Time to Take Stock for #LifethisMonth

What exactly do you do when Taking Stock?

If you take stock, you pause to think about all the aspects of a situation or event before deciding what to do next. Source

To answer the prompts, I usually give myself a few moments to process the word and then write the first thing that comes into my mind – not exactly what I should do according to the definition above but, hey it works for me!

Taking stock thoughts
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It’s a fun activity to do – not too much thinking involved and I’m usually happy with my immediate thoughts!

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: Travel plans…exciting times ahead!

Cooking: Eggs for breakfast

Drinking: Tea…always tea. But trying to add more water into the mix.

Reading: So many books! But I’ve recently found a Young Adult series ‘The Matilda Saga’ by Jackie French which I’m loving for some reason. I’m obviously older than the target audience but it’s been a delightful find. Reminder that we have our monthly What’s on Your Bookshelf link up party coming up on Friday 18 March – you’re welcome to join us!

Wanting: Some good news for a change!

Looking: Forward. Onwards and upwards and all that jazz.

Smiling: This quote.

Smile quote
Smile quote

Playing: Not Wordle or any of the other variants – my family is all addicted but I’m not getting sucked in!

Wasting: Time scrolling – there’s a word for that!

Wishing: Wishing you well – wherever you are!

Enjoying: The Autumnal temperatures.

Waiting: For mail to arrive – I’m expecting an exciting parcel any day now.

Liking: That Season 2 of Upload has been released on Netflix.

Wondering: How do people who have lost everything (again) in floods, bushfires, wars – keep going and pick up to start over?

Loving: At the moment this song by Lord Huron is on constant repeat.

Hoping: Things work out as planned.

Marvelling: That I will be going up in a hot air ballon this week in Canberra’s Balloon Spectacular. So excited – despite my fear of heights anxiety!

Needing: To lose a few kilos.

Smelling: Liniment after a good massage – nothing better!

Wearing: My beautiful bright skirt – I always get positive comments when I wear it.

outfit of the day - bright and bold
outfit of the day – bright and bold

Following: Some very engaging bloggers.

Noticing: The season is changing.

Knowing: I don’t like being taken for granted so I can now stand up for myself when required.

Thinking: Overthinking more often than not!

Bookmarking: Books to read on my BorrowBox library app.

Opening: Messages from my girls – every few days they send me updates on how my grandchildren are going, with photos and videos and I love getting them!

Giggling: I gave my sister a ‘questionable (?)’ gift for her 60th birthday recently and we giggled together over the phone for a good five minutes – lets’ just say she won’t be showing it to mum! It came in this wrapping 🙂

Gift for my sister
Gift for my sister

Feeling: Pretty good – all things considered!

Pretty dress
Pretty party dress

These prompts come from an earlier version of Denyse’s Taking Stock – since then Denyse has moved to an alphabetical list which I used here last month. I’ve decided I will alternate between both lists as I write my monthly Taking Stock posts 🙂 I like to mix things up!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Taking Stock this month, it’s such a great way to get a few thoughts down!

What’s your take on Taking Stock?

Have a great week ahead.

Deb xx

Joining Denyse for her new #lifethismonth linkup – you can join in too!

Life this month
Life this month

Coming up….

Friday 18 March at 9am AEDST – What’s on Your Bookshelf link party

Friday 25 March at 9am AEDST – WOTY monthly link party

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34 Replies to “Time to Take Stock for #LifethisMonth”

  1. I LOVED reading this and that photo of you and your bright skirt and great legs..go lady! Thanks for sharing the news about your #takingstock & using two versions. Hot air balloon. I think that will be marvellous. I am still enjoying wordle. In fact, it comes first these days because the minute I open my Ipad to anything but, up will come someone with a comment about that day’s one. It’s good you and your sister share a sense of fun. I commented on your sister’s blog when you shared the link. So much has happened for her and her family hasn’t it? Thank you so much for linking up your blog post for the FIRST #LifeThisMonth Link Up on Denyse Whelan Blogs. I do hope you return for the next one: Monday 11 April 2022. Warm wishes,Denyse.

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    1. Thanks Denyse, I had a ball up in the hot air balloon today as you’ve probably noticed from my photos 🙂 Thank you for continuing the #lifethismonth linkup and I’ll be back next month!

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  2. Great Taking Stock post Deb. How exciting that you’re going up in a hot air balloon! That is something I’d like to do but I think I’m too scared to. I am more of a scaredy cat as I get older – such a shame! Love your bright skirt and dress. I have some clothes from Little Party Dress too! I’m also hoping for more good news in a world thats been full of far too much bad news. Take care and hope you’re having a good week!

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  3. Will get onto my book post – thanks for the reminder! Will also do a taking stock as I don’t think I’ve done one in awhile. That skirt is Fabulous! I’d compliment you too if I saw it. How exciting (tho scary for me) with the ballooning! Look forward to hearing about it. Listening to the song now. Not heard of it before. Exciting on the travel plans – seeing grandkids?

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    1. Hope you enjoyed the song Lydia! I’ll be posting about the balloon ride for sure 🙂
      Yes plans to go and see our granddaughter in UK – exciting bit scary too!

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  4. Hi!
    Enjoyed your taking stock !
    The skirt and party dress are both colorful and brig a bit of art to the world!

    Hope you have a great time in the balloon ride – sounds fun!

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    1. Many thanks Yvette, I love bright and colourful! I’m excited about the balloon ride with my daughter, hopefully the weather holds for us. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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  5. How cool that you are going up in a balloon! I was about to do that a couple of years ago but then it never happened. Maybe another time. And yes, I really want some good news as well for once!

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  6. Lovely skirt Debbie, taking stock is a great idea. When I get back to Perth which is Wednesday ..yay.. I have to recentre myself as it’s been a very stressful few months. Get back to reading more and exercising again

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  7. I do love a Taking Stock post Deb, and this one is great. I can understand why you would like the Matilda Saga. I’m a huge fan. I love your skirt. It would brighten up any day. I would love for someone to give me a Questionable gift!

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    1. I’m so pleased you’ve read the Matilda Saga too Jen, they’re great stories any age can relate to not just Young Adults. My gift wasn’t too bad just a bit of language mum wouldn’t appreciate! Yes the skirt is one of my all time faves.

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  8. I always love your bright colours Deb and that skirt is gorgeous (I admired it in the FB post you did of meeting your Melbourne blog follower). So glad you’re enjoying the adventure of planning an overseas trip again and that life looks pretty good in your world – lots to smile about 😀

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  9. Love a good taking stock post! Love your brightly coloured skirt and dress – have you seen Little Party Dress? They have some really fun and colourful designs. Every time I wear my LPDs I get stopped in the street and I’m hardly a fashion icon! And do you think we are the only people not playing wordle?! I do like to buck a trend! Have a fun rest of the month!

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    1. Thanks Sammie, yes I have seen Little Party Dress and love their spirit! I love being stopped in the street like that too 🙂 I’m bucking the trend big time with Wordle!

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  10. Yep, eggs for brekky here too – boiled egg with rye toast soldiers…and tea…always tea. I loe that bright skirt and giggled at the glitter farting unicorn.

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  11. Love this Deb because the prompts make you think! Your posts always make me smile and of course the colourful clothes lift anyone’s spirits. I have refused to even find out what Wordle is so I’m with you on that one. Enjoy the rest of your month and see you at What’s On Your Bookshelf? later this week. #lifethismonth

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