Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Taking Stock #8

T A K I N G // S T O C K

Making :: lists and then ignoring them

Cooking :: naan bread pizzas in the absence of any kitchen parties
Drinking :: green tea, mint tea, vanilla and rooibos tea 
Reading :: "Bossypants" by Tina Fey, school books
Wanting :: complicated things to be uncomplicated 
Looking :: for a car and finding one!
Playing :: student for a couple of days with my sister
Deciding :: to get my phone fixed and to buy a car
Wishing :: something could be done
Enjoying :: the quotation above. A lot.
Waiting :: for more results
Liking :: days where I dress well for the weather and disliking those I underestimate the skies
Wondering :: how long before I feel comfortable driving
Loving :: productive moments
Pondering :: much of the same
Considering :: car insurance, holidays, 
Watching :: Revenge, Made in Chelsea - you know, excellent bits of television like that
Hoping :: for brighter days 

Marvelling :: certain scenes in Les Miserables at the theatre that were terrifically acted
Needing :: luck
Smelling :: birthday flowers for Mumma
Wearing :: comfy new trainers with everything, everywhere 
Following :: my best friend's travels in the southern hemisphere 
Noticing :: how time flies
Knowing :: I've made some progress
Thinking :: about all the work that's to come
Feeling :: worried about change
Admiring :: wisteria on campus
Sorting :: out documents
Buying :: the types of things that you sort out when you're a grown up
Getting :: distracted
Bookmarking :: Art as Therapy
Disliking :: the usual things
Opening :: my 5 year Q&A diary whenever I remember
Giggling :: at the lengths M will go to make me laugh
Snacking :: on apple crisps and leftover Easter chocolate
Coveting :: a cover for my iPhone
Helping :: a friend
Hearing :: Chvrches


Let me know if you're also taking stock (as discovered here). If you haven't already seen, it would mean a lot if you read this and comply with the request at the end. Thank you.

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  1. Love love love naan bread pizzas, going to have to bake myself some, haven't had any for an age!

  2. I know when you do one of these it's time for me to do one of these!!
    Keep going with the driving, honestly it'll all just click into place. And life is short, buy the iPhone cover!
    Much love and hugs to you this week
    M x Life Outside London

  3. Oooh I need a new iPhone cover so please let us know if you find any! My dad introduced naan bread pizzas to me, delish! x

  4. OMG naan bread pizzas? My 2 fav things :)

  5. Boy I do love these lists, Bee. Also, that quote IS perfect.

    I am certainly one for doing the same re: lists, or telling myself to be organised, keeping a diary for a few days and then (without any thought) stopping doing so!! I still have yet to pick up Bossypants, though I've bookmarked it (that and Art as Therapy, I've wanted to read it for ages, and it's a subject I find terrifically interesting!!). I do hope that bestie of yours is having an amazing time!

    Sometimes we have to deal with the complicated, thought it's hard, and it can hurt, to get to those moments that are less so, or completely un-complicated. That's how we appreciate them as much as we do. Brighter days are sure to come, the sun always arrives, and sometimes when we think we'll never see it's face again. But she'll pop up when you least expect her, and give you a moment to breathe, sunbeams tickling your skin. As for luck? I'm keeping toes and fingers crossed for you. And worries? You know I'm the queen of this, my dear friend, but when times are complicated, the days seem dull and bleak, we have to try and let certain things go. I understand this isn't always possible (and I'm more thank likely to hold on things too tightly) but stepping back, taking the deepest of breaths, and shrugging those worries off - at least those little, niggly ones - can make all the difference. Change doesn't have to be a bad or a negative thing; it may look that way, but take and embrace that step, with a smile on your face, and I'm sure things will feel different.

    You'll get there. I promise.


  6. I loved Bossypants... Hope you're enjoying it as much as I did

    Faye | freckles-and-all.blogspot.co.uk