Taking Stock – February 2014

You’re probably all wondering what crazy drugs or coffee addiction I’ve got going on at the moment with all these blog posts flooding your email inboxes!  Well, the truth is, I’m actually taking part in an online blogging course this month called ‘Blog With Pip’. 

One of my favourite blog’s I love to read, Foxs Lane 

recommended the course and you all know that my New Years Resolution was to do something fun for me and devote a bit more time to blogging, so whammo – I bit the bullet and enrolled in my very first e-course!

The course is fantastic, albeit a little overwhelming at times with blogging/social media overload!  I am learning sooooooo much and hopefully you have noticed a few of the little changes I have started to implement on our blog (all feedback welcome!).

I’ve even gotten to know some new friends and now have a whole pile of interesting blogs to read!!!  Check out Heike’s blog for more travelling around oz good-ness, or Cat’s blog for a granny-chic lifestyle fix – Tassie style, or if you want some new jewellery, have a look at the blog of Clare, in St Louis, USA (also great for some snow photos too!).  There are heaps more lovely blogs which I will have to share with you over the next few weeks!

So, my assignment this week is to ‘Take Stock’.  It’s just a little snap shot of what is happening here in my world at the moment …………………………… no laughing at my answers!

Taking Stock – Feb 2014

Making : Beds!
Cooking : Banana Cake for afternoon tea
Drinking : Soda water and lime cordial – delicious!
Reading: Buddhism for Mothers (great recommendation Stell!)

Wanting: Chocolate
Looking: at the patio which really needs sweeping.
Playing: Zac Brown Band of course!
Deciding: If I have time to go into town for groceries today
Wishing: for a family weekend away at the beach
Enjoying: having no kids at home!
Waiting: for the electrician to come
Liking: that life has started to settle into routine a little bit
Wondering: if we are having a boy or girl!
Loving: my newly renovated nurseryIMG_3206
Pondering: the implications of privacy online vs wanting to blog about our family
Considering: if Lexi should do ballet 2 times a week or netball on Saturday’s instead
Watching: nothing – sticking to our no TV during the week ban!
Hoping: we get a storm this afternoon
Marvelling: at how fast life is flying by at the moment!
Needing: to get tea organised
Smelling: sweaty
Wearing: a black maternity skirt that was my friend Shelley’s
Following: Miss Grey Photography

Noticing: that our hedge really needs trimming
Knowing: I am spending too much time on the computer at the moment
Thinking: of four letter boys and girls names
Feeling: guilty that I haven’t done any vacuuming yet!
Admiring: how successful Pip Lincolne is
Sorting: boxes of baby clothes
Buying: a new water bottle for one of the worker’s after Matt ran over it in the ute this morning
Getting: called by Matt on the UHF
Bookmarking: http://www.farmingaheadofthecurve.com.au/index.html
Disliking: the heat!
Opening: a new box of laundry powder
Giggling: at this photo which came up on Facebook yesterday; Reason #87 to hire a photographer 
Feeling: hungry
Snacking: Saos with cheese and tomato on them
Coveting: an ipad mini
Wishing: that we had got to do more of our trip – particularly WA
Helping: Matt get the dorm ready for some more workers arriving tonight
Hearing: the Semi-Trailer at the shed being loaded up with the pallets of avocados we packed yesterday

Why don’t you play too?  I’d love to hear what is happening in your neck of the woods!  Copy the template below and paste your answers into the comments on this post or share on your own blog, or Facebook page, via email, whatever!  It’s a bit of fun, c’mon have a go!!

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11 thoughts on “Taking Stock – February 2014

  1. Carla

    Taking Stock

    Making : a Valentines day card for daddy with Lily
    Cooking : mini quiches for daycare lunches
    Drinking : water
    Reading: the Fealy family blog
    Wanting: Lily to get over her latest virus and temp of 39 degrees
    Looking: at Carter standing up in his cot via the monitor (he should be sleeping)
    Playing: hide and seek with Lil (it’s hilarious as she hides in my last hiding spot)
    Deciding: if we should move to Wellington Point
    Wishing: I had a flat house without stairs
    Enjoying: Nashville – my new tv show obsession
    Waiting: for Locky to get home from work
    Liking: Erin Louise designs
    Wondering: if Carter will go to sleep this afternoon
    Loving: the fact that it’s nearly the weekend
    Pondering: if I should go back to work 2 or 3 days per week
    Considering: what I should get organised for dinner
    Watching: Carter via the monitor it looks like he is sleeping sitting up
    Hoping: that we can soon move out of this house
    Marvelling: at how amazing my kids are
    Needing: an eyebrow wax
    Smelling: hand sanitizer
    Wearing: boring house clothes
    Following: the winter olympics
    Noticing: how quickly kids change
    Knowing: I should be cleaning the kitchen
    Thinking: of all of the jobs I need to do!
    Feeling: tired
    Admiring: mums who seem to be able to do it all
    Sorting: stuff for a potential garage sale
    Buying: groceries
    Getting: off task (procrastinating)
    Bookmarking: what the?
    Disliking: complainers (but wondering if I have become one myself)
    Opening: Carter’s bedroom door to see if he really is asleep in his cot sitting up (an yes he was!!!!)
    Giggling: at Lily dancing
    Feeling: homesick
    Snacking: on Tim tams
    Coveting: time to myself
    Wishing: the grandparents were closer
    Helping: Lily use the toilet
    Hearing: Carter – yep he is awake damn it!!!!

