Daily Journal – September 17

Daily Journal - September 17



Midnight Wanderer

I have lost the plot. Piers got up this morning while it was still dark and fumbled his way downstairs. I was awakened briefly to wonder where he’s going. Then I fell back asleep. I slept restlessly the next few hours, puzzled. Maybe he had an early race, but he usually tells me about it. But I was too tired and needed the sleep so I tried to stop worrying.

I finally got up at 9 am, too troubled to sleep anymore. Searched the house. No Piers. Car not in garage. I texted him:

“Hey, where did you go so early in the morning?”

He didn’t reply until two nerve-wracking minutes later…

“Work, lol. Where else?”

Holy bananas I totally forgot it was Monday even though the last thing I did before going to bed was prepare my Monday health tracker and to-dos. I need a new brain, stat.


I’m so grateful for my F2F August Top Player prize! It came in the mail today and consists of:

  • Pack of assorted cute post-its
  • 2 cute mini book binder clips
  • 2 cute mini pegs
  • Pink sachet of tea
  • Baby Groot sticker
  • Handmade certificate of achievement
  • Handmade cute bookmark
  • Handmade little Sherlock!!!

I’m so amazed how nice the F2F ladies are, working hard to make the group fun and giving out bespoke prizes to winning members. It’s so inspiring!


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Daily Journal – September 15 + 16

Daily Journal - September 15 + 16


Transcription – September 15

Netflix and Walk

I finished my Audible book and haven’t got a new credit so I decided to watch Netflix during my walk, lol. I’m only walking in my garden so it’s safe. I don’t know about eyesight but I have so many shows I need to watch but have no time so I thought this is a great idea!

I chose to watch 3%. We watched 2 episodes when it first came out but Piers didn’t like it so we stopped but I’ve been wanting to pick it up again. It’s going great so far but my arm is sore from holding my phone at eye level the whole walk!

Stupid dream

Um, so, I dreamt last night that I was late to brother’s wedding because I followed the wrong people, like, twice! Dreams are always so stupid!


I’m grateful for my sushi breakfast even though it’s only supermarket sushi and isn’t the best. But I love sushi for breakfast and not having to cook!


Ticked all my daily habits. Did some laundry. Spent all my free time on bujo. LOL. The last one is not quite a win but let’s not quibble over definitions.


Ate an entire packet of Walkers Sensations Bangkok Streetmix. This is not a good idea, young lady. Thou shalt repent!


Transcription – September 16


I had to write 6 items of gratitude a day when I was doing BSJ. So why is it so difficult to do just one each day now? Geez, ok, I’m grateful for cute stationery, lol.


Made a smoothie with blueberries, a banana and cashew milk for a F2F task. It wasn’t all nice because healthy! But I drank it all. LOL.


I ate 2,000 calories today OMG someone shoot me. Reminder: Do not eat 2 burgers for dinner again, ever! OMG.


My sleep has improved slightly this week, in that I spent a bit more time in bed asleep instead of awake. However, deep sleep levels have been more dismal and I’ve been feeling especially fatigued all week, even on days when I had 7-9 hours’ sleep.

It’s funny how fatigue creeps up on you slowly over the years so you don’t realise something is wrong until after many years believing you’ve become boring and grumpy, not wanting to do anything. But the culprit is fatigue!

Great Movie

Hidden Figures is a really great film! It’s about 3 black female mathematicians who made significant contributions to NASA in the 1960s despite racial segregation. It’s very moving!


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Daily Journal – September 14

Daily Journal - September 14



Fighting Cows

There are loads of cows grazing in the estate field near us! We could see them from our front window yesterday but I couldn’t go visit them because I had WI. Piers went. He said they were so near the fence he could touch them!

So today I made him go with me. Sadly, the cows have moved further away. But we saw two cows fighting each other, like pushing their horns against each other and that was kind of cute!


I’m grateful for the peace and quiet of the countryside. It really is awesome. The noisiest thing here is Piers, haha. His racing simulator is so noisy. His steering wheel rattles and his seat screeches and he yells into his mic as he races with his online pals.

Ready Player One

Just finished reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It is so good! I really liked the movie when I saw it in April but now I am disappointed in it because the plots and scenes in the book are so much cooler. I wish VR was as awesome as in the book. Piers keeps trying to get me to play his VR games but I can’t get into them!


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Daily Journal – September 13

Daily Journal - September 13



My Instagram hit 2,000 followers today! What? I still haven’t got over hitting 1,000 a month ago, so I’m getting some compounded shock here. Still, I’m so thankful to people who choose to look at my pages every day. I feel undeserving!

Women’s Institute

Went to my first women’s institute meeting today at the village hall. Our village’s WI is 99 years old this year so I feel like I’m joining a bit of history. They did warn me that the average age in the group is, well, pensioner age, but there are a few young ladies as well. If there are, they weren’t at today’s meeting.

I felt a little out of place, being the only non-Brit and “young person”. But they were all so lovely and welcoming. I do enjoy different age groups because different perspectives and ideas make interesting conversation!

Stressed Cat

Didn’t have time to go for a walk today because of WI. That means I’ll have to walk more tomorrow to make up my weekly steps goal.

I’m always very stressed on the days I have to go out because it means I must rush through some daily things and give up others.

Why am I so abnormal? People go out all the time and are fine but my life falls apart when I go out!


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Daily Journal – September 12

Daily Journal - September 12




I’m grateful that the weather is now cold enough for us to get our soft, fluffy blanket out of storage for snuggles on the sofa. It’s pure bliss!

Piers decided a Cornetto would go nicely with Netflix and a snuggly blanket. As he opened the wrapper, he joked, “Would you be upset if I dropped chocolate on your fresh, clean blanket?”

“YES!” I said, “Be very careful!”

And then he proceeded to drop chocolate bits on 2 different spots on the blanket, and also manage to rub them in while trying to fish the chocolate out!


Q: How many people does it take to drive to a restaurant to celebrate Piper’s birthday?

A: At least 4! One to operate the car and 3 to shout out directions at the same time! (And 2 other optional people to pretend that this isn’t happening.) Gotta love family!


Last night, Piers said, “You don’t mind if I set the dishwasher to start early in the morning?” (Cos it’s noisy and wakes me.)

I said, “Fine. I have to wake up early tomorrow, anyway.”

This morning, the dishwasher went, “ZNGGGG!” and woke me. It was 5:30 am. Who in the world…?! This is called middle of the night!!


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