A few times a year, I like to take stock of how things are working, what things are working for me and what I need to do next.
I like to read things that creative people do and think and what they love. So I came across Pip Lincoln site a few years ago.
Her site is http://meetmeatmikes.com and she does a thing called ‘Taking Stock” a few times a year. I decided that I would like to try this.
If you would like to join me, I will leave a stock menu for you to fill in at the bottom of this post.
As for me:
Making: Creating an ebook about Herbs and Medicinal Plants For Your Health
Cooking: Last night I tried my version of Huevos Rancheros. My husband and I don’t care for anything too spicy, so we tone it down quite a bit. But, oh my goodness, was it ever good. It will be put in my recipe book.
Drinking: I like Cascade Peach-Mango Sparkling Water drink. Another favorite is Candy Cane Hot Chocolate. Costco had it this Christmas. So I bought two containers.
Trawling: I like to search for beautiful creative websites. One of my favorites is http://www.sublackwell.co.uk. She does some extraordinary paper artwork. It is so inspiring.
Wanting: I would like to find more time to work on this blog to do some creative, whether it be writing or DIY.
Looking: Today I am looking outside at my frosty car and wanting to crawl back into bed and read all day. That won’t happen!
Deciding: What to write about that you would enjoy reading. Maybe you can help me out.?
Wishing: I am wishing that I could get my office sorted out and all the papers put in places where I could find them.
Enjoying: I enjoy watching the football game (Go Seahawks) with my husband. We have at least two big bowls of popcorn and I let my snowman with his Seahawk hat, scarf and football sit with us to watch the game. A friend of mine created him out of soft white fluffy cotton. He is too cute!!
Liking: Being served coffee and toast in bed. So luxurious.
Enjoying: I enjoy a walk in the crisp air. It is a bit too cold this week. We actually had 16 degrees, matching a record from 2008.
Pondering: I am pondering what books I want to read next. I love all kinds of books. Mostly enjoy atmospheric style books. (such as gothic, books from other countries, books that teach me something I don’t know about.
Wondering: I wonder if I can meet my goals this year.
Loving: Our new gas fireplace, especially for these super cold nights.
Considering: I am considering how I want to arrange my schedule of blogging, writing, reading and the rest of what I have to do.
Buying: Well, I need not think about buying anything until I get caught up with my budget.
Watching: The Crown, it is very interesting and the photography is great.
Hoping: That I will fall asleep as soon as I get in bed tonight. I have a hard time turning off my mind.
Marveling: I marvel every day at the creativeness I see on the Internet.
Questioning: What I can do to make this a wonderful blog.
Smelling: Cookies baking in the oven.
Wearing: I am wearing my gym clothes with a long-sleeved shirt and my fuzzy purple robe and slippers.
Following: Too many blogs.
Noticing: How much I need to clean my office, very off-putting.
Thinking: How much I love being at home and not working outside of the house.
Admiring: Talented people in any role.
Getting: Stuff done so I can go to bed.
Feeling: Good about what I accomplished today.
Giggling: I love to laugh at comics and jokes and messing around.
Feeling: Glad that I am feeling well and haven’t been sick for a long time. I am crossing my fingers about this.
Hearing: A lot of time we hear the ‘Sound of Freedom’ because we are not terribly far from the Airforce base.
Celebrating: My daughter’s screenwriting was accepted for a real movie.
Pretending: I don’t want to eat those cookies.
Embracing: I hope to embrace my goals and make them happen.
Here is a blank list for you, in case you want to cut and paste and create your own list.