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Checking in

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Do you ever feel like you blink and a whole week disappears? That’s the feeling around here at the moment. Between work, study, writing, kid wrangling, dance competitions, sickness and the usual eat-clean-sleep necessities, the last week has disintegrated before my eyes.

So what to do in times like these? Take stock. Check in. Get back to basics. And deep really deep breaths. And there’s no better way than this taking stock list from Pip overat Meet Me At Mikes, so thank you Pip. (I’ve narrowed my list down a bit in the name of simplicity).

Here goes:

Making : A mess. Housework has taken a back seat for the past week with so much on. I’m trying to be okay with it, not easy for an OCD freak.

Cooking : Slow cooked roasts. I don’t think I’ll ever oven bake a roast again.

Drinking : Water and lots of it. It’s the only thing that’s helped ease my nagging cough! My skin’s looking good though. 🙂

Reading: Guilt by Matt Nable. Read it in 24 hours. You’ll either love it or hate it – I loved it.

Wanting: An extra hour each day.

Playing: Music to brighten the day.

Sewing: I don’t understand the question.

Wishing: For a weekend getaway for just husband and I.

Enjoying: Watching two of our girls dance their hearts out on stage.

Waiting: For the sun to come back.

Liking: Guy Sebastian’s Eurovision song.

Wondering: What the relationship with my daughters will be like in 10, 15, 20 years time.

Loving: Bedtime.

Hoping: Good things come to those who wait.

Marvelling: At the talent of amazing, ordinary people.

Needing: A break.

Smelling: Lots of home cooking.

Wearing: Boots and scarves. Winter has arrived.

Following: Some new wonderful bloggers.

Noticing: How quickly the world changes.

Knowing: One day…

Thinking: About the what if’s of life.

Feeling: Pretty ordinary. Damn flu.

Bookmarking: So much good stuff for my next newsletter.

Giggling: While watching funny dog videos with miss 9.

Feeling: Content, hopeful, sad, angry, proud… okay let’s just say emotional. That covers it!


Pick one word off the list and spill. Go. 

Also linking with Jess over at Essentially Jess for IBOT