It’s time for the final Taking Stock post of 2021 – these are always fun 🙂
Which means the year is almost over! Where has it gone?
Taking Stock #5/2021
As I always say, the idea of these Taking Stock posts is to write a response without giving it too much thought, so be aware it’s usually the first thing that pops into my head.
Denyse is the author of these Taking Stock prompts and you can read her latest #lifethisweek post here.
You are more than welcome to join the linkup too. So many great blogs to discover!
Let’s get into it!
Admiring: These nests made by the Fairy Martin swallows, they’re very clever little birds.
Becoming: Quietly confident we will have a family Christmas after-all.
Curious: When will it stop raining? Thankfully it’s stopped now 🙂 but with La Nina on the job it seems like we’re in for a wet summer.
Delighted: My massage therapist described me as being most unlike her usual female clients, in that I’m not ‘soft and cuddly’ – all my exercise is paying off as my body gets toned.
Excited: We can now leave the country – but I won’t be rushing to do so just yet.
Feeling: Lazy – it’s raining as I write this and I am sitting snuggled under a blanket and was reading a book most of the morning as I can’t be bothered to do anything much.
Going: To need flippers if it doesn’t stop raining soon.
Helping: Loving helping out with our Rotary Club’s triobikes, I’m a support rider helping get the passengers comfortable and love seeing their happy faces as we ride along!
Imploring: Everyone to be kind to each other, there seems to be an increasing feeling of tension and division in the country at the moment.
Joking: I laugh a lot when telling a joke and rarely get the punchline out without spoiling it.
Keeping: On reading, it is so easy to get lost in another world.
Loving: My blogging friends around the world and our connection, despite not having met many in real life.
Making: I made Spice Biscuits this week for the first time. Our online Bookclub made Pears Belle Helene (poached pears with chocolate sauce). We always have a cooking session over zoom when we finish a book and Jo our fearless author/baker, leads us through a dish that would have been used from the time the book was written. We have just finished Charlotte Bronte’s Villette. The pears and chocolate sauce were delicious!
Next: Wondering what’s coming for us next? We’ve had bushfires, floods, unseasonal cold snaps, a pandemic….
Observing: How well I’ve settled into retirement – I wrote a post reflecting on the past 5 years since I was made redundant (I have to say, I’m very proud of this post).
Pleasing: Australia’s vaccination rates.
Reading: Well Hello by Annabel Crabb & Leigh Sales- fun!
Staying: Positive that I will try to see my daughter and granddaughter in the UK sometime next year.
Trying: To help my sister navigate the life of the newly retired – it wasn’t her choice to finish work!
Understanding: There are always two sides to a story.
Viewing: The latest episodes of Bluey – yes I know they’re for kids but I’m a big kid!
Welcoming: My birthday in the next few weeks – always a good sign!
X (our choice): Looking very carefully at the 21 candidates for our local election next month – we only have 9 councillors so need to cull a few!
Yes: It’s been a VERY wet spring so far!
Z – (our choice): What will my word of the year #WOTY be for 2022? A few ideas…
How about you?
What are you taking stock of – how is life treating you at the moment?
How would you answer any one these prompts?
I always enjoy doing these posts! I’d love to hear from you 🙂
Have a great week.
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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