Saturday, 7 December 2019

Taking Stock - December

As the year winds down, and it feels like a really long year as we are blanketed in falling ash and hazy, polluted skies.

Cooking : A turkey. On a whim I ordered one to cook. I have no idea why. But you know, go big or go home.

Drinking : Lots of champagne and lots of cocktails. Making life perfect.
Reading: The 5 second rule. I got Kick Ass for free on Audible and really enjoyed it. Then saw the 5 second rule (which I had never heard of except in the blurb for the free monthly Audible book) was in the $5 sale so I got that. I don't like it much at all. I loved Kick Ass. I'm really confused that this is the global best seller and not the other way around. Also just listened to the 2 Kitty Flanagan books and adored them both. Definitely worth reading if you need a laugh.
Wanting: To get the BAS finished. I will be happy when this quarter is over.
Looking: Tired.
Playing: Mah Jong, but badly.
Wasting: Time on so many things. Need to find some focus.
Sewing: Ha! As if!
Wishing: We had a Federal ICAC and some leadership at both State and Federal levels, and also wishing funding would be directed to the fire crisis. It is appalling. 
Enjoying: Years and Years and On becoming a God in Central Florida.
Waiting: For my Secret Santa to turn up to it's destination. I thought of the perfect gift and I'm so excited about it. I can't wait for her to receive it.

Liking: Ugly Duck Fine Foods. Making the imperfect perfect. Reducing food waste in the process.
Vegan and Gluten free.

Hoping: That Australians will wake up. On Friday an international organisation downgraded our status as an open democracy to 'narrowing'. We are on a rapid slide to the the loss of important freedoms. This needs to be stopped.
Smelling: Smoke. And so sick of it.

Wearing: Uniqlo Marimeko.
Following: Fefe's daily story song. It is my favourite part of the day, every day. 
Opening: My tea and chocolate advent calendars. Loving my daily treats.
Feeling: Old. I put my back out again from wearing heels at a wedding for about 6 hours. 
Loving: Catching up with friends in the lead up to Christmas and the joy of watching multiple weddings on a single day. It is pure joy watching that happiness.

Have you taken stock lately? What's on your list?

Linking with #MCoW #TwinklyTuesday #Lifethisweek #ThruMyLens and #TheRandom

Musings Of A Tired Mummy


  1. Sorry to hear about your back. I've been feeling old lately and feeling a little sorry for myself. Regret etc etc. It's hard to pull yourself out of that funk sometimes.

    Was the turkey for a special occasion, or did you mean you ordered it for Xmas?

    I'm not a fan of turkey or duck. I'll eat them but prefer good ol' chicken if given the choice.

    And I've been on the champagne as well. Alcohol-wise (other than margaritas) I only like red wine and champers and it's not really red wine weather at the moment!

    1. We go to my Mum's and my inlaws for Xmas lunch and dinner so I don't cook turkey. For some reason this year I ordered a turkey to eat a xmas dinner as a family (the 5 of us). I have no idea when or why I did this. And given my limited cooking skills, I'm hoping I don't poison us all.

  2. Do you know, I've never cooked a turkey? I don't think I ever will either so you're a braver woman than I!

    I love a good wedding situation, how lovely that you got to celebrate multiple nuptials all in the one day. Sorry to hear about the back though, hope you feel better soon.

    I'm pleased I'm not the only one with an advent calendar, the husband and I both have one (although it's one of those cloth ones so we can add our own treats) and now the dog has one too!

  3. I really love advent calendars. it's like a little pick me up at the start of the day.

  4. Tea and chocolate Advent calendars sound like so much fun! I love the lead up to Christmas!

  5. I am loving the chance to spend precious time with friends and loved ones this Christmas. Advent Calendars are such a special, daily treat. Enjoying mine too.

    SSG xxx

  6. I loved both Kitty's books too, they gave me a smile as I read them and were loads of fun! I like the sound of your tea and chocolate advent calendars too. I feel for everyone back at home with all the smoke and I too hope Australians wake up soon. A great taking stock post :) #lifethisweek

  7. The Secret Santa gift sounds intriguing! #TwinklyTuesday

  8. All the amazing verbs featured here!

  9. Wow so much positivity, lovely read X #twinklytuesday

  10. Its really a pleasure to read here...

    ...good wishes from the other sieht, I hole too Australia should habe insight, nur the whole World need it in my opinion. Thats definitly a point on my wish list.

    Wish you health. Have a good week.

    Heidrun xxx

  11. I will never understand how things get to be #1, either! I do hope the fires get under control soon. I hope the catching up with friends took your mind off your back!

    Thanks for taking the time to link up at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

  12. Never cooked a turkey but one year my son's in-laws (no longer that either) cooked a TuKDuckEn.. meats inside each others. Apparently it was Ok. Sounded over the top to me. At Christmas Mum cooked the pork, I ordered cooked chooks (there was a fresh chicken place up the road at Kellyville back in the day) and we got some ham. It really IS a festival of meat! Thanks for linking up for the almost last Life This Week in 2019...not even the penultimate though...Here's next week's optional prompt 50/51 Share Your Snaps #10 16/12/19 Hope to see you there. Denyse.

  13. Our political situation in the UK is very depressing right now. I'm interest in the Ugly Duck food, I wonder if they have them here... off to check. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

    1. I think it's Australian but if someone does stock it, the tomato chutney is AMAZING - I ate the lot in a week! And about to start on the grapefruit jam...

  14. Lovely to read a positive post! Hope your back feels better soon! #TwinklyTuesday