Another month down in twenty-sixteen. September was actually pretty awesome, between beach trips on the bikes, dog frisbee, much baking, a little trip to the UK for a few days and an entire week of cleaning and sorting, it’s hard to decide what was the best part. I’m leaning towards beach trips and dog frisbee though.
I enjoyed doing a little Taking Stock post last month so I’m going for another this month too. It’s not really a summary of the month, it’s more of a stream of consciousness but I like it. It’s short and sweet to put together and I get to chuckle at my own jokes. Win.
Let’s get started!
Making: Lots of things! I’m Bake Off Bake Along-ing so that’s got me in the mood for cooking!
Drinking: Right now? Water. But also a little fresh mint tea when I’m feeling fancy.
Reading: At the time of writing: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith and The Red Knight by Miles Cameron, both I’m hoping to have finished by the time I publish this post.
Wanting: To sort out the many boxes of things to be donated/sold/discarded that we put together after The Big Clean 2K16.
Looking: Forward to selling said bits and reaping all the monies!
Playing: Absolutely nothing.
Deciding: On whether I should make some snacks to eat whilst I’m writing this.
Wishing: I had snacks.
Waiting: For the washing machine to finish so I can put the washing out.
Liking: Feeling like my days have a bit more of a rhythm to them now.
Wondering: What we’re going to have for dinner tonight.
Loving: Sweet potato fries.
Pondering: Whether we should have sweet potato fries for dinner.
Hoping: For bigger pumpkins in the shops so I can eat more pumpkin.
Needing: Nothing much really. I did need conditioner but I bought that this morning.
Noticing: That I’m far more productive when I’ve got a well organised to-do list and when I know I’ll be able to get it all done by Thursday so I can have a reading day on Fridays.
Thinking: About whether I want to pass by the second-hand shop on the way to meet Kris from work and see if they have any English books.
Admiring: The sunset! They’ve been really gorgeous lately.
Smelling: My plants, unnecessary amounts.
Wearing: Jeans and a tea. The jeans I’ll be changing out of soon because they are not nearly as comfortable as my running leggings.
Sorting: The whole, entire house, which is now done. There’s just the aftermath of stuff we don’t want anymore to sort now. I feel like it’s never going to end!
Buying: Nothing, well except some conditioner because I needed some and stupidly expensive mangos because Kris wanted some of them and I didn’t want to miss out so I bought extra. Not the wisest way to spend €2.50 per item. Damn you oh so tasty organic mangos.
Getting: Used to all the extra time on my hands and trying to use it productively.
Bookmarking: Vegan frangipane recipes for Week 5 of the Bake Off Bake Along, which I will have hopefully cooked by the time this is published.
Opening: Bills from the internet people. A bill for €0.00 apparently.
Snacking: Not anymore.
Coveting: A new tent.
Helping: Butterflies and frogs. People, not so much.
Listening: To my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify as it’s pretty good this week.
Finishing: Hopefully, The Silkworm in time to sneak it into my September reads.
Starting: To make a little bit of progress on pursuing that pursuing photography idea I had.
Trying: To relax about our change in income situation and let Kris take care of it.
Another month down and dare I say it, but where has the year gone!? I’m sure last year was the same, but I’m also sure that this year has been the fastest year of my life. Grab some verbs and take stock in the comments!