With Christmas around the corner and a festive mood in the air, it feels like a great time to ‘take stock’ of what I’m doing, seeing, thinking and feeling right now.
Making: a mess with magazine cuttings and to-do lists and wrapping paper.
Cooking: Broccoli risotto (is that even a thing? It is now!)
Drinking: a warming bottle of Sake. Yum!
Reading: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky.
Wanting: Peace, love and happiness for all. I wonder if that will ever be possible?
Looking: forward to my trip to Krakow in the morning.
Playing: a game of catch up with myself, trying to get everything done, sorted, ticked off my list…
Deciding: what to take and what to leave out of my suitcase – 10 kilos does not go far.
Wishing: there was more time – for everything. Is it just a matter of priorities?
Enjoying: a weekend spent at home.
Waiting: for no man, ever.
Liking: the sense of achievement at the end of a productive week.
Wondering: what the robin I saw this afternoon was thinking as it plucked a worm from the ground?
Loving: the idea of a cashmere dressing gown…but
Pondering: how I would cope if I was homeless? All that wind and rain.
Considering: where to hang the pictures I’ve finally managed to frame.
Buying: festive knits.
Watching: Elf – for the first time – I can’t believe it’s taken me so long!
Hoping: the windy weather we’ve been experiencing stays away.
Marvelling: at the strength of the human spirit.
Cringing: as the wind batters our little slate roof – we’ve already had a leak this winter :(
Needing: a massage. And a new memory card for my camera.
Questioning: the premise of love.
Smelling: the warming, festive scents of spicy orange and amber.
Noticing: the bare branches outside. The seasons change so quickly.
Knowing: I need to do a big declutter in the New Year.
Thinking: about my plans for 2016.
Admiring: the organised people who have Christmas all wrapped up.
Coveting: a minimalist house/existence.
Disliking: the carpet in the spare room – it has to go.
Opening: my first Christmas card.
Giggling: mmm, not really because I’m
Feeling: a bit emotional…and
Snacking: on ready salted crisps and brazil nuts…while
Hearing: Elvis and Bing Crosby crooning out the Christmas tunes – they’re all you need to feel that cosy, Christmas nostalgia!
Next stop: Krakow.
What are you doing right now? Do you like to ‘Take Stock’ to remember a point in time, or take each day as it comes?
I’m feeling a bit guilty that I haven’t written in my Shining Year Goddess Journal as often as I should have. ‘Taking Stock’ will need to do!