Day 75.

It was another warm one today in the city. It was a busy one for me. I had a video appointment with my medical team at 9:15am. I got up at 8:30am. It was hard to fall asleep. I was having an anxiety attack. 😞 I eventually fell asleep.

They emphasized a lot of the things I should already put into practice. But staying home has made it difficult to exercise and be active daily. They also talked about diet and my water intake. I need to be mindful of sugar, salt, and processed foods. All the bad stuff I love I need to moderate. I can do it!

I was inspired by what my team told me that I decided to start up yoga again. The heat was something. It helped me sweat it out. I was so sticky. I hate that feeling, but I succeeded. I’ll take a break tomorrow and practice again Thursday.

I also caught up with my therapist. It’s always nice talking to her. I was a little nervous at the end since I played a bit of Over The Rainbow for her. I messed up a bit, but she could hear it. Yay!!! I’ll continue to practice. I will get all the chord changes down.

I made some progress with Animal Crossing. I only played three times today. I’m currently binge watching Sweet Magnolias on Netflix. I really like it! The cast is perfect. I’ll probably watch another episode before bed.

I hope everyone had a good day. The shelter in place will be lifted soon. I’m still anxious about it, but it’s important to be prepared and make good choices when you go out there.

Good night. 💜

b

Day 74.

Happy Monday! The weekend is officially over. I just wanted to reflect on this Memorial Day. It’s different, but the message remains the same. We remember those who have served and are still serving. Thank you for your sacrifice. ❤️

It’s been an okay day. I washed dishes. Yeah! That’s a win.

I’m feeling more tired today than usual. I’m also getting anxiety over my video appt tomorrow morning with my doc. I haven’t been taking care of myself in the best ways. My diet has been complete crap. As the shelter in place will soon be lifted, it’s difficult to go back to what was. What’s normal? It’s already a different world out there. My anxiety has been something. I’m trying to just breathe and meditate. A day at a time.

Anyway, we watched a bunch of Unsolved Mysteries. So many good stories. Some of them I remember and the other ones not so much.

We decided to bake cupcakes. Stress baking! Woo. Funfetti ftw. I only ate 3. That’s self control. 🙃

I played some Animal Crossing today. I didn’t do as much compared to other days. I stayed up till 5am to start the new day. The message in the bottle always makes me happy. I’ve got some new DIY recipes. I’m so close to paying off my loan and finally getting a bridge built. I’ve invested 100+ hours. The game is wild, but it’s kept me sane during quarantine.

I practiced a bit of the uke today too. I’ve been consistent. I want all the chords to stick.

I’ve just been reflecting on my life today. It’s been weeks since I’ve had a commute to work. I miss it. Can I even go back to that? So many questions and not enough answers. This virus changed everything. I mentioned this before but I really did have a lot of hopes and dreams for 2020. I feel sad for those we’ve lost and for those still fighting. 😭💔 I’ll remain hopeful. Please do your part, stay home as much as possible, and wear your mask!!! 😷

I want to sleep soon. Hope you all had a nice day. Good night. 💜

b

Day 73.

Happy Sunday! ❤️

Lack of sleep messed me up and I’ve been tired but I made the most of the day. It was beautiful today. The weather’s been so nice.

I’d like to think I’m making good progress on Animal Crossing. I made new signs for my orchard, sold a bunch of stuff, and made it to bells island! It’s rare. Glad I saved my nook miles ticket.

We had Panda Express for lunch. I also had it for dinner. Can’t keep away from the orange chicken. I took a long nap after watching a few episodes of Unsolved Mysteries. The ultimate throwback. Robert Stack was the best!

I caught up with friends via text today too. We just watched The Simpsons Movie, Sex and the City epis, and now we’re watching The Land Before Time. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this movie. Childhood memories. 💜

Enjoy the holiday tomorrow. Wishing you all a good night!

b

Day 72.

A fairly productive day. 👍🏼

I spent my afternoon watching Sex and the City with my sisters. It’s one of our favorite shows. E! was having a marathon, but we decided to watch on HBO Now. Still so funny after all these years.

I tried to clean, but I was distracted with Animal Crossing. Jamie and I played together for a bit. I still want to do more with my island, but I don’t know where to start. I’m a little frustrated. 😬 But I will not compare my island. This is my first go at the game. I think I’m doing alright.

Had Taco Bell for dinner. Yum. A family favorite.

Dealing with my time of the month. I’m in pain at the moment. It’ll be like this for the next few days. Normalize periods! But hey, on the bright side I’m safe at home and can deal with the pain in peace. Lol. #crampssuck

I took a long nap. I’m a bit groggy, but that’ll subside soon. Planning to play a bit more Animal Crossing and practice my uke. 🙂

And that was my Saturday. I really want 🍫🍪🍭. Yaaaas.

Good night. 💜

b

Day 71.

TGIF! Today was okay. I was tired. Yesterday took most of my energy. Definitely a rest day.

I was in touch with my medical team since Monday is a holiday. I have to jot down my weight, blood pressure, and my pulse for Tuesday. This is my second teletherapy appointment. It’s not too bad. I just miss going to clinic. Anyway, one of my tests came back a little elevated. I think this means I need to wean myself off of junk food again especially chips. My medicine arrived today too! I took a nap after the phone call. I was super sluggish.

My Switch lite cases from Japan arrived today! I wasn’t expecting them until next week. I’m in love. Super kawaii.

We finished Brüno after Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. What a wild movie! It’s super funny. Then we watched a few episodes of Unsolved Mysteries.

Planning to be productive tomorrow. I need to go through my closet. Some old items especially clothing need to be donated or trashed. Little by little, I’ll get my room in order. I haven’t been able to organize. I’m too preoccupied with Animal Crossing tbh. Lol.

