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    Taking Stock: March 2017

    It’s March already. What the hell. It’s shaping up to be a crazy month and quite honestly, the name ‘Awesomely Unprepared’ has never fit me so well as it does now. It’s time to take stock and capture this moment in time! Making: The most of the little time I have right now before the Little Mister wakes up for the day. Cooking: All the ‘sometimes’ foods more than sometimes. Must try harder to keep my diet (not ‘diet’ as in fad diet – ‘diet’ as in nutritional intake) on track. Drinking: More water. Reading: Amy Schumer’s book. STILL. OK, so not really actively reading it. BUT I WILL FINISH…

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    Taking Stock: January 2017.

    Wow. You guys. We made it through 2016 and out the other side! It was a crazy year for me. Hard work, emotionally. And physically too. I would be lying if I said I’m not hoping that 2017 will be a little easier. Even just a little. I’m kind of tired, y’know? But I did learn so much about myself. I have definitely grown (2016’s manure was definitely a great fertiliser haha) and I think that’s what life’s about. We don’t always get what we want, but we get the lessons we need to learn. I would just like a less jam packed curriculum in the school of 2017, please!…

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    Taking Stock: November 2016.

    Hello, November! Is anyone else getting creeped out by how close it is to Christmas? I’m usually kind of organised, but this year the winter has dragged on so long that I haven’t felt the urge to get into it! Also, Halloween becomes bigger each progressing year here in Australia, so I feel like we kind of have to get through that hump first! I don’t know how the Americans do it! I mean, they have Thanksgiving too! Jam packed! Anyway, every couple of months I like to ‘take stock’. Here’s what’s happening in my brain/life right now. Making: Plans to head ‘over east’ next year! We’ve just RSVPd to a…

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    Taking Stock: September 2016 edition.

    Yes. It’s officially spring (even if the weather hasn’t been notified yet)! I’ve really needed it to be spring. Winter felt like it went on forever this year. We apparently just had our coldest August in a couple of decades (don’t quote me on that – I haven’t fully fact checked)! I believe it. Every couple of months I like to take stock and capture where I’m at in a particular moment. It’s been really interesting to read back and remember the  things I was doing/feeling when I last posted. Here goes! Currently… Making: Lots of snot. Ha. What an opener. But really. Enough with the winter illnesses. It’s spring…

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    Taking stock: July 2016 edition.

    I’m sitting here on this rainy day, trying to get my brain working now that we’re home from an AMAZING trip to Melbourne. The reality of school holidays has dawned on me and I’m also realising that time is passing by so fast! I thought this would be a nice time to take stock… Currently… Making: myself drink a glass of water. I think I’m a little dehydrated. Nothing new, really! Cooking: Dinner tonight. Mr Unprepared has been awesome throughout the school term, covering my arse when it’s all seemed a bit hard, but I want to pitch in more! Tonight is the exotic sausage and veggies. Who knows which…

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    Taking Stock: May 2016 Edition.

    Every couple of months I write a ‘taking stock’ post, to capture where my life is at in that exact moment. Also, I have writer’s block. You know when your head is filled with ALL THE THINGS, but none of them want to spit themselves out into written form? Yeah, that. Making: Cringey faces because the Little Mister has decided that his only volume today is 11. Out of 10. Cooking: Not as much as I’d like to. I seem to have lost my cooking mojo. I miss feeling all inspired and spending too much time in the kitchen. It would be really helpful if I could, because the Little Mister’s…

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    Taking Stock: New Year’s Eve 2015

    I’ve decided it’s time to take stock again (I seem to do it every couple of months). It’s been that funny time smack bang between Christmas and the New Year, where everything feels floaty and strange (but pretty nice and relaxed) and we keep forgetting what day of the week it is and we ask ourselves where we’re at and where we want to be going. It feels appropriate to record these moments, only hours before ringing in 2016. Better jump in… Making : A mental to-do list of things to pack for tonight’s picnic. We’re going to have a simple, low key celebration with friends near the beach. Cooking…

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    Taking Stock: October 2015

      Things have been a little slow on the blog lately, so I thought I’d sit down on this Friday afternoon and take stock. It’s been a big few weeks in my ‘real life’ and I like the idea of just sitting and being. And breathing. Breathing is good. Let’s go. I am currently… Making : sighing noises, because it’s Friday and I’m tired and Mr Unprepared is home from work soon. Cooking : A beautiful (at least I hope it will be) chocolate cake – the famous ‘Anne’ from the fabulous Baby Mac. It’s going to have Mars Bars on top and everything. We’re taking it to the inlaws’…