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 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 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 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 62.

Animal Crossing is taking over my life. I’m finally at a 3 star rating for my island. Yay! 😊 I was super happy when I found out. I’m currently waiting for shooting stars. It’s taking a while. Hopefully I see one or a couple.

Practiced my uke. I have to remain consistent even after finishing the 30 day challenge. It’s important to set aside time and that’s what I’ve been doing. Somewhere Over The Rainbow is one of my fave songs. I’m really glad I’m learning it. ❤️

Where is the week going? Time is flying.

I didn’t get to nap so I hope I can get a good night’s sleep. It’ll be a busy day tomorrow since we get to visit family real quick. And maybe a small grocery run.

It was a mellow day for me. A lot of self care and thinking.

Hope you all had a good one. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 54.

What a day it’s been. When my sleep gets disturbed, it’s difficult for me to fall back asleep. So I stayed awake and I didn’t nap. Reminds me of college finals – lack of sleep and feeling sluggish.

Animal Crossing is now part of my routine. There are so many new things on the island. I even got to hang out with my cousin on his and I was able to take foreign fruits back with me. I planted them and they should be ready in a few days. Yay! It’s nice to connect with family and friends who also play.

Day 27 of the 30 day uke challenge. I can’t believe it’s been that long. I’ve made progress no matter how big or small. It’s great! Strumming, chord changes, and staying on beat is still a bit hard for me. But practice makes progress. I’ll keep going until I get it right. 😊

I had a video chat with my therapist. It was the first time. Usually we talk on the phone, but I felt comfortable enough this time around.

So much TV. We watched Wheel of Fortune, Forensic Files, The Masked Singer, and Family Feud. It was an eventful day. Now I’m crashing. I can feel the fatigue so I’m hoping I get a good night’s sleep. I’d like to tackle some cleaning tomorrow too.

Lastly, today is World PH Day. It’s been 12 years since my diagnosis. Can’t stop, won’t stop. 💜

Hope your Tuesdays were great. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 47.

I really can’t believe it’s been this long. I’m still going.

I didn’t get a lot of sleep because I watched the rest of Never Have I Ever. I really like the show! It’s a great cast. Plot twist everywhere. Yeah!!!

As soon as I woke up, I played Animal Crossing. I’m close to getting all my iron nuggets. I’m feeling quite accomplished.

Had my doctor’s appointment via Zoom today. First time in a while since I put on eyeliner and sunscreen. It’s very different. I prefer in person obviously, but due to the pandemic things have changed a bit. I was really glad to talk to clinic and touch base with them. 💜

Played Animal Crossing again and then took a long nap. I needed it.

I’ve had lots of chocolate today and a bag of Chili & lime rolled tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s! I didn’t even realize I had a bag until I jogged my memory. I saved it since I wasn’t able to have chips for Lent.

Anyway, that was my day. It went really well. Hope you all had a nice Tuesday.

Good night.

b

Day 17.

I’m going to keep this short. I slept for most of the day. I’ve been super tired. I’m grieving with the world. 💔

Hoping for a better week – regardless of if I’m productive or not. Rest is so important right now. Before this shelter in place, I was already quite familiar with resting throughout the day. I consider myself a nap queen! Seriously. If it was ever a sport, sign me up! 😂

Chipotle filled my belly today. I didn’t eat too much. It’s the fatigue.

I’m trying to be creative at this time. I’ve been brainstorming a lot. We’ll see what comes of it.

Peace and love.

b