Friday, April 21, 2017

Taking Stock Friday

Several years ago, I saw this idea on someone's blog and thought it was so much fun.  Today being Friday is the perfect day to repeat it.  Since I borrowed and adapted it, you may feel free to share as well.

Making :  Meal plans for the rest of the week and weekend

Cooking :  Will cook Tilapia, baked potato and mixed green salad for tonight and that's about as far as I have gotten 

Drinking :  Advocare Spark and gallons of water

Reading:  I just started a sweet little book titled "The Road to Testament" by Christian author Eva Marie Everson.  After reading the nail-biting "Jet" series by Russell Blake I needed something light.

Wanting:  Time with my whole family

Looking:  Forward to an upcoming trip to see our Indiana kids

Playing:  Catch-up in my house.  Time to get to those chores I've neglected this week

Wasting:  Time doing those less than important things

Sewing:  Haven't sewn in years.  In fact, got rid of my machine when I downsized 10 years ago.

Wishing:  I could lose this extra stuffing around my middle

Enjoying:  Spending time with and getting to know not-so-new friends better

Waiting:  For our trip to Indiana and Mackinac Island, MI

Liking:  That my new exercise routine seems to be better for my body and that I get the most wonderful weekly massage from the best massage therapist healer around

Wondering:  What is going on in this crazy world of ours

Loving:  These cool mornings before the horrid deep south heat and humidity slams us

Hoping:  To lose a few pounds and still be able to wear the new larger clothes I just bought

Marveling:  That our beautiful daughter will actually be 46 years old today.  Why it was only yesterday she was an infant.
Needing:  Someone to appear at my door asking if they can please come in and clean my house

Smelling: The "Fresh Linen" fragrance from my Lamp Berger'

Listening:  "Veritas" CD and happy, chirpy birds outside

Wearing:  My workout clothes.  Had an early morning Pilates class and just haven't showered and dressed yet.  Refer to the Wasting answer above.

Following:  Several new bloggers I have found recently.

Noticing:  That God has heard my cries and answered my prayers.  Thank you Father!

Knowing:  Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior is the most important thing in my life

Thinking:  That I need to get off this computer and get ready to do something a bit more constructive - refer to the Wasting answer above.

Feeling:  Grateful for every new day

Bookmarking:  Menus and recipes that will fit into our new way of eating these days

Opening:  My heart to where God is moving and how He wants me to be involved

Giggling:  I don't giggle, but did share a laugh with my sister on the phone a while ago

Feeling:  Very grateful for my life, my husband, my family and where I am right now.  Also, feeling like I need a good night's sleep since I haven't had one in quite a while.  Insomnia is not for the weak.

"Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You.  Yours, Lord, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all."
1 Chronicles 29:11 


  1. Whew! That is a lotta stock! Love the pic of you and your daughter - you are both beautiful. So hard to believe how time does fly and we've reached the ages of our grandmothers!

  2. Oh I thoroughly enjoyed this! I agree with Nonnie...both you and your daughter are soo beautiful! I did NOT sleep well at all on our recent little trip and goodness I didn't realize how hard that can be. I usually drop off in a second and sleep as if I am in a coma. By the end of that week I was just dragging....survived somehow, but dragging. But I am back to normal now and I am grateful and won't be taking that for granted anymore. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I'm wondering and wishing the same things. Have a wonderful weekend, dear Elizabeth!

  4. Yes, that was a lot of stock, very enjoyable post!! A weekly massage sounds heavenly!


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