This week has passed quickly and I feel a bit…fretful? Mmm, not really. But not quite my optimal self. So it feels like a good time for reflection, planning, Taking Stock (the last time was just before my birthday in February).
Making: rocky road. Yum!
Drinking: Vanilla & Chamomile Tea.
Reading: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – it was a birthday present and I am sinking into it deliciously.
Wanting: to sit in the sun reading all day…
Looking: forward to an hour-long meditation class this weekend.
Deciding: to be more decisive.
Wishing: I’d booked a holiday.
Enjoying: watching little seedlings grow in my garden.
Waiting: for the weekend to begin.
Coveting: Craft for the Soul by Pip Lincolne.
Playing: with watercolours – so relaxing/inspiring.
Wondering: where I’ll be in 5 years?
Loving: that I finished my knitted ’emotional’ blanket, finally.
Pondering: my next creative project.
Considering: the meaning of life.
Buying: compost. Not that exciting, but the thought of growing my own veggies really is.
Watching: A new-to-me series called Once Upon a Time. Fairy tales for grown-ups.
Hoping: for a sign. An auspicious sign. Serendipity. Synchronicity. Any/all of that.
Marvelling: at my amazing vintage typewriter that is just so much fun to use!
Needing: a new adventure.
Questioning: the urge to blog. Maybe this should just be a personal diary?
Smelling: my favourite ‘power’ scent: Clarins Eau Dynamisante.
Wearing: summer dresses one day, winter jumpers the next (Spring in the UK)
Following: lots of exciting arty and poetic peeps on Twitter.
Noticing: the weather getting warmer, hotter, better (apart from surprise snow on Monday)
Knowing: I don’t need to buy any summer clothes. But I might.
Thinking: up today’s poem for #100daysofhaiku.
Admiring: so many creative people in my life.
Sorting: through the clutter. Still.
Bookmarking: ‘How to grow a lemon tree from seed in a pot indoors’.
Disliking: the power that smartphones seem to wield. On me. On my husband. On everyone. Is it a cult??
Opening: my eyes to all the good and beauty in the world.
Giggling: not as often as I’m used to.
Feeling: a bit meh for a Friday.
Snacking: see above re the rocky road.
Wishing: sugar wasn’t so bad for me/people/everyone.
Hearing: lots of election chat. It’s all starting to blend into one voice.
How about you? Is it time to ‘Take Stock’ in your life?
I learnt from the best – the lovely Pip Lincolne.
Have a cuppa. Write some stuff down. It’s a great way to decompress in time for the (holiday) weekend.