Sunday, December 01, 2013

Taking Stock #3

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Taking Stock is a series I found here. I'm beginning each of my months with this reflective little exercise and invite you to do the same too. Make you sure you leave your link in the comments section below if you do take part so I can have a read!

Making : progress
Cooking : infrequently
Drinking : oodles of water and mountains of tea
Reading: a chunk of fiction to break up the non-fiction stints. Currently, The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling and The Hobbit by Tolkien.
Wanting: peace
Looking: at what's in front of me and nothing more
Playing: Crash Team Racing on the PS1. Mum was sent on a treasure hunt into the loft and managed to dig it out. I try and play it standing up, stepping from side to side, to get blood flowing. People have actually suffered fatal DVTs from playing video games for too long.
Wasting: nothing hopefully. I think everything this month was completely justified. Tears and time included.
Fixing: my body!!!!
Deciding: to be brave about what I take on and to have a can-do attitude.
Wishing: I didn't have coursework to do whilst still recovering from an operation...
Enjoying: books and flowers the most.
Waiting: for the general anaesthetic to wear off still...
Liking: that I've received five bunches of flowers in the last ten days
Wondering: how my life might start to be different now
Loving: the comfort of a hot water bottle at night
Pondering: the joys of tax law
Considering: a change in approach
Watching: Made in Chelsea...
Hoping: my operation will have a positive long term effect
Marvelling: at how exhilarating it is to feel cold, crisp air for the first time after being cooped up indoors for nearly two weeks
Needing: love and attention
Smelling: flowers, candles, anti-MRSA soap
Wearing: hospital gowns, pyjamas, silly outfits, outfits that make me feel happy, my old brogues from six years ago which are still my favourite
Following: my instincts for the moment
Noticing: how completely poor-average people can be
Knowing: who and what to focus my energy on
Thinking: too much about things which upset me and not enough about fixing myself
Feeling: frustrated at points when my body feels like it's going to fall apart, but happy that it's making so much progress
Admiring: how flipping incredible it is that a minimally invasive operation is how the surgeons twisted, stretched and poked a balloon into my deep veins. Aside from the pain/physical effects, the only thing I have to show for it is a bruise. I mean, whattttt?! Incredible, literally incredible.
Buying: presents, presents, presents and comedy tickets for January
Getting: better
Bookmarking: recipes to try on cold December nights
Opening: difficult doors
Giggling: at how my Dad has a joke for every situation and however much I find them silly, they are a reminder of comfort, love and what "home" means.

You can find Taking Stock #1 here and Taking Stock #2 here.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a lovely idea. Might have to give it a go myself!

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