Journal – October 30-31

Journal - October 30-31

 

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Gratitude

I’m so grateful that my Instagram account is continuing to grow at a steady rate. As of today, I have 8,000 followers! Although I have some small confidence in my ability to make neat and aesthetic pages, I am still baffled by the number of people who actually like my pages. There are so many real talents in the bujo and artistic community whose work I envy. I feel like I need to take some art classes before I can begin to deserve some of the compliments that people so generously give me. And I will do that when I can squeeze some time out. In the meantime, I can only be grateful for the likes and follows. While it confuses me, it does make me happy!

Goodbye October

Goodbye October! It’s been a frantic month as usual, but a great one, because I had all these people to share it with!

Journal – October 28-29

Journal - October 28-29

 

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Spring Forward, Fall Back

Daylight saving time ended this morning. I’d known beforehand but it still managed to confuse me! When I woke up, my phone told me it was 9 am. I’d actually forgotten about the clocks changing at this point. I opened Fitbit to check my sleep. It told me I woke up at 8 am! I was puzzled. Was Fitbit broken?

At breakfast, Piers reminded me about the time change. I was, like, oh yeah! I thought Fitbit was broken. But then I continued to think about it and realised that Fitbit should have thought it was 10 am, not 8 am. In any case, doesn’t it follow my phone’s time, which auto updates? So I’m still terribly confused!

Gratitude

The temperature dipped to winter levels these two days. I decided not to turn on the heating yet because last winter, we had to have an oil refuel like every month and that’s very unpleasant for me because I get anxious dealing with strangers. Plus it’s expensive, like £500 per refuel.

I went around the house covered head to toe, 4 layers on my torso and wearing my thickest winter coat. When I have to dress and undress and it’s so painfully cold, I keep thinking of people who cannot afford heating and who don’t have enough warm clothes. I feel very grateful for everything we have.

 

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Journal – October 26-27

Journal - October 26-27

 

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Gratitude

I’m so grateful for home cleaning services!

Scaredy Cat

Recently, I had the brilliant idea to read all of Stephen King’s novels in chronological order. I want to enjoy the rich connections amongst all his books, plus I love his characterisation.

I’ve finished Carrie and am now on ‘Salem’s Lot. And I’m having second thoughts. I seemed to have forgotten that I can’t deal with creepy haunted house horror!

So I don’t know what to do. I’m scared to read it now, and I know there are more titles like it. But I hate giving up the idea!

Ladybird Update

Ladybird update: (ref. Oct 21 / Oct 24)

(Friday) Ted the dad is missing!
(Saturday) Ted is back! So far I have yet to see the girls move.

Obviously I don’t know their gender so I’m making it up. The red ones are the girls and the black ones are the boys!

Today’s Exercise

Dan from the garage came looking for Piers and I had to leave him at the door and run all the way to the garden to get him. He was at the far end, too, trimming the hedge, so he couldn’t hear me shouting!

 

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Journal – October 24-25

Journal - October 24-25

 

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Gratitude

I’m grateful for the pretty colours of autumn in nature.

Piers

Today in Telegram:

Piers: Rich cancelled the TVR meetup.
Me: I didn’t know there was a TVR meetup.
Piers: Well, it’s just me and him. With our TVRs.
Me: You can’t call that a TVR meetup!!

Mini Win

I’m proud of myself for walking downstairs to get a glass of water instead of ignoring my thirst like usual. How sad are my victories, lol.

Runaway

The ladybird family are still there (ref. Oct 21) but today one of them is exploring the curtain. (I’ve not seen any of them move before.) I’ve given them names off the top of my head. Ted and Sue, the parents. Beth and Mary, the girls. Little Johnny is the one running about, the rascal.

The next night: Little Johnny’s missing! Now it’s a family of four! But later I found him in the bedroom near the curtain. It’s a long way from home! I made Piers put him back with his family in case he’s lost. At first he kept walking away but we kept trying and finally he settled down in the circle.

I wonder if he was lost or bored or… a runaway!

 

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Journal – October 23

Journal - October 23

 

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Rusty

Liquid iron is so disgusting! I bought the version that is mixed with apple juice but I can still taste the rust very distinctly. I’m beginning to suspect that Adam prescribed me the liquid version instead of pills because it’s so gross I’m going to find more motivation to eat more iron-rich food so I can stop taking the supplement! In fact, “rust flavoured” is the bright side of it! I focus on that with effort so my mind won’t think “blood flavoured”. But whatever it is so disgusting!

Goodbye

Piers gave Betty away today. She was the car we used in the first 5 months of our relationship. She was the car that came to pick me up when I visited England the first time. She’s the only car I’ve driven in England. I’m going to miss you, Betty!

Gratitude

I’m grateful that my allergies are not life-threatening.

Beating Temptation

Temptation is a dirty fiend. We were watching the episode of The Apprentice where they had to make and sell gourmet doughnuts. I haven’t had one since, like, 2012 because they gave me severe heartburn. But OMG did I want one so badly tonight. I couldn’t even just grab a random sweet thing to eat to satisfy the sugar demon because I’m trying to only have sweets on special occasions. Life is so cruel!

 

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