Taking Stock

I came across this post by Dawn at Lingering Visions who got it from Meet Me At Mikes. It appealed to me, so here we go:

Making : A mess, most often. My creativity levels have been low, but I think I might go back to working on the scarf/blanket/poncho, whatever it might end up to be that I started knitting a couple of years ago.
Cooking : Dog food, my dinners.
Drinking : Coffee and tea during the day (because it’s cold weather now and warm drinks are required), water and wine in the evenings.
Listening to: Alexa sometimes. She’ll play my music – current selections are the music from the new A Star is Born and Barbra Streisand’s new album, Walls.  Also some NPR podcasts.
Reading: Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate
Next read: The next book in the three-book series, The Shores of Moses Lake collection.
Wanting: A warm, rainy winter, with the snow confined to the mountains. Please.
Looking: At my iPad screen, because that’s where these questions are.
Playing: Solitaire on the iPad when I take breaks. Ha! Who am I kidding? I don’t do enough work to need breaks, but I take them anyway.
Deciding: What I might do today. I was going to burn the pile of yard debris, but I think it’s too windy for that.
Wishing: that I would win the lottery without buying tickets.
Enjoying: Quiet time with my furry girl. Life in general.
Waiting: For? Whatever might come next, I guess.
Liking: My life. Chocolate.
Wondering: If Tuesday’s election will really change anything.
Loving: Life. My friends. My kids. My furry girl. The quiet.
Pondering: How to deal with the election results. Whether to become an ostrich and bury my head in the proverbial sand.
Considering: An idea for some paintings I’m thinking of doing.
Buying: Nothing, at the moment. My budget is groaning.
Watching: The Amazon Prime series Homecoming.
Next watch: That’s undecided. It’ll depend on my mood.
Hoping: That our world, our society, regains some common sense and tolerance.
Marvelling: At the wonders of technology. At the things people choose to believe sometimes.
Cringing: At the mood of the country.
Needing: Less division, more tolerance and common sense. Do you sense a theme, here?
Questioning: How we got where we are and why.
Smelling: The roses. Not really. The roses are gone for this year.
Wearing: Sweat pants and a robe, because I can.
Following: The news, the weather, bloggers, all the ducks in front of me.
Worrying: About the state of our country and the world, which is stupid because it won’t change anything.
Noticing: The sun breaking through the clouds. The birds and chipmunks visiting the feeder. The wind blowing the bushes and trees outside my windows.
Knowing: That I have enough.
Thinking: About whether to get dressed sometime today or spend my day in my sweat pants and robe. Because I can.
Admiring: Those who speak up for their beliefs in a reasonable, non-threatening manner.
Sorting: Through my collections of stuff. Occasionally. Trying to thin out.
Getting: Frustrated with our government.
Bookmarking: Things I want to look at later.
Coveting: An oceanfront house. On a hill with a path to the beach, because the sea levels are rising.
Disliking: The fact that our government seems to be condoning the spread of hate and division.
Opening: A can of chicken to make chicken/egg salad sandwiches for my lunch.
Giggling: While I was texting with my son last night, trying to dictate the word “occasionally” and all the app was hearing was “OK Asian only” or “OK simile”. Obviously I need to work on my enunciation.
Feeling: Peaceful. Because I’m in my comfy home with my furry girl and I have enough.
Snacking: Evenings when I watch TV on roasted buttered cheerios dusted with a little cinnamon and sugar. Yummy.
Hearing: The wind chimes singing their song in the wind. My furry girl snoring as she sleeps in her chair. The furnace coming on to keep us warm.

Dawn managed one-word answers (check her out if you haven’t already). I am unable to do that apparently.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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12 Responses to Taking Stock

  1. dawnkinster says:

    This was interesting. I don’t think I could do one word responses either. Katie certainly couldn’t.


  2. Winning the lottery without buying a ticket, that’s me too.

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  3. Lisa says:

    One word answers? Are there such a thing? I thought you did a marvelous job….this was not easy task! I might try it someday….when the snow flies and I don’t have anything to distract me! I’ll be oh so happy when Tuesday is over and done with. I will hope for the best and expect the worst. That seems to be my mantra for dealing with the media and politics these days. I hope you have a good week….free from any white stuff falling from the skies. xoxo

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  4. I’m disliking that as well!


  5. leendadll says:

    I enjoyed your longer-than-1-word answers!
    I’m gonna steal this when I feel like posting!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ally Bean says:

    I like your answers. One word would be tricky to do. Thanks for the links to bloggers who are new to me. It’s fun to make new bloggy friends when one is introduced to them like this.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Carol — Now I’m hungry for chicken/egg salad sandwiches!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Gobblefunkist says:

    That’s such a lovely post.

    Liked by 1 person

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  10. Hi, Carol, I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. You can do whatever you want with it, join in, ignore it, change it to suit your preferences, etc.

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