Taking Stock: July 2016

How is it that we have only just reached the end of July? Seriously. This has felt like the longest month ever, and I’m not even sure I did much apart from drown in work and get sick. Alright, honestly, I did go out a few times, but I’m no further with my gardening progress than last month. Overall, it has been an okay month.

Making: good progress on my knitted blanket.

Cooking: or more like throwing together a smoked salmon, kalette, quinoa, baby beetroot, goat’s cheese and rocket salad. It was surprisingly good, even if it sounds way too healthy.

Reading: about ways to hate yourself a little less and ‘The BFG’ by Roald Dahl.

Playing:This Is What You Came For‘ by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, ‘In My Blood‘ by The Veronicas, and ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore‘ by Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez (I’m still obsessed!).

Enjoying: wagyu beef at home. Mum and Dad still fondly remember eating Kobe beef in Japan, so Dad went and bought a nice cut of Australian wagyu beef. It is sooo good!

Sorting: out things between Super Boy and I.

Wondering: what my next hike/bushwalk will be. I can’t believe it’s nearly been a year since my last hike (Bundeena to Marley Beach) and how little I’ve done overall. Now I’m itching to go!

Waiting: too long to buy pots for my precious herbs.

Deciding: to make a bad decision.

Wishing: I had remembered to buy an Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake while I was out in the City.

Liking: my visit to Parramatta Winterlight and going on some of the rides. Oh, to be a kid again…

Disliking: being sick. My GP says I have a throat infection and I can’t remember the last time I felt this awful.

Considering: re-starting my Couch to 5k journey.

Watching: the Masterchef Australia finale. I can’t believe the series is over and now I don’t know what to do with my free time.

Marvelling: at these amazing aerial views of cherry blossoms in Tokyo. Stunning!

Wanting: to catch ’em all.

Needing: to look after myself and take control over my health.

Following: paths through Auburn Botanical Gardens and seeing new gardens I hadn’t noticed before.

Noticing: the beauty of empty art gallery spaces.

Knowing: that I need to find my motivation to tackle all those gardening tasks ahead of me.

Thinking: about buying new frames for my prescription glasses.

Buying: underpants and tights. The essentials.

Getting: way too excited with Pokémon GO. Finally, my childhood dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master can now come true.

Admiring: pretty buildings in Sydney CBD.

Hoping: the plum and nectarine seeds that I planted will sprout.

Loving: my day out at The Rocks Aroma Festival and visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Giggling: with work colleagues as we hunt for Pokémon in the park or go out and have after-work drinks.

Planning: to build a raised vegetable garden for rotational crops before starting to build a permaculture garden.

Feeling: like this has been a really long month. I am so knackered. I can’t believe we only just reached the end of July and I have one more month of Winter. Bring on Spring and Summer already!

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.

4 thoughts on “Taking Stock: July 2016

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    It sounds like you’re caught up in this Pokemon Go craze. I think it’s the start of a new rush of games, so be careful. 🙂

    For bushwalking, try the Kuringai National Park. Lots of great trails there.


    • Sandy says:

      I loved Pokemon as a kid! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this my whole life. Haha.
      I must check out Kuringai National Park. Any trails you recommend in particular?


      • Lignum Draco says:

        I’ve never played Pokemon 😐 Check the park’s website. There’s the Bobbin Head area and the section looking towards Palm Beach. Lots of good walks and beaches.


      • Sandy says:

        It’s never too late to start playing Pokemon 😀
        Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll have to check out these trails and start planning some Spring-time walks.


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