Daily Journal – September 26

Daily Journal - September 26

 

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Day Out

Went to Compton Abbas today with a bunch of WI ladies. Again I was the only young person in the group. We went in 3 cars and it was so strange to be driven around by a nice old lady who couldn’t hear me unless I spoke quite loudly.

We got lost so it took us an hour to get there. Google Maps is useless in rural areas, and we ended up in our second destination with no way of contacting the others.

None of the ladies had each other’s mobile numbers! Some didn’t even have mobile phones! And they’d known each other for like 10-20 years!

Luckily, they eventually turned up. We sat outdoors at the Compton Abbas Airfield Cafe with tea and cakes, watching cute little vintage planes in all colours and designs take off.

Gratitude

Grateful for chocolate cake with buttercream icing!! Most sublime!!

Oddball

In the car, the two ladies were talking about how young people (like me) made friends with other parents at school. I told them I’m a bit of an oddball because I don’t fit into any groups. They went, “Aww I’m sure it’s not true,” and changed the subject. Great! I’ve made people uncomfortable by being too honest again!

 

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Daily Journal – September 25

Daily Journal - September 25

 

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Washing Blunder

So, the highlight of my day is being a total boob and letting the washing machine chew up £10 worth of Chinese takeaway vouchers and regurgitate up as sodden blobs of horror all over our clothes. On the bright side, Piers said, the restaurant would be ever so happy if they knew about it. Should we tell them?

The King’s Avatar

Chong has been pestering me to watch a Chinese anime called The King’s Avatar, about a kickass professional gamer in an MMORPG. He uses an umbrella as his weapon, which I thought at first was hilarious but it turns out to be a serious, cool weapon.

Gratitude

I’m grateful that I can afford to buy everything that I need.

Eating Out

Piers suddenly felt like eating at the Nepalese restaurant tonight so off we went. It was my first time there (his second) and I was impressed by the food. I think I just happened to choose the right dishes because Piers’ choices weren’t as nice, haha.

Shopping Work

Online shopping is quite hard work because there are so many choices and reviews to go through!

 

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Daily Journal – September 24

Daily Journal - September 24

 

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Flying Swans

Three large swans flew over my head while I was walking in the garden! They were so near they caused a draft which alerted me to their presence so I looked up just in time to see them glide off into the distance! I didn’t even know before today that swans flew all over the country!

Acquiring a taste

I have decided to try to like dark chocolate to see if I can stop craving milk chocolate. I tried a square of Lindt 70%. I think I like the bitterness. It’s the sour flavour at the end that I find unpleasant and the 70% has more of it. Why? But I love the texture of chocolate so I will try more different % and brands!

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for a tasty dinner.

Rant

Had a big upset while cooking dinner. I super hate cooking. I’ve been cooking for 6 years now and it still isn’t easier or better. Even on normal days, I am stressed throughout the process.

Tonight, I had chunks of raw turkey mince flying into different surfaces and boiling oil spitting in my face. It was one of those times I just wanted to give up and have a good cry.

On the bright side, the hoisin turkey mince lettuce wrap and fried gyoza were super yummy.

 

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Daily Journal – September 23

Daily Journal - September 23

 

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Insomnia

Woke up at 5 am and couldn’t fall back asleep for 30m so got up to work on my daily pages. Finally managed to get up to date!

Fatigue

The great thing about getting up early is that I have more time to do all my stuff. The bad thing is that I am a useless sack potatoes by mid-PM. Like my body has turned into a giant lump of metal and I can’t move. If I manage to move myself by sheer will to accomplish tasks, I am so sluggish I feel like I’m moving in a dream world where quicksand is the default land.

Cravings

I started allowing myself tiny amounts of sweet snacks, like once a week. But it’s a bad idea. It’s waking up my sweet cravings big time! Nooo!

Exercise

Today I decided to take my daily walk earlier to see if I can shake off the sluggishness. Piers was gardening so it was nice to have some company. We didn’t talk much since he was stuck at one spot while I was walking all over the place. But we made faces at each other whenever I walked past him and that was kind of nice.

Gratitude

I’m grateful for warm clothes and heating as the days start getting colder.

 

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Daily Journal – September 21 + 22

Daily Journal - September 21 + 22

 

Transcription – September 21

Hemp Milk

Tried hemp milk today. It is properly disgusting. It tastes like chalk, or dust, or ash. Not that I’ve tasted any of those, but hemp milk is what I imagine those things mixed in water would taste like. I don’t know what the reviewers who said this product is delicious are thinking. I had it with oats and had to gag it down.

Brad Pitt

Watched Burn After Reading. Partway through, I thought it gave me Fargo vibes. Sure enough it’s a Coen brothers movie! Brad Pitt is really good at playing ditzy and crazy (12 Monkeys, lol).

Gratitude

Grateful for uninterrupted sleep today. Still was not long enough but I must be thankful for small blessings.

Dark Chocolate

Felt hypoglycaemic in the middle of my walk. Decided to fix it with some dark chocolate. I have disliked dark chocolate all my life but Ocado had sent these over for reviewing and Adam my homeopath says if I must have sweets, choose dark chocolate because it is good for you. So I ate it and enjoyed it somewhat because it is better than no chocolate. But I miss milk chocolate so much! And then I had to pay the price: horrid aftertaste that lingers in my tongue for hours and hours after eating dark chocolate.

 

Transcription – September 21

Butter

I’m not sure whether I’m intolerant to the lactose or casein in milk, but Adam said butter is probably ok for me, so I bought some lactose-free butter just to be as safe as possible. Well, great news! It tastes just as good as Lurpak and I’m so pleased! Life is a little bit less horrid now.

Speaking of which, I stopped getting back acne about a month after quitting dairy and going low sugar. So that’s kind of great but which one was causing the acne? Or was it both? I should have tried quitting one at a time!

Walking indoors

It rained all day today, which is great news for the garden, but bad news for my routine. I don’t want to go out there to walk when it’s wet and cold! Piers suggested I just walk around the living room, which sounds unappealing but was the best option.

I put Harry Potter on the Bluetooth speaker and started walking. A minute later, I had a better idea. I put Netflix on and started walking on the spot in front of the TV. Home gym sorted!

Gratitude

I’m grateful for humour and funny people and for the ability to laugh with a passion.

 

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