Man, I’ve been throwing some heavy things at you the last few weeks. Let’s maybe lighten the mood, eh?
Today’s post is less hypothetical and philosophical and instead is a little more fun. The idea of “Taking Stock” is humbly borrowed from Pip at Meet Me at Mike’s. Just in case you were curious about me and my life at the moment, here we go!
Making: A collection of original poetry
Cooking: Poached eggs and oatmeal (my favorite breakfast!)
Drinking: Currently, coffee, but last night was a yummy Sauvignon Blanc
Reading: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James and No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
Wanting: Someone to come and clean my house for me. Please.
Looking: At paintings by Dali and Vermeer. Great writing inspiration!
Playing: Portal 2 with Evan (otherwise known as I let him do everything and I follow along)
Deciding: How to start my vegetable garden (this newbie gardener will take suggestions!)
Wishing: For days of free time to cross some things off my to-do list
Enjoying: The beautiful Spring weather we’re having this week
Waiting: For my friend Heather’s baby girl to show up (way to keep us waiting!)
Loving: Taking Cosmo on walks by the lake
Pondering: What color I should paint the upstairs bathroom
Considering: My outfit choices for the day (but really wanting to just wear yoga pants)
Watching: Nothing is in circulation at the moment. But Game of Thrones will be back soon!
Hoping: For this month to go by smoothly
Marveling: At how supportive and wonderful my friends and family are
Needing: Vegetables. I can feel the grease from last night’s tacos running through my veins
Smelling: My tiramisu-flavored coffee. Mmmm
Wearing: MC Hammer-style pants and a blue t-shirt (it’s only 5:30 a.m., after all)
Following: Yes and Yes (always)
Wanting: To be back in Napa Valley, drinking wine without a care
Noticing: The absolute stillness of our house in the morning
Knowing: That I’ll make it through the challenges ahead of me in the next few weeks
Thinking: That I should really hurry up and finish this post
Feeling: Ready to tackle the day!
Admiring: Women in general. Man, we’ve done some amazing things
Sorting: Clothes (pssh, who am I kidding—they’ll just live in the laundry basket for a few more weeks)
Buying: More books. Whoops.
Getting: Nervous about my upcoming surgery
Bookmarking: So many recipes. Yay for Spring produce!
Disliking: Hearing anything about the Kardashians anymore
Opening: ALL THE CHROME TABS (current count = 12)
Giggling: At this .gif
Feeling: Grateful, today and always
Thanks for playing along this week, friends! If you want to take stock too, go ahead and do so in the Comments section or post it to my Facebook page! Have your own blog and want to do this exercise there? Please share it with me!
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