It’s time for another Taking Stock post – these are always fun to do!
Taking Stock #2/2021
This year Denyse has changed the Taking Stock prompts, and I’m happy to join her in using the new version. You can read Denyse’s latest #lifethisweek post here and you could always join the linkup too.
For me, the idea of these posts is to write a response without giving it too much thought, so it’s usually the first thing that pops into my head.
Let’s get into it!
Admiring: The tenacity of my sister-in-law Carol and my husband, as we’ve been going through my MIL’s house and they have both taken on the brunt of the work. Although I must point out that Carol is more like a sister to me, as we met when she was only 8 and have grown very close over the past 45+ years.
Becoming: Tired of watching and reading the news….
Curious: Why do we all have so much stuff in our lives?
Delighted: My granddaughter told her mother (my daughter) the other day, I need my Deb – it just melts my heart!
Excited: I’m doing the MOJO May Course through the Australian Writers Centre – I thoroughly enjoyed MOJO month last November and it gave me a real lift with every day tasks and boosted my creative thinking. M is for mindset; O is for online; J is for juice and O is for Operation. Yes it cost me some $ but I see it as a great way to get those creative juices flowing
Feeling: More in control of things than I have in a while
Going: Home soon to sort out my own clutter
Helping: Whoever I can with whatever I have to offer
Imploring: Mosquitoes to leave me alone
Joking: What did Deb do? It made everyone laugh 🙂
A positive mindset (I just checked and I used that in my previous Taking Stock post), so I’ll go with keeping active, on my bike, walking and adding in some stretching courtesy of my friend Sue at Women Living Well After 50
Making: Notes for future blog posts – I’m not usually that organised!
Next: My three daughters all have their birthdays within the next 6 weeks – I still don’t know how I managed to do that!
Observing: That clutter and ‘stuff’ tell a life story and it’s sad packing it all up in a skip or sending it off to charity
Pleasing: I’ve spoken to my nutritionist and I’m back on track!
Reading: Just finished The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh and starting Debra Oswald’s The Family Doctor, plus Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte for my online book club and H.A.G.S with Attitude by Angelique du Toit – Angelique was a guest over at Leanne’s Cresting the Hill recently with a post titled Wholehearted Living – Cultivating new Directions
Staying: In the moment wherever possible
Trying: I’m VERY trying – just ask the Mathematician!
Understanding: Grief is a long and winding road
Viewing: Spicks and Specks on ABC TV – love that show!
Welcoming: New visitors and followers to my blog 🙂
X (our choice): Being brave and getting out onto some x trails on my bike, rather than sticking to the usual paved trails
Yes: To being bold!
Z – (our choice): Zachary is now 3 months old and is super cute!
How about you?
What are you taking stock of?
How would you answer any one these prompts? Did you notice that Denyse has made them all in alphabetical order?
I always enjoy these fun posts! I hope you do too, I’d love to hear from you 🙂
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Everyone has a story to tell! Deb is a young-at-heart & active 60+ blogger/retiree, after being made redundant from her 22-year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre (jail). She now spends her time reading, blogging, riding her ebike and travelling. Deb was awarded a Bravery Award from the Queen when she was 17 after a tragic accident – a definite life changing moment! She is married with 3 grown-up daughters & has 4 grandchildren. She never imagined being Granny Debs would bring so much joy to her life! You can read more of Deb’s story here
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