Day 154.

Happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend. Yay. 😊

Yesterday took a lot of energy, but I’m still very proud of myself whatever the outcome of this will be. I’d love to keep talking and getting to know each other. It’s hard to gauge if feelings will be reciprocated. Taking a chance and creating opportunity is a big step!

I woke up at a decent time. The temperature of my room got me up. It was hot out there! 81 in the city. I decided to go for a walk. I needed to just be with my thoughts. I also got to photograph some things in the neighborhood. I found Bill Pullman posted! He’s one of my faves. 💗

I played some Animal Crossing. Nothing too eventful happening on my island. I’m hoping to have my college friend over this weekend! I’m waiting for Redd to return. I want more art.

My dresser will finally be done tonight. I want to put my things away already. There will be a lot of shuffling around. I’m excited for the change!

Going to remain positive. I’m hoping I get the okay from my medical team.🤞🏼 If I don’t, I’ll have to sit out. I trust their decision regardless of what it is.

Well, it’s back to building. Hope y’all had a nice one. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 146.

Today was a blur, but that’s only because I’ve been pretty busy. I didn’t get to nap today, so I’m feeling more tired than usual. I’m resting for a bit and then I gotta get to work on brainstorming and studying for my TEFL course.

Animal Crossing update: I’m still trying to capture my first scorpion. It’s frustrating me. Lol. I’ve been bitten so many times. I can feel it. My first capture is soon! One disappeared on me tonight. That’s never happened before. UGH.

There was no baking today, but I did help with cooking dinner. We made spam again. We do our best to have it sparingly. We also made spam musubi. So quick and easy! Never paying for it again.

I opened the rest of my happy mail. Everything is so cute! I’m trying to organize everything since next week will be a week of rearranging and building. I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for it.

Giants win! I hope we can tie the series tomorrow before heading back to LA. Colorado is good this season. I’m impressed.

That was my Wednesday. I think it’s time to play one more round of AC and then get to work. Seriously! Haha. Hope y’all had a nice one. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 144.

Happy Monday! 💟

It was a productive day. My highlight was visiting our Lola (grandma). We’ve been talking to her on the phone these last few months, but she loves it when we stop by so that’s what we did in the afternoon. We baked brownies last night and placed them in an airtight container. It’s her favorite dessert. It’s been tough not being able to hug her. 😭 But we love seeing her happy.

Before we went home we stopped by Burger King to grab lunch. I really wanted a Whopper. The commercial worked on me! Haha. It’s my favorite thing to order. The Hershey pie too. 😋

After lunch I washed dishes. It piled up these last few days. I always listen to music to get it done faster.

I took a nap since I woke up early. I needed the two hours of sleep. My pin, scrunchies, mask, and Switch Lite case arrived today. I love receiving happy mail! It’s the best. 🥰

Giants didn’t win in Colorado. Hoping they take a game before heading to LA again later this week. Ah!

I’ll be tackling my to do list all week. I’ll get it all done. Anyway, we’re currently watching Forrest Gump. One of my faves!!

Hope y’all had a nice one. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 109.

Mentally I’m in a weird place. 😢 There’s so much pushing in my life at the moment. I’m still trying to enjoy my time off. I’m aware there’s much to do before the end of the summer, but I need to go at my own pace. It’s like do I need to ask for permission? I’m a grown woman. 😒 I’m dealing with a lot on a daily and weekly basis. I wish people would be more understanding.

I felt the sunshine on my skin today. I was able to bask in it for about 15-20 minutes in the backyard. It was wonderful! The dogs were with us too.

I’d like to go for a walk tomorrow, but I must be super careful. We’ll see how I’m feeling when I wake up.

Animal Crossing update: Paid off part of my loan. Still tidying everything up on my island. Work in progress.

I took a long nap this afternoon. I didn’t wake up until 3.5 hours later. Oh well! That’s how my body copes. I’ll retrain myself to get up at a reasonable time. Until then, it’s Summer and I’d like to milk every second of it.

