It’s time for another Taking Stock post – these are always fun 🙂
Taking Stock #3/2022
The way I approach these Taking Stock posts, is to write a response to the prompt without giving it too much thought, so be aware it’s usually the first thing that pops into my head. It helps to keep my brain nimble!
Starting in February, I’ve been trying to do a Taking Stock post early in the month and I’m alternating with the Taking Stock prompts – last month I used an earlier version and today I’ve switched back to the more recent alphabetic prompts – it keeps life interesting!
Let’s get into it!
Admiring: Resilience in all its forms – flood victims, those in war zones, parents of toddlers…
Becoming: A bit cynical with all the political stuff going on. But at least the election date has now been set!
Curious: Continuing to be curious about life is a great way to stay young at heart.
Delighted: To have a few days away in the city with some of my family. (Thanks to my daughter for this happy snap at our morning tea stop).
Excited: About further family visits coming up over the next few months.
Feeling: Sad at having to help prepare my late Mother-in-law’s property for auction – going through her life and deciding what to do with her things has not been an easy task for any of us.
Going: Quite well with my challenge to exercise more, drink more water and watch what I am putting into my mouth. There’s still room for improvement though.
Helping: Make the world a better place – in any way I can. (My ‘I am’ app gives me lovely messages throughout the day like this one below).
Imploring: Peace is what we need, not war.
Joking: Playing with my grandchildren and hearing them laugh. Even a simple peek-a-boo game can elicit squeals of delight.
Keeping: My equilibrium despite feelings of overwhelm that threaten me at times.
Loving: Our early morning strolls to the beach while away from home.
Making: The most of the warmer weather on the coast – frosts aren’t too far away at home.
Next: I think I’ll have another cup of tea.
Observing: Life in the big smoke – it’s so different to my usual lifestyle.
Pleasing: To see the sun and feel the warmth after such awful rainy times of late.
Reading: The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth – With honesty and true understanding, Sally Hepworth pens this poignant story of one of today’s nightmares: early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Staying: In an Airbnb in the Northern Beaches of Sydney for an extra long weekend.
Trying: Not to be too judgemental – (my daughter told me I was being too judgy) – trying to see the reasons why people live in a busy city and pay so much for that lifestyle choice. It’s not better or worse, just different.
Understanding: That we have the best of both worlds – we live in a small country town and enjoy going to the city and the beach for a visit but don’t have to live there with all the traffic, people and expense. Yes it’s a much quieter life but it suits us just fine!
Viewing: The world from above in a hot air balloon – that was so much fun!
Welcoming: The opportunity to look after our grandchildren for the afternoon/evening while their parents attend a wedding.
X (our choice): Our family’s A Word a Week photo challenge has been going well with words recently being: Neighbourhood, Flora, Man-made, Buttons and Key – see if you can match the words to the photos below 🙂
Yes: To welcoming Autumn – it really is my favorite colour!
Z – (our choice): A day at Taronga Zoo with my grandchildren 🙂
How about you?
Are you going along OK?
How would you answer any one these prompts?
I always enjoy doing these posts and I’d love to hear from you 🙂
Have a great week.
- Letting you know that our monthly What’s on Your Bookshelf post which is usually the 3rd Friday of the month will be a week later on Friday 22 April as we’re participating in a special event – Friendly Friday Photo and Blog Challenge! So mark your calendars with the later date for the WOYBS challenge for April only.
- Our WOTY monthly link up is Friday 29 April – hope to see you there.
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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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