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Taking Stock September 2016

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I like to do a stock take every so often, see what is going on, how it is all going.  If you fancy  having a stock take too, I have added a blank list at the end of this post.  Thanks to Pip at Meet Me At Mikes for this Taking Stock list.

Here goes, digital biro at the ready….

Making : I am still crocheting my blanket, it may be done by 2020!

Cooking : Burgers and coleslaw for dinner.

Drinking : Lots of tea.

Reading: I have just started The Girl Who Slept with God by Val Brelinski and I am liking it so far.  My library website recommends books based on what else you have searched and this came up when I ordered The Girls by Emma Cline and there is a very long line for it, so I thought I would give The Girl Who Slept with God a go and I am pleased I did. Hurrah for libraries!

Wanting: The weather to cool down, I am done with hot and humid. Done Done Done.

Looking: At an empty plate which just had a yummy slice of Malt Loaf on it.

Playing: Pokemon Go!  My tween has it logged on my phone so I can walk his eggs. Honest, it isn’t mine.

Deciding: Which non fiction book to read next as part of #10pagesaday, I decided to read non fiction because I always borrow the books but I never read them.  I have just finished Lisa Congdon’s Art Inc and now I need to decide between You are a Badass by Jen Sincero and Wired to Create by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire. Have you read either of these? Any recommendations?

Wishing: For all of the ideas, for painting and art journaling and sketching.

Enjoying: Painting, art journaling and sketching!

Waiting: For the burgers to defrost for dinner.

Liking: The cool evenings and nights and looking forward to more.

Wondering: If it is going to rain?

Loving: Pilates.  I am sure it has made a difference to my body shape, I don’t seem to have lost much weight, but I feel less wobbly!

Pondering: Colours, I love to choose colours of paint to use.

Considering: What to paint in my sketchbook, I try and make some art every day and I have not done anything today yet.

Buying: A ‘gooseneck’ phone holder/stand which hopefully will allow me to make videos from overhead.  Can’t wait to play!

Watching: ‘Very British Problems’ on Netflix, it cracks me up!

Hoping: My fridge gets fixed soon, we are using a little tiny fridge at the minute which is better than nothing, but I am looking forward to chilling things with abandon!

Marvelling: At people who run in hot weather. It is all I can do to walk the dog without complaining, then I see someone running along like it is 50 degrees.

Cringing: At the presidential race.

Needing: A plan, I feel like I am getting all the ideas and I can’t form them into a plan.

Questioning: How four caterpillars appeared in the parsley patch seemingly from nowhere. #parsleysacrifice

Smelling: The tomato plants when I pick them every day, I just love the smell of tomato plants, it reminds me of my grandad’s greenhouse.

Wearing: Shorts and top.  This is the first summer in the States I have worn shorts, I always used to wear capris and skirts, not wanting the legs out!  This year the legs are out and I have been noticeably cooler.  It only took me 13 years to embrace summer shorts!!

Following: Instagram stories and liking everyones little moments.

Noticing: Lots of butterflies swooping around.

Knowing: Project Runway season 15 starts this week! Yay.

Thinking: How noisy hummingbirds are for such tiny creatures, they buzz and squeak around my head when I am sitting on the porch.

Admiring: Anyone who is organized.

Sorting: Through photos to print and put in albums.

Getting: The winter clothes up from the basement, sorting and donating any I no longer want.

Bookmarking: Blogs to read.

Coveting: New boots for the winter.

Disliking: Computer games.

Opening: Magazines – Flow, Click, Vogue, Art Journaling.

Giggling: At the jokes one of the librarians tells me whenever I see him!

Feeling: Tired.

Snacking: On malt loaf and blackberries.

Helping: Myself to an ice cream!

Hearing: Computer games.

A list for you!

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Happy Wednesday x

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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is www.catseatdogs.com where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.


  1. We are cringing at the presidential race too even down in Australia! Gah, Trump! Can you vote? I’m pleased to be doing ‘ten pages a day’ too. I was getting into a bit of a rut with my reading, even though there are plenty of books in my pile. Just a general malaise so this has given me a kick up the bum! Do Americans eat coleslaw or is that just a Brit/Aussie thing? Love a bit of coleslaw. Looking forward to our weather warming up so I can start shredding that cabbage!

    • Hi Carolyn, I can’t vote as I am not a US citizen. Now I have actually finished a non fiction book, I just want to catch up on my magazine pile! Yes Americans eat coleslaw, and I love it too!

  2. Love a Taking Stock post Clare.As the seasons change here in Aus, I can’t wait for the home grown tomatoes – tomatoes are my favourite food in the world.

    • I have just about got used to the opposite seasons! Must be all the southern hemisphere folk I hang out with on the inter webs!! Nothing better than home grown tomatoes.

  3. Don’t you love doing this type of post? It just sums everything up so well. And YES, yay for the Project Runway. Feels like it’s been forever since it was last on. Sounds like you’ve been busy!

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