Taking Stock


Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot. These pictures are all things I see from my desk.

Making : more stencils to continue playing with this new-to-me screen printing method.
Cooking : waffles, sometime this weekend, to take our new waffle iron for a spin.
Drinking : French vanilla cappuccino.
Reading: working my way through Northanger Abbey (a modern Austen adaptation), and also Archon (a YA paranormal).
Wanting: to just curl up and read all day.
Looking: at the computer screen, out the window, and occasionally at the sleeping pup.
Playing: Words with Friends. I’m ajcobby23 if you want to play!
Deciding: what to tackle next after I finish this post.
Wishing: that this humidity would let up.
Enjoying: the show Supernatural. The boy & I just started watching season 1 on Netflix.
Waiting: to hear whether I got accepted to the Austin Craft Riot summer show.
Liking: the new clothes I bought after that last big paycheck!
Wondering: how I’m going to make up my mind about what to plant in the front flower beds.
Loving: that Ian has finally let me have free reign on doing things to the house. 🙂
Pondering: what I should wear today (still in PJs).
Considering: how to better market my design services to blogs and handmade shops.
Watching: season 5 of Angel, during lunch breaks. Not in love with this season.
Hoping: that I didn’t sign up for too many social things next week.
Marvelling: at the fact that I’m actually managing to pay my estimated quarterly taxes on time so far this year (a non-fun aspect of being self-employed).
Needing: to get a new base for one of the pots on the back patio, as it cracked when I was moving the planter out of the rain.
Smelling: nothing in particular at the moment. Just normal house smell. That might change as Sienna is laying under my desk and has been to known to rip a few.
Wearing: PJs still. Grey PJ pants, pink t-shirt.
Following: my to-do list, which is now on HabitRPG, which I am loving. I’ve only been using it for a week, but I’ve gotten a LOT done.
Noticing: I am way more motivated by digital rewards than I expected.
Knowing: that I need to run to the grocery store and post office today.
Thinking: that I should really start that load of laundry.
Admiring: the graphic design shops on Etsy who have it all figured out as far as translating their services to a shop format.
Sorting: through my closet to figure out what’s going to Goodwill.
Buying: plants for the front flower beds! Soon, hopefully. As soon as I make up my mind.
Getting: used to my new phone and Siri.
Bookmarking: business articles, and things for next week’s Tuesday Treasure Trove.
Disliking: having to send uncomfortable emails.
Opening: the InDesign file I’m working in today (magazine layout, woo!).
Giggling: over The Skimm’s daily news writing. Not the content, just the snark/tone.
Feeling: pretty good today. No trouble sleeping last night, for once.

What’s your day look like so far? Also, don’t forget about the flash sale in my shop tomorrow!


Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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