Taking Stock: February 2016

This February was a leap year. I like the idea of using this extra day to ‘take a leap’ and do something you don’t normally do. However, I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary that day, or any day this month it seems. I’ve celebrated Lunar New Year and popped into The City a few times, but otherwise it’s mainly been work and rest. Not very exciting, is it?

Making: some progress on my knitted blanket/throw.

Cooking: salad with pan-fried salmon and a boiled egg. Surprisingly good and very filling.

Reading: ‘1Q84’ by Haruki Murakami. I’ve finally finished the book and I’m not really sure how I feel about how it ends.

Playing:Adventure of a Lifetime‘ by Coldplay, ‘Love Yourself‘ by Justin Bieber, ‘Hands to Myself‘ by Selena Gomez, and (still playing) ‘Fast Car‘ by Tobtok feat River.

Enjoying: my stroll through the Palace Rose Garden at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Sorting: out nothing for my upcoming trip.

Wondering: what book I should start reading next.

Waiting: patiently for the day to remove my bandage.

Deciding: to start doing some yoga again… only to stop after less than a week…

Wishing: on the ‘wishing tree’ that my family and I will have a happy and healthy new year.

Liking: that The Parents are getting more into gardening and home-grown goodness.

Disliking: that someone put a scratch on my beloved Chiswick (car) and didn’t even leave a note.

Considering: doing a post-graduate social work course with my work colleague.

Watching: ‘The Blacklist’ on Netflix. I love Reddington.

Marvelling: at beautiful old buildings that are dotted around The City.

Wanting: to buy a garden shed that comes with its own rainwater tank.

Needing: to sit down and sort out/review my finances.

Following: the map to see all 12 Lunar Lanterns.

Noticing: bees buzzing around the backyard.

Knowing: that I need to find a little more motivation.

Thinking: about how to start construction for the fruit and vegetable garden.

Buying: nothing this month.

Getting: nowhere with The Wasteland (a.k.a. the front yard).

Admiring: my Mum’s cooking, especially for our Chinese New Year eve dinner. She made taro-stuffed chicken wings that were sooo good!

Hoping: I’ll be  able to go on one little adventure next month.

Loving: dinner at Azuma again. Their Omakase degustation menu and oysters are oh-so good! And toro! Oh my gosh, that toro…

Giggling: with friends while playing Mario.

Planning: to start planning things for my trip to Japan. I’ve sorted out accommodation and that’s about it really…

Feeling: happy and hopeful.

I decided to ‘take stock’ after seeing it over on Meet Me At Mike’s and you can join in too. You can check out the original ‘taking stock’ and find a list or simply see what others are up to. Let me know if you decide to join in. I’d love to see what you got up to.

2 thoughts on “Taking Stock: February 2016

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Sounds jam packed for a not very exciting month. Nothing wrong with catching up on rest every now and then. Hope the recovery has gone well, and no keloid. A shame you weren’t at the dragon lantern at the same time as me – maybe next time. 🙂


    • Sandy says:

      Thanks Draco. Recovery seems to be going well, and no keloid (phew!). I was on the lookout for a certain dragon when finding the lunar lanterns. Alas, luck wasn’t on my side that day.


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