Thanks to Denyse’s blog for these one word prompts as part of her regular #Lifethisweek series. Every nine weeks she has this as an optional prompt for her linkup and this is the first ‘taking stock’ one for 2019. It’s also my first time at doing this particular format 🙂
To answer the prompts, I gave myself only a few moments to process the word and then wrote the first thing that came into my mind. It was a fun activity to do – not too much thinking involved and I’m very happy with my thoughts overall!
Sometimes life gets too busy, and complicated so it’s fun to spend a few minutes on simple back to basics thought processes. I hope you also enjoy reading my responses.
Making: Time to do what I enjoy.
Cooking: A roast chicken for dinner.
Drinking: Water with a lemon and ginger infusion and copious cups of tea!
Reading: A great article from the Guardian, which my daughter sent onto me for my thoughts. Things have certainly changed since I was a young mother, but is it good change do you think? The article is about the current trend of tracking your baby’s every move ‘You can track everything’: the parents who are digitise their baby’s lives
Wanting: My sister to feel better.
Looking: For the answer to the meaning of life, but while I’m waiting for that, I’ll enjoy looking at the view of my garden and the bare paddocks, from my ‘desk’ today in the gazebo.
Smiling: At this photo of me with my granddaughter at our town’s recent weekend food, wine and music festival in Tumbarumba called Tumbafest. My smile was huge all weekend and it was said that I was actually glowing as I proudly wheeled her around.
Playing: Podcasts while I walk – I’m loving David Tennants’s new podcast where he chats with a variety of interesting people. So far he’s talked with Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Whoopi Goldberg, Ian Mckellen and Jon Hamm but so far I’ve only heard the ones with Olivia and Jodie. It’s called David Tennant Does a Podcast with…..
Wasting: Food – I cleaned out my cupboards and was amazed at how much was way out of date! And I’m talking years here!!! My daughters may not be so surprised 🙂
Wishing: I could time travel to visit my daughters who don’t live close by.
Enjoying: Aqua aerobics with a great bunch of people.
Waiting: For my new reading glasses to arrive – waiting rather impatiently I must say, they’re so cool!
Liking: The fact that we’ve been out a lot lately.
Wondering: Why some people don’t like the idea of travel. I read this ABC Life article – Why many Australians don’t have overseas travel on their bucket list
Loving: Being a part of the amazingly supportive blogging community.
Hoping: That time can slow down a bit sometime soon.
Marvelling: At the fact that people actually read my blog and seem to enjoy it! Thank you, I love you all 🙂
Needing: More good rain – it’s so dry down here and our tanks need refilling (we’re not connected to town water).
Smelling: The lovely scent of freshly dried sun-drenched washing straight from the line.
Wearing: Clothes I haven’t worn in a while and feeling good in them.
Following: Don’t judge me – but Dancing with the Stars, although I’ll admit I don’t know many of the current ‘stars’.
Noticing: The gradual change from summer to autumn, despite the warm temperatures.
Knowing: That the year is already flying by at a rapid pace!
Thinking: That it’s a long time since I went to a baby’s 1st birthday party and how hectic life is with young children.
Bookmarking: Things to read later when I have more time!!! As if that will ever happen!
Opening: Real letters in the mail – they don’t come often enough anymore.
Giggling: At random things that take my fancy!
Feeling: Happy and content.
How would you respond to these prompts?
And if you have any thoughts on the Guardian article I mentioned I’d love to discuss them with you.
I always enjoy hearing from you!
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