Monday, 26 May 2014

Taking Stock

Hello lovely people,

Golly, can you believe it's been almost two years since I last blogged? I really can't! It would appear that I've only been blogging in my head, which isn't really that helpful for you lovely readers now, is it?! But, you'll be pleased to know that I'm on my way back. I'm currently following the lovely Pip Lincolne's 'Blog with Pip' e-course and am absolutely loving it.

Today, I've been a good student and have completed this week's assignment, entitled TAKING STOCK. It wasn't easy but it's good to reflect sometimes....

Here goes:

Making: progress
Cooking: food for friends (Bacon and Butternut Squash Risotto)
Drinking: latte (now that I've finally worked out how to use my coffee machine!)
Reading: 'Apple Tree Yard' by Louise Doughty
Wanting: to start my next baby quilt
Looking: forward
Playing: our new Stacey Kent CD
Deciding: what to do today
Wishing: we could make up our minds!
Enjoying: see 'playing' above
Waiting: for Godot (sorry, couldn't help myself!)
Liking: the sunshine
Wondering: how to get my 4yo to be more reasonable/less ungrateful....
Loving: not having to get up to an alarm this week (school holiday - yeah!)
Pondering: my future when the littlest goes to school
Considering: all kinds of things!
Watching: 'House' - my current obsession
Hoping: the rain stays away today
Marvelling: at how wonderful our wedding day was (13 years ago today)
Needing: a plan!
Smelling: coffee
Wearing: jeans and a black top - as usual!
Following: all the lovely Pipsters!
Noticing: how encouraging people can be (and how many exclamation marks I use)
Knowing: I CAN do it - whatever IT is!
Thinking: I need to hoover out the car
Feeling: sad that 'To Kill a Mockingbird' has been removed from the GCSE reading list
Admiring: Pip Lincolne
Sorting: out my excessive fabric stash
Buying: something big - maybe....
Getting: fed up with moody  kids
Bookmarking: so many things to read later (when is later?)
Disliking: the rise of UKIP in this week's elections
Opening: belated birthday presents (not mine)
Giggling: with my girls
Feeling: positive
Snacking: on almonds
Coveting: beautiful dresses in gorgeous fabrics
Wishing: I needed less sleep (so much to do, never enough hours in the day)
Helping: friends in need
Hearing: my children playing together

That's it for today, folks.

More to follow, I promise.


  1. I am in love with your header! So well designed. Your 'Taking Stock' made me smile, I like Waiting, Following and Looking best. Please be sure not to wait another two years before your next post! Clare x

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Clare! I won't wait that long again, don't worry!

  2. Ha! Loved 'blogging in my head' :-) Great post Jo and so nice that you are blogging again.

    1. I also reply to texts and emails 'in my head' which, again, isn't very helpful. I'm learning not to do that so will try to include blogging in that list too!!

  3. Great header indeed. Congratulations for getting that blog post out of your head. I studied Waiting for Godot at school so that one brought back memories.I enjoyed reading your list


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