Going to practice my uke and maybe watch a movie tonight. I’m thinking BlacKkKlansman. I’m currently listening to ABBA. So good.

I’m hoping the rest of the week gets better. I’m excited for the Animal Crossing update on 7/3. We can swim. 🙂

Take care and be safe!

Good night.

b

Day 105.

RIP Michael Jackson. ❤️

I hope I’m not coming down with something. I’ve got a dry cough and my throat is scratchy. I’ll take my temp shortly. 😬 (No temp. Whew.)

I got up at a decent time, but I ended up falling asleep for 2.5 more hours. I didn’t feel too bad. I got around to doing my laundry too. Yay! I did two loads. My jackets are finally clean.

Super proud of myself. I didn’t nap today. Definitely feeling it. Ahh. I’m planning to sleep a little early tonight. Anyway, I cleaned a few areas in my room today. It’s so easy to make things messy, but harder to clean. Does that happen to anyone else?

Animal Crossing update: I finally grabbed a few money bags on my island. I’ve got some more so I’m doing okay with bells. I did a little shopping and sold a bunch of items. I also paid some of my loan off. Sold the last of my turnips. The price hasn’t been more than 200. Ugh!

I’m gonna finish exercising, practice a bit of my uke, and reward myself with a green tea face mask. I also updated my laptop. It took forever. Must sort through my archives. I have so many pictures. I want to organize it all.

That was my Thursday. June is almost done. Looking forward to July! Hope y’all had a good one. Posting a throwback photo btw. That’s Bianca and I in Vegas in 2010. Our first visit. I loved that black and blue dress. 🤓🥂 Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 100.

Happy Summer! ☀️

It’s been 100 days since work shut down and the shelter in place soon followed. Mind blown. 😱 I’m doing okay. I miss doing simple and mundane tasks outside. I wish I took advantage of it before the pandemic. Sigh.

Before I went to sleep I watched Knives Out with the fam. It was really good! It had me guessing the entire time. The cast was great. 🙂 Check it out if you’re into mystery.

It’s been a sad day. The news was heartbreaking. 😭 My friend’s dog, Louie, crossed over to the rainbow bridge today. I met him in January 2013. I think he barked at me. Haha. He eventually mellowed out as the evening went on. Louie was one of the sweetest dogs ever. I remember the random trip to Portland and he joined us for our adventure. I also visited LA in 2016 (that’s me with Louie!) and he followed us all over the house. Time flies. Pets teach us so much along the way. I cherish every family pet we have had. RIP dear Louie. ❤️🐶

My classmate from high school also shared her story of miscarriage. My heart breaks for her too. Thank you for sharing Layla’s story. 💕

I didn’t do much today. I slept in. We made mochi pancakes in the afternoon with bananas and strawberries on the side. Afterwards, I decided to lie down and play some Animal Crossing. My island is a mess and so is my house. Slowly getting my loan down. It’ll be another few weeks. I don’t time travel. Many of my friends do, but I’m content playing in real time.

I just bought Affinity Photo. I need a photo editor on my laptop. Adobe programs are out of my budget. Their sale ends tonight. If you need a photo editing program, check them out. It’s a decent alternative!

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow and I find myself being happy and sad. 😢 I feel so many emotions. It’s tough sometimes, but I always find a way to make it through the day. It’s been complicated. I love Dad very much. It’s a generational difference as well as a cultural. I won’t elaborate much more.

I’m hoping for a better week. I’m still feeling kind of down with my current situation. I won’t ever know if I don’t ask. So I’m going to type up an email and I’ll go from there. I do need advice from other patients. Sighhh. Just breathe.

Gotta practice my uke. 🙂

I hope you all had a nice Saturday. Take care!

Good night.

b

Day 99.

