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