  2. Andrew

    Making : A whole range of things, I always have 1000 things on the go. How about an internet connected irrigation system
    Cooking : Nothing yet but later it will be Amelia’s then our dinner
    Drinking : Tea, I was out in the sun all day and need some water!
    Reading: Wiring diagrams for the newest Prado
    Wanting: A new Prado for myself!
    Looking: Out the window and my very dry lawn
    Playing: The radio on the new digital radio I bought today (super bargain!)
    Deciding: If I feel guilty for sitting down on the computer for half an hour
    Wishing: I have a lot of wishes on the go, winning the lotto is up there but I genuinely want to drive up there and visit you guys!
    Enjoying: Having a happy little baby in the house and a relaxed mummy on maternity leave
    Waiting: For the rain to fall as forcast
    Liking: Mountain bike riding
    Wondering: If I am ever going to work out how to disable the DRL’s on the new Prado I have here
    Loving: My young family!!
    Pondering: My career in the next 12 months
    Considering: Getting a glass of water
    Watching: Nothing, we don’t seem to get time to watch tv anymore!
    Hoping: for rain
    Marvelling: at how my 4 month old can almost sit up and is wearing the clothes that Milly wore when she was 9 months old
    Needing: some loving
    Smelling: like sweat and gun powder!
    Wearing: T shirt and shorts
    Following: others in traffic, all day every day!
    Noticing: no one in Sydney drives in the left lane but they expect you to keep to the left on a shopping center escalator
    Knowing: Kate, Milly and my three nieces and nephews are due home any minute
    Thinking: If I do what the service technician from toyota just told me to do I am going to fry something expensive in a car with 100ks on the clock!!
    Feeling: Glad its the weekend!!
    Admiring: My nearly three year old can ride a balance bike and totally gets how to lean the bike to turn it.
    Sorting: Nothing really, I’m sorted
    Buying: New shoes. Does anyone know where I can get salomons in Sydney?
    Getting: The run around
    Bookmarking: A few things on Pradopoint
    Disliking: See above re prado DRL’s
    Opening: The box on the radio I got today
    Giggling: About how my little girl hates waking up from nap time. God help me when she is a teenager!
    Feeling: like I should be doing something else
    Snacking: I just had two mini cherry ripes!
    Coveting: I dont know, I seem to be able to get most things I need. How about some of that time pre kids when you could just sit down and relax at any time of the day or night!
    Wishing: I could help more to resolve some nasty things we look after at work
    Helping: Most days
    Hearing: aids, Kate’s dad needs some new ones stat! you’ve got you yell at him!

    • Andrew – you crack me up! I can totally hear your voice saying all of those things! What on earth are Prado DRLs?? Man, I wish you guys lived closer! Really wish I could come hang out & get to know Milly & Lucy! And of course you are working on an internet connected irrigation system! When you get that sorted send one our way pls!! Thanks for playing along – so nice hearing what is doing in your world!

      • wilso_ac@yahoo.com

        Hi Jess, DRLs are daytime running lights. The brand new prado has them and I need them off for work.

  3. Thanks for the link 🙂
    For some reason, I find doing the list a little confronting… but I’m going to give it a go! Watch this space. x

  4. stewart

    wondering what my daughter’s on about–surely there’s a few more gorges you can tell us about
    🙂 🙂

  5. cat@thatbettiething

    Hey there blog buddy thanks for the link!! Thanks also for the offer to lend Vantastic. I have a copy in my hot little hands. However, I reckon I need to read Buddhism for mothers first!! Been one of those days!! Cheers. Cat

  6. Ohh you cheeky girl, linking to me! Thanks, that was lovely. I know what you meant about being overwhelming, that course has lots of info. I need to print it off and keep a real life paper copy.

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