TAKING STOCK JANUARY 2017

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.

Making:

Cooking:

Drinking:

Reading:

Wanting:

Trawling:

Looking:

Deciding:

Wishing:

Enjoying:

Waiting:

Liking:

Wondering:

Loving:

Pondering:

Listening:

Considering:

Buying:

Watching:

Hoping:

Marvelling:

Cringing:

Needing:

Questioning:

Smelling:

Wearing:

Following:

Noticing:

Knowing:

Thinking:

Admiring:

Getting:

Bookmarking:

Disliking:

Opening:

Giggling:

Feeling:

Hearing:

Celebrating:

Pretending:

Embracing:

 

 

About babette

Hi there: I am Babette, I am married to a wonderful man who indulges most of my wishes. We live in the Pacific Northwest and love the beautiful scenery everywhere around us. I like to create printables, love to read and learn new things. I also love to cook, sometimes inventing along the way.

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