7 September 2018 | Uncategorised

Taking stock – September

August has been incredibly busy – why do all the schools put all the events in August?!! Time to take stock and work out where everything is at. This is a list from Pip Lincolne’s blog, Meet me at Mike’s.

Making: Writers’ Notebooks for my school holiday writing workshops
Cooking: crispy-skin salmon with zucchini chips for dinner tonight
Drinking: chai latte – my chai was photographed for Cocoa cafe’s social media feed yesterday!
Reading: Anne of Green Gables at night and Dialogue, the art of verbal action for page, stage and screen during the day
Wanting: warmer weather
Looking: at Miss 11’s gorgeous new haircut
Playing: Uno with Mr 9
Deciding: which roses to plant in our garden
Wishing: there were more hours in the day – I always wish that!
Enjoying: frothy pink ranunculi in a vase
Waiting: for my bare-branched crab apple and birch trees to burst into bloom
Liking: that there is more time on Sundays now that footy for both boys has finished
Wondering: which format to choose for my Writers’ Notebooks
Loving: the unread stack of birthday books in my study
Pondering: how to best meet everyone’s needs
Considering: how to sort out my overflowing inbox
Buying: food, food and more food – how do they eat so much?
Watching: three basketball semi-finals tomorrow
Hoping: for three basketball wins!
Marvelling: at the pastel drawings my kids created at the kitchen table – sunsets and waterfalls
Cringing: at how loud my kids can be
Needing: more sleep
Questioning: how to meet everyone’s needs, including my own
Smelling: the raspberry muffins Miss 11 baked
Wearing: ankle boots in a variety of colours
Following: the footy finals with only a little interest – my team is out!
Noticing: how Mr 14’s t-shirts look a little small for him now
Knowing: I’ll have to buy him some new ones!
Thinking: constantly about my writing workshops – which books to discuss, which activities to do, how much can we fit in – I’d be happy to run week-long sessions!
Admiring: my husband for his dedication to work and family
Sorting: the pantry – there’s a sesame oil spill
Getting: a little bit fitter with running
Bookmarking: interesting writing posts
Coveting: summer clothes
Disliking: the overflowing ironing basket
Opening: my laptop every morning with a sense of excitement for my manuscript
Giggling: at Mr 9 reciting nursery rhymes
Feeling: too many emotions to articulate in one sentence
Snacking: on corn chips
Helping: each of my kids navigate through their own challenges
Hearing: the kids singing in the shower

Maybe you’d like to copy and paste this list for yourself into a file, or write it in a journal or the back of an envelope. Or tell me one ‘ing’ in the comments!

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You are one busy mum, wife and creative person, love your blogs, remember to take alittle time for yourself and spring is coming, x Colleen

September 7, 2018 at 7:46 am

Terri Dixon

Looking forward to a week in Kyneton.
Wondering if I’ll cope with Kyneton’s cold.
Loving I have books packed to take away, and the time to read them.
Cooking absolutely nothing for a week.
Hoping to improve my golf, in a week? not likely.
Watching footy with interest, barracking for the teams family and friends support.
Waiting, waiting, waiting for Spring weather.

September 7, 2018 at 10:49 am

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