I’m joining in the fun with Meet Me at Mike’s and Styling You and doing a 2014 so far list. I think it’s nice to reflect on how you’re doing so far this year, because January is usually such a shit fight that people forget all together that we’re in a whole new year. Let’s take a moment to take stock shall we?

2014 so far…

Making: Progress. I’ve been working on an update for Smaggle for AGES and it’s nearly ready.

Cooking: Lovely summer dinners with meat and salad… also lots of eggs for breakfast.

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Drinking: Way more than I should… and I just got a case of Pepper Jack Shiraz delivered to my house. Oops.

Reading: The Mystery of Mercy Close. The last Walsh Sisters book by Marian Keyes. That woman cracks me up.

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Wanting: Honestly? A Roomba... and I’ll totally turn it into a DJ Roomba.

Looking: Forward to a family wedding this year. I love weddings and last year I only got invited to one wedding so I’m looking forward to popping my dancing shoes back on this year.

Playing: Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. I love to belt this out in the shower in the morning. 

Deciding: What to cook for dinner this weekend. Mr Smaggle is having a working weekend with his business partners and I’m cooking for them all on Saturday night. Any suggestions?

Wishing: For 2014 to be as awesome as 2013. 

Enjoying: An impromptu trip to Singapore with Mr Smaggle. There’s nothing like a mini-break with your beloved to remind you of how rad they are.

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Waiting: For packages to be delivered. So impatient. I have a jumbo tube of Pore-fessional on it’s way and I can’t wait any longer!

Liking: Community. I’ve just started watching it and it’s and the perfect replacement as I wait for new episodes of Parks and Rec.

Wondering: Where the hell all my hairbands and bobby pins go.

Loving: Freelance life. I can go for runs at lunch time and watch shit TV on my breaks. Love it.

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Pondering: Which healthy eating plan to try next. I finish my 12WBT next week and I want to try something a little more hardcore for a month in February. Any suggestions?

Considering: Signing up for bootcamp again. Exercising 6 times a week has done wonders for me and I want to continue doing it. 

Watching: Ghost Whisperer. Sad but true. I have it as my background noise when I’m writing.

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Hoping:  That friends going through hard times catch breaks soon.

Marvelling: At planes. Planes are so amazing. They fly. It’s mental. 

Needing: To buy more bras and underwear but hating everything I find.

Smelling: My fresh bed sheets. So delicious. 

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Wearing: A purple ruffled Anthropologie dress for an afternoon of deadline writing and tea drinking.

Following: @Ukipweather. It’s an hilarious spoof twitter account that someone set up after a UKIP councillor blamed recent floods on the UK’s decision to legalise gay marriage. Very funny.

Noticing: That much fewer glasses of wine are required to give me a hangover these days. I think I’m officially old. 

Knowing: Johnny Depp is engaged and I’m heart broken for the second time.

Thinking: About jumping on the treadmill although I’m really not in the mood for it today. 

Feeling: Relaxed and rejuvenated after a mini break. 

Admiring: Religion clothing. New favourite. 

Sorting: Everything. We had a massive clean up just after new year and our house has been spotless ever since. 

Buying: Sha-de wrap cardigans. I bought one at the Abbotsford Convent markets and I’ve worn it almost every day since then. I’m totally buying another one.

Getting: Excited about plans for 2014. 

Bookmarking: Pictures of awesome leather boots. My favourite brown ones died last year and I’m on a serious hunt for new ones. 

Disliking: My sleep patterns. I’ve been OS in the last week and I’m all out of whack.

Opening: A blue Powerade Zero to rehydrate after having one too many ciders last night with my bestie. 

Giggling: At this. Hilarious. 

Here’s the list so you can play along in the comments or on your own blogs.



So tell me… how’s your 2014 shaping up so far?