That was my Friday. I hope you all had a good day! And Happy Birthday to my friend, Dale! I hope we can see each other soon. ❤️ Shelter in place is winding down, but I’m still very anxious.

Take care and good night.

b

Day 70.

I was pretty well rested today. Proud of myself for getting a decent night’s sleep.

Animal Crossing as soon as I woke up. It’s fun starting up the game and there’s mail waiting for you. And maybe a surprise visitor on the island. Yay!

Took it easy until I had to get ready for the lab. It’s been 2 months since my last visit. Thankfully I was able to get a ride. Thanks to the bro! It took a little longer since my other orders weren’t in the system. It was resolved and I made my way back to the lab. I was sticked twice. The lab is sterile and there’s a lot of spatial distancing. Thank you, UCSF! 🙏🏼❤️

We made our way home and I jumped in the shower. I went to multiple areas in the hospital. I wanted to be sure I didn’t contaminate anything else at home for the fam.

We ordered pizza for dinner and cookies for dessert. We watched Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Brüno, Unsolved Mysteries, and The Simpsons. Lots of tv! I played Animal Crossing a few more times.

I’m ready for bed. It was a very productive day. Proud of myself for getting all my errands done.

Hope you all had a nice Thursday! I’m looking forward to tomorrow. My Switch lite case from Japan should be arriving. Hurrah!

Good night.

b

Day 69.

Happy National Dog Rescue Day! ❤️ Rescue dogs are the best. Our dear Sal, we love you.

Animal Crossing has been consuming a lot of my time. I’m still figuring out what to do throughout my island. I don’t want to overthink it. Takes the fun away.

Happy Birthday, IZ! I was practicing Somewhere Over The Rainbow for a while today. I even recorded audio to listen to what I need to fix. Switching can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. 🌈 I also want to greet my uncle a Happy Birthday! 🙂🇨🇦

I washed dishes, did laundry, and tidied things up. Cleaning is fun. I didn’t even nap. I was a trouper today! 🙂

Lastly, our dog’s liver condition is progressing a bit. So she must take antibiotics on top of what she’s already taking. We’re thinking of including milk thistle with some of her meals. I hope it works. She’s only 3. We’re going to do as much as we can for her. I’m going to stay positive.

We’re going to watch Gordon Ramsey’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back to end the night. It’s a great show!

Hope you all had a good day.

Good night.

b

Day 68.

Farewell to Specialty’s! It was one of my favorite downtown spots for after work cookies and treats. You’ll be missed! ❤️🍪

Staying asleep has been a struggle this week. Too many sleep disturbances. I’m going to do my best to normalize my routine. Trying to be very hopeful right now despite the pandemic.

Terraforming is owning me right now on Animal Crossing. I’m brainstorming what to do with parts of my island. I need more nook miles and bells. So far it’s going alright.

Uke practice! I played Somewhere Over The Rainbow again. I’m getting it down.

Watched The Simpsons in the afternoon. The old episodes are the best.

That was pretty much my day. I took a nap too. We had Panda Express for dinner. Our dog also went to the vet for her checkup and nail clip. We also bathed the dogs. Yay! They both smell like lavender.

That was my Tuesday. Hope you’re all well.

Good night.

b

Day 67.

Animal Crossing rules! I stayed up to play at 5am. That’s when the day resets. I decided to make an Instagram dedicated to my island. I want to chronicle my progress. 🙂 I’m so excited to post.

I washed dishes, swept the front, and helped with the compost. I made some decent progress today. I had my mask on too. It’s important! 😷

I took a nap from 6:30pm-9pm. I didn’t have the best night’s sleep. I felt a bit refreshed.

I had Wingstop leftovers for dinner. Garlic Parmesan and lemon pepper are my fave flavors! I also had a side of veggies. Made myself an ice cream sandwich: chocolate chip cookies & birthday cake ice cream from C.R.E.A.M. So good! 😋

Tonight I had a good cry. It stems from my own insecurities. I try to be positive despite my personal circumstances but I hate when people doubt me. I dislike the discouraging thoughts. I wish more people would be encouraging. Encouragement goes a long way. Sending good messages will help me feel better. It’s healthy. I’ve also dealt with anxiety. Doing my very best with this life. I believe in myself! 💜 That’s all that matters.

Planning to practice the uke in a bit, exercise, and play Animal Crossing again.

And Happy Birthday to you, Sunny! One of my fave Thai actors. 🥰🥳🍰

Hope you all had a nice Monday! Take care.

Good night.

b

Day 66.

Happy Sunday! 🧡

It was a chill day. I got a decent amount of sleep. Played Animal Crossing right away. 😁 I built this zen area on my island. I’m trying to be more creative so I’m working with what I’ve got. I’m hoping to expand some more eventually.

We had Wingstop for lunch. Everything was boneless. I enjoy the crunch from each tender. They only gave us ranch so we were without bleu cheese. 😞 Still good anyway.

I took a nice long nap. I felt really sleepy and sluggish after lunch. I waited to digest and then I napped. I woke up a half hour late. And I missed the new Simpsons episode. Maybe it’s on demand or something.

Practiced my uke. I think I can get Somewhere Over The Rainbow down by the end of the month. I’ve got two weeks!

Decided to treat myself to an Animal Crossing pouch and this plastic case. Looking forward to putting it on. I think my Switch will look great. 🙂

Well, that was my Sunday. I just danced a bit to close my exercise ring and to get my body moving. I think I’m due for a yoga session. I’m aiming for more productivity this week.

Good night and take care!

b