Feeling: happy
Admiring: the strength of a good partnership
Buying: nothing for myself
Getting: organised…kind of
Bookmarking: lots
Opening: a box of mince pies
Giggling: at I’m A Celebrity

And this is Mrs N…

Making : tea for the kids
Cooking : pies, roasts and more pies…
Drinking : tea
Reading: Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch
Wanting: warmer toes
Looking: a little bit tired (thanks to Lisa at Bodyforce!)
Playing: Deliah (on repeat)
Deciding: what to buy for whom for Christmas
Wishing: it would only rain at night: I have laundry to dry!
Enjoying: hearing the kids playing nicely together
Waiting: for the elusive husband to come home from the Big Smoke
Liking: that Homeland is getting back to the plot again
Wondering: if it’s too soon to start baking mince pies
Loving: sriracha sauce on everything
Pondering: if I’m addicted to the aforementioned chilli sauce
Considering: a bath once the kids are asleep and can’t crash it!
Watching: The Tunnel – brilliant
Hoping: for lots of family time over the hols
Marvelling: at the sponge like qualities of our kids
Needing: to organise Christmas lists
Smelling: Autumn bonfires on the school run
Wearing: jeans, boots and jumpers (too cold for Cons – official!)
Following: The Ashes with dismay
Noticing: the leaves are all but gone on our fruit trees
Knowing: I’m happy and pretty healthy
Thinking: I should be doing something else right now…
Feeling: calm and physically tired (love post exercise tired)
Admiring: strong women
Buying: food – always! And hopefully Christmas presents…
Getting: excited
Bookmarking: too many to list!
Opening: next months mags (love subscriptions!)
Giggling: at the funny turns of phrase the kids use

Do you ever take stock?  We’d love to hear from you if you’re willing to share!

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