taking stock… take two

I have been crafting like a mad women, but I’m making Chrissy Pressies so I can’t really share my creative endeavours yet as some potential recipients read this blog… sometimes. Instead I’m inspired by the lovely Pip from Meet me at Mikes and her Taking Stock posts. This is take two for me as I did take one back here.

Making: Chrissy Pressies and yet another batch of ginger syrup.

Cooking: A flourless pumpkin cake. I sort of adapted a recipe (reads kinda made up a recipe). And it worked! And it was yum! And totally healthy because it had pumpkin it! I mean let’s face it, it’s practically a vitamin pill… sugar and butter don’t count when there’s pumpkin involved.

Drinking: Peppermint tea, ginger spritz (made with my ginger syrup) and the occasional mojito.

Reading: My favourite blogs… check out my side bar for links.

Wanting: Some of Santa’s Elves to tidy the house so I can just make stuff and not have vacuum, do washing, weeding, dishes etc…

Looking: Forward to Chrissy Day!

Playing: The new Mazzy Star CD… over and over… and over.

Deciding: Well I sort of decided not to make Chrissy cards… after much procrastination I just don’t have enough time to make them now. I suspect the procrastination was possibly a subconscious lamearse decision that saved me actually making a decision. Lame and slack.

Wishing: I started making the Chrissy Pressies earlier!
Enjoying: The new Mazzy Star CD – no I haven’t made myself sick of it yet… despite the repeat button.

Waiting: For a break in the busy so we can weed the front garden. Ha! So funny!

Liking: Listening to music and crocheting whilst hubby plaits… it’s calming and productive all at the same time. Win!

Wondering: If I’ll actually get all the Chrissy Pressies made in time.

Loving: Birds! They’re so resourceful. Even the leather scraps (that hubby leaves all over the driveway and backyard!) don’t go to waste. The birdies love them for their nests. How safe snug and cosy do these guys look?
Pondering: The next few projects I want to make… after I’ve finished the Chrissy Pressies. Must stay strong and not start them before Chrissy Pressies are done. It’s a battle!

Considering: Buying some Chrissy Pressies instead of making them. Refer back to ‘Pondering’.

Watching: Not much TV that’s for sure! There’s so much crap on lately, we usually opt for the CD player instead.

Hoping: I’ll cope ok-ish when I drop my son off at the airport with his ONE WAY ticket for his backpacking adventure next month… so proud!

Marvelling: At how much painting and reno stuff my daughter and her fella are getting done to their new home,  despite both working full time… so proud!

Needing: A couple of extra weeks to make Chrissy Pressies! (sensing a theme here?)

Smelling: Dovette – the perfume I created in Paris!!! OMG did I just type that? Yep. And I actually did it too. Twas a dream come true! It’s so delicious with top notes of Bamboo, Green Tea, Bergamot, Plum and Violet Flowers. Middle notes of Peony, Rose, Violet leaves and Lily of the Valley. Base notes of Vanilla, Sandalwood, Amber, Cedar, and Sweet Candied Nut. There’s a few other bits and pieces in there too but am sure you get the idea. Fresh and sweet but not sickly sweet, kinda like an earthy, woody, fresh floral scent. Still totally smitten with this sweet miniature 5ml perfume bottle I picked up in Montmartre too. The perfect little Dovette traveller.

Wearing: My new fluffy alpaca slippies, yesterday’s make up, PJ bottoms and a cardy ….  I’m all class hey?

Following: The progress of the baby birdies in the leather scraps nest. So cute!

Noticing: How nice it is to catch up with my sweet mum once a week for a little meditation session. How ace is that?!

Knowing: That I need to keep thinking about, visualizing and giving my energy to the farm dream. I can actually start to feel it becoming a real possibility sometime in the future… as opposed to a pie in the sky dream. Yay!

Thinking: I need to start knitting some stuff to give my sore crochet hand/elbow/shoulder a rest.

Getting: Into a pretty good routine walking a little each morning… and feeling a wee bit chuffed about it as I’m not a big one for exercise generally.

Admiring: The jacaranda tree each morning (from my treadmill!) and seeing all the little buds blossom into a purple haze of beauty.

Buying: Chrissy cards! Finally. What date is it???

Bookmarking: All my favourite blogs again after a computer crash. {insert grumpy face}

Opening: Another packet of these delish snacks that are safe for me and all my allergies… and probably a little bit too morish! Finding a yummy, pre-packed snack that’s healthy and doesn’t contain any of the things I’m allergic is a mighty hard thing to do, so it’s pretty exciting to say the least.

Giggling: At the ‘waiting’ comment above. Hmph! As if!

Feeling: Pretty darn in lucky in life!

So how about you? Are you feeling lucky? No I’m not trying to be a lame Clint Eastwood… Just wondering where you are at. Sincerely. Hope it’s a great place. I really do.

Do you do the taking stock thing too? Let me know as I love to pop by and read yours. After all, procrastinating is my favourite thing to do when there is too much to do.


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