It was feeling like it was time to take stock again. I really encourage you to have a quiet 30mins to yourself and do your own. If you do want to do it yourself, I’ve added a blank template at the end. If you publish on your own blog, please credit Pip with the idea.
Making: Decisions about a blog redesign and goals and direction.
Cooking: Christmas wreath pavlova with berries and cream.
Drinking: Bubbly carbonated water from my new Soda Stream but it’s just not as bubbly as I remember it was as a kid!
Reading: A great book on the practice of developing your creative writing. Truly the most useful book, called Writing Down the Bones (Freeing the Writer Within) by Natalie Goldberg
Wanting: My paperwork to file itself. I don’t know why I don’t do it as it comes. How many years do you have to keep paperwork again?
Looking: At the world in a new light through, my new glasses from Specsavers. My sight has deteriorated significantly in my right eye, so it’s no wonder my eyes have been feeling so tired! Also, love new frames.
Playing: Christmas music from those old cd’s that you used to get free with Christmas edition magazines! I have heaps – I used to buy All the magazines!!
Deciding: What to give my boys for Christmas this year. They will be together – I will be away. They don’t know what they want and neither do I know what to get!
Wishing: For just one more Christmas with Adrian. I know it’s impossible but it does say wishing.
Enjoying: Watching how easily my Boys slip back into the brotherly groove, even when they have not seen each other for 3 years and they are now 24, 30 & 32. No doubt – something will be broken!!
Waiting: For the postman to deliver my online gift purchases. Everyday is a surprise as to what I will be wrapping each night.
Liking: The way my tentative foray into gardening, is starting to show with patches of colour beginning to appear throughout.
Wondering: How inspired I am going to be, when I get to hear Oprah on her speaking tour in 10 days time? Very, I hope – bucket list ticking off happening that night.
Loving: The way my love for life seems to be returning, after a very long couple of years. Tiny steps on sure and stable ground.
Pondering: On how I will financially sustain myself in the coming year? Is there a job that I haven’t thought of yet, that will give me all I need?
Considering: What the best way to develop my writing is and if it really is a way to help anyone else or just myself?
Buying: New underwear from Bella Bodies ….. bamboo, people – very cooling!
Watching: The Queensland storms roll in each afternoon.
Hoping: Those storms bring cooling rain to clear the humidity – not just thunder, lightning and wind.
Marvelling: At my cat’s loyalty to me, when I continually bring out my suitcase, and go away on holiday! Off to New Zealand for Christmas with my extended family in, 12 days!
Cringing: At the Channel 9 Cricket commentators. Is anything more embarrassing?
Needing: A small garden shed and a decent office chair – for totally different reasons …. obviously!!
Questioning: Everyone about what they would like for Christmas but desperately wanting to give surprises!
Smelling: My beautiful Night Before Christmas (Dancing Sugar Plums) candle by Megan Hess for Glasshouse Fragrances.
Wearing: New comfy Summer sandals by Rivers and loving them sick.
Following: The preseason and the drafting of the new Brisbane Lions players for 2016.
Noticing: More and more, that if you take care of yourself, you are better prepared to care for others.
Knowing: That I Can Do Hard Things and Love does Win! Thank you Glennon Doyle Melton.
Thinking: “I’m contemplating, thinkin’ about thinkin’…” some of my favourite lyrics from Robbie Williams song, Come Undone! (Warning: Disturbing Clip!!!!)
Admiring: The wonderful way the New Zealand Community said goodbye to the Legend that was Jonah Lomu.
Sorting: Through my cupboards and giving to charity those things that others could put to better use than me.
Getting: Excited about my trip home to my Mum’s in New Zealand for Christmas. Leave in 12 days!!
Bookmarking: Small garden shed adverts from Bunnings and sending them to my Boys!!
Coveting: Not much really – feeling very contented at the moment.
Disliking: The Brisbane heat and especially the humidity. Chaffing and sweating are not my friends.
Opening: A cold bottle of New Zealand Sav Blanc on this hot Brisbane arvo.
Giggling: At everything Jimmy Fallon does! Love him so much.
Feeling: Blessed to have caring friends and family, who encourage me to take risks with my life. But, also, give me a safe place to land if things go wrong.
Snacking: On fresh, raw, green beans and MANGOES!!!!!
Helping: To support local business by shopping at Millie Jones – my favourite gift shop in the world!
Hearing: The sound of the birds, as I spend some time outside in my garden, watering.
There’s mine done. Have a go at your own – it can be very revealing.
Here’s a blank one if you want to.