Welcome to Taking Stock #5/2022
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 and stops me from overthinking!
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 the original prompts and today I’ve switched back to the more recent A-Z prompts from Denyse – it keeps life interesting!
Let’s get into it!
This month, as I’m away on holidays visiting family up north where it’s warm, I’m going to try to tie in the prompts with the theme of holidays/family/warmth. It will be interesting to see if I can do it!
Admiring: The Australian people for lots of things lately, including our gun laws (was that a bit heavy to start with?)
Becoming: A moon person – 2-year-old Patrick loves seeing the moon each night and then he waves goodbye to it as he goes to bed. So sweet!
Curious: Being curious is a good way to be.
Delighted: To be with some of my family again. We tried to get up here late last year but lockdowns put a stop to that.
Excited: To be here to celebrate my youngest daughter’s birthday this week.
Feeling: Much better after having a stomach bug as we started out on our road trip – NOT fun at all!
Going: For lots of bike rides in the sun.
Helping: Helping out with 2-year-old Patrick’s swimming lessons and other activities.
Imploring: Covid, MonkeyPox and all other such viruses to just go away and leave us alone.
Joking: I’m going to take a blogging break 🙂
Knowing: The Queen’s 70th Jubilee is a big deal in the UK – so lovely for her and the whole country gets to party too! This video of the Queen and Paddington Bear made me smile 🙂
Loving: The change of routine.
Making: Dinner every few days – we’re taking it in turns to cook.
Next: My mother’s birthday is later this month. She’ll be 84!
Observing: A LOT of people on their phones at the beach – in hindsight I think they were part of a ‘game’.
Posting: Not a lot this month due to being on holidays 🙂 Not sure if it’s going to work or not as I love my blogging community!
Questioning: Could I live in Queensland – probably not but I’m enjoying the visit!
Reading: Book 6 (of 9) in The Matilda Saga series – apparently it’s Young Adult fiction but I’m loving it. My latest What’s on Your Bookshelf post has more on. books I’m enjoying.
Staying: In the moment and making the days count.
Trying: To be a better person (it’s a long term goal).
Understanding: Why people go north for the winter.
Viewing: The beach rather than the snow capped mountains of home.
Welcoming: The warmth of a winter in Queensland – oh have I said that already??
X (our choice): 10 Little Patricks – a book I made for Patrick which he loves reading.
Yes: Let’s go for another bike ride.
Z – (our choice): Zoom zoom, beep beep – Patrick loves his cars and trucks and we’re happy to join him.
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.
Joining Denyse for her fortnightly #lifesstories linkup – only one more to go on June 20 before Denyse brings it to an end.
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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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