Taking Stock

I’ve hardly had time to sit down and look at the computer screen, much less write something other than Brit Lit papers. But I thought it was high time to get something on the blog besides a weekly (or close to it) portrait of my child.

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Making : Sentences form Paragraphs
Cooking : Paleo/Primal – tonight it was Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan
Drinking : Mother’s Milk tea and Eberle Cabernet
Reading: The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Wanting: To take pictures that capture each moment as I really see it
Looking: To the present
Playing: Carla Bruni Pandora radio
Wasting: Too much raw milk – 1/2 a gallon is too little, yet a gallon is much too much
Wishing: That the breastfeeding acne would disappear
Enjoying: Large glasses of wine and deep, dark chocolate (no matter how cliche)
Waiting: For sandy baby toes in two weeks’ time
Liking: A few good Irishmen – Yeats, Joyce, and Wilde
Wondering: How I’m going to write a thesis
Loving: Local, organic farmers like the Vincent Family
Hoping: That daylight savings time doesn’t ruin deliciously long naps
Marveling: At the skill of women writers – Bronte, Woolf, Atwood
Needing: To accept the body I now have and all its wonders
Smelling: The cinnamon raisin bagels that were a Pinterest fail (Paleo bagels just may not be in the cards)
Wearing: Yoga pants all day, every day
Following: More blogs than I can keep up with
Noticing: How much I need to express myself through writing
Knowing: I need to be more laid back
Thinking: That that a good haircut is sometimes hard to come by
Feeling: That I need a spring cleaning
Bookmarking: This blog – so much talent
Opening: The door for creativity to rush in
Giggling: At my son’s new-found ability to sing along with me

I have been so inspired by Inked in Color, where I also got the idea for a challenge that allowed me to simplify my life. Looking over this list, it seems I’ve been in need of a few things for myself – not the tangible sort. This was a great exercise to allow me to focus on something other than chores, the little one, or school work. It also made me realize I never posted any pictures from our Valentine’s getaway to Chicago! Enjoy

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One thought on “Taking Stock

  1. We all need to take stock, it’s like spring cleaning for the soul. The pics of your trip to Chicago are fun and make me want a vacation…soon!

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