Taking Stock In September

Taking Stock :: nurturedmama.net

Taking Stock :: nurturedmama.net

Taking Stock :: nurturedmama.net

Taking Stock :: nurturedmama.net

Taking Stock :: nurturedmama.net

Taking Stock :: nurturedmama.net

After taking the full month of August off to recoup from a second round of pneumonia, I think a check-in post is a good place to begin again. This is where I am in this moment, at the cusp of fall.

Want to play? Copy my list and fill in your own answers or just pick a couple of categories that jump out at you. Post in the comments or share a link if you post it somewhere else. I want to hear what’s up with you, too!

  • Making: Putting up in jars and dehydrating fruit.
  • Cooking: Soups and sweet breads.
  • Drinking: More water – or trying to.
  • Reading: Bread And Wine, The Language of Flowers, Infidel (all at once!)
  • Wearing: Leggings under skirts as the mornings and evenings start to feel chill.
  • Feeling: Winter creeping in.
  • Needing: More sleep. Always more sleep.
  • Listening to: My Paint To This playlist in the studio.
  • Smelling: Tomatoes (that’s what I’m dehydrating today).
  • Saying yes to right now: Paint and color and play.
  • Saying no to right now: Figuring out where all this is going in advance.
  • Thinking about: The stories I’m ready to let go of.
  • Worrying about: Getting sick again.
  • Noticing: Turning leaves, chilly mornings, and my craving to knit.
  • Working toward: A full, painted journal.
  • Pinning: My Recent Pins reflects the true nature of my scattered attention: Sewing projects for me and her, craft projects, a certain shade of lipstick, art journal ideas, and recipes.
  • Favorite thing Bean’s been doing: Telling long stories that are part memory, part fantasy, part what-if.
  • Least favorite thing Bean’s been doing: Fighting with me over screen time. Every day.
  • Finding most nurturing: Doing handwork in the evening. I’ve been working on a crewel embroidery alphabet sampler.
  • My favorite thing last month: My baby sister’s wedding and my daughter twirling at twilight in the rain.
  • What I’m grateful for right now: Routine. Friends. Trader Joes’ Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies.
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3 Responses to Taking Stock In September

  1. Cathy Krizik September 10, 2014 at 6:18 am #

    Dona, I loved this. I get such a sharp picture of your life–and want it — minus the dehydrated tomatoes. I loved the photos. Lovely. Enough with the “love”. Tomorrow morning, when I have 15 minutes to myself, I’m gunna complete this list. Thanks.

    • Doña September 10, 2014 at 9:16 am #

      Hi Cathy! So nice to hear from you! I have to admit I’m pretty much over tomatoes at this point, too. 🙂 I’d love to see your list!

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