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Taking stock: January 2018

January always catches me by surprise after the blur of  end of school, Olive's birthday, Xmas (we hosted) and visiting family. 

This month I'm.....

Loving: Donut peaches. 

Sewing: Ponte-waisted A-line skirts with perfect contrast pockets!!!! Pattern by Woven by Society.

Crocheting: Nothing. 

Cooking: Lots of veggies from the veggie patch including eggplants, zucchini, snowpeas, sweetcorn and cucumbers.

Baking: Not a lot of sourdough bread this month. 

Eating: All you can eat Japanese with girlfriends.

Drinking: Soda stream water from my awesome Xmas present.
Reading: Lily Brett - Only in New York
Next read: Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.

Wanting: To order some woven labels to sew into my me-made clothes from here. I want them to say Di Made.

Looking: Forward to starting my new uni course in March.
Playing: The Game of Life. Olive got a whole heap of games for Xmas and her birthday and this one seems to be the only one we've played so far.
Deciding: What to cook for dinner  Every. Single. Day. Why do I find it so hard to meal plan?
Wishing: That my friend will see the light at the end of the very dark tunnel she currently finds herself in.
Enjoying: Writing my first blog post for the year.
Waiting: Spent New Years Day/night in Emergency with my partner. Not the funnest way to start the year. 

Liking: My new laptop. A lot. 

Seeing: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Australian Shakespeare Company), The Greatest Showman (cinema) and Wonder (Cinema). So unusual for me to have so many arty outings in one month, let alone during the school holidays!!!!! All were brilliant.

Loving: Frozen slices of citrus fruit to pop into our glasses of soda water.

Buying: A new workout t-shirt for my Pilates class next week.
Watching: The Affair on Stan. Realised a week later that the character Cole is Pacey from Dawson's Creek. Still really hot!

Wanting: A Bakers Blade Bread Lame to make slashing loaves easier.
Hoping: it doesn't get too hot for the rest of Jan and Feb.

Cringing: at Hamish MacDonald's terrible interview with Nigella Lawson on The Project.

Needing: More sleep.
Smelling: Roses and basil from the garden.

Wearing: Denim cut-off shorts that I made from an old pair of jeans.
Following: Closet Case Patterns and her mantra of Just Make it Already!

Noticing: My knees have been getting sore a lot. Hoping my new Pilates course will help.
Sorting: through photos as I tidy up my sewing room to create a study space; well started anyway.
Getting: Olive ready for the new school year.
Bookmarking: Weber Q BBQ recipes.

Coveting: Liberty of London fabric.

Feeling: grateful for my lot in life. It's not glamourous or Pinterest worthy, but I have a roof over my head, food on the table and the love of a wonderful, hard working partner and amazing daughter.

Snacking: cucumber spears and tzatziki dip.

Hearing: My daughter singing songs from her latest Broadway show: The Little Mermaid 

Taking Stock is the awesome monthly reflective writing prompt started by Pip from Meet me at Mikes. You should totally go check her out. She crochets too which is extra cool.


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