Taking Stock – January 2022

tropical water garden

Well, January flew by in the blink of an eye. I thought 2022 was going to be a virtual breath of fresh air but I have to say, so far it seems that the new year is more of the same old. That said, there were big changes afoot, much to be grateful for and a lot of time spent at home.

Before I jump feet first into February, I’m going to take a look back at the month that was. I’d love it if you joined me.

Baking: This Choc Chip Bread Pudding – one of our faves.

Eating: Our way through the freezer stash.

Cooking: As little as possible because I don’t want to make the kitchen dirty. Ah, selling houses life!

Drinking: Lime cordial and soda. It’s so refreshing.

Opening: Bottles of wine.

Laughing: At Fisk on ABC iview. It’s glorious.

Crying: My way through Afterlife. Ricky Gervais just “gets” grief.

Reading: Not very much at all. Sigh.

Watching: The Rescue on Disney Plus. Amazing!

Listening: To the sound of the water feature as I work on my “desk” on the balcony.

Taking: A month off from the blog and am returning fully refreshed.

Answering: All the questions about our big move in next week’s blog post so if you have anything you want to ask, fire away!

Thinking: A bit too much. Sometimes my brain needs an off button.

Loving: Cuddles with Teddy.

Liking: A decluttered home.

Disliking: La Nina. She has definitely outstayed her welcome.

Smiling: At Teddy admiring himself in the stylist’s furniture. He’s loving himself sick!

dog looking at his own reflection in mirrored table

Cranking: Up the air conditioning. I am not looking forward to the electricity bill!

Trying: Really hard not to get COVID – it’s like an extreme sport.

Limiting: Going anywhere inside that’s not home.

Shopping: For groceries online. High five to Woolworths for doing such a bang up job!

Avoiding: Watching the news. I just can’t deal with it right now.

Staying: Home mostly.

Feeling: More than a little disappointed with 2022 so far.

Wondering: How excited my mum would be knowing we were coming home.

Missing: My mum so much – can’t believe it’s been 8 months already.

Looking: At English houses online.

Noticing: How different English and Australian properties are.

Booking: Nothing. Unless it’s last minute, it just feels too risky right now.

Getting: A mammogram – one of the joys of being over 50.

Wishing: My knee would get better. I feel like an old crock!

Walking: Very slowly because of said knee.

Hitting: 10000 steps a day despite dodgy knee.

Preparing: The flat for sale.

Donating: So much stuff. It feels so good though.

Marvelling: At how good our place looks with some professional styling.

living room with brown sofa along back wall with white rug and glass coffee table in centre

Cleaning: All. The. Time.

Putting: Our flat on the market.

Selling: Said flat in 5 days after 1 open house!

Celebrating: With bubbles!

Camping: Out at home with very limited furniture!

Hoping: We find a rental that we love!

Looking: Forward to enjoying a little more freedom in February.

Has your 2022 got off to a flying start? Tell me all about it!

Linking up with Denyse for Life This Week