Taking Stock- February

Taking stock - February

And just like that, summer is gone. A new month, a new season, a new opportunity to take stock.

Inspired by Pip from Meet Me At Mikes, taking stock is a great way to look back at the month that was, breathe it all in, then move onto the month ahead.

February was such a busy month for us. So much going on! Forget Feb Fast {I would have been a big fat failure at that}, for us it was more like Feb Fest! All those tickets we bought way back when, finally got used and we also had a wedding, a baptism which included a quick trip to Port Macquarie and on top of all that, Miss 5 started school!

So here’s my taking stock February…

Making : This DIY shadow box. I just couldn’t part with Miss 5’s first ballet shoes
Cooking : Baking up freezer friendly muffins and lunchbox snacks.
Drinking : Too much! I really should have done Feb Fast!
Reading: Blogs, blogs and more blogs
Wanting: More hours in the day
Looking: Forward to a couple of upcoming blogger events and meeting some of my bloggy friends in real life
Playing: The school mum. It’s a whole new world!
Deciding: What to wear. Will it be hot or cool? Will be asking this question all Autumn!
Wishing: Dinner times were not so stressful
Enjoying: Family time on weekends. Now that Miss 5 is at school the weekends have become even more precious
Waiting: For our 8 year anniversary. We passed the 7 year itch. Yay us!
Liking: A new photography project I’ve joined. More to come soon…
Wondering: If I should have become a teacher instead of a marketer!?
Loving: My time with Master 3 on the days I don’t work, now that his sister is at school. I forgot how easy grocery shopping with just one kid is!
Pondering: Taking a trip to my home town to see my family
Considering: Buying new black sneakers
Watching: Revenge! It’s back.. Yay!
Hoping: Miss 5 continues the dream run she’s had since starting school.
Marvelling: At just how quickly she’s learning. It really is incredible.
Cringing: At the many measles stories I’ve heard recently. Just immunize people!!
Needing: A massage and a chiro adjustment
Questioning: Where has common sense gone? Blog post coming soon!
Smelling: Chocolate honeycomb I’m about to eat
Wearing: Peter Alexander PJ’s
Following: Working Mum’s Collective. It’s like a cheer squad for working mums!
Noticing: How much worse Peak hour traffic has become in Sydney
Knowing: That there’s more to know. Gotta keep learning!
Thinking: About the families of the Bali 9 ringleaders who are about to be executed.
Admiring: Morning people and wishing I could be one
Sorting: Through paperwork… Bills, school notes. It’s never-ending!
Buying: Actually not much lately. Strange for me but I’m sure it won’t last long.
Getting: Well into the swing of 2015
Bookmarking: these links from Jess on raising boys. Think I’ll need to refer to them as Master 3 seems to have reached the effing fours already!
Coveting: These Yoga pants
Disliking: The morning routine. Or lack of thereof!
Giggling: At My2Morrows. Always laughter in this place
Feeling: Tired. All the time!
Snacking: On a Chocolate Honeycomb. Yum!
Wishing: I could do more yoga classes every week
Helping: Miss 5 learn to read. Such a fascinating process!
Hearing: The Foo Fighters… on high rotation since we went to their concert last week!

So that’s me for Feb!

I’d love to hear from you… Pick a couple of prompts from the list above and tell me how you are taking stock?

Shannon xx pink

Taking Stock – September


Inspired by fave blogger Mrs Woog who was inspired by the fabulous Pip from Meet me at Mikes, I thought I’d give Taking Stock September a crack.

It’s a new season and although it doesn’t really feel like it yet in Sydney, a new season brings new beginnings and is a great opportunity to check in with where you’re at, where you’re going and what your coveting, buying, listening to and drinking!

Have a read, then it’s your turn my lovelies!

Making : Time for me. Ashtanga yoga class yesterday, one of my fave things in the world!

Cooking : Urghh… Not a fan

Drinking : Geisen – Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc or Green Tea

Reading: My new bloggy friends blogs

Wanting: World peace

Looking: Forward to being in the hairdressers chair today and considering going back to blonde, or should I keep hedging my bets and stick with the balyage?

Playing: Mean mummy. Didn’t let miss 5 wear her Elsa dress to the shops yesterday. Melt down!

Deciding: Arghh, decisions are my weakness. Typical libra. Always indecisive!

Wishing: Hubby didn’t work ridiculous hours.

Enjoying: Friday = mummy and kids day

Waiting: For Christmas holidays

Liking: Spring

Wondering: How humans can be so violent. Wtf is going on in the world?!

Loving: Clever cookie school of blog course and never want it to end

Pondering: Whether to pour another glass of wine or not?

Considering: Buying new dining chairs. You like?

Watching: Becoming the Beatles doco

Hoping: Miss 5 takes to wearing her new glasses ok

Marvelling: At how it can be possible that my first born starts school next year!

Needing: My chiro

Smelling: My kids after a bath

Wearing: My new überkate Uberbanner freshly engraved

Following: My new Clever Cookie bloggy friends blogs lifeloveandlattescreatebakemakesimplejoysandsilverlinings and about a hundred more

Noticing: How much wine I drink!!

Knowing: That there’s always more to know and learn

Thinking: About what my next blog post will be. Suggestions welcome!

Admiring: The strength of a dear friend after losing her husband suddenly 3 months ago

Sorting: Kitchen cupboards… One at a time

Buying: If hubby is reading this… nothing. If not, a new wish dress

Getting: Inspired by the Clever Cookie School of Blog course

Bookmarking: Arinna Huffington’s book ‘thrive’

Disliking: The threat to our way of life in Australia

Opening: My iPad cover

Giggling: At miss 5 calling a huntsman spider  ‘a husband’

Feeling: Tired. All the time, tired!

Snacking: Tim tam bites and wishing I never discovered them!

Coveting: Besides the dining chairs… ShoesShoes and shoes

Wishing : I could see my interstate family more often

Helping: Master 3 drift off to sleep singing John Lennon’s ‘beautiful boy’

Hearing: My new yoga playlist

And a blank list for you below.

I‘d love to hear how you are taking stock in September.

Leave yours in the comments below.

All or just pick a few.

Go on, don’t be shy!

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