One of my new favourite bloggers at The Illusive Femme recently did a “Taking Stock” post. Having gone back to look at it and the site from which it originated (Meet Me at Mikes), I’m finding that I really like it (I am a sucker for list posts too) and I also would like to co-opt it for myself. The aim is to do one of these every month, to be able to sort of see how my goals and things have progressed. So without any further ado, here is my first stock taking!
Cooking: Curry, gnocchi and lots of pastas with “empty the fridge” (i.e. anything that is in the fridge goes in) sauces.
Drinking: Lots of green teas. I usually go for the ones with lemon in it, especially the Lipton pyramid ones, but I like Twinings too.
Reading: Jurassic Park, Friday Night Lights, Kavalier and Clay, The Infernal Devices and Meg Cabot. Too many books? Impossible!
Wanting: Summer, regular employment, a single digit sized body.
Looking: Forward to getting paid next week so I can pay off my car (finally)!
Playing: Cluedo on the computer, Lana Del Rey on the stereo and basketball when it’s not raining outside.
Deciding: whether or not I should brave the storm and head to the gym tonight.
Wishing: I was in Brazil for the World Cup.
Enjoying: Reading in bed with popcorn and green tea, listening to the wind and rain outside.
Waiting: for those ever elusive interview calls.
Liking: watching the World Cup with my brother at two in the morning.
Wondering: how to drum up some motivation to get me out of bed on days like this.
Loving: how I spent five of the last six nights ♥
Pondering: if I should re-read ASOIAF now that the fourth season of the show has ended.
Considering: getting my hair cut into a fringe again (when I can afford it).
Watching: Nigella Feasts and Rugrats on the iview.
Hoping: I get a job by the end of the month!
Marvelling: at the unpredictability and sheer wonder and magnitude of the World Cup. Portugal and Spain both losing by four goals in their first games? Singlehandedly bring countries to their knees.
Needing: to quit being lazy and just do the things I am supposed to be doing!
Smelling: A mix of Sunkissed Glow (yes, the Jennifer Lopez perfume) and boy, on the jumper I am currently wearing.
Wearing: Han Solo blue T shirt, black zip up hoodie, grey track suit pants (that I have somehow owned and been able to regularly wear since 2006), pink bonds socks.
Following: Sarah Jessica Parker, Poppy Lissiman, Lena Headey on Instagram.
Noticing: That I really need to clean my bedroom.
Knowing: I need to get my stuff together, stop waiting for someone/something to magically rescue me from my current predicaments.
Thinking: about boy, buying houses, somehow finding out I am the heir to an obscure European country ala Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries.
Feeling: Despondent and frustrated, but yet determined.
Admiring: my friends and anyone with careers/houses, Jennifer Lopez and Diana Taurasi.
Sorting: My life. Unsuccessfully.
Buying: Friday Night Lights dvds, socks, books and Vanity Fair.
Getting: frustrated at myself for recognising what I need to be doing and yet still no doing it.
Bookmarking: ASOIAF theory essays, Grantland articles and a profile on Lana Del Rey.
Disliking: having not enough hours in the day, current living circumstances, current lack of organisation.
Opening: my window a smidge to smell the rain outside.
Giggling: at the boy.
Feeling: slightly more motivated, because of thinking about boy. It might be inherently anti-feminist of me, but I would do anything for that man and he inspires and motivates me.
Snacking: waaaay too much. Just finished a bag of popcorn, and I have a drawer in my nightstand filled with oat bars and cheese dips to put in my bag when I go out.
Coveting: A hot European or South American holiday, or body.
Wishing: for a teaching job that still allowed me to be able to stay up until four in the morning. Ha!
Helping: out in my household by taking down the (wet) washing so it doesn’t get more wet.
Hearing: The rail on the roof and windows, and hitting the patch of ground outside my window.
Hopefully I remember to do this once a month. I think it’s an interesting iteration of all those Myspace quizzes (you all know the ones I mean!) and hopefully allow me to sort of examine myself and how I’m going at the time.
Today is also Tuesday, and at last check I have now missed two Top Ten Tuesdays, back on track with them soon hopefully. As you may have gleaned I have been having a slight motivation/laziness crisis as of late. Hope you are all having a good month though, and watching a lot of the World Cup!