Friday, February 27, 2015

~ taking stock - February ~

Making :  muffins - I made some a couple of weeks ago and they were terrible so I'm trying all sorts of recipes until I get it right! Cooking : trying to cook one new recipe every week - this week it was a soba noodle +tuna dish that everyone liked - a big win Drinking : lots of mineral water - our Feb fast is almost over Reading: the narrow road to the deep north - it's taking a long time Wanting: some new gym clothes Looking: for the perfect place to plant my new rose (she's called Grace - I had to buy her) Playing: words with friends Deciding: that we need some new strategies to cope with Jack's appalling meal time behaviours - he is making meal times no fun Wishing: for some more warm, sunny beach days Enjoying: quiet moments in my house when everyone's at school Waiting: for people to play their turns in words with friends Liking: mint and lavender tea Wondering: how people who have to go to meetings every day cope - I find them so tedious and the "meeting language" makes me so cross Loving: cosy morning snuggles when he asks me all about what has tumbled round in his head all night Pondering: how we got so over-committed after school and what to do about it Considering: a weekend away Buying: a cosy grey jumper for the winter that's coming soon Watching: Game of Thrones - I read all the books last year and am probably the last person to see this but I'm enjoying it (even the gory bits)
Hoping: I can squeeze in a trip to Melbourne soon to see my baby nephew Marvelling: at how sore my quads were this week after one pump class - I hadn't been for 2 months - what happened to "muscle memory"? Cringing: at people who say "pacific" when they mean "specific" Needing:  a massage Questioning: how to engage my students more in class - I think our course is getting a little stale Smelling: a yummy lemongrass and something candle burning in the lounge room Wearing: trackies - and they're so comfortable Following: hardly anyone - I'm cutting down my online time a lot Noticing: the days are getting shorter already Knowing: there are phone calls I didn't make today that I need to do tomorrow Thinking: about basket making - I'm learning how to make one tomorrow Admiring: how well my big girl is settling into high school Sorting: things out slowly - and giving a lot away - I did the
interesting new recipes (not just for muffins) Coveting: a Mandy Renard painting that I spied in a gallery this week Disliking: pretty mail - the snail mail revolution is such a lovely thing Giggling: at the cute kids in assembly who wave at their mums Feeling: like I haven't missed alcohol at all this month - but I'm looking forward to a wine on Sunday night Snacking: on peanuts - it's the salt I love really Comforting: my anxious little boy when he worries about the weather Helping: out in the uniform shop at school - its fun Hearing: snippets from the tv as the Doc surfs through the Friday night options (all bad)


  1. Nice Article & Post. I Like Your Post.

  2. The days are indeed getting shorter - although with several forecast in the 30's this week, summer lingers long here. Lovely rose Ally.

  3. these lists are fun, aren't they? Hope you enjoyed your basket weaving!
    You asked about our two takes theme for March -its "from the garden' .

  4. Love all the items on your list Ally. Looking forward to reading Richard Flanagan too when I've got a little more headspace for that kind of book. I used to love words with friends, I'll have to try and find you :-). "Advocados" and "Cup-ocinos" are my cringe words. Your basket is gorgeous! Have a great week...Mel x

  5. I've never gone on Words With Friends... I'll have to give it a go... I like word games and such things so I think it would be fun. Sounds like lots going on over your way at the moment. Did your husband join in your alcohol free month too? x


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