Taking Stock

posted on: Thursday, August 28, 2014


[ This one is a #tbt back to January, during our trip to NYC. ]

Making: changes.
Cooking: left overs of this for lunch. So delicious!
Drinking: water.
Reading: Cooking for Mr.Latte by Amanda Hesser.
Wanting: a relaxing three-day weekend.
Looking: forward to getting a chance to finally rest for a few days with my Adam.
Playing: with some ideas. Always dreaming.
Wasting: no more time. Life is short.
Sewing: nothing. I wish I was sewing something! Someone teach me to sew? Please?
Wishing: that I could be in my favorite city with my love. See that photo up there? That’s a tried and true “I’m in my happy place” look.
Enjoying: the feeling of the weight being lifted off my shoulders, brick by brick.
Waiting: for the long weekend to arrive, to finally relax for the first time in months. Waiting for Fall and the instant joy it brings as the air cools down and crisps up, the flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg find their way into my favorite treats and the need for layers to return to my wardrobe.
Liking: that despite how hard these last few months have been, I’ve been able to find the good in it all as well. Feeling so much stronger and appreciative. Sweating the small stuff a bit less.
Wondering: what life will look in a year. Goodness, so much can happen in a year, right? It’s a magical, wonderful thing.
Loving: the quietness of two pups taking a nap and the apple & cinnamon candle flickering to my right.
Hoping: for good things for the rest of the year.
Marveling: at the goodness of God. My grandma made it through surgery! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It was more extensive than they had originally planned (the cancer had spread more), but it looks like they got everything and she recognizes my uncle and grandpa, which is a good sign. She will still need chemo/radiation, but I believe it’s good news for now.
Needing: continued good health for my loved ones.
Smelling: the aforementioned apple & cinnamon candle. It smells like happiness.
Wearing: stripes and my favorite jeans.
Following: a bunch of nutrition and food blogs again. Cooking more and cooking healthier.
Noticing: that our trees have apparently given up already. Their leaves are already gracing the ground, even though it’s currently 90 degrees outside. I believe they are ready for Fall as well.
Knowing: everything is going to be okay.
Thinking: about the wine business and the work to do. It makes me happy, though. Creating a life you love takes hard, hard work and focus that seems hard to grasp onto some days, but it’s so worth it.
Feeling: content.
Bookmarking: some delicious recipes, cozy-looking outfits and spaces filled with natural light. 
Opening: my hands and letting God take control. Closed fists only lead to dead ends.
Feeling: happy. Hooray!


“Taking Stock” originally found on Pip’s blog via Sydney.