I follow a pretty clever cookie online by the name of Pip Lincoln. Her blog, Meet Me at Mikes is one I love to read, it’s kinda like catching up with an old friend. I know a lot about Pip from reading her books and her blog and it seems like we are friends, if only the virtual kind! Although, I did get to meet her ages ago when she popped up to Brisbane to speak at a BrisStyle event, which was very cool!
Anyway, Pip has this fabulous way of stopping and checking in about where she is at in life, so I thought I’d take a cue from her and take stock at the beginning of November 2016. The last few months have been crazy busy, the kind of busy where you don’t quite get to catch your breath but I wouldn’t change a minute of them! But I don’t think I’ll plan two big, European holidays in the space of four months again.
Just in case you are interested, Pip has a fabulously awesome online blogging course and at the moment you can get two courses bundled at a super cheap discount – she is diving into writing a new book soon so these classes will be retired so this is the last chance to join in if you are so inclined. Her courses come with a wonderfully supportive Facebook group as well.
So, let’s take stock for November –
Making : finishing pages in my Italy retreat journal
Drinking : endless cups of Madura tea
Reading : A new one by my favourite author – Nora Roberts. Stars of Fortune is the first novel in her new Guardians trilogy.
Wanting : nothing at all! It’s almost Christmas & I’ve had two overseas holidays in the past few months so I think I’m sorted.
Playing : constant games of ball with Zed
Deciding : on a word for 2017.
Enjoying : lunch with my bestie for her birthday
Waiting : for Summer to be over already
Liking : my new short haircut!
Loving : my family
Pondering : a list of sights to see when Chris and I travel to Sydney at the end of November
Considering : my word for 2017. Adventure has worked pretty well for me this year
Watching : catch up episodes of the TV I missed while in Italy
Hoping : that Summer isn’t too hot
Marveling : at the changes Summer is bringing to our local area
Needing : a good sleep
Smelling : the changes of Spring to Summer
Feeling : sad. My father-in-law passed away last week
Thinking : of a life well lived. Noel lived life to the full, travelled the world with his family and pursued his passions of work, family and the church. Taken too soon but I don’t think he wasted a second of life.
Admiring : the beautiful horses in the Melbourne Cup
Sorting : the 512 photos I took at the Canon photo session at Minnippi Parklands. It was so good to have a camera in my hand while watching the world pass by for an afternoon. This gorgeous pelican had a particular charm as he sauntered around, hoping for food.
Buying : plane tickets to Sydney
Getting : organized for the next few months of classes and card kits
Disliking : the heat
Opening : the mail. Urgh…only bills this week!
Giggling : at the crazy ways a whippet can be comfortable
Snacking : on potato chips
Coveting : new craft supplies
Wishing : I get selected for the new design team with Jane Davenport – talk about dream come true!
Hearing : the new Passenger album