Taking Stock
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Taking Stock November 2015

Golden Syrup tin

Taking stock is a fun exercise in quick answers (or mulled over answers, I don’t judge) to see what is going on right now in my little section of the universe. Tomorrow is my birthday, so this will be a final taking stock of my 45th year.

Making : Christmas cards which are also colouring sheets.
Cooking : Flapjack (the English kind with oats and golden syrup) and Christmas cake.
Drinking : Tea and lots of it.
Reading: The new Margaret Atwood book, ‘The Heart Goes Last’.
Wanting: New sketchbooks, I may have an addiction…
Looking: At the sky and wondering what it is planning.
Playing: ‘Sketchbook challenge’ and just managing to catch up with the prompts.
Deciding: How to mail my colouring sheet cards, they are quite big.
Wishing: The headache I have had all week would go away.
Enjoying: Having the kids off school for Thanksgiving.
Waiting: For my birthday!
Liking: Chocolate chip brioche pretzels from the Smitten Kitchen book which I am going to make for our breakfast tomorrow.
Wondering: If it will rain tomorrow, we want to go on a hike, so hopefully not.
Loving: The fall into winter transition, chilly days and dark snuggly nights.
Pondering: When to make mincemeat for mince pies – ’tis the season!
Considering: The best way to get people over to my blog here at CatsEatDogs.
Buying: Wool to crochet a new blanket.
Watching: Project Runway Junior and not hating it as much as I thought I would.  I would have loved it when I was 13 or 14 and making lots of my own clothes.
Hoping: I manage to cook the turkey breast successfully tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
Marvelling: At what art bursts forth when you are made to follow a prompt every day, some of my best pictures are from prompts I did a little eye roll at!
Cringing: At the dog hair on my rug.  Need to vacuum methinks.
Needing: To vacuum the floor.
Questioning: My kids ‘why do you need to be on screens for so long?’
Smelling: Peppermint-y, vanilla-y lip balms I have just made.
Wearing: Sloppy jumper/sweater and sloppy trousers and red converse low tops.
Following: Recipes. Lots to make, lots of recipes to follow!
Noticing: People starting to get a little nuts as Thanksgiving arrives and Christmas follows.
Knowing: I want noodles for dinner (Chinese noodles, not pasta noodles).
Thinking: What to have with said noodles.
Admiring: The new brush pens my Mum and Dad bought me for my birthday.
Sorting: Laundry.
Getting: Paint and stamp ink all over my hands.
Bookmarking: Magazines as I read part way in and have to stop.
Coveting: All the sketchbooks.
Disliking: The news.
Opening: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to read with my 10 year old, then we can watch the film.
Giggling: At Billy Connolly, funniest man ever!
Feeling: Hungry, time to cook the noodles.
Snacking: On flapjack.
Helping: Myself to another piece of flapjack
Hearing: Minecraft builds and ideas.

Flackjack

Here is a blank list if you fancy a stock take of your universe.

Making :
Cooking :
Drinking :
Reading:
Wanting:
Looking:
Playing:
Deciding:
Wishing:
Enjoying:
Waiting:
Liking:
Wondering:
Loving:
Pondering:
Considering:
Buying:
Watching:
Hoping:
Marvelling:
Cringing:
Needing:
Questioning:
Smelling:
Wearing:
Following:
Noticing:
Knowing:
Thinking:
Admiring:
Sorting:
Getting:
Bookmarking:
Coveting:
Disliking:
Opening:
Giggling:
Feeling:
Snacking:
Helping:
Hearing:

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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 10 years now. My blog is www.catseatdogs.com where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.

6 Comments

  1. How funny is Billy Connolly! We’ve seen him a few times live. Tears running down my face! How do you cope with Thanksgiving AND Christmas? That’s two big turkey dinners not far apart. Do Americans have mince pies or is that just a Brit thing? Enjoy your birthday. I hope your breakfast is yummy, you can go for a hike and the headache goes away x

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