Monday, September 8, 2014

Taking Stock...about time too!


I am not even sure if anyone even drops by here! I have really been off the radar haven't I?  But that is okay, I have been getting on with lots of things. Reading books, making stuff and running! Yes Running!  It has been a while since I even felt like making something, but finally I feeling like crocheting and have even taken my new sewing machine out of the cupboard to make a costume for Miss M's school production.  Whilst my projects have been small or basic, it has felt good to see a pile of materials become something because of my hands.

Reading again has been a source of joy too. Over the last few years I saw my status of "avid reader" fall off to hardly reading one or two books a year. This year I started up a Book Club with a few friends, it quickly grew to 8 or 9.  I am truly enjoying it, meeting monthly discussing the style of writing, the plot and ideas that possibly lie behind it. It has spurred me back into reading and already my 2014 goal of reading 10 books has been surpassed.

In May I started the "Blog with Pip" course. I bombed almost immediately. I was so overwhelmed with the speed of social media posts and my lack of comprehension of techo stuff - I simply gave up.  Today,  saw of Facebook that I wasn't alone and a few other bloggers are giving it another crack. So, maybe I will too.







So  starting with taking stock of some good things this year.



Reading : Nicole Trope books on my Kindle

Enjoying: My gradual come back to being creative and seeking knowledge

Feeling Chuffed: that I read 3 books on the weekend

Cooking: a lot of pumpkin cheesy Mac for the kids

Frustrated: that I don't know how to paste pictures into my blog or have the tech skills to make it look good, that I know so little about technology. 

Happy: that Spring is here

Making:  baby pants for some new twins

Drinking: T2 Pumping Pomegranate Tisane, iced.

Wondering:  if I will ever lose weight.

Admiring: so many clever blog designs

Wishing: I could get motivated to match the speed of my ideas

Hoping : that my head will get straight and  clear and I can start learning new things on the computer

Pondering : another fun run. June saw me achieve 5km Fun Run. It is one of my greatest achievements.

Nervous: about finding permanent work. My contract is almost up and now I will need to look for more work. The climate does not feel good and I always start doubting my abilities when I am out of work.

Needing: more sleep. I have entered a new physiological phase in my life that is accompanied by night sweats, broken and restless sleep and a crazy cycle.

Concerned: by world news. The more I watch the news the more I feel panicked.


I will stop here as I am feeling unsure about where to go now.   I am feeling bothered that my photos and skills just don't have what it takes to create and interesting blog, so slowly, slowly catch a tiger. I think I might start experimenting with a few ideas and hopefully that may culminate into some pretty changes around this space. So thank you for popping in after all this time, so lovely to see you.

Miss P





7 comments:

Angels have Red Hair said...

Welcome back :0)
xx

Zena said...

Your crochet blanket is absolutely gorgeous! I remember in BWP May, that you can buy nice blog designs from etsy and fairly cheaply too and some of the designers can even help you upload them on to your site. I studied web design not the technical side but the "look" and your blog is a perfect example of a good and simple design which is what you want so it's accessible. You use a white background and easy to read text and clear pictures. Some blogs have too much going on or are on darker backgrounds which is a no, no. Don't be too hard on yourself.

Bron said...

It's just lovely to see you back...forget all the doubts and just be you....that's what makes this space real....well done on the running ..I am impressed. Xxxxx

Bron said...

It's just lovely to see you back...forget all the doubts and just be you....that's what makes this space real....well done on the running ..I am impressed. Xxxxx

peaches mcginty said...

It's good to see you back! technology evades me too (I'm hopeless!), well done on your achievements though and I wish you success with your job search x x x

Miss Muggins said...

Lovely to see you again too. Your crochet is gorgeous xx

Miss Muggins said...

Lovely to see you again too. Your crochet is gorgeous xx