Here’s to Juneteenth! I remain in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters. Black Lives Matter! 🖤

The weekend is here! I’m so excited. It allows me to reenergize and center myself for the new week. My mind has been heavy. I’m at a crossroads in my life and I’m not sure what to do. It makes me sad, tired, and a little angry. I need answers, but I think I must look within. Maybe in a dream?

This time last year I was in Paris. What a beautiful city. I would love to go back! I really don’t know when considering the pandemic. My travel dreams have been halted and I’m okay with it. I just want everyone happy, safe, and healthy.

I took it easy today. I watched TV with the sisters, had brunch, and then I took a nap. My energy has depleted as of late. I did drink 2 kencko smoothies. My next shipment will be shipped in a few days. I feel better about myself since I’m getting fruits and veggies a few times out of the week. I haven’t been exercising since my energy levels are low. 😕 Maybe I can do some yoga this weekend.

Animal Crossing update: I’m revamping everything and trying to sell everything. Must pay off my current loan though. I want my kitchen! 300+ more payments and then I’m free until the next loan. Haha. Oh man.

I’m gonna practice a bit of my uke. And then my usual nightcap is watching Dear White People. I’m on volume 2. Woo! I really like the show. The cast is great. 😊

Well, I hope you all had a nice Friday. Enjoy the weekend. Take care! ❤️

Good night.

b

Day 36.

TGIF! ❤️ That’s me in Toronto in front of Kim’s Convenience, one of my favorite Canadian shows. The brother took the pic. This was June 2019. Such a fun city! I’ll be back. 🙂

It was a pretty good day. I was able to recycle a lot of old papers again. That’s as far as I could get today. I’m hoping to do more tomorrow. I was lacking energy. I still am right now. Might take a quick nap.

Ukulele practice! I can hear the notes better when I’m strumming. That’s a good thing.

Watched The First Wives Club for the first time ever. I really liked it. And then I watched Rescue 911, Unsolved Mysteries, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Shark Tank with the fam! I saw part of 20/20, Siegfried and Roy’s story after the 2003 accident. I hope I can rewatch it.

My eyes are getting heavy. So it’s time for that nap. Hope everyone had a nice Friday!

Good night.

b

Day 20.

Happy April! It’s a new month. Glad to have turned the page on March. We made it! ❤️

I didn’t sleep very well. My insomnia was terrible. And I couldn’t stay asleep. I hate when that happens. So I slept the day away. I’ve been watching episodes of Kim’s Convenience. S4 is here! 😊 I love all the characters and the humor. Too good.

Still a waiting game on a few things in my life. It’s all transitional. I’m learning to be okay with the stillness. I miss what was. I miss everyone. 😭 And I’m waiting on my uke. Watching beginner videos to keep my mind right once it gets here.

I’m remaining positive and hopeful. I never give up on hope.

Hope your first day of April went well! Have a good night.

b

Day 14.

It’s been two weeks. I’m doing okay. Everything is repetitive, but I can’t complain. I’m at home where we have access to water, electricity, food, and facilities. All of that is a blessing. ❤️

I’ve been thinking a lot about enamel pins. I’m hoping to design one for a good cause. I haven’t figured out what it’ll look like. Things are brewing and it’s a process. I’ll continue to be patient with myself.

I slept a lot today. I woke up at a decent time, but decided to nap twice. Lol. I’m okay with that. I also watched another episode of Broad City. Abbi and Ilana are BFF goals. Haha.

Traveling dreams are real. I went through my camera roll looking at pictures from our family visit to Canada in 2018. Good times. I miss flying. I miss discovering new places. This too shall pass, but until then I’ll continue looking at pictures to remind me of better days ahead.

And I want to learn the uke! I’m looking for a nice beginner one to purchase. I played the piano for two years when I was a teen and I was in choir in high school. Other than that, I don’t have a lot of background in music. There’s always time to learn something new. I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

And Happy Air Max Day! I love Nike. ☺️

That was my Thursday. Thanks for reading!

b