Time to take stock! I don’t know about you, but my head is spinning with COVID news, eased restrictions, Olympic medals and everything else from the mundane to the marvellous! This list comes from Pip Lincolne’s blog, Meet me at Mike’s.
Making: a weaving with pink and cream wools, fibres and fabrics. Making up the pattern as I go along. So close to finishing…
Cooking: a big leg of lamb, slow-cooked in tomato passata, shredded and served with sourdough bread, red capsicums, spinach and feta cheese.
Sipping: tea – English breakfast, rooibos and peppermint
Reading: so many young adult books, too many to name!
Looking: at the streetscape from my study window – sunny with a gentle breeze that moves the bare branches of the birches
Listening: classic violin songs – I’m working out what my violinist character would play!
Wishing: Sydney’s COVID situation improves…
Enjoying: a quiet house after the kids have returned to school. I know I’m not the only one!
Waiting: for the weekend so I can see my kids play sport – it seems like a long time
Liking: today’s sun
Loving: all the ideas swirling in my head for my books
Buying: a new book – The art of is by Stephen Nachmanovitch
Watching: bits of the Olympics – go Aussies!
Hoping: I’ll still be able to go on a writing retreat in regional NSW in September
Needing: to spend an hour of power sorting out admin ‘stuff’
Wearing: a blue jumper with a subtle cream trim – soft, cosy and I definitely feel more creative when I wear it
Following: the ABC’S coronavirus blog
Noticing: how quickly my kids are growing
Sorting: washing, there’s always washing
Getting: a warm fuzzy feeling when I observe how kind my community is, particularly during the recent lockdown
Saving: my plastic bags to return to Coles
Bokmarking: so much! Lots of sites on violin music and writing
Coveting: a pair of black boots
Opening: up my middle-grade manuscript to new possibilities
Giggling: at Mr 12’s tracksuit pants which are way too short for him (not in front of him, though!)
Feeling: a little bit of pressure to finish my two books quickly
Hearing: the birds outside the study window
Obsessing: over the ABC blog
Let me know how you are taking stock this week. Have a lovely weekend!