Monday, November 25, 2013
~ taking stock - me right now ~
We've bought birthday presents (Lego and a terrarium - 11 year olds are tricky) and had coffee.
We've spent hours waiting for the washing machine man.
We're on our way to school pick up and gym soon.
It's grey outside - for like the 100th day in a row.
I'm taking stock with Pip.
Making : felt reindeer ornaments to send to new friends as part of a snail mail swap
Cooking : baby meringues for the eldest to take to school for her birthday tomorrow
Drinking : green tea with rose petals (but I need something stronger after dealing with fisher and paykel about my washing machine all morning)
Reading: Refuge by Jackie French - Lily just finished it and it sounded like an interesting take on the refugee situation - it is
Wanting: a washing machine that works
Looking: forward to the holidays
Playing: hockey on Sundays
Deciding: trying to decide which camera to take travelling next year - I think the D80 is too big and I'm trying to choose a small mirrorless camera - ?the Fuji XM1
Wishing: I was somewhere warm and sunny
Enjoying: sorting through photos to make photo books and calendars for Christmas
Waiting: for summer
Liking: listening to him practice his 2 lines for the nativity play
Wondering: what to cook for dinner tonight
Loving: the fresh cherries I splurged on this morning
Pondering: the differences between 11 now and 11 when it was me (and the similarities)
Considering: how to make internet rules for an 11 year old that we're both happy with
Watching: hardly any tv - I'm thinking this is a good thing
Hoping: our raspberry crop lives up to our expectations
Marvelling: at the resilience of children
Needing: time alone
Smelling: the roses - literally - they're flourishing at the front door
Wearing:winter boots still!! grrrr
Following: so many interesting blogs that I never get around to catching up with them all
Noticing: I'm spending less time on line and loving it
Knowing: I need to be a good example to my children (see above)
Thinking: there are not enough hours in the day
Feeling: quietly excited about Christmas
Admiring: Quintin Bryce
Buying: chocolate and baking supplies to make Christmas treats
Getting: fitter, slowly but surely
Bookmarking: great Christmas recipes
Opening: lovely snail mail from my IG friends
Giggling: when he says "chinese running" instead of "high knees running" in our 7 minute work